ELAC Swim gets school record in two wins

East Los Angeles College freshman Crystal Rubalcava eyes the wall in her first place 200-yard butterfly finish for the ELAC Swim & Dive team. (Photo by Tadzio Garcia)
East Los Angeles College freshman Crystal Rubalcava eyes the wall in her first place 200-yard butterfly finish for the ELAC Swim & Dive team. (Photo by Tadzio Garcia)
MONTEREY PARK, CA — The East Los Angeles College Swim & Dive team won two South Coast Conference Division meets today in a double dual meet with LA Trade Tech and Chaffey colleges. The Huskies recorded a school record in the process.

ELAC outswam Chaffey, 163-62, and defeated crosstown rival Trade Tech unofficially by more than 60 points. An official score was not reported. ELAC moves to 3-1 overall, at mid-season.

Freshman Sophia Gonzalez swam the school record in the 1,000-yard freestyle by more than three minutes faster than her competition. She won first place in both long distance events winning the 500-yard free as well.

ELAC won 7 of 12 events.

The Huskies took first place in one of two relay events, the 400-yard free. The Husky quartet included freshman Karen Barrera on the first leg, freshman Jessenia Barberena, sophomore Irene Young and Gonzalez on the last leg.

Other ELAC first place winners included Barrera in the 50-yard butterfly, Barberena in the 100-yard backstroke, Young in the 200-yard free and freshman Crystal Rubalcava in the 200 fly. Gonzalez added a first-place finish, her fourth of the day, in the 100 free.

Freshman Elsie Morales took two second place finishes in the 100-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard individual medley.

Freshman Justine Salcedo took second in the 200 free four seconds after Young.

Freshman Isabel Pineda placed third in two events, the 50 free and the 400-yard free relay. The relay also consisted of freshman Justine Salcedo, sophomore Lesly Perez and freshman Stacie Yeung. Salcedo placed second in the 500 free.

The Huskies edged Chaffey by 16 one-hundredths of a second for second place in the 200 medley relay with Rubalcava’s tap. Young swam the first leg, Morales the second and Barrera the third.

The Huskies host Pasadena City (3-1) and Cerritos (2-2) colleges in a double dual meet on Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the Swim Stadium pool.

 

 

submitted by Tadzio Garcia

 

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