By: CLAIRE MARICHALAR
(DONNA) – Donna High Cross-Country Runner Alejandro Castillo has been named the RedskinSports.us Player of the Week for the week of October 24th through October 29th. Castillo ran in what he thought would be his last race on Saturday at the Regional Meet in Corpus Christi. He placed 11th overall which was one short of qualifying to the State as an individual.
But he was able to qualify thanks to his team placing second overall as a team.
Castillo sat down with RedskinSports.US Sports reporter Claire Marichalar for a Question and Answer session.
CM: First of all. Congratulations on being named this week’s RedskinSports.us Player of the Week. How does it feel?
AC: It feels amazing. I didn’t think this would ever happen. But I really worked hard this whole season and through my whole high school career. So to be recognized, it’s great and thank you to whoever made this possible.
CM: Before a big race, what do you like to do and eat?
AC: I like to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and just get myself mentally focused on the game.
CM: Who is your favorite artist to listen to?
AC: I like to listen to Logic a lot. He is a rapper and I really relate to his music and it gets me really pumped up.
CM: What do you like to do besides running?
AC: I have a job. I work at Little Caesars. So when I’m not running, it’s all about working. Right now, I’m just focused on work, running and school.
CM: So you have a job that could be a challenge when you are in school. How do you manage to balance everything?
AC: It’s really hard. Like today, I got a write up because I had to stay here and practice a little longer than usual. And when that happens, it kind of sucks. But you just got to keep going and stay focused.
CM: Since you are a senior and are preparing to go to college, what career path are you looking into?
AC: I really want to be a dentist. I’m really looking forward for that. I’ve always wanted to be a dentist. So I’m hoping for that.
CM: Lastly, who is one person you want to make proud?
AC: I don’t have one. I just really want to make everyone proud; especially everyone that cheers me on at my races or says good luck to me. Those people really believe in me and of course my coaches do as well.