Did they release an official attendance?
I didn't start this thread but found it interesting A&M went to the meet at LSU instead. I don't know of any of the being the scenes stuff.
The other was from NBCSN announcer Craig Masback during the Penn Relays broadcast:
I want to point out a negative thing here. Some college coaches have chosen not to bring their teams here. There’s something they’re calling the National Relay Championships in Arkansas this weekend. Why aren’t these guys here? Sydney McLaughlin, the great young freshman at Kentucky, she could have come here and done what Renaldo Nehemiah did many years ago, what Sanya Richard-Ross did during her college career, and establish a name for herself that would help transcend the sport as she goes through her career. And by not coming here these college coaches are depriving those athletes of running in front of this crowd.
Co-announcer Sanya Richards-Ross continued:
I really mean it when I say that these are some of my fondest memories, and I had the opportunity to run here at the University of Texas. When you come here you get to see the pros and you get a peek into the future. And so yeah, I’m disappointed with many of those college coaches who went there instead of coming here. This is an environment you cannot recreate, it’s just that special.