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Texas Tech’s Jamele Mason and Sally Kipyego Set to Compete at London Olympics

Former Texas Tech standouts Jamele Mason and Sally Kipyego will be the first of seven former Texas Tech athletes to complete at the 2012 London Olympics early Friday morning as the track and field events officially begin.

Mason will start things off by competing in the first round of the men’s 400-meter hurdles at 5:15 a.m. local time (CT). Meanwhile, Kipyego is scheduled to compete in the finals of the women’s 10,000-meter run at 3:15 p.m.

Mason competed for the Red Raiders during the 2012 season and was the NCAA Runner Up in the 400-meter hurdles with a school record time of 48.89.

Kipyego recorded an astonishing nine NCAA Championships during her career in both track and field and cross country while at Texas Tech. She most recently was the runner-up in the 10,000-meter run at the 2011 IAAF World Championships, and is currently a member of the Oregon Elite Track Club.

Fans can watch a live stream of the event online, or NBC is schedule to carry live track and field coverage Friday beginning a 3:25 (CT) locally.

Texas Tech athletes will continue competition in London through Aug. 11.

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