Texas A&M’s Mauro Castillo Downs Mexican 200 Breast National Record

Texas A&M junior Mauro Castillo has broken the Mexican record in the 200 breast with his time of 2:13.50 from this past weekend.

Competing at a Senior Circuit Championships in Mansfield, Texas, Castillo won the 200 breast by almost fourteen full seconds.

Splits: 30.55 – 1:04.51 (33.96) – 1:38.74 (34.23) – 2:13.50 (34.76)

Castillo held solid splits, getting out in 1:04.5 and coming home a hundredth under 1:09. His 2:13.50 has since been named the official Mexican national record.

Coming into the meet with a 2:15.28, Castillo was 2:16.33 during prelims, just over a second off of his lifetime best. His 2:13.50 in finals marked a drop of almost two full seconds. This past season as a sophomore with the Texas A&M Aggies, Castillo finished 24th in the 100 breast and scored in the 200 breast, placing 10th overall.

This is one of two national records that Castillo was a part of last weekend. He, along with Juan RochaMateo Gonzalez, and Angel Martinez toppled the Mexican national record in the 400 medley relay at that same meet. Castillo split a 1:01.05 as the breaststroke leg of that relay.

This upcoming season, Rocha will be a senior with the Aggies, while Castillo will be a junior and Gonzalez and Martinez will be sophomores.

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Aggies are doing awesome at the US Open, wish I was fast enough to swim for them!


Grande Mauro!!!

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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