Written by Luciano Guerra Friday, 16 May 2014 08:31
As a two-event UIL State Track and Field qualifier, Veterans Memorial’s Guillermo Galvan earned the right to compete at the state meet last weekend in both the shot put and the discus. He won regional championships in both events at the Region IV-4A meet. Having never qualified for the state meet before, Galvan had no expectations of taking the gold in either event.
“Going into the state meet my goal was never to be a state champion,” said Galvan. “I was just going into the meet trying to do my personal best by setting a new PR and perhaps beat out a couple of people for a second place or a third place finish.”
“As the competition started, my mindset was ready,” added Galvan. “I had my sights set on Anthony Dudley (the favorite) and I was determined to put the pressure on him from the very beginning.”