Huskies splash to two wins

By Tadzio Garcia  The swim and dive team began South Conference play with two wins against Rio Hondo and host Los Angeles Trade Tech colleges Friday Feb. 27 in double dual meet competition. The Huskies defeated Rio Hondo 154-68 and crosstown rival Trade Tech 154-33. The Huskies compete in the Chaffey Invitational at Riverside Community College on March 6, at 1 p.m. and on March 7 with a start time…

March 11, 2015

East Los Angeles College building sports dynasty

  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 seven teams competing in the California Community College Athletic Association postseason including the swim and dive team and track and field men’s and women’s teams. “From top to bottom its probably been…

May 20, 2014

Huskies swim floats to championships

  By Tadzio Garcia East Los Angles College Swim Stadium has hosted the Swim and Dive State Championships throughout the decades, but rarely qualified for the event. 2014 is a new era in the ELAC aquatics program. The Huskies advanced to state this year as Erik Matheson, three-year head coach is quietly building a dynasty. “We’ve come a long way in three years and I expect our (women) to do…

April 24, 2014

Swim team advances to state in two events

By Tadzio Garcia For the first time in almost two decades, the Huskies have a women’s South Coast Conference swim champion advancing Alice Fei Zhang to the state finals in two events. The California Community College Athletic Association Swim and Dive Championships will be at ELAC in the Swim Stadium for the third consecutive year on May 1-3. Zhang won the 50-yard freestyle breaking the previous SCC finals meet record…

April 18, 2014

Huskies anchor to grasp seventh place

    By Tadzio Garcia East Los Angeles College is holding on to seventh place after Day 1 in the South Coast Conference swimming finals yesterday at Mt. San Antonio College. Mt. SAC leads the women’s competition with 273 points. ELAC scored 83 points to Rio Hondo’s 30. The Huskies replaced Rio Hondo College in seventh place after scoring 57 more points than the Roadrunners in the night session. The…

April 17, 2014

Swim and dive team kicks through regular season

By Tadzio Garcia The East Los Angeles College women’s swim and dive team upset Long Beach City College with a 133-125 win in the Vikings pool, March 28. ELAC shutout Los Angeles Trade College, 192-0 also in the double-dual meet in Long Beach. The two wins vaulted the Huskies from seventh to a fifth place tie with Long Beach in the final dual meet head-to-head South Coast Conference competition at…

April 15, 2014