Southwest High School's Rashauna Amos can be considered the fastest freshman in California.
For Amos, that's just not good enough.
After finishing sixth in her heat in the 100 meters and 19th overall at the CIF track and field state preliminaries Friday at Cerritos College in Norwalk, the 15-year-old only had one vow to make.
"I'll be back," she said.
After winning the 100 at the Imperial Valley League finals and the CIF San Diego Section meet, placing third at the Masters meet and leading the Eagles to their first CIF San Diego Section championship, Amos said being the top freshman in the state doesn't mean all that much to her.
"It doesn't matter if I'm a freshman or if I'm a senior. To me, everyone's the same regardless of age or grade," said Amos. "When I want to make myself feel good and not feel so bad about how I did, I just tell myself that I'm the best freshman in the state. But I try not to focus on that too much."