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Hendrick Ramirez Wins NAIA Outdoor Track & Field All-America Honors from USTFCCCA

Hendrick Ramirez Wins NAIA Outdoor Track & Field All-America Honors from USTFCCCA

NEW ORLEANS (May 29, 2024) – All-America honors for the 2024 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field season were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Winning the award from Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) was Hendrick Ramirez.

Student-athletes earned USTFCCCA All-America honors by virtue of finishing among the top-8 of their respective individual events – including as a member of a relay – at the 2024 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field Championships last week in Marion, Ind.

Ramirez made it into the finals in the 1500m after placing first in his heat with a time of 3:53.68 in the preliminaries. That time sent him to the finals, and he finished in fifth place with a time of 3:50.62. 

Ramirez, a junior from El Paso, Texas, has had a very successful season. He started the season at the UTSA Invitational March 15-16 and ran the 800m in 1:55.56 for fourth place. Next he ran the 1500m at the Charles Austin Classic at Texas State University with a time of 3:52.79. He placed second and earned his trip to the NAIA National Meet that day. His time was also an OLLU record, one that he would break at the national meet. Ramirez ran at the Texas Relays at the University of Texas at Austin March 28-30, He placed seventh in the 1500 with a time of 3:54.05. At the J. Frederick Twilight Meet at Rice University on April 21, he ran the 5000m with a time of 14:59.17 for eighth place. 

Ramirez also had tremendous success during the indoor season. He started at the Crimson & Gold Invitational sponsored by Pittsburg State University Dec. 10 with a time of 4:12.73m in the one mile. He also ran the 3000m with a time of 8:28.58 for an OLLU record and a qualification for nationals. At the Boston University John Thomas Terrier Classic, he ran the distance medley with a time of 10:05.88 for an OLLU record and qualification for nationals. At the Samford University Bulldog Invitational, he ran the 800m with a time of 1:58.82. Ramirez ran the one mile at nationals with a time of 4:09.97 for sixth place. He broke the OLLU record and earned NAIA All-American honors