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

Track and field lights up the field

By Tadzio Garcia For the second-straight week, the track and field team competed against top four-year universities, producing top results, including All-American Shawnta Barnes top javelin throw in the state. At the Long Beach State Classic Barnes threw the javelin, 142 feet 8.2 inches. “Barnes broke Adreana Cano’s 15-year school record,” head coach Louis Ramirez said. Cano holds the current national throws pentathlon record for women, ages 35-39, according to USA Track and…

March 14, 2012