During her freshman campaign last year, Southwest High School's Erica Holmes took the Imperial Valley League by storm in the track and field season.
Even without the element of surprise on her side, Holmes is still blowing past her competition and put together a stellar performance at the Yuma Invitational on Saturday.
Holmes won in the 100-meter dash in 13.21 seconds, placed second in the long jump at 15 feet, 2 inches and took third in the 200 meters in 27.99. She teamed with Monica Gamboa, Stephanie Conant and Jackie Gomez to finish third in the 4x100 relay in 53.08 seconds.
"Going into it I really didn't think that I'd do that good because we really couldn't practice all that much last week," said the 16-year-old sophomore. "When we first got there I wasn't into it mentally. But after awhile I started feeling a little better about myself."