April 3, 2010
Men's 100 Meter Dash, Invitational
Ivory Williams, Nike
On the victory: It feels real good. I just came out here trying to do my job, doing what I do at practice and came out with the victory.
On running in such a competitive field: I knew I had to run. I couldn't focus on them. I just had to focus on myself, and I knew I could come out with the victory.
Men's 100 Meter Dash, University/College
Gerald Phiri, Texas A&M
On the win: It feels good. My freshman year I ran the 100 m and I came in second, so it's great to come out here in front of this many fans and show them what I've got.
Men's 100 Meter Dash, College
Devin Hill, South Plains
On the victory: It was crazy at first. But you have to run through it and finish strong.
On the close finish: At the beginning I had a slow start, but I knew I couldn't give up, so I just kept pushing.
Women's 100 Meter Dash, Invitational
Blessing Okagbare, UTEP
On the win: I'm really excited because I've run against all these people before. I just thought about what I was supposed to do and it feels good to be number 1.
Women's 100 Meter Dash, Univ/Coll
Gabby Mayo, Texas A&M
On winning at Texas Relays: I am happy I won last year and I am just having a good day and I really just pulled through that race it was hard.
Boy's 100 Meter Dash, High School Div. II
Justin Gilbert, Huntsville
On the victory: I did what my coach told me to, and I ran the best I could run. Yesterday, I didn't run as well as I should have. So, today during the middle of the race, I started striding and relaxing more, and I started catching up to the guys ahead of me.
Boy's 100 Meter Dash, High School Div. I
Trey Franks, West Orange-Stark
On the victory: It felt good. I thought I would've run a faster time, but in the end I did well.
Girl's 100 Meter Dash, HS Div. II
Girl's 100 Meter Dash, High School Div. 1
Ashley Collier, FW Dunbar
On winning at Texas Relays: It feels good, it feels real good. It is a blessing to be out here in Texas Relays.
Jasmine Webb, Bishop Dunne
On the victory:
It feels great. Last year, I was in the stands watching so it's great to be competing.
On the close finish: It was great. Stephanie Kalu is great, she's in my district, she's the one that pushed me to run.
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.
Women's 1500 Meter Run Section A Univ/Coll
Betzy Jimenez, Texas
On winning at Texas Relays: I am really excited actually because I came here a lot as a high school kid and I realized I have never won and it so it is really exciting especially to be home and you really feel a responsibility to win and give your maximum.
Boy's 1600 Meter Run, High School
Ethan Doherty, Boerne Champion
On the win: It hasn't really settled in yet. I don't remember much. The first lap went by so fast, there was so much jostling going on and trying to get through and I don't even remember the first 200 meters. I was just trying to get good position. But it means a lot. I got 4th last year and that was a huge surprise to myself and a lot of people didn't think I was going to be up there with the group so I just kind of wanted to prove that I could run with these guys.
Girl's 1600 Meter Run, High School
Chelsey Sveinsson, The Greenhill School
On the victory: It's great to come out here and run against great competitors. When I get into the situation that I might not have as much competition, I look inside and work on what I need to, but it just feels good to be out here and running.
Men's 1 Mile Run Jerry Thompson Inv., University/College
Justin Duncan, Tulsa
On the victory: I feel good. We came out not caring too much about time. Coach and I just wanted to get the win. It's the first outdoor race, so I wanted to go through the motions. So, I was planning on kicking back then with 200 left, just kick, and that's what I did. I am pretty confident with my speed at the end of the race.
Men's 110-Meter Hurdles, Invitational
Ryan Brathwaite, Adidas
On winning at Texas Relays: It feels good; it was a pretty easy race so it was nice to win.
Men's 110M Hurdles, University/ College
Ronnie Ash, Oklahoma
On competing in the Texas Relays: It's cool, I like it out here, and I like this city a lot.
Men's 110-Meter Hurdles, College
Garrett Thomas, Tarleton State University
On the win: It's a good feeling. I wish I had a little more competition in the field, but this still is great.
Women's 100-Meter Hurdles, Invitational
Lauren Smith, unattached
On the win: It always feels great to win. It's always good to run here. There's a really good track and a good crowd and I'm glad to be back again this year.
Women's 100M Hurdles, University/College
Natasha Ruddock, Texas A&M
On the victory: It feels awesome. It's a nice atmosphere out here, and I'm just really excited about the win today.?
On running this event with your teammates: My team is awesome, and it's great to run with them. They ran great, and I'm proud of them.
Boy's 110-Meter Hurdles, HS Division II
Kendall Hayes, Lancaster
On winning at Texas Relays: It feels good I have been waiting three years for this.
Boy's 110 Meter Hurdles, HS Division I
Phillip Jones, WO-Stark
On winning at Texas Relays: It feels great, I got in my blocks and I just pictured winning and getting out with a great start and my coach just said finished and I came out with the win.
Girl's 100 Meter Hurdles, HS Division I
Amber Elkins, Gordon
On winning at Texas Relays: It feels good and I am just ready for state now.
Girl's 100-Meter Hurdles, HS Division II
A'Lexus Brannon, Beaumont Ozen
On the win: It's the best feeling in the world. It's always a great feeling to win. It's hard competing in multiple events in one day, but it's all about heart and determination and I think I had those today.
Men's 400-Meter Hurdles, University/College
Jeshua Anderson, Washington State
On the Victory: I'm still a little sore and tired, but overall it feels great. This is my third time at Texas Relays and I love it because of the fans and the weather. This wasn't really the time I wanted, but I'm not breathing that hard and overall I'm happy.
Men's 400-Meter Hurdles Invitational
Jamele Mason, Texas Tech
On winning at Texas Relays: It feels very good just making the spot in the university division by one and just being given another chance to run in the finals feels good.
Women's 400-Meter Hurdles Invitational
Roshunda Pierson, North Texas
On winning at Texas Relays: I have never ran at Texas Relays and it feels real good right now, I am loving it.
Women's 400-Meter Hurdles, University/College
Angele Cooper, Texas
On the Victory: I told Coach Bev that I wanted to come out here and win. In this event I am the underdog because I just started doing the 400m hurdles last year. God is good. I love Texas and I would tell anyone to come to Texas because Coach Bev is an unbelievable coach. She believes in me and I told her today that I was going to win, and I won.
Men's 4x100 Meter Relays, Invitational
Wallace Spearman, USA Blue
On running with the competitive field: I'm just glad we got to run, it feels good.
On competing in the Texas Relays: I missed it last year, I had to have surgery. But this year, I'm back and I'm healthy. I love the crowd, and they got us back in the race.
Men's 4x100 Meter Relay, University
Logan Roberts, Baylor
On the win: It feels pretty good. We took a tough loss in the 4x200 but we came back strong in the 4x100. But it feels good. We ran against some real good teams and some real good competition so it feels real good.
Women's 4x100 Meter Relay Univ/College
On winning at Texas Relays: I am really happy that we won and I am happy that I ran pretty fast.
Boy's 4x100 Meter Relay HS Division II
Reginald Reed, Desoto
On winning at Texas Relays: It feels great, that's all I can say is it feels great.
Boy's 4x100 Meter Relay, High School Div. 1
James Haynes, Orange West Orange-Stark
On the victory: We've been training pretty hard. It feels great. We came out here to break the record and put our name in the books. We came out here to try to run our fastest and see what we can do.
Girl's 4x100 Meter Relay HS Division I
On winning at Texas Relays: It feels really good because my team worked really hard.
Girl's 4x100 Meter Relay, High School Div. II
Richanda Hall, Mansfield Timberview
On the Victory: It feels great because this is our first time to win.
Men's 4x200 Meter Relay, University
Curtis Mitchell, Texas A&M
On the win: It feels good. I have never been here before. It's a great crowd and I'm just happy to compete with all of these great athletes.
Women's 4x200 Meter Relay Invitational, University/College
Porscha Lucas, Texas A&M
On the victory: It feels great, I'm really happy with our team.
Boy's 4x200 Meter Relay, High School Div. I
Justin Thomas, WO-Stark
On the Win: Texas Relays is a really big event and coming from a small school, we really like the opportunity to compete with the big schools. We try to come out here and run our best times and I think that's what we did today.
Boy's 4x200 Meter Relay, HS Div. II
Prezel Hardy, Killeen Ellison
On winning at Texas Relays: This feels great; this is beautiful I just love it.
Girl's 4x200 Meter Relay, HS Div. I
Kristen Knox, Waco Connally
On winning at Texas Relays: It feels so good and we have some freshman and sophomores on the team and they did so good and they are improving and helping us out they are going to be good.
Men's 4x400 Relay Invitational
Quinton Thomas, USA NEXT LE
On winning at Texas Relays: It feels great just to come to Texas Relays and win in front of a home crowd.
Men's 4x400 Relay, C. Price Jr. University
Bryan Miller, Texas A&M
On winning at Texas Relays: It is a great feeling, it is my first time to win a race at Texas Relays.
Men's 4x400 Relay, University
On winning at Texas Relays: It feels good, I just like that we can show everybody that we can come out here and compete.
Men's 4x400 Relay, College
Anton Kokorin, South Plains
On winning at Texas Relays: It is nice, I wish we were running with the Universities, but I think they are afraid to run with us.
Women's 4x400 Meter Relay, University/ College
Edina Brooks, Arkansas
On the victory: It feels great, we've been working hard. So, it's awesome to come out here and get the win.
On competing in the Texas Relays: I'm actually from here, so it's good to come back home and perform for my family and friends - It's great.
Boy's 4x400 Meter Relay, High School Div. I
Jesse Montgomery, Dallas Madison
On the victory: It feels good, but we have to work harder.
On the close finish: Sometimes you hurt, but you have to push. I'm just learning this. I'm a freshman but I have great role models on my team. So, they help me push, and we make it together.
Boy's 4x400 Meter Relay, High School Div. II
Hugh Graham Jr., Miami Northwestern
On the victory: It feels good. We came all the way from Miami to win. We were out front from the beginning, and it felt good to finish in first.
Girl's 4x400 Meter Relay, High School Div. I
Paula Smith, Waco Connally
On the victory: We feel good. Fredericksburg had the fastest time coming in, but we beat them.
On competing in the Texas Relays: It's a great experience running here, especially since it's my first time competing at the Relays.
Girl's 4x400 Relay HS Division II
Christy Udoh, Houston Westbury
On winning at Texas Relays: It feels great and just to compete in Texas Relays and it feels great.
Men's Distance Medley Relay, University
Patrick Todd, Texas
On the victory: It's incredible. There aren't many meets like this in the nation and to be the home team at the meet makes it extra special. Half of these people out here, if not more have no idea the name of a single person on our DMR. we have Texas on our chest. Every leg you're hearing, "Texas Fight," or "Let's go Texas!" It's really a great experience.
On the home crowd: You never want to lose. You especially don't want to lose at home. With all of the amount of friends and family that everyone has here and the 200 Longhorn signs around the infield, you just don't want to lose. It's not an option.
Boy's Distance Medley Relay, High School
Neil Smith, Southlake Carroll
On the victory: It's very exciting. Our team just wanted to run well for the last time. We had a lot of respect for the competitors. We felt good going in, but we knew that it would be a hard task to win. We're really excited about the win.
Men's High Jump, University/College
Andra Manson, Nike
On competing at his home track at the Texas Relays: It's a great event. Any time you can be at home and have the fans behind you, it's a great feeling.
Men's Pole Vault, University/College
Jason Colwick, Rice
On the win: Three in a row, I can't believe it. Jordan Scott (Kansas) was jumping really well today. I just hung in there and came out with the win. It feels really good.
Women's Pole Vault, University/College
Katie Stripling, Arkansas
On the win: It's exciting to win. I would have liked to jump higher but this is a really good competition. There were a lot of really good jumpers here today. It was exciting to compete with them and to be pushed.
Girl's Pole Vault, High School
Jessie Johnson, Argyle
On the height: I am a little disappointed. I wanted to clear 12 (feet) again-I've done it, but I would like to continually get it. Today, though, I feel like I did fine. My swing felt right, and everything felt pretty good.
Men's Triple Jump, University/College
Sharif Zuheir, Texas A&M
On the victory: It feels pretty good. The preparation was there. We try to work really hard in practice, my teammates and I. We just wanted to come out here and put on a show. I enjoy the Texas Relays. It's a great environment to come out here and gauge where you're at in the season. It's a very fun meet.
Women's Triple Jump, University/College
Yasmine Regis, Unattached
On winning at the Texas Relays: It feels great to win again at the Texas Relays for the second year running. I was kind of upset, I only got to do one jump. I bruised my heel in the first round. This is a great atmosphere out here, my favorite meet to come to next to nationals. I was happy to be here and open my season here.
Boy's Triple Jump, High School
Mark Jackson, Taylor
On the victory: It feels good to win this event. It is my first time. Last year coming in, I thought that I could have won. It feels good this year, like some kind of redemption.
Girl's Triple Jump, High School
A'Lexus Brannon, Beaumont Ozen
On her performance: I feel like my performance was strong. I felt comfortable with my runway and my phases were great, so I didn't have a problem with jumping. I was excited with my performance and glad that I came out with a win.
Girl's Shot Put, High School
Emily Atkins, Crandall HS
On the victory: It feels really good, mainly because I'm a senior, and this is something I've wanted to accomplish since I came here as a sophomore.
On competing at the Relays: It's awesome, the weather's great, it's just a great experience.
Girl's Discus, High School
Jill Hydrick, Ingleside
On the victory: It feels good because it's my senior year. I've been to Texas Relays all four years, but this one feels great.