Maria de los Angeles de Bastos
Fluent In: English, Spanish
Born in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, Angeles de Bastos is the eldest of four – with two brothers and one sister.
Thereafter, her family relocated to Laredo, Texas, where Angeles was raised and attended Cigarroa High School. She was in the “Top Ten” of her class developing a love for competition not only in academics but also in Track & Field.
“As a sophomore, I was the first female to win the state championship in the 800m race for Laredo.”
Angeles still maintains that title because no one has been able to accomplish that since her win. One week after her victory, the mayor of Laredo declared May 16 as "Angeles Pantoja Day."
After high school, Angeles received a full scholarship to attend Texas A&M University where she accomplished several victories winning Big XII championships and participating in different international competitions representing her country. Angeles holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and also a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology.
“My full-time job during my college years was being a Student -Athlete. It is here where I learned to be focused, disciplined and responsible but most importantly not giving up! – even through the setbacks, pain and injuries of being an athlete. I often look back and think, how did I do it! However, I love flying through the finish line!”
After college, Angeles worked as an assistant Vice President in an import/export company in Laredo, Texas. Thereafter, she relocated to Oklahoma and had her first two children. Five years ago she and her family moved to Florida, and her third son was born.
As a wife and a mother of three active boys, Angeles rarely experiences “a dull moment.”
Angeles is no stranger to relocation and the moving process. She loves offering “excellent customer service” and helping people. Real Estate was an organic career choice. It is important to her that clients trust her and refer their friends and family.
“Like sports, I always go the extra mile and will not give up until my clients cross their finish line.”
Angeles’ Run for the Finish Line --
· Received a full scholarship to run Track and Field and was captain of her team.
· Held the 1000m run indoor school record for ten years.
· Represented Mexico in international competitions.
· Competed at Centroamerican Games, Panamerican Games, and World Championships.
· Inducted in the Hall of Fame in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico.
· “Angeles Kids” founder, which is a running/fitness program.
· Head Coach for the Endurance Club at Freakin Cross Fit.