Heading into the CIF San Diego Section track and field finals at Poway High School on Friday, the goal for Brawley Union High School's Cynthia Flores was to set a personal record in the shot put.
Flores didn't accomplish that goal. What she did do was take Brawley's first-ever CIF title in the shot put and medaled in the discus.
Flores' toss of 35 feet, 1 1/2 inches in the shot put gave her first place in Division II and fourth place overall in Divisions I and II, which meant she missed going to the state meet by one spot. In the discus she took sixth with a throw of 100 feet, 1 inch.
"It's really exciting just to think about. People keep congratulating me, but it all still hasn't really sunk in yet," said the 17-year-old junior. "Going into CIF I really didn't think I could win it. My goal wasn't to win it, my goal was just to get a (personal record). That's all I really wanted."