It's fitting that Diana Guido's favorite events in track and field are the hurdles.
In the Estancia High junior's life there have been many hurdles to clear. One came just two weeks before she competed in the Orange Coast League finals. Negative thoughts began to creep in, as doctors told her something was wrong with her heart, again.
Last year, she was told to cease all athletic activity because of an irregular heartbeat. She was crushed, not being able to participate in any sports this past summer.
But in the fall, she received clearance to play again. She competed in volleyball. She had to give up cheerleading because she knew it was all just too much.
Later in the spring, she went out for the track team, like she had the two previous years.
It's been fun going up against other athletes in the 300-meter hurdles, her specialty event. But she knew something was wrong two weeks ago.