ELAC Cross Country team season starts with high hopes

By Tadzio Garcia The two-time defending Rio Hondo Invitational champion East Los Angeles College women’s cross country team begins its season tomorrow at the 3rd Annual Rio Hondo Invitational at Legg Lake in El Monte. Leading the women’s team this year will be Laura Aceves from Mexico, a favorite to win the women’s title. “She has run 18:35,” said Head Coach Louis Ramirez. Only a handful of runners in the…

September 6, 2013
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Track and Field scores top 10 results statewide

By Tadzio Garcia The freshman-laden track and field team began the 2013 campaign with some impressive showings at the Mt. San Antonio College Season Opener last Friday. Sophomore Olivia Reyes won the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase by running under 12 minutes for the first time in her Husky career. She ran 11:34.80, outdistancing runner-up Rosa Lima of El Camino College by almost 1 1/2 minutes. Reyes returns to the team after…

February 14, 2013
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East Los Angeles College Scoreboard, Week 13

  Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012 By Tadzio Garcia   Magdaleno ends season All-American Megan Magdaleno took All-American honors after placing on the All-State Team at the California Community College Athletic Association Cross Country Championships last Saturday at Woodward Park in Fresno. She is the first ELAC All-American since 2006 when Oscar Ogwaro won the men’s race at the state championships. Magdaleno took 12th place in 18:52.50, sprinting ahead of Nicole…

November 25, 2012
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East LA College runners advance to state

November 4, 2012

By Tadzio Garcia   The men’s cross country team and Megan Magdaleno from the women’s team advanced out of the SoCal Championships to the State Championships. The state finals will be at Woodward Park in Fresno on Nov. 17, beginning at 10am. The Huskies ran away with two huge upsets. SoCal’s No. 14-ranked Huskies edged No. 12 Santa Barbara City College by nine points to take 10th place over the…

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East LA College Scoreboard, Week 10

November 4, 2012

    By Tadzio Garcia The cross country and football teams highlight this past week in East Los Angeles College sports.  The men’s soccer team tied, while the women’s soccer team survived a red-card fest in a 3-1 loss. The volleyball team lost a nail-biter. Football chooses collegiality over first-stringers In the last two weeks, winless El Camino College Compton Center lost to Mountain Conference rivals Victor Valley College, 65-28,…

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East LA runners advance to SoCal Championships

October 28, 2012

  By Tadzio Garcia   The men’s cross country team did the impossible. They sported a full team for the first time this season. As a result, they walked away with a postseason bid with two upsets over ranked teams at the South Coast Conference Championships at Griffith Park last Saturday. The women’s team did not qualify. They lost the final bid to Golden West College, a team they beat twice…

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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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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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