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CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE - 2013
Isaiah Cantu qualified for the 400 meters as well as the 4x400 relay at the Big West Championships (May 11) ... finished 12 in the prelims of the 400 meters in a time of 48.44 ... ran the opening leg of the 4x400 relay that finished fourth in a season-best 3:13.32 ... also clocked a season-best 22.51 in the 200 meters at the Adidas/Steve Scott Invitational (Apr. 28). INDOOR SEASON: Finished 32nd in the 400 meters in a time of 53.14 at the MPSF Championships (Feb. 23) ... ran a season-best 49.11 at both the Great Dane Classic (Jan. 18) and the Texas A&M Invitational (Feb. 9) ... indoor season-best in the 200 meters was 22.60 also at Texas A&M.
HANFORD HIGH SCHOOL
Cantu was a three-sport letterwinner at Hanford High School in Hanford, Calif. ... competed in the 200 and 400 meters as well as the relays for the Bullpup track team ... earned track team MVP honors in 2011 and 2012 and was named Fresno Bee Track Athlete of the Year as a senior in 2012 ... also earned West Yosemite League Best Runner award ... top times were 21.9 in the 200 and 47.73 i the 400 ... also played football and basketball for the Bullpups ... graduated in 2012 with a 3.75 grade point average.
Born February 6, 1994 in Hanford, Calif. ... parents are Karen and Edward Cantu ... has two brothers, Joseph and Alex and three sisters, Fawnia, Elia and Angela ... favorites include the San Francisco 49ers, actors Denzel Washington and Gabrielle Union, the TV show "The Simpsons" and the movie "The Wood" ... says he chose Cal State Northridge because of the "coaching staff, location and it had the key things I wanted in a college" ... eats lasagna a day before a meet and listens to his playlist as a pre-meet ritual ... major is Kinesiology.
OUTDOOR CAREER BESTS
200 Meters: 22.51 - Adidas/Steve Scott Invitational (4/28/13)
400 Meters: 48.42 - Northridge Invitational (3/16/13)
INDOOR CAREER BESTS
200 Meters: 22.60 - Texas A&M Invitational (2/9/13)
400 Meters: 49.11 - Texas A&M Invitational (2/9/13), Great Dane Classic (1/18/13)