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Bulldog runners set records at Texas Relays

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)