Former Sunray Ladycat Faith Castillo is attending Wayland Baptist University, and is also running track. The track team made it to nationals in Gulf Shores, Alabama, where the finals were held on Friday, May 28.
According to a press release from WBU, Castillo competed in the 4x100 relay with Cheyenne Hill-Johnson, Safia Bright and Raheema Westfall during the preliminaries. Together, they captured the second-fastest time at 45.67 seconds, advancing them to the finals on Friday.
Teresha Jacobs of WBU also advanced to the next round. After the first day, Head Coach Brian Whitlock said, "This definitely hurts our chances for a team title," the press release stated.
WBU faced tough competition during the first day of nationals. Whitlock believed everyone competed well, but fell short in some events.
According to another press release from WBU, the track team won the final two events of the competition – the men's and women's 4x400 relays.
Castillo's event, the 4x100, was the only second-place finish for the school. The team, comprised of Hill-Johnson, Bright, Castillo and Westfall, finished the relay in 45.73 seconds.
The women's track team came in fourth from the competition. Team Standings: 1. Indiana Tech 84; 2. William Carey, Miss., 65; 3. Concordia, Neb., 63.5; 4. Wayland Baptist 39; 5. (tie) Southeastern, Fla., 37; Huntington, Ind. 37.