Arcadia frosh has promising 'debut'

By Rich Gonzalez

Editor, ESPNHS/DyeStatCal

(February 11, 2012) -- Arcadia frosh Isabel Annino was given a modest goal in her first true outing across the hurdles. She sailed over that goal with ease.

Annino, who holds experience in distance racing during age-group track and competed on the high school's cross-country team in the fall, won the 300-meter low hurdles race at the Rosemead All-Comers in a fine time of 48.87.

It was Annino's first real competitive foray into the event and Arcadia head coach Chris Schultz dangled a realistic goal in front of her: Break 50 seconds.

Off to a smooth start across the first three hurdles before being forced to switch lead legs, Annino nevertheless held together well to easily reach her goal.

While Annino's time ranks on the fringe among the top 100 returning 300-meter hurdlers in the Southern Section, her 'debut' was highly promising; only two Southern Section frosh females had bettered 48.87 by mid-March in 2011.

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