San Jacinto College Central Campus karate students earn medals
San Jacinto College Central Campus karate students took home 16 medals, including gold, during the 2012 Japan Karate Association American Federation national championship in New Orleans.
The national tournament, held Nov. 10-11, included the categories of Shotokan kata, kumite (sparring), and team kumite for both the intercollegiate and open division.
Aaron Luke won a gold medal in intercollegiate kumite, a gold in kumite and a bronze in kata in the open division.
Ali Khan won bronze medals for kumite in both divisions.
Sarah Elam won intercollegiate bronze medals for kumite and kata, a bronze in kata and a silver in kumite in the open division.
Ray Spicer won intercollegiate bronze in kumite, while Teresa Hart won intercollegiate gold in kata and a bronze in kumite.
Iain Furstenwerth won intercollegiate bronze in kata, a gold in kata and a silver in kumite in the open division.
San Jacinto College graduate Kaitlynn Kalem also competed and won intercollegiate silver in kata and a gold in kumite.
San Jacinto College Central Campus is located at 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena.
For more information, call 281-998-6150 or visit www.sanjac.edu.
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