Texas Tech track and field stars Gil Roberts and Michael Mathieu both took home some hardware during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Roberts won a gold medal and Mathieu won a bronze medal in the 4x400-meter relay.
Roberts ran third in the mile to help USA secure the gold with a final time 2:57.30. Mathieu ran second for the Bahamas during the relay helping them secure the bronze medal with a final time of 2:58.49. For Roberts, he earned his first Olympic medal while Mathieu earned his third consecutive one. He won a silver medal in 2008 and a gold one in 2012 as a member of the Bahamas' relay team.
With their accomplishments, Texas Tech track and field athletes have now won eight total medals at the Olympics and nine overall for all Texas Tech sports. Roberts and Mathieu are now the ninth and tenth Red Raiders to compete at the Olympics. Way to go you two!
Michael Mathieu and the Bahamas earn bronze with a time of 2:58.49! His third Olympic medal! #WreckEm pic.twitter.com/a9HdElaSLW— TTU Track & Field/XC (@TTU_TF_XC) August 21, 2016
GOLD! Gil Roberts & Team USA wins the 4x400-meter relay with a time of 2:57.31! #WreckEm pic.twitter.com/I2PxuVUNhS— TTU Track & Field/XC (@TTU_TF_XC) August 21, 2016