April 2, 2010
Final Stats |
Men's 1,500 Meter Run, University/College
Darwin Price, Grambling
On the victory: It feels cool. I think I needed to pick it up a little bit. I'm trying to go to Nationals, but I'm just a sophomore, so I have some time.
On competing at the Texas Relays: It feels real good. I'm happy to be here, I thank God for giving me the opportunity to be here.
Boy's 3,200 Meter Run, High School
Craig Lutz, Flower Mound Marcus
On the victory: I ran a really stupid race. I didn't really look at my time at all. It took all guts on the last 600 meters. It was the hardest field I've run in a long time.
Girl's 3,200 Meter Run, High School
Chelsey Sveinsson, Dallas Greenhill
On setting the meet and stadium record: It's a great feeling. I felt really good going into this season. I'm healthy, I feel strong and I just feel excited about running this race. I was just trying to focus on getting faster each lap of the last mile. (The record) wasn't something that I was shooting for but when I heard it before the race started, I thought 'That's a good goal. I think I'll go for that.' I really started to go after it after I came through my first mile and saw that I was at 5 minutes. I knew I just had to run (my last mile) 5:07 and I had it.
Men's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase, University/College
Nicodemus Ng'etich, UTEP
On the victory: Good, it feels real good to win. I felt good, I had a lot of distance in front, so I was feeling fine.
On competing at the Texas Relays: This place is "showtime" and I like that. It's a great place to run.
Women's 3,000-Meter Steeplechase, University/College
Taylor Johnson, Arkansas
On winning her first steeplechase attempt: It's awesome. I've never done this before, this was the first time. I just tried to go out there and not kill it because I've never really run this long. It was nice. It was more fun than I thought it'd be.
Boy's 2,000-Meter Steeplechase, High School
Derwin Graham, Copperas Cove
On the victory: It felt great because we weren't here last year. Looking at the results from those, I would have gotten third. So, I've been training and getting ready for this one. I wanted to come out here and get a good time. I beat my personal record by about 20 seconds, so I felt pretty good.
On competing at the Texas Relays: I was really glad to be over here. This is my first year running the Texas Relays even though I'm a junior, so it felt good being over here.
Boys 4x800 Meter Relay High School
Cameron Foreman, Georgetown High School
On winning the 4x800 Relay: It's awesome. The environment is great. It's good for athletes. We wanted to run fast and we did.
On breaking the Mike A. Meyers Stadium record for the 4x800 meter relay: It feels pretty good. We've come here a lot of times and gotten second or third, but never won the event. That's another good thing for us, but the record was great.
Girl's 4x800m Relay, High School
Alison Pringle, Mansfield Timberview
On the victory: I actually wasn't expecting to win. I just didn't want to lose the lead. The girls before me did a great job of getting out ahead.
Men 4x1500 Meter Relay, University
Michael Chinchar, Arkansas
On winning at the Texas Relays: We love coming our to this race. This was our 12th year in a row winning it I think. We always want to come out here and start the season out right. We had four great guys. We bid our time, waited and then Pat (Russell) made an amazing move with 300 to go and after that we had it wrapped up. These guys did an awesome job getting me in the perfect position.
Men's Sprint Medley Relay, University
Richard Jones, LSU
On the victory: It feels great. This is what we've been trying to do, that's what got us here. We want to wrap these relays up.
On the strong finish: I ran the 4x800 yesterday, and I was really tired. So, I don't know where it came from, I really don't. My teammates and I just really wanted to win it.
Men's Sprint Medley Relay, College
Troy Faulkner, South Plains
On the victory: It feels great. The nerves went away as soon as the gun went off, and I felt like we all really ran our race the way we were hoping to.
On competing at the Texas Relays: This is my first time. It is wonderful. This is a true privilege.
Women's Sprint Medley Relay, University/College
Cassandra Tate, LSU
On winning at the Texas Relays: It feels great. I was depending on my teammates to get me a lead and they did. I came through to try to get us the win, and I was able to.
Boy's Sprint Medley Relay, High School
Rodney Jones, Lancaster
On the victory: It feels good, I knew we had to push. Thomas Stevenson gave it to me and gave me a chance. I knew I could catch anybody.
On competing at the Texas Relays: It feels pretty good. This is my first time running here, since I got hurt last year, I didn't get to run. I knew had to show up with it being my first time.
Girl's Sprint Medley Relay, High School
Melina Johnson, Klein Collins
On the win: It feels great. My teammates did a good job working through it and Kylie (Cullinan) on the last leg ran a great 800. She's been working hard in practice.
Women's High Jump, University/College
Brittani Carter, LSU
On the victory: It felt good to win. I was really excited to come here and try to win this. I have been competing in this event since high school and have never won, so I really wanted to win at least once before I was done.
Boy's High Jump, High School
Jeron Robinson, Travis
On winning the high jump: It feels great, I came up here before in my sophomore year and junior year and I lost both and I just had it in my head that I was not going to lose this time.
Girl's High Jump, High School
Danielle Candelaria, Irving MacArthur
On the win: It feels really good. I didn't expect to win. The end was exciting with the jump of. I'm really excited to win.
Boy's Pole Vault, High School
Casey Wicker, Dallas Jesuit
On winning the pole vault: It's so much fun. I came here last year and won the B group. That was a win in itself. Coming to the A group and getting with all the good vaulters is so great.
On competing at the Texas Relays: I look forward to this meet every year. Last year was my first time to come. This is almost as big as the state meet, which is ridiculous. I love the competition, and it's a lot of fun to come.
Girl's Pole Vault, High School
Demi Payne, New Braunfels
On winning the pole vault: It feels amazing just to be out here with all these great athletes and just competing, it just feels really great to win at Texas Relays.
Men's Long Jump, University/College
Reindell Cole, CSU-Northridge
On winning the long jump: This is my third time to win at Texas Relays, so I'll accept (my mark of 7.77m).
On competing at Texas Relays: It's a great experience. To me it's like the pre-event to Nationals, because everyone that's going to be at Nationals is at this track meet.
Women's Long Jump, University/College
Blessing Okagbare, UTEP
On how she felt about her performance: Not bad. I was happy with it. I was expecting to do something like that.
Kebba Tolbert, UTEP's jumps coach
On Okagbare breaking the Texas Relays record: I was telling her there's lots and lots of great athletes who have long jumped here at the Texas Relays. To break the record here is something pretty special.
Boy's Long Jump, High School
Mark Jackson, Taylor
On the victory: It feels great competing out here and especially getting a P.R.
On competing at the Texas Relays: I've been coming out here to watch since I was really young. So, to actually be out here and be a part of it is just awesome.
Girl's Long Jump, High School
A'Lexus Brannon, Beaumont
On the victory: It always feels great to get a win. It was a little hard with the conditions but I'm proud I got the win.
On competing at the Texas Relays: The competition really pushed me. I was in second place all the way to the very end, so I feel like the completion really pushed me. It's always running in Austin, and I'm looking forward to competing here again, for Texas, next year.
Men's Discus Throw, University/College
Mason Finley, Kansas
On the victory: I feel great. This is my first college meet throwing so it is really exciting.
On competing at the Texas Relays: It is awesome. It is such a great competition because all the greatest throwers are here at one time.
Women's Discus Throw, University/College
Simone du Toit, SMU
On the meet: This was the best meet that I have had this year. Once you break through the first two times, you can just go out there and put everything you have out there. I hope it goes as well in the shot put tomorrow.