Former Husky trains to represent Mexico in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

November 5, 2017

By Noe Ortega Passion and dedication is what drives former East Los Angeles College student Laura Aceves who plans on representing Mexico by competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. “I feel confident, it’s a lot of work and I know there are a lot of athletes out there trying their best to make it, so it’s definitely going to be a challenge,” Aceves said. “I believe that I…

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Cross Country runs to new records

December 9, 2014

 By Tadzio Garcia The 2014 season was highlighted with nine Huskies qualifying at the California Community College Athletic Association State Championships for the third time in the last 15 years. In 2001, ELAC advanced 14 to the state finals with the women’s team taking second place and the men’s team finishing 11th. ELAC qualified 10 to the 2011 finals. Defending state champion Laura Aceves earned her second-consecutive All-American status while taking…

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Cross country runners compete at state

December 8, 2014

By George Maldonado and Ramiro Bacilio East Los Angeles College women’s and men’s cross country competed at the state championships on Nov. 22 at Woodward Park in Fresno. The women who placed in the top 100 of women athletes for ELAC were sophomore Laura Aceves who placed third, freshmen Stephanie Trelles and sophomore Ruby Padilla. These women along with others helped ELAC to a 19th place finish. For the women…

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Runners edge university teams

By Tadzio Garcia Updated version from the East Los Angeles College Campus News Oct. 29 Volume 72, Issue 7, print edition The Huskies’ cross country teams shocked a field of four-year colleges and universities with their results at the 7th Annual West Coast Jamboree at Irvine Regional Park in Orange last Saturday. The meet consisted of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic teams from across the country as well as East…

October 29, 2014
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Runners upset in the heat

October 8, 2014

By Tadzio Garcia The East Los Angeles College cross-country teams competed without their top runners, mostly due to injuries, and settled for sixth place finishes at the Foothill Invitational Friday in San Bernardino. San Bernardino Valley College won the men’s team title while Cuyamaca College won the women’s championship. ELAC sophomore Cristian Flores placed sixth in San Bernardino in the men’s four-mile race and was named to his first ever…

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Huskies ranked after upset wins

By Tadzio Garcia The East Los Angeles cross country women’s cross country team scored two upset victories against ranked teams while its top runner, sophomore Laura Aceves, took first at the Golden West Invite Saturday in Huntington Beach. As a result, ELAC moved into the polls as the 14th ranked team in the Southern California. East Los Angeles College placed eighth outscoring ninth place finisher Palomar College by three points….

October 1, 2014
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Aceves wins SoCal Preview

By Tadzio Garcia Defending cross country state champion Laura Aceves is the first East Los Angeles College woman to become a Southern California Preview champion.  She won the Preview’s women’s 5-kilometer race Sept. 19 at Woodley Park in Van Nuys. “I should have won a better race, but this is the time in the season to experiment and learn from,” Aceves said. The women’s team took 12th place out of 26 teams. If…

September 24, 2014
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East Los Angeles College runners can overcome defeats

September 17, 2014

By Tadzio Garcia Defending women’s California Community cross country state champion and East Los Angels College sophomore, Laura Aceves, took second place at the Fourth Annual Rio Hondo Classic Sept. 5 in South El Monte. The men’s team was dealt a blow before the season began. A handful of returning runners for the men’s team will not compete this season.  “I’m focusing on my studies this semester,” 2013 cross country state…

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Huskies run to All-Meet teams

September 6, 2014

By Tadzio Garcia East Los Angeles College sophomores Laura Aceves and Andres De La Cruz and were named to the 2014 Rio Hondo Cross Country Classic All-Meet Top-10 Teams in the Huskies’ season opener Sept. 5. Defending women’s individual state champion Aceves took second place behind internationally acclaimed Nigerian runner, Aminat Olowora, now a student at Southwestern College. Olowora clocked in 16:33.00 minutes, in the meet’s five kilometer women’s race….

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Olympic hopefuls win top honors

By Tadzio Garcia East Los Angeles College’s long distance runners freshman Laura Aceves and sophomore Gonzalo Ceja each ran top-10 national times in track and field during the 2013-2014 season. For this and other accomplishments, they were recognized with top honors at the ELAC cross country and track and field awards banquet June 26, with additional awards presented to athletes June 30. This was a banner year for ELAC in…

July 24, 2014
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