East Los Angeles College sports finds success in spring

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…

May 21, 2014
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Track and field wins two state titles

  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…

May 16, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Huskies make waves at Riverside

By Tadzio Garcia     The swim and dive team recorded 18 individual records while competing against 340 swimmers at the Chaffey Invitational last Friday and Saturday in Riverside City College. “It was another great weekend. We’re still seeing the best times. “One focus has been aggressive head-to-head racing  that has helped improve our performances overall as well,” Head Coach Erik Matheson said. The Huskies, 2-0 in South Coast Conference…

March 13, 2013
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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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