NCAA East Preliminary Championships Quotes - Day Two

May 28, 2010

Recap |  Results |  Notes

Antoinette Cobb

"I didn't have a great start today and I felt behind during the first three hurdles but I feel like I made up for that during the second set of three hurdles. I was a little nervous about 10 minutes before the race today, but once I started warming up I wasn't nervous anymore."

"I accidentally swallowed my gum in the blocks; so it was there, it just didn't make it through the race. I was just ready to come out of the blocks so much I was afraid I was going to false start. When the starter said ‘Set' I just accidentally swallowed the gum. At first I was afraid it was going to get caught in my throat during the race. I don't think I'll have gum in my mouth tomorrow."

"This is my second time competing at nationals – technically, this is considered nationals. Tomorrow, I don't care about my time; I just want to finish in the top 12 so I can advance to Eugene. I feel like my hard work this year is starting to pay off."

Kamelia Stroy

"I was really focused on getting out in the first 80m just a little bit harder than yesterday and then lasting throughout the race."

On her personal record time of 53.08:
"It feels like I can do anything. I am so confident with myself and my training and I'm just ready to continue to go faster."

On Eugene:
"I am excited. This will be my second trip out to Eugene; I went when I was 16 years old for the USA Junior National Championships. I am really excited to go back up there and run on that track. It is really nice up there."

Albert Fullwood

On the 400m:
"I planned the race out and I ran it like I had wanted to run it. I was happy with the way I ran the race and I am happy with my time. I just feel good because I made the coaches proud and my family back at home proud."



"I had been planning that race for over six hours because my coaches are always telling me to visualize the race. That way, once the gun goes off, you already know what you have to do and you won't have any surprises. I just visualized my race about six hours beforehand so that once the race began, I was just going off of what I already knew."

On the 200m:
"The 200m was something I was really focusing on this weekend. I knew the 400m would come around the way I planned it. The 200m is something I really plan on pursuing at nationals so I have focused on that."

On surging into the top three in the last 50m:
"That was part of the plan, considering I was in lane seven and had three guys in front of me that were running really fast. I figured that all I had to do was stick with them and when I got out of the turn, I knew I had to drop the hammer because that's how they move. "

On Saturday:
"In the 4x100m relay, I just need to make sure I rest my legs tonight because I need to come out of the blocks very strong and very fast tomorrow. The 200m will be easier tomorrow than it was today because I won't have the 400m race to run beforehand. Then, in the 4x400m relay, I just need to give it all I've got."


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