VANDALIA – While competing in the triple jump is fairly new for Butler High School junior Isabella Anene, she’s already made her mark in the record books. She first set the school record her sophomore year then reclaimed the title with a jump of 33-9.25 feet at the Indoor State Meet in March.
Anene started jumping her sophomore year but has been running track since the first grade. Her early events were the 100m and 200m dashes. Her strongest events are now the 400m dash and the 4×400 relay, in addition to the triple jump.
Balancing a lot of events comes naturally to the Butler junior, she stays busy off the track also.
“Keeping school, work, Sinclair classes and track balanced is quite difficult. The only reason why I am able to do it is because staying busy forces me to stay on task. If I had a bunch of free time, I would find a way to goof off and waste time,” Anene said.
But she’s not wasting time setting goals for herself and her teammates. She has plenty she hopes to accomplish before graduating next year.
“I would love to run a 400m dash of at least 58 seconds, break the current 4x400m relay record that is 4:00 with my teammates and break the middle medley relay, that my teammates and I are just 5 seconds off.”