Posted: 1:17 pm Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Cross-country star Isabella Penido to miss junior season 

By Jason Lieser

Okeechobee’s Isabella Penido, an all-area selection in cross country last year, is out for the season with a stress fracture just below the knee.

Brahmans coach Mike Schilp said Penido will train in the swimming pool and expects to recover and return for her senior year.

Penido was Okeechobee’s best runner last season and finished 30th at the Class 3A state championship meet in Dade City with a time of 19:42.