Hometown Hero

Hometown Hero: Cebastian Gentil

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (WPRI) -- This week’s Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses Hometown Sports Hero is Cebastian Gentil.

The senior set a new state record of 1:21:64 on his way to winning his second straight 600M Indoor title then followed that up with a second place finish at New Englands.

Gentil's success coming after he switched from Sprints as a sophomore, at the suggestion of Nick Ross, the Avengers distance coach and former E.G. All-Stater.

His success earned him a scholarship to run next year for Iowa State.

"He works hard and I know Iowa State will be a great fit for him, being surrounded by a bunch of really tough athletes, great coaches, he'll do really well," East Greenwich Track Coach Nick Ross said.

If you have a Hometown Sports Hero you’d like to nominate, email sports@wpri.com.

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