By Riley Zayas
Horns Illustrated Contributor
AUSTIN — Close races, top-tier athletes, and huge crowds cheering and chanting — the excitement for the first-ever NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships being held on the Forty Acres is tangible.
The storylines run deep throughout the teams competing with Texas, including some familiar foes from the Big 12 Conference coming to compete at Mike A. Myers Stadium this weekend.
“I’m definitely going to be facing some incredible competitors here at the NCAA Championships,” Kansas middle distance runner Bryce Hoppel said.