STARKVILLE, Miss. – It has been said that everything is bigger in Texas, and the Mississippi State track and field team hopes to rise to the occasion on the big stage as it heads to Austin for the 86th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.
A whopping 874 teams from universities, colleges and high schools around the country will gather at the Texas Longhorns’ Mike A. Myers Stadium for one of the largest meets in the nation. Eight other Southeastern Conference teams will join the Maroon and White over the course of the weekend.
"The Texas Relays are a big deal in the track and field world," MSU coach Steve Dudley said. “Some of the best athletes in the world will be competing this week. For our athletes to line up against them will be a great experience and a true testing ground for where we stand as a team."
MSU looks to continue its success at this prestigious meet after helping the SEC claim men’s and women’s victories at the Conference Challenge in Starkville last weekend. The Bulldogs earned six first-place finishes to help SEC squads defeat Illinois, Purdue, Louisiana Tech and Missouri State.
While lone Lady Bulldog Erica Bougard will see some action on Wednesday in part one of the heptathlon competition, all other action will begin for Dudley’s squads on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. The meet will conclude on Saturday afternoon with the 4x400-meter relay.
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