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Rio Grande City Parks & Rec. Dept. Recognizes Outstanding Young Athletes

Two young athletes, who participated in the Rio Grande City Parks & Recreation Summer Track & Field program, were recognized for their recent accomplishments at the regular meeting of the City Commission, held on Wednesday, September 26, at City Hall.

Serina Nevaeh Ramirez and Omar Carreno Jr. reached major milestones this Summer in Track & Field and Shot Put and Discus. Aside from other accomplishments, Correneo was ranked 6th in the U.S., 8 and under division and competed in the 1800 meter dash, and 800 meter dash in the AAU Jr. Olympic Games. He also finished 1st at nearly every meet he competed in throughout the Summer.

Ramirez was named TAAF Female Athlete of the year for Rio Grande City and Region 2. She competed in the 14 and under division at Shot Put and Discus events. At the TAAF Summer Track & Field meet in Roma, Texas this Summer she placed 1st in Discus where she threw 110ft distance and she placed 1st in Shot Put where she threw 36ft 9in distance.

The two athletes were presented with honorary plaques by Coach Joe Ramirez on behalf of the Rio Grande City Parks & Rec. Dept. Coach Ramirez also took the time to recognize the efforts of Coach Dillon McGuffin for helping Ramirez reach her full potential.

The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Junior Olympic Games are known as the largest national multi-sport event for youth in the United States. It has become the showcase event of the AAU Sports Program.

The Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAFF) is a nonprofit organization established in 1925 to promote, organize and conduct amateur athletics in the state of Texas.


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