East LA College Scoreboard, Week 7

October 14, 2012 By Tadzio Garcia   The East Los Angeles College men’s and women’s sports teams went 5-2 last week with the wrestling scoring the biggest upset of the week against No.11-ranked Rio Hondo College last Wednesday, Oct. 10. The women’s volleyball team also recorded an upset win at home last Wednesday. The Huskies won 3-1 over Los Angles Trade Technical College . The Huskies lost the critical third match against Trade Tech…

October 14, 2012
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ELAC runners finish seventh at Mt. SAC Invite

By Tadzio Garcia   The Huskies dropped out of the SoCal rankings despite taking seventh place out of 21 teams racing at the 2012 Mt. San Antonio College Cross Country Invite Friday, Oct. 12. Host Mt. San Antonio College edged the Huskies by 13 points to take sixth place because the Huskies ran short missing three of their top runners. The Huskies however edged Pima Community College from Arizona by…

October 14, 2012
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East L.A. College runners win second title

By Tadzio Garcia   The No. 14 men’s cross country team has been making headlines all season. Move over men, the women’s team has arrived—again. For possibly the first time in ELAC history, the women’s team won its second championship title in one season. The Huskies won the Annual San Diego Invitational last Saturday. Results included the first place Huskies, who scored 39 points, outrunning runner-up San Diego Mesa College (47…

October 9, 2012
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ELAC runners take fourth at Foothill

By Tadzio Garcia   The men’s cross country team ran to their fastest times of the season while Megan Magdaleno won an award at the eighth Annual Foothill Invitational held last Saturday in Ontario. Magdaleno led the women’s pack with a top-ten finish award, her second of the season, running a blistering 20:00 minutes on a 5k flat course in desert-like conditions. “It was a hard race to run in…

October 1, 2012
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No. 13 ELAC runners glide to fifth

September 24, 2012

  By Tadzio Garcia   The No.13-ranked East Los Angeles cross country men’s team took fifth place out of 15 teams, their best in years, at the Golden West Invitational last Friday, Sept. 21 in Huntington Beach. Andres De La Cruz placed 11th  in 21:09 minutes to earn a spot on his second All Top-14 team this season. “I am happy with the race results both for myself and for…

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Cross Country teams are making strides

By Tadzio Garcia The men’s cross country team raced to a top-ten finish at the SoCal Preview for the first time since 2007 at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa last Saturday; this without two of the Huskies’ top runners. The women’s team placed 16th in the biggest meet of the regular season, hosted by Orange Coast College. The SoCal Preview included almost 600 runners in total. Several runners were treated for heat-related…

September 20, 2012
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Runners take 10th at SoCal Preview

By Tadzio Garcia   The men’s cross country team raced to a 10th place at the SoCal Preview for the first time since 2007 at Fairview Park in Costa Mesa last Saturday; this without two of the Huskies’ top runners. The women’s team placed 16th out of 27 teams in the biggest meet of the year prior to the post season, which included almost 600 runners in total that competed…

September 17, 2012
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Barnes top runner at SCC finals

All-American Shawnta (Shawn-tay) Barnes continues her history-making season after winning three individual South Coast Conference titles at El Camino College Compton Center last week. Barnes was named top women’s runner of the meet by the coaches. Barnes won the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and the women’s long jump titles in the SCC finals. Barnes ran her fastest time ever in the 100 dash, during the SCC prelims, Tuesday, April…

May 4, 2012
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ELAC track and field team add personal records

By Carlos Alvarez The track and field team competed in the Beach Invitational, one of the largest track and field events on the west coast, April 20-21 at Cerritos College. East Los Angeles College competed against a few community college athletes, but most of the competitors were from four-year universities across the U.S., and England and Mexico. Elizabeth Bosch placed 65th in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 16.88 seconds, beating San Diego State hurdler Sarah Haydock….

April 21, 2012
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ELAC’s Shawnta Barnes qualifies for state finals

By Tadzio Garcia Shawnta (Shawn-Tay) Barnes will be advancing to the state championships in the heptathlon after overcoming one of her fears in the event to place second at the SoCal Heptathlon Championships, Tuesday, April 10 at Cerritos College in the first qualifying postseason meet of the year. When asked what difficulties Barnes had with the heptathlon Barnes said, “The 800 run, that’s all.” In previous 800 races this season and…

April 18, 2012
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