By: Blasita J. Lopez
Border Olympics is one of the storied Laredo traditions that has lived on in the community’s lore for well over 80 years. It’s a wonderland of spectator sports including baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, golf and tennis. The most popular spring tourney, and also the oldest, is high school track and field; and college golf has garnered the most prestige over the years as the second oldest collegiate golf tournament in the nation. The likes of Baylor, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Houston, Rice, Michigan State, and Lamar have participated recently, as well as, many other recognizable NCAA division one schools. It remains a crowd favorite having been a mainstay on many collegiate golf schedules for decades and is hosted by the Laredo Country Club from March 13-14, 2015. It features 36-holes of skillful play the first day and finally 18-holes of championship play on day two.