Star’s Girls’ Track Athletes of the Year: Jazzelena Black

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JAZZELENA BLACK PACIFICA TRIPLE JUMP Black broke the 25-year-old county record in the triple jump with a leap of 39 feet, 5 inches at the Arcadia Invitational in April. The previous record was held by Sharon Manship of Thousand Oaks (39-0, 1987). The 5-foot-11, 136-pound senior has a track scholarship to the University of Sioux […]

Pacifica’s Black on the cusp of reaching her goals

Jazzelena Black has gotten within a tongue’s length of tasting her track and field goals, but still remains tantalizingly short of them. A quarter-inch was all that kept her as a Pacifica High sophomore from advancing from the CIF-Southern Section finals to the Masters meet. As a junior last year, a quarter-inch was all kept […]

Pacifica’s Jazzelena Black signs with University of Sioux Falls

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This week Pacifica High School’s Jazzelena Black signed a letter of Intent to attend the University of Sioux Falls (Div. 2) for Track & Field. Varsity Head Coach Jason Daw: “Jazzy is the best triple jumper in Ventura County history , last year jazzy jumped a 39’1 at Oxnard High school. [Last year] She went […]

Black breaks county triple jump record

Junior Jazzelena Black of Pacifica High broke the 24-year-old Ventura County girls triple jump record Thursday, leaping 39 feet, 1½ inches in a Pacific View League dual meet at Oxnard. The previous record had been set by Sharon Manship of Thousand Oaks in 1987. Black’s previous best jump was 37-7 set last year. That mark […]