ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Some New Mexico hometown heroes received a big honor Tuesday night.
“It’s been tremendous the support I’ve gotten from the City of Roswell and the State of New Mexico and I always told myself growing up if I ever made it big or made it famous I’d never forget where I came from,” Olympian Gerina Piller said.
Nathan Schrimsher and Gerina Piller, both Roswell natives, competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
During a special ceremony Tuesday night, they both received a key to the city. Both Olympians say they love coming home and seeing how much support they have.
“It’s just an amazing experience just to come back and just be in my home town and just see friend and family and just all the support that we’ve had from the games, before the games and even afterwards has just been amazing,” Schrimsher said.
At the games this summer, Piller tied for 11th in women’s golf.
Schrimsher finished 11th in the pentathlon.