Friday, September 29, 2017

Castillo, Nations take MVP honors at Pasadena Harvest Classic Meet

Photo by Darla Tamulits, La Vita Loca Photography
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By Chris Price
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PASADENA, TEXAS (September 29, 2017) Pasadena Memorial High School’s Marco Castillo and Tomball High School’s Delaney Nations were selected as the Outstanding Competitors of the Meet at the Pasadena Harvest Classic Swimming and Diving Invitational. The award was determined by a vote of the coaches and officials at the meet. The competition was held on Friday, September 29, 2017 and saw teams from as far away as the Lufkin, Texas area battling for supremacy in the crystal waters of Shippey Aquatic Center in Pasadena, Texas. 

Castillo competed in five individual events; bringing home three gold and one silver medals, and with leading the Mavericks to three bronze medals in relay events. The senior, who competed in both swimming and diving, won gold medals in the 50-yard freestyle, 50-yard breaststroke, and one-meter springboard diving, along with a silver medal in the 100-yard individual medley. In addition, he was an integral part of Pasadena Memorial’s success in the mixed 200-yard medley relay, 200-yard freestyle relay, and 400-yard freestyle relay. Castillo is coached in swimming by Robert Kelly and in diving by Darla Kelly. The Kelly's are long-time coaches in the Pasadena Independent School District.

Nations scored three silver medals in the 100-yard individual medley, and as a member of Tomball’s 200-yard medley relay, and 400-yard freestyle relay. In addition, she placed fourth in the 50-yard butterfly and swam the anchor leg of their fifth place 200-yard freestyle relay. She is coached by Brian Vestal.

In the team standing, Tomball took the title followed closely in the second place by Pasadena Memorial. Sam Rayburn High School place third with Pasadena High School in fourth and Huntington High School in fifth.

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