Olympian returns to ELAC as track and field coach

September 29, 2016

By Brooke Gemina After spending several years as a professional track and field athlete,  East Los Angeles College alum, Edgar Lightbourn, has returned to ELAC. Lightbourn transferred to the University of Southern California, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, before performing at the professional level in track and field. He has participated in several world – level competitions, like the Central American Championship games, the Pan American games,…


Hard fought spring season

By Dan Gudino  As finals approach for students, student-athletes finish their spring season with the ups and downs only sports can bring. East Los Angeles College, during the spring semester, has six different sports to cheer for. Softball, baseball, men’s and women’s track and field, badminton and women’s swim and dive. The current on-going season of track and field, for both men and women, has brought the most success. Sophomore…

May 11, 2016

Track & Field shines at relays

By Tadzio Garcia   Freshman Kaniya Bawlson’s No. 2 high jump mark in the state was the highlight for the East Los Angeles College women’s track and field at the non-scoring Mt. San Antonio College Cross Town Relays on Feb. 2. Freshman Ramiro Arreola continued his winning streak winning in the shot put for the ELAC men’s team with a personal record of 44’ 8” feet at the non-scoring Cerritos…

February 24, 2015

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

East Los Angeles College sports finds success in spring

May 21, 2014

By William Hernandez It has been awhile since the East Los Angeles College Athletic Department has accomplished as much all-around success as they have in 2014. When the regular season concluded for spring sports last month, ELAC had four teams competing in the California Community College Athletic Association playoffs. “From top to bottom its probably been the most successful season we have ever had since I have been associated with…


Track and field wins two state titles

May 16, 2014

  By Jose Bivian and Ruben Hernandez For the first time in East Los Angeles College’s history, the track and field team took home the gold in two steeplechase races on Saturday at the SoCal Track and Field Championships. The Huskies won back-to-back first place steeplechase gold medals in for the first time in ELAC’s 68 year history, ELAC track and field Assistant Head Coach David Loera said. “We devised a…


Runner leaves past in the dust

  By Tadzio Garcia   East Los Angeles College track and field co-captain Gonzalo Ceja has grown out of a life of trouble to pursue an education while going as far as he can as an athlete. “When I was a teenager I had a dream of being an athlete, but I never got that chance because I chose the quick life on the streets. While doing time, I learned…

February 26, 2014

Track and field athletes set personal best at So Cal Finals 2013

By Victoria Hernandez   The East Los Angeles College track and field team competed in the So Cal Finals 2013 making history as it’s been six years since the team competed in five different events for the So Cal Finals. “I am very proud of the team, and the team’s chemistry throughout the whole season. We hope to end it strong,” said ELAC Head Coach Louis Ramirez. The first one…

May 20, 2013

Track and field team rises to compete after Cal State L.A. bomb scare

By Tadzio Garcia   The  East Los Angeles College track and field meet last Friday was cancelled because of a Thursday bomb threat at California State University, Los Angeles. An anonymous caller called the El Monte police Thursday morning before 11 a.m. and said a bomb would go off at Cal State L.A. in two hours. The campus was evacuated safely on Thursday at about 12:15 p.m. The Los Angeles…

April 24, 2013

Records fall for Huskies track and field

By Tadzio Garcia The Huskies got their strongest results in six years at the Ben Brown Invitational held at Cal State Fullerton last Friday and Saturday stunning the crowd with first place finishes. They did this without recent East Los Angeles College All-Americans Jill Schmidt and Shawnta Barnes. Schmidt left off where she did two years ago in the women’s high jump at Ben Brown as a Husky. She won…

March 13, 2013