During the 2001 high school track and field season, Southwest High School freshman Jennifer Black seemingly came out of nowhere and took the Imperial Valley track scene by storm, dominating her competition and setting school records.
She set school records in the 100-meter hurdles and the 300-meter hurdles and even broke her 300-hurdle mark five times.
So it was really no surprise when Black took the track for the first time this year in live competition last week and set another school mark in the 100 hurdles.
Against Palm Desert on Thursday, Black finished the 100 hurdles in 16.85 seconds to set another record. The 15-year-old sophomore also took first in the 300 hurdles in 54.2 seconds and won the high jump with a leap of 4 feet, 8 inches.
"I really wasn't expecting to go out there and compete because I'd been really sick lately," said Black. "I also had a bit of an injury, too. I had pulled my quad muscle, but when I was running, it really didn't bother me."