400m runners shine on Saturday
One Illini sets meet record; two tie
Three Orange and Blue crack school's top-10
Meet will take place at Hutsell-Rosen Track
The squad scored 161 team points; five titles
2012 Track and Field
Outdoor: Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary Round of Championships in the hammer throw ... Set the third best hammer throw mark in school history at the Tom Botts Invitational, finishing second with a mark of 194-5 (59.25m) ... Finished second at the John McDonnell Invitational.
Indoor: Recorded a personal best at the Orange and Blue Open with a weight throw of 60-10 3/4 (18.56m), placing second and recording the third best mark in school history ... Placed first at the Tyson Invitational with a throw of 59-7 1/2 (18.17m) ... Participated in six meets.
2011 Track and Field
Outdoor: Participated in the hammer throw...Placed eighth at Tom Botts Invitational with 170-7 (52.00m), giving him a personal-best.
Indoor: Competed in the Big Ten Championships in the weight throw ... Set a season-best mark of 58-4 (17.80m) at the Notre Dame Meyo Invitational.
2010 Track and Field
Outdoor: Competed in the hammer throw at three meets ... Posted a personal-best mark of 160-2 (48.83m) in the event at the Illinois Twilight.
Indoor: Competed in the weight throw at four meets ... Turned in a personal-best mark in the event with a throw of 52-3 ¼ (15.93m) at the Illinois Intercollegiate.
2009 Track and Field
Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.
Took 10th in the discus at the 2008 Illinois 2A State Championships ... Placed first in the hammer at the 2008 USATF Junior Olympic State Meet as well as the USATF Junior Olympic Region 7 Meet and took fourth at the Junior Olympic National Meet ... Two-time All-Conference honoree ... Earned three letters in track and field and two letters in soccer.
Born Jan. 20, 1990 ... Son of Victor and Laura Ramirez ... Has a younger sister, Ada ... Pursuing masters in agricultural and biological engineering.
Ramirez's Personal Bests
Hammer Throw: 194-5 (59.25m) - Tom Botts Invitational (4/14/12)
Weight Throw: 60-10 3/4 (18.58m) - Orange and Blue Open (2/4/12)
Updated July 2012