Destinee Hooker, Texas (University/College Women High Jump)
I am not happy with the jump, but I am happy with getting first place. For a minute I thought I had gotten second, but the official came over and told me I won. My goal is to get over 6'4" by the end of the year.
Fabrice Lapierre, Texas A&M (University/College Men Long Jump)
It feels pretty good to win, but I did not jump as good as I wanted to. I was not very consistent on the runway. But I am happy with the win.
Brenda Faluade, Miami (University/College Women Long Jump)
It feels great to win here at Texas Relays. I am from Houston, so I have been coming to the Texas Relays for a while. To make it better, this was the best jump of my career, so it feels good.
Victor Weirich, Fredericksburg (High School Boys Pole Vault)
I have been competing here at the Texas Relays for four years and I have slowly progressed. It feels good to finally win. This is definitely one of the best performances of my high school career; it is awesome.
Ebony Collins, anchor for Long Beach Wilson (High School Girls 4x800 Relay)
It was great to win this event, especially since I usually only run the 100m, the 200m and the 400m. It was my first time to run this event. Every one of our legs ran a personal-record time today.
John Buck, anchor for Cinco Ranch (High School Boys 4x800 Relay)
It is awe-inspiring to come to Texas Relays and run in an event like this. It is cool to run in front of so many people. This is definitely the biggest win we have had as a relay team.
Anthony Hemingway, Killeen (High School Boys High Jump)
I have competed at Texas Relays for the last three years, so this is exciting. Last year I tried to catch the winner, Scott Sellers, but I couldn't. I knew that this year was my last chance to win, and I did it.
Becky Breisch, Nebraska (University/College Women Discus)
My winning throw was an alright throw, but it was not the best I can do. It could have been better, but it was a decent enough throw to win, so I am okay with it.
Katie Veith, Homestead (High School Girls Pole Vault)
It is exciting to come down here to Texas and experience some Texas heat. This is a really big meet and it was nice to compete with these girls. I would say this is right up there with Nationals in terms of significance.
Vikas Gowda, North Carolina (University/College Men Discus)
This is one of my all-time favorite events. Every year I look forward to Texas Relays and the great Texas weather. I did not perform my best today, but in the end, I am satisfied with the results.
Camilla Dencer, Louisville (High School Girls High Jump)
It felt good to win my event; I was really tired because I already ran a couple of races today. I was fun to have competition at this level because where I am from, I usually end up jumping by myself. I have never had a jump-off this long before, so I am glad to be done.
Samantha Means, McKinney North (High School Girls 3,200 Meters)
This time was my personal record, so I am really happy with the race. I have always wanted to win at Texas Relays since I have known about them. My goal was to win the last lap, rather than winning all eight, and I was able to do that.
Matt Daniels, Arlington (High School Boys 3200 Meters)
I feel good about winning, but I looked at my time and realized it was not one of my best. This was my worst time I have ever run here at Texas Relays, but my first time to win.
Vincent Rono, South Alabama (University Men 1,500 Meters)
I ran well today; it was a hard race. The wind was really strong, especially in the last stretch. It was really in our faces going against us. But I had a good run as I expected, so it turned out okay.
Vicki Walker, anchor for A&M Consolidated (High School Girls Sprint Medley Relay)
It feels amazing to win and break the meet record. This was my first time running the 800m this year, but it is my fourth year at Texas Relays and my first time to win. I was just trying to hold the pace as long as I could. My teammates are amazing and I am so proud of them.
Duncan Phillips, anchor for A&M Consolidated (High School Boys Spring Medley Relay)
We were pretty confident coming into this race, so it feels good to pull off the win. We ran the race we knew we were capable of running, and we are very happy with our finish.
Terena Specks, Bastrop (High School Boys Long Jump)
It means a lot to me to win this event. This win is definitely at the top of my list of accomplishments. Now I just have to get ready for the district meet.
Brittni Finch, Centerville (High School Girls Long Jump)
This win feels great. It was not what I expected to jump. Nineteen feet is something you jump every day, but I am definitely happy.
Reuben Twijukye, anchor for South Plains (College Men Sprint Medley Relay)
This was a great win for us because we are preparing for another big meet next week. It always feels good to defend your title, because we won this race for the second year in a row.
Lauren Hagans, anchor for Baylor (University//College Women Sprint Medley Relay)
It felt pretty good to win this race. I was really nervous, so it the win paid off. I am coming back from a broken face one month ago, so I am thankful that God allowed me to come this far. This is a big accomplishment and we are pretty excited.
Elias Koech, anchor for Texas-El Paso (University Men Sprint Medley Relay)
I really had to kick it in on the last curve to get ahead, but I knew I had to hold on for my teammates. A win like this feels really good and I am proud of how my teammates ran.
Trina Cox, Abilene Christian (University/College Women 3,000m Steeplechase)
I am a little bit surprised about my win. I need to work on my technique and hurdling, but overall, I am happy. It is definitely a nice way to start the Outdoor season.
Brandon Chiumin, Dripping Springs (High School Boys 2,000m Steeplechase)
The steeplechase is a fun race, so I felt good to begin with. It is not something I really train for, but it is such a fun race to run. Overall, I feel very good about that run.
Nicodemus Naimadu, Abilene Christian (University Men 3,000m Steeplechase)
This was my fastest race ever; my previous best was in the 8:40s. This was such a good race because my fastest and I had great competition.
Josphat Boit, anchor leg for Arkansas (University Men 4x1,500m Relay)
The race went well. The pace was a bit slow but that is what I needed to think to pick it up at the end. I was confident in my run because I have done well so far. I love this place and running in Texas Relays. The fans are crazy though, and I love it.