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CV grad qualifies for NCAA championships
Latrisha Jordan graduated in 2008 as the most decorated athlete in Central Valley High School's history.

The track and field star has continued her success at the collegiate level. Jordan qualified for the NCAA Division I Championships during her first season with Fresno State.

"There was no doubt in my mind I wasn't going to make it," she said. "When I want something, I can get it."

Latrisha advanced after placing in the top five in the 400-meter hurdles at the NCAA West Regional on May 30 in Eugene, Ore.

Seeded sixth, Jordan finished in third-place with a personal-best time of 58.17 seconds. She also broke her own school record for the fourth time this year.

"Every week, I keep getting better," Jordan said. "I'm pretty happy."

Jordan also anchored Fresno State's sixth-place 4x400 relay team (3:42.57) at the West Regional meet. She ran a personal-best split of 52.7.

"I didn't even know my time was that good," Latrisha said. "I shocked myself."

Jordan will compete in the NCAA Track and Field Championships this week in Fayetteville, Ark.

"She's doing amazing things," stated Mike Reynolds, Latrisha's former coach. "A lot of people got to witness a world-class athlete (at Central Valley) and didn't know it. She's just an awesome person."

"I still don't know a lot of things about track," Jordan said. "I can do better with more practice. I won't be satisfied until I push myself and run a 57 something (in the 400 hurdles)."