Trinity Wilson looked like she'd just swallowed a tablespoon of lemon juice.
Lip snarled and hands on hips, the nation's top 100-meter female hurdler from St. Mary's (Berkeley, Calif.)
had just won the Sacramento Meet of Champion title for the second straight season but she was hardly celebrating.
"That felt really slow," she said. "I hate head winds. Plus I'm not looking forward running in the 200. That's kind of killing my mood.
"I wish we could have just turned the hurdles around and raced the other direction."
A steady diet of wind in the 31st annual event at Hughes Stadium made life tough, demeanor's cranky and times relatively slow on Saturday.
Wilson, for instance, ran a tactically sound race but she won in 13.92 seconds, well off her national best mark of 13.50. She was somewhat challenged by Hercules
senior Chalese Davis (14.05) but even more so by a 2.6-meters-per-second head wind.
"I'm glad (Davis) was right there to push me," Wilson said. "But frankly my biggest opposition today was the wind. I tried not to think about it."
She had to battle it a little more than an hour later and she powered through to win the 200 in 24.70, well off her best of 24.37. Once again she won going away but was up against a 1.3 headwind.
Her private coach Curtis Taylor has Wilson running the 200 to help with conditioning and endurance for the hurdles. But he's also considering Wilson competing in the long sprint all the way through state.
Seven more performances of note at Northern California's top meet which often serves as precursor for the California Interscholastic Federation State Championships, held June 3-4 in Clovis: