Former Husker, Chantae McMillan competes in "The Titan Games"

Published: May. 28, 2020 at 9:52 PM CDT
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Chantae McMillan competed for Nebraska from 2007 to 2011. In her time with the Big Red she was a four-time Big 12 champion in Track & Field. She also earned a bid to the 2012 London Olympics where she competed in the heptathlon.

Earlier this year, she put her athletic abilities to the test in NBC's show, "The Titan Games." A show which has athletes compete against one another by racing through an obstacle course, which tests your speed, endurance and strength.

"I felt really good going in with my background being a heptathlon athlete with endurance but with power and explosiveness as my whole training background," McMillan said. "So, just taking that in and doing these obstacles that I never thought I would do in my entire life that were so challenging for those little amount of minutes, It was crazy."

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson hosts the show and the season two premiere aired this Monday, May 25. McMillan won her first head-to-head match-up before taking down two-time gold medal boxer, Claressa Shields to earn the title of Titan.

"I was nervous I was like shaking watching it even though I know the outcome and I know about the whole thing," McMillan said. "It was just bringing back memories. It was weird seeing it from this perspective watching it."

McMillan is one of three former Huskers competing in the Titan Games, the others are Jessie Graff and Dr. Jamie Seeman. Currently, McMillan is training for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics where she hopes to compete in the javelin competition.

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