Tuesday, May 20, 2014

El Camino’s Castro sweeps PAL finals

El Camino’s Gerardo Castro was still trying to catch his breath after a standout performance in the boys’ 3,200 meter in Saturday’s Peninsula Athletic League Track and Field Championship finals.

Amid congratulations from teammates and competitors alike, El Camino head coach Pat Holmes walked nonchalantly over to his star senior distance runner and handed him a surprise — a numbered badge for the upcoming 4x400 meter boys relay.

“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Castro said smiling through deep heaving breaths.

Holmes was not kidding. So, Castro reciprocated by running a serious anchor leg to lead the Colts’ boys to a decisive win in the 4x400 meter. It was the fourth win of the meet for Castro, who also topped the podium in the 800, the 1,600 and the 3,200. Because of his exceptional showing at the PAL Championship, Castro has been named the San Mateo Daily Journal Athlete of the Week.

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Anonymous said...

I believe they announced that his 1600 was a meet record. Not bad considering the league has produced a couple of State finalists over the years.

Also, Castro anchored his team to a heat win in the relay. PAL runs a two-heat final based on entry time, EC was in the slower heat and finished 6th overall. Minor nitpick that doesn't take away from what was a truly remarkable performance.

Anonymous said...

seems like he is only running the 800m at CCS

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