April 2022

UTSA Track & Field’s Mackenzie Grimes – Instagram takeover

Runners Rising’s first NIL deal with a UTSA Track & Field athlete took place last week when Mackenzie Grimes took over our Instagram account. Mackenzie provided a behind the scenes look at what it takes to be a UTSA track & field student athlete. Mackenzie took our followers to practice after starting the day off with a healthy breakfast. A quick refuel at the team lunch was followed up by ANOTHER practice (weight training) and some much needed recovery before finishing off the day at a local FCA event with other friends and athletes. You can check out the takeover […]

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A Conversation with Terrell Haynes of UTSA Football

UTSA Football player Terrell Haynes joined Runners Rising’s Eddie Benningfield for a great interview. Terrell is a 6’3″ senior offensive lineman from Arlington, Texas. He played high school football at Arlington Seguin before attending UTSA. He’s a Kinesiology major and played a major role in helping the Roadrunners win their first ever Conference USA title this past season. Topics discussed: Terrell’s dad Spring football Transition from basketball to football Jeff Traylor hire Birthday gifts Terrell’s nickname and more…. Be sure to follow Terrell on twitter: https://twitter.com/THaynes__ Special thanks to Terrell for sitting down with the Runners Rising project. If you

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Lexi Bolton & Jonathan Tapia Instagram takeovers

The first two official Runners Rising athletes Lexi Bolton and Jonatha Tapia took over our Instagram account this last weekend. Lexi started the weekend off Friday with a typical day as a soccer student athlete mixed in with a special Fiesta “Dia en la Sombrilla” sneak peak. Alumni will remember this Fiesta event previously named “Fiesta UTSA”. Lexi even took some questions from Runners Rising followers before ending the night supporting her fellow Runners Rising official athlete, Jonathan Tapia, and the baseball team as they took on Charlotte. Click the following link to see Lexi’s takeover: https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17924565767329018/ Jonathan Tapia finished

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