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Texas Relays is the second biggest track and field event in America after Penn Relays featuring about 900 teams and over 7,000 athletes every year. The event is held every March or April at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas. For many years, the event has been organized by The University of Texas. The competition features elite college athletes, potential Olympians and best high school talents from all over the state. The competition is watched by over 50,000 spectators.
Texas Relays was held for the first time as a men-only competition in 1925. It was initiated by the University of Texas coach Clyde Littlefield and athletic director Theo Bellmont. Since 1969 women started to compete too. In 1999 the Relays moved to Mike A. Myers Stadium. The Relays generate 8 million dollars for Austin businesses and communities. The competition consists of The University and College Divisions that are open to schools that qualify. The High School Division is open to schools in the University Interscholastic League classes A, AA, AAA, AAAA.