By LOUIE DIAZ
San Benito Greyhound track and field standout, Josh Castro signed his letter of intent to run track for the Tabor College Bluejays on Thursday, April 8.
Castro began running track in middle school and continued running throughout high school.
Castro runs in the 110m hurdles, the 300m hurdles and is a part of the 4×4 relay team. During his sophomore year, Castro advanced to Area for the 110m hurdles and became district champion his senior year in the 300m hurdles.
He took a virtual visit of college the campus and has been in contact with the head track coach. He plans on taking an actual visit once the track season ends.
“It’s really nice, I really loved the facilities and the environment of the school,” Castro said.
While on the team during the worldwide pandemic, Castro learned perseverance the importance of working together with the team.
“The pandemic was really hard on us, but we came together as a team, worked together as a team, and made it out as a team,” Castro said.
Castro said that his parents motivate him to always perform his best.
“I’ve seen them go through so much for me to have this opportunity—It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and I’m glad that I could make them proud,” he said.
Castro plans to major in physical education and hopes to become a strength and conditioning coach. He also hopes to become a collegiate champion.
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