ELAC Women’s Track & Field Improves Against 4-Year Univeristies
LOS ANGELES, CA — The East Los Angeles College women’s track and field team continued to improve in meets this week against mostly four-year university competition in Los Angeles today and San Diego two weeks ago.
The Huskies finished with personal records in both the Cal State LA Twilight Open today at the Jesse Owens Track & Field Stadium and in the 40th annual Aztec Open last Friday at the San Diego State University Aztrack Sports Deck.
It was the fourth straight meet for ELAC against NCAA Division I and II and NAIA university competition. ELAC cancelled last week’s meet participation, the Cerritos College Invitational.
Results from the Twilight Open included freshman Sylvia Calvache (Rancho Mirage High School) running a personal record in the 5,000-meter long distance run. Freshman Cameron Chang (South Pasadena HS) ran a personal record, her second of the year in the 400-meter hurdles. Chang placed fourth ahead of fifth place winner Cal St. Dominguez Hills freshman A'jah Grant.
Results from the Aztec Open included three personal records in the 800-run. Freshman Daisy Ortiz (Warren HS) had a personal record in her fourth-place finish in the third heat in 2:39.38. Calvache place third in the same heat in 2:38.56.
The other two personal records in the 800 came from freshman Jazmin Romero (Roosevelt HS) who placed third in the fifth heat in 3:04.60 and from freshman Yesenia Carias (Los Angeles HS) who earned her second personal record this year in the event. Carias finished fourth right behind Romero in 3:08.22.
ELAC has one final tune-up before the regular season ending South Coast Conference Championships April 24 / 27. The Huskies compete in the Long Beach Invitational on Saturday April 21, site and times to be announced at ELAC Huskies Athletics Facebook.
ELAC competes in the SCC Prelims on April 24. Chang is seeded 12th in the 400 hurdles and needs to finish in the top nine to advance to the SCC Finals on April 27. Calvache is seeded ninth in the 5,000-run and will surpass the prelims in the event and advance straight through to the finals.
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story submitted by Tadzio Garcia