NORWALK, CA — The East Los Angeles College men’s track & field team continued its stellar performance in the men’s sprints today at the Cerritos College Invitational.
Sophomore Dale Wilson (NY Mount Vernon High School), came in first in the second of nine heats in the men’s 200-meter dash against mostly 4-year university competition. Wilson placed seventh overall in a field of 67.
Wilson placed third overall in the 400-meter run in a field of 39 community college athletes. He has the third-fastest time in the state.
Freshman Emmanuel Cuenca (Schurr HS) ran his third-straight personal record in two events in as many meets. His fastest time this season in the 100-meter and 200 earned sixth place in each of his heats.
Freshman Jonathan Quintero (South East HS) took first place in his 800-meter run heat in under two minutes. He placed eighth overall in a field of 89 men. It was Quintero’s third personal best time in the event in three straight meets.
In a sprint to the finish line, sophomore Daniel Lopez (Roosevelt HS) edged teammate freshman Nathan Rangel (Montebello HS) in the 800-run by 9/100’s of a second. Last week Rangel was 13/100’s of a second faster than Lopez.
Also in the 800, freshman Pablo Hernandez (Downtown Magnets HS) ran past teammate and sophomore Rene Flores (Garfield HS) by four seconds. Freshman Matthew Ruiz (Bell Gardens HS) fell just short of his personal best in his 800-run finish.
In the 1500-meter run, results included personal records from each of the six Husky entrants.
In order by fastest time, Quintero who placed third in the second heat, followed by Rangel, freshman Raymond Rascon (Pioneer HS), Lopez, Hernandez and Ruiz.
“When I race, I have good memories to countenance a lot to myself, and to race harder,” said Lopez.
The Huskies penultimate meet of the season is at Azusa Pacific University at the Bryan Clay Invite on Friday, April 14 beginning at 10 a.m.
submitted by Tadzio Garcia