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Let The Games Begin

Seven former Red Raiders are set to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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July 27, 2012

LUBBOCK, Texas - A total of seven former Texas Tech track and field athletes are set to compete on the world stage in London as the 2012 Olympic Games begin with tonight's opening ceremonies.

The Red Raider contingent consists of, Shane Brathwaite Sally Kipyego, Shereefa Lloyd, Jamele Mason, Michael Mathieu, Andrae Williams and Jason Young.

Track and field events are set to begin on Aug. 3, and will continue through Aug. 10.

After finishing third in the discus throw at the U.S. Olympic Trials in June, Young became the second male athlete in school history to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team. The qualifying round of the men's discus throw is scheduled for Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. (BST).

Meanwhile, former Texas Tech great Kipyego qualified for the Kenyan team in both the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter run. While at Tech, Kipyego captured a remarkable total of nine NCAA Championships as a distance runner.

Meanwhile, Brathwaite (Barbados) qualified in the 110-meter hurdles, Lloyd (Jamaica) qualified in the 4x40 relay, Mason (Puerto Rico) qualified in the 400-meter hurdles, Mathieu (Bahamas) qualified in the 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash and 4x400 relay and Williams (Bahamas) qualified in the 4x40 relay.

Mason will be the first Tech athlete to compete in London as the first round of the men's 400-meter hurdles is scheduled for Aug. 3 at 11:15 a.m. (BST).



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