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Freshmen standout in first meet of New Year
Three-time Pennsylvania State Champion and four-year letterwinner swimming at Allentown Central Catholic … Won state titles in the 50 freestyle (2016, 2017) and 100 freestyle (2017) … Set AA state and school record in the 50 free (20.50 seconds) and school record in the 100 free (44.78) … Named an All-American in both events … 2017 Lehighvalleylive and Allentown Morning Call Boys Swimmer of the Year … Three-time team MVP and two-time captain … Also swam at Parkland Aquatic Club and holds club records in 4x100 and Medley relays … Was a competitive cyclist and competed at national level in track and mountain biking … Volunteered with Day Murrin Service Society.
Full name is Gabriel Castano … Born November 1, 1997 in Monterrey, Mexico … Parents are Luis and Adriana Castano … Has a sister, Angela, and brother, David … Plans to major in business and aspires to own businesses … Hobbies include Ultimate Frisbee, cooking and cycling.
Why Penn State?
“Penn State felt like home. It's close to my hometown and the facilities are unrivaled. Penn State student-athletes are held to a very high standard. The program is very unique and going in a very good direction along with all the other sports.”