Four regional high school track athletes are poised to race at Nike Outdoor Nationals in Eugene, Ore., after the boys 4x800-meter relay team qualified for the meet May 14, breaking the school record along the way.

But the team faces one final barrier to entry at one of the most prestigious high school track meets of the year — cost.

High school track coach Don Brown launched a GoFundMe campaign last Thursday with a $10,000 donation goal to pay for transportation across the country and lodging for the relay team. In four days, 75 donations had come in totaling nearly $8,000.

Nike Outdoor Nationals will be held from June 16 to 19 at the University of Oregon’s Hayward field, a brand new track and field stadium that will also host the World Athletics Championships in July.

The relay team of Jonathan Norton, Daniel Serpa, Daniel da Silva and Zach Utz qualified for nationals at the Massachusetts State Track Coaches Association Coaches Invitational May 14, with a time of 8:03.3. Averaging just over two minutes for each half mile leg of the relay, the team breached the qualifying standard for nationals by just three seconds.

The relay narrowly missed the qualifying time for indoor nationals in New York City over the winter, missing the mark by just two seconds with a time of 8:19.

In an interview with the Gazette this February, relay member and school record mile runner Zach Utz said the relay team has worked for years to qualify for nationals.