ARCADIA — It's safe to say Burbank High's Julia Newton lost sleep thinking about taking part in the Pacific League track and field finals.
"Normal people would be nervous an hour before this meet," the sprinter said. "But for me, I was nervous about it for days. I've been thinking a lot about it."
Just a freshman, Newton showed no outward sign of jitters at Friday's event at Arcadia High, as she had a hand in two victories for the Bulldogs, placing first in the girls' 100 meters and running a leg on the winning Burbank girls' 4x100 relay team that set a school record.
"I really felt good today. I felt ready," Newton said. "As a freshman, I'm surprised that I am part of two league championships. It's really a lot of fun."
Newton captured the 100 title in 12.60 seconds. She also teamed up with Haley Pirruccello, Keren Zepeda and Felicia Tomitsa to take the sprint relay in 49.14.