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Track & Field Championships: Inspiration igniting Daniels’ push to the peak

Teahna Daniels' running is inspired for all those who see her fleet feet on the track (Photo courtesy of Texas Sports).

By Riley Zayas
Horns Illustrated Contributor

This week, from June 5th through 8th, Mike A. Myers stadium will play host to the biggest event in college track and field — The NCAA National Championships. It will be a showcase of the best of the best in the NCAA with athletes competing in a variety of different running and field events, from the 100m dash to the 10,000m run, the high jump to the javelin, this is a meet that will determine the NCAA’s best in 2019.

Considering that the 2019 Texas Texas Track and Field team has enjoyed so much success over the course of the outdoor season, it’s no wonder that 20 different Longhorns will be representing the host team this week. Out of all 20, four have stood out over the course of this journey to the championships. All four have different backgrounds, different stories and run different races, but all stand proud in the Eyes of Texas. Horns Illustrated profiles those four athletes heading into the big meet— Sam Worley, Tripp Piperi, Ashtin Zamzow and Teahna Daniels.

Teahna Daniels

Every athlete has an inspiration.

For Texas sprinter Teahna Daniels, it was her late father, Wellice, who Daniels described as her “biggest fan.”