With the Americas region athletic rankings having been updated earlier today, two Ecuador runners have cracked the top five in the men’s 1500 m T12 rankings: Sixto Moreta Criollo in fourth and Darwin Castro in fifth. Sebastián Rosero serves as a guide for these runners.
Earlier this season at a competition in Santiago de Cali, Colombia, Moreta set a time of 4:17.00 in the 1500 meters. Castro set a season’s best record in Medellin, Colombia with a time of 4:37.99.
Both Castro and Moreta have had busy seasons. They also competed at the Panamericanos de Chile where they both medaled, and the II Torneo Nacional de Atletismo para Personas con Discapacidad Visual-El Morlaco. Castro competed at the Torneo Nacional El Morlaco, where he medaled in the 1,000 meters with guide Sebastián Rosero. He had a first place finish at the Selectivo de Atletismo Futuro 1, and a third place finish at the Open Paranacional de Atletismo Cali. Castro was recently honored at the Gala Paralímpica organized by Comité Paralímpico Ecuatoriano at the visually impaired athletics competitor of the year.
Brazil’s Yeltsin Jacques was ranked first in the IPC America’s men’s 1500 m T12 rankings, while Colombia’s German Angarita Otero was second, Venezuela’s Roger Rodriguez was third, Argentina’s Jose Luis Santero was ranked sixth, the United States’ Matthew Rodjom was ranked seventh, Brazil’s Pedro Flavio Guilhermino was ranked eighth, and Costa Rica’s Henry Cardenas Cerdas.