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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2012 Olympics feature local athletes

By Tadzio Garcia The four-year countdown has elapsed—the 2012 Olympics have arrived. Among the almost 11,000 athletes competing during the Olympic Games four are local talents. The local athletes are boxers Dominic Breazeale (super heavyweight) and Joseph Diaz, Jr. (bantamweight), shooter Kim Rhode (double trap and skeet) and Brenda Villa, a member of Team USA’s women’s water polo team. Both boxers drew difficult opening bouts. Diaz Jr. drew favored Pavlo…

July 28, 2012
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ELAC track and field wins three All-American honors at state finals

By Tadzio Garcia   Shawnta Barnes brought home All-American honors in three events for the Huskies at the California Community College Athletic Association Track and Field Championships at Cerritos College last Friday and Saturday. Add Barnes to the list of the many records that fell at the state finals, which she accomplished competing in more events than any other athlete, male or female. Barnes twice broke the East Los Angeles College…

May 30, 2012
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Barnes is top scorer in state

FIRST AT LAST—ELAC’s Shawnta Barnes (center) wins the first Husky title at the SoCal finals in 13 years by edging Chiza Eze (right of Barnes) of LA Valley College last Saturday at San Diego Mesa College. CN/Tadzio Garcia By Denise Orozco and Tadzio Garcia The women’s track and field team stamped their ticket to the state finals with a stellar performance by All-American Shawnta Barnes at the SoCal finals at San Diego Mesa College,…

May 16, 2012
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ELAC track and field advances to SoCal finals in seven events

By Tadzio Garcia The women’s track and field team advanced to the Southern California Championships in seven events, six from Shawnta Barnes, out of the SoCal prelims held last Saturday at San Diego Mesa College. East Los Angeles College and the Southwestern College women’s teams are deadlocked in third place with eight points apiece entering the finals. ELAC’s eight points are from Barnes’s second place finish in the SoCal Heptathlon Championships…

May 7, 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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SCC track and field prelims and finals produced top-10 results

By Tadzio Garcia The 2012 South Coast Conference prelims and some finals, held at El Camino College Compton Center Tuesday April 24, produced some personal records that are top-10 results in the state for community colleges. East Los Angeles College’s Shawnta Barnes won in the 100-meter dash, in 11.92 seconds. It is the fourth fastest time in the state. Barnes advances to the SCC finals. Barnes won two other prelim events…

April 27, 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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Barnes one-woman show beats three teams

By Tadzio Garcia Shawnta Barnes scored all 34 of the Huskies points at the Coast Team Invite hosted by Orange Coast College, giving the women’s team enough points to upset Concordia University on Friday, April 6. The Huskies only fielded about one-third of their team in Costa Mesa. The women’s team placed 11th also beating Santa Ana and Santiago colleges. The men’s team didn’t score. Eleven of the Huskies 19…

April 14, 2012
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ELAC track and field team raises own bar

By Tadzio Garcia The Huskies posted 17 career-best individual results in the last two weeks of track and field meets continuing to peak just a mere two weeks before the South Coast Conference finals. In their most recent competition, seven Huskies raised their own bar with personal best records at Pasadena City College on March 24. Ten Huskies did the same at Occidental College and Cal State Northridge on Friday, March…

April 8, 2012
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