Heading into the CIF San Diego Section Division II track and field championships at Poway High School on Saturday, Southwest High's Jennifer Black was hoping to do well.
Deep inside, however, she expected to get caught in the shuffle in her events and not place toward the top.
The 15-year-old sophomore was undefeated in the 300-meter hurdles during the season and unbeaten in the 100 hurdles and high jump in the Imperial Valley League and should have entered CIF with a little more confidence.
It wasn't until the end of the CIF competition that Black's confidence was riding high. It wasn't only Black, it was all four teammates as they accomplished something that has never been done in Southwest's history — the Eagle girls track and field team won the CIF San Diego Section Division III championship.
Of the 62 total points Southwest netted, Black accounted for 20 with a win in the 300 hurdles in 47.15 seconds, second place in the 100 hurdles in 16.41 and fifth in the high jump with a leap of 4 feet, 10 inches.