ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
About Nathan Montes:
This is Nathan second year running track, and he is Goulds Panthers Athlete of the Year for the second year in a row. Nathan has repeatedly set new personal records in the 800m and the 1500m. He is a talented and gifted middle-distance athlete with the focus and discipline to be one of the world top ten in the 800m and 1500m. Nathan works hard to be his best and he is respectful and demonstrate leadership.
AAU Indoor Championships
Double All American in the 800m & 1500m
AAU Club Championships
All American in the 800m
(Personal Record 2:11.03)
AAU Junior Olympics
Finished in the top fifteen in the 1500m
(Personal Record 4:34.47)
Westminster Christian School
High School Freshman 2021/2022
I never thought I would still be running track. I was in the seventh grade when I decided I would try something new. My classmates were trying out for Cross Country, and I decided I will give it a try. Prior to this I had never been involved in organized sports.
My first day of practice with Coach Jacque was the worst day of my life. Since then, I have learned as I continue my training under him that there are days that were far worst than that day. All the hype about him around the school was true. After the Cross-country season Coach moved on and continued coaching his club. Some of my classmates were continuing training with Coach Jacque and his club, and I went along with them.
Today all of us are still running and competing. We are having fun and creating havoc on the track. Over the next four years my goals are to bring my time down within the USATF Olympic qualifying standard in the 800m and the 1500m. Upon graduation from High School, I hope to continue my track career at one of the Division one universities.