Both student-athletes, over the past month, broke track meet records and achieved personal bests while donning the Bulldog orange.
Schoppe, at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, set a school record in the 3200 meter event, with a time of 09:19. (The previous record of 09:22 was set in 1991.) Not only was he the lone freshman in the elite field of juniors and seniors, his time placed him as the (current) fastest ninth-grader in the U.S., according to Head Track Coach Zach Johnson.
Ramirez, as has become the custom, broke a Bayshore Olympics meet record in the mile with a personal best 05:05. Less than a month later at the Texas Relays, she shattered her own best by almost five seconds.
She was additionally a member of the 4x800 relay, which ran a group best time of 09:53. Other members of the relay team were: Allison Alvarez, Nina Munoz and Nelly O’Campo.
Ramirez has committed to continue her studies and athletics at Stephen F. Austin University.
Also competing at the Texas Relays:
Girls 4x100 Relay – Deleesia Sayrie, Izihrie Mark, Ciera Luna & Gabby Luna
Girls 4x400 Relay – Nelly O’Campo, Taya Dixon, Gabby Luna & Izihrie Mark
Boys 110 Hurdles – Savon Bright (23rd of 60)