NCAA East Preliminary Championships Quotes - Day Two
May 28, 2010
"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."
"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:
On the 400m:
"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:
On surging into the top three in the last 50m: