April 2, 2009
Photo Gallery | Results
University/College Women's Hammer Throw Champion
Stevie Large, Akron
On winning her first Texas Relays event: I'm excited, it's always good to get a win, but at the same time I'm just trying to learn how to compete under pressure, especially when things aren't going as well as you wanted to, just to still compete and get a good mark.
On whether she was affected by the winds: Not so much. I thought it was going to when we came in this morning, it was real bad. It wasn't so much the wind. It actually made it nice and cooled off.
University/College Men's Hammer Throw Champion
Marcel Lomnicky, Virginia Tech
On his performance: I'm not happy with my result because I expected more. I expected at least my PR which is 72.66 from last year. I'm not sure. I like really fast rings and these rings are kind of slow. I don't know, maybe the problem is in my head, I don't know. Hopefully I'll be better at the next meet. I just came to the Virginia in January so this is my outdoor meet ever in the states. I'm not satisfied with any of my throws today. I'm glad I won but it's not a victory for me.
On his first Texas Relays experience: I heard that this meet is good to start the season. It's one of the biggest meets, so that's why I chose to come here.
University/College Women's 4x800 Champions
LSU -- Junior LaTavia Thomas
On being part of the 4x800 Championship team two years in a row: It feels great to win two years in a row. The weather was kind of windy but our coaches just and run to win. This is my third year at the Texas Relays. The experience is cool and I'm always excited to come here. The weather this year was nice too.
University/College Men's 4x800 Champions
Texas - Senior Mike Carmody
On today's race: I was afraid I took it out a little too fast but I was able to keep it going and finish strong. I thought we ran pretty well.
Texas - Senior Tevas Everett
On today's race: We wanted to try something different today. We wanted to take it out a little slower so I went out in 55, which is about three seconds slower than normal. Overall, I thought it was a good race to get started on. I think we're happy with it.
University/College Heptathlon Champion
Bettie Wade, Michigan
On competing at the Texas Relays: It's been so cold back home, I've really only practiced outside like twice. I didn't realize coming from the cold into the hot weather that my body would need to get used to it. We'd never been to Texas Relays, but it has such a great reputation. It was a lot of fun.
University/College Decathlon Champion
Camille Vandendriessche, Abilene Christian
On his Texas Relays experience: I came in trying to set a big PR and I had my best first day. This morning, in the hurdles, was not favorable, so it kind of threw me off, but I was still on pace. They moved the pole vault back about five hours, so I just tried to stay focused. It means a lot to me to win the Texas Relays. It is one of the biggest track meets in the United States, so it means a lot to get the watch.