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John Castillo
John  Castillo

Mount Laurel, N.J.

High School:
St. Joseph's Prep


On Castillo: Middle distance runner who has made progress since joining Villanova as a transfer from North Carolina State ... Will have an opportunity to break into the team's lineup during meets ... Has two years of athletic eligibility remaining.

2012 Outdoor: Came in 14th in the 1500 meters at the Widener Invitational in 3:59.76 ... Opened the season with a 10th place finish in the event at the Big Five Invite (4:03.39) and finished the year with a time of 4:03.24 at the Swarthmore Last Chance Meet ... Placed 19th out of 109 runners in the 800 meters (1:59.39) at the Danny Curran Invitational.

2012 Indoor: Ran the 800 meters twice during the season ... Registered a 34th place finish at the Great Dane Classic with a time of 2:00.46 ... Lowered his time to 1:59.17 and finished 57th in the college section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.

2011 Cross Country: Came in 41st at the Main Line Invitational with a time of 21:23.11 over four miles ... Finished 74th in the Men's Open race at the Paul Short Run with an 8K time of 27:04 ... Ran as an unattached runner at each of those meets.

2011 Outdoor: Redshirted.

2011 Indoor: Redshirted.

2010 Cross Country: Ran in the season opener for North Carolina State and placed 36th at the Wolfpack Invitational with a time of 17:24.30 on the 5K course.

2009 Cross Country: Redshirted ... Competed as an unattached runner at the Wolfpack Invite and the Great American Cross Country Meet.

St. Joseph's Prep: Philadelphia Catholic League champion both indoors and outdoors as a senior in 2009 ... Also earned All-Philadelphia Catholic League honors in cross country as a senior with a third place finish at the league championships ... High school teammate of current Wildcats Chris Dougherty, Chris O'Sullivan and John Pickhaver.

Personal: Born 7/26/91 in Kingsville, Texas ... One of four children of Juan and Zaida Castillo ... Siblings are Greg (21), Andres (13) and Antonio (8) ... Brother, Greg, plays college football at Iowa ... Majoring in Geography.


800 Meters            1:59.17             2012 New Balance Collegiate Invitational
1500 Meters           3:59.76             2012 Widener Invitational