AUSTIN, TX – Following its 2020 COVID-19 pandemic cancellation and an abbreviated schedule without high school competition in 2021, the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays will return to a full-scale four-day meet in 2022. And, Texas Athletics are proud to announcing Truist, the official banking sponsor of the Texas Longhorns, has a multi-year commitment to become the presenting sponsor of what is annually one of the nation’s premier track and field events. The deal with Truist was brokered by LEARFIELD’s Longhorns Sports Properties, the exclusive media rights holder of Texas Athletics.
“The Texas Relays are an institution in our great state and for high school, college and professional track and field athletes across our country and around the world,” said Chris Del Conte, vice president and athletic director of the University of Texas. “It’s an event we all circle on our calendars every year, and something we’ve missed a lot with its cancellation during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and with a significantly reduced event last year. We’re thrilled to have it back in full with a stadium full of fans this year and we are delighted to welcome Truist as our presenting sponsor. We are very grateful for their support and long-term commitment to the success of this big event.
“We are thrilled to expand 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 Banking 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 March 23-26, 2022 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus, bringing together athletes from around the world in high school, collegiate and professional competitions. . 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 has also been reduced to three days. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays have been cancelled. It was the first time the meet had been canceled since 1935. Relays began in 1925, and before last year the only other years it was not held were during the Great Depression of 1932-35 .
Tickets for the event can be purchased here starting tomorrow (Wednesday, 9/2) or at texassports.com/sports/relays. Registration for the competition will open on Thursday February 10 and can be made at directathletics.com. Questions regarding registrations can be directed to [email protected]
“We are extremely excited to see Texas Relays operating at full capacity again this spring,” said James Barr, Associate Athletic Director for Events and Games Operations and Clyde Texas Relay Meet Manager. Littlefield. “Not only will this be an exciting throwback to all the pride, passion and traditions of our historic event, but Truist’s commitment is a huge boost and speaks volumes about their support and appreciation for this iconic event in the State of Texas as well as an annual competition held in high esteem by the athletics community across the country and the world.We look forward to another great year in this 94th running of the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
Last year’s Texas Relays saw many Longhorns’ personal, Texas program and collegiate bests fall. Tara Davis, a two-time NCAA champion, broke Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s 36-year college record with an effort of 7.14m (23-2.25). The 2020 encounter also saw a handful of Longhorns who went on to represent their country at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
With the stands back at full capacity and all levels of competition open, this year’s Texas Relays are not to be missed. It is expected to once again be one of the most competitive and important competitions in the country, which has brought together more than 7,000 athletes.
The full program for this year’s meeting will be announced in the coming days. Stay tuned to https://texassports.com/sports/relays for this information as well as all the latest news and notes on the 94th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays, presented by Truist.
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