Four Red Raiders Advance at the NCAA Championships
June 11, 2008
DES MOINES, Iowa - Rain delayed the start of the NCAA Championships, but after the sun came our four Red Raiders advanced to the next round of the NCAA Championships.
Sally Kipyego will have a chance to capture the 5,000M title that eluded her last year. She won her prelim with a time of 17:23.14. Kipyego will run the finals of the 5,000M on Friday at 9:15 p.m.
Irene Kimaiyo qualified for the finals of the 3K steeplechase on Friday at 7:25 p.m. She ran a time of 10:18.45 to place fourth in her heat and the eighth fastest time in the prelims.
Sandra Iwunze ran a time of 58.08 to qualify for the semi's with the fourth fastest. She will run in the semis tomorrow at 5:45 p.m.
Senior Bobby Evers finished his career as Red Raider with a jump of 24'-4.50" in the prelims.
Mike Cast finished his career with a prelims throw of 199'-10" to place 21st in the prelims.
Ozie Okolie finished in 16th place during the prelims of the hammer throw. She threw a distance of 196'-06".
Wouter LeRoux finished his season with a time of 51.85 in the 400M hurdles and placed 22nd.
Gilbert Limo finished in a time of 9:07.27 in the prelims of the 3K steeplechase. He was 21st overall.
Tech will begin competing tomorrow at 4:15 p.m. with the men's shot put. Live results of the NCAA Championships can be found by going to www.ncaasports.com. A recap and final results can be seen by logging onto www.texastech.com.