Mason Finishes 24th in London|
Former Red Raider finished 24th overall in the first round of the 400-meter hurdles at the 2012 Olympics.
Aug. 3, 2012
LONDON - Former Texas Tech hurdler Jamele Mason finished fifth in his heat and 24th overall during the first round of the men's 400-meter hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics Friday morning.
Mason, who ran for Puerto Rico, crossed the line with a time of 49.89 and did not advance to Saturday's semifinals.
The 2012 NCAA Runner-Up and school record holder got out to strong start running in lane seven, but could not keep up with David Greene from Great Britain who pulled away on the final stretch to win the heat with a time of 48.89.
Mason finished his career as a Red Raider this spring by breaking the school record in his final race at the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 48.89. He currently holds two of the top-five times in school history.
Seven former Texas Tech athletics qualified for the 2012 London Olympics. Sally Kipyego, who captured a total of nine NCAA Championships during her Lady Raider career, is scheduled to run in the final of the women's 10,000-meter run Friday at 3:15 p.m. (CT).