The voice of De Anza since 1967.

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The voice of De Anza since 1967.

La Voz News

The voice of De Anza since 1967.

La Voz News

The track and field team and coaches at a meet on May 1.

Opinion: Give athletes a voice and bring back Coach Mattis

Abel Tariku | July 1, 2023

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to provide information about the censored video's deletion. The following video is an opinion-based commentary regarding the absence of Nick Mattis, the head...

Brianna Nunn (center) stands with teammates at the track and field Coast Conference Championship at Hartnell College on April 29. Individuals from the team taped over “De Anza” on their jerseys in protest of the athletics department’s lack of support and communication after Head Coach Nick Mattis was placed on administrative leave.

Absence of head coach leaves track and field program ‘screwed’

Autumn Alvarez | July 1, 2023

Head Track Coach and Assistant Athletics Director Nick Mattis, last seen by the track and field team at a scheduled meet on April 15, has been put on administrative paid leave. Track and field athletes...

From left: Antoine Moret, 19, aerospace engineering major, and Elliot Daniels, 18, nursing major, working their way through the difficult race on April 26.

Photo Essay: Mountain Lions track and field places second at Coast Conference meet

Connor Blum | May 7, 2023

The De Anza Mountain Lions track and field team competed in the two day Coast Conference meet at Hartnell College in Salinas.  During the preliminaries on April 26, the men's team earned 183 points...

Samuel Betz, 18, business major, focuses on his stride during the 100-meter dash.

De Anza track and field finishes on top in overall points in first meet

Trevis Dampier | February 14, 2023

De Anza College’s track and field team started the season with the two-day Jim Linthicum Invitational on Feb. 10 and Feb. 11 where the Mountain Lions took first place in overall points for males and...

Leslee Patino, 20, psychology major, has won four of her nine races this season and finished off the podium once.

De Anza is the home to one of the state’s best distance runners

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter | March 10, 2020

Leslee Patino, 20, psychology major, is putting the competition on notice. The sophomore distance runner has won half of her individual races this outdoor track season and has finished off the podium just...

Mid-distance runner and javelin thrower Emilio Zertuche, 19, film and television production major practices the javelin at the De Anza track on April 22.

Track and field team optimistic going into final meets

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter | May 6, 2019

Poor weather, sickness and injury could not keep the De Anza College men’s and women’s track and field teams down this season, as both teams said they are looking forward to competing in the...

A Look into Track and Field

February 26, 2019

De Anza College's track and field head coach Nick Mattis says he has high hopes for this years team to qualify for state and win numerous awards.

Long-distance runner Jillian O’Brian sprints a 400-meter trial run during practice on Feb. 11.

Track and Field gunning for top spot

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter | February 24, 2019

The De Anza Track and Field team hopes that an increase in roster numbers will boost their chances this season. After finishing second in both the men’s and women’s conference championships last year,...

Jumps and hurdles at first meet in 9 years

Nathan Garimella, Staff Reporter | March 11, 2013

Fans and neighbors of De Anza College came to cheer for participants in the first meet ever at the campus’s new Olympic-style field March 2. It was also the first track and field meet hosted by De Anza...

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