Athletics Blog

One year of being part of Team Truck

365 days ago I joined Team Truck! 🚚

I went to a college meet at the stadium. My first track and field coach and the president of the Salvadoran association of athletics federations gave me this amazing opportunity to practice with Juan Enrique Galdamez, a coach with a throws degree who also throws and that was just landing in El Salvador.

I felt blessed.

My first coach talked to me about how this was a great opportunity to come back to the track and field national team, if I trained hard enough.

I say yes.

He talked personally with my soon-to-be-new coach, Juan Enrique “El Camión” Galdámez, and he took me in!

Now, one year after I couldn’t be more happy to be part of the Team Truck!

There’s a lot of space for improvement, still, can’t wait to see what will happen next year (El Salvador is hosting the Central American Seniors meet) and the next one (Central American games at Nicaragua).

I don’t like to talk about the future because I like to do in the present so I can always present what I did in the past. But I can’t wait to share this with you.

I got in Team Truck as a discus thrower. We have been throwing discus the whole year.

About two weeks ago, there was no discus available so I couldn’t practice. I told my coach: Should I get the shots?
And he was like: Yeah, go get the shots. We’ll have fun today.

I went for the 4kg shots and did shot put that afternoon. At the end of that very practice, my coach informed me that we’re gonna change my event. We’ll practice shot-put instead of discus throw!

I like both events and when I’m doing just one, I miss the other one. So I begged him to reconsider and let me practice both.

I know he is wise and wants to change my event for a reason, but I had to take a chance and asked him to let me do both!

At the end, he said yes. But like 90% shot put and 10% discus throw.

So, I guess I’m a shot putter, now! Can’t wait to see what this new year brings! 😊

By Katherine Montero

Civil Engineering Junior. Diploma in Economics and Business. 6th best Discus Thrower in Central America. 5x Discus National Winner (El Salvador). Yogini. Small Product Lab Winner. Author of The Mini-Guide for Writing a Super Complete Post in 20 Minutes. 5x Shotput National Winner (El Salvador). Business Management Junior.