The Official Bank Sponsor of the Texas Longhorns makes multi-year commitment in support of one of the nation’s premier track & field events.
AUSTIN, Texas – After its COVID-19 pandemic cancellation in 2020 and an abbreviated schedule without high school competition in 2021, the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays will be back to a full-scale, four-day meet in 2022. Texas Athletics also is proud to announce Truist, the Official Bank Sponsor of the Texas Longhorns, has made a multi-year commitment to become the presenting sponsor of what is annually one of the nation’s premier track & field events. The agreement with Truist was brokered by LEARFIELD’s Longhorns Sports Properties, the exclusive multimedia rightsholder for Texas Athletics.
“The Texas Relays are an institution in our great state and for track & field athletes at the high school, collegiate and professional levels from across our country and the World,” said University of Texas Vice President and Athletics Director Chris Del Conte. “It’s an event we all circle on our calendars each and every year, and something we missed dearly with its cancellation during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and with a significantly reduced event last year. We’re thrilled to have it back in full force with a stadium full of fans this year and are excited to welcome Truist as the presenting sponsor. We are so grateful for their support and long-term commitment to the success of this great event.”
“We are excited to grow our partnership with the University of Texas as presenting sponsor of the Texas Relays,” said Joe Smith, head of sports and entertainment marketing at Truist. “Our multi-year commitment will allow us to continue to invest in students and support our communities through this exceptional event. As the Official Bank Sponsor of the Texas Longhorns, we look forward to seeing world-class talent at the Texas Relays in March.”
The 94th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, presented by Truist, will be held from March 23 through March 26, 2022 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on The University of Texas campus, bringing athletes together from across the globe in high school, collegiate and professional competition. Last year’s meet had an abbreviated schedule and due to a combination of challenges, did not include high school teams or individual prep student-athletes, while the traditional four-day meet was also reduced to three days. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays were cancelled. It marked the first time the meet was forced to be cancelled since 1935. The Relays began in 1925, and prior to last year, the only other years it didn’t take place were during the Great Depression from 1932-35.
Tickets to the event can be purchased here beginning tomorrow (Wednesday 2/9 or at texassports.com/sports/relays). Entries for competition will open Thursday, February 10 and can be made on directathletics.com. Questions regarding entries can be directed to email@example.com.
“We’re extremely excited to have the Texas Relays up and running at full capacity again this spring,” said Associate Athletics Director of Events & Game Operation and Meet Director of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, James Barr. “Not only will it be an exciting return to all of the pride, passion and traditions of our historic event, but Truist’s commitment provides a huge boost and speaks volumes for their support and appreciation of this iconic event in the state of Texas as well as an annual competition that the track & field community across the country and world place in high regards. We’re looking forward to another great year in this the 94th running of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.”
Last year’s Texas Relays saw personal, Texas program and collegiate records fall from numerous Longhorns. Tara Davis, two-time NCAA Champion, took down Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s 36-year-old collegiate record with an effort of 7.14m (23-2.25). The 2020 meet also saw a handful of Longhorns who later went on to represent their countries in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
With the return to full capacity in the stands and all levels of competition open, this year’s Texas Relays is not one to miss. It is anticipated again to be one of the most competitive and largest meets in the country, one that has featured more than 7,000thletes.
The complete schedule for this year’s meet will be announced in the coming days. Stay tuned to https://texassports.com/sports/relays for that information as well as all of the latest news and notes on the 94th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, presented by Truist.
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