Opposing Track & Field Teams Make Friends During ‘Hotel Challenge’ Relay Race

Photo credit Antwuane Johnson
Radio.com

By Kayla Jardine/Joe Cingrana

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When Antwuane Johnson, a senior at McKinney High School in Texas was staying overnight for the UIL state track and field meet held at Austin Texas (UT Texas), he and his competitors decided to have a little fun.

The 18-year-old and some other runners had a relay race on three different floors of the hotel they were staying at, all at the same time, and the video has already been seen by over a half a million people!

Antwuane told Radio.com that none of the racers knew each other before the video, but afterward they became great friends. 

"Basically we just wanted to have fun," Johnson explained. "As a track and field athlete, the common thing to do is race each other so we all decided to come up with the idea of a 'Hotel Challenge.' At first, we didn’t know each other at all. We just knew all of us were there because of the state track meet -- and after that, we became great friends!"