Post-Meet Quotes: C-USA Championships



March 1, 2014

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"Trey [Hadnot] was essential to what the men did tonight," head coach Gary Stanley said. "To come back after the 200m with his spot in the national championships guaranteed and to risk injury by running the way he did for this team with all the passion these men showed today was phenomenal. I am so proud of those men and proud of the women as well. My coaching staff did a great job this weekend preparing and coaching our teams."

"We did have a near-perfect meet on the men's side and it was done with a lot of passion. Coming in this weekend there was lot of new blood with new teams but our guys approached like `This is a new era. Let's go get it.' I am proud of their effort this weekend."

On Freshman of the Year Jermey Hicks:

"Jermey started a little slow indoors. He is out of New Orleans from Edna Karr High School. I love the guy to death. A lot of people passed on him and we took him. He is a great kid that has had some unusually tough circumstances in his life. He is performing and nobody can be happier than us to have him on our team."

On Kim Francis:

"8.23 is a good time. In her career,  she has had three championships and one second [place finish]. It doesn't get much better than that. She was ready to run today. I was really proud of her and the entire women's team, particularly the 4x400m relay. That was a gutty run to lose by seven-hundredths of a second but to be up there knowing we weren't in the hunt for the team title says a lot about what our coaches have been able to instill in these young ladies."

"That could have been a huge swing. Our fourth guy in the 60m finals was hurt. Isaiah Underwood hurt his hamstring yesterday and I just told him that it was the conference championships and we needed every point we could get. If you have to crawl 60 meters to get that point, we are going to do it. Otherwise, it would have been even closer had he been healthy."