April 9, 2011
Men's 100 Meter Dash University
Gerald Phiri, Texas A&M
On the win: I've only lost this title once, my freshman year. It feels so good to come out here and show these guys that I've still got it. I can still win.
Men's 100 Meter Dash Invitational
Jared Connaughton, Canada
On the win: It felt so good winning. I was disappointed after my performance in the relays. I feel like I'm vindicated now.
Men's Invitational Jerry Thomson Mile
Fred Samoei, Alabama
On the win: Right before the final 800, I knew I'd be able to win. To me that was the greatest and most memorable part of competing at the Texas Relays.
Men's 110 Meter Hurdles College
Aleec Harris, Barton County CC
On the win: Good because I false started last year.
Men's 110m Hurdles Invitational
Aries Merritt, Reebok
On the win: It was OK. I made a few errors with the wind because it was so strong. It was pushing me too close to the hurdles, which in the hurdles is not a good thing.
Men's 400m Hurdles University
Bryce Brown, Texas Tech
On the win: It feels really good. I just thank God. I always chill at the beginning of the race, but this time I tried to get out a little faster, but my finish was good, so I am happy with it.
Men's 400 Meter Hurdles Invitational
Lane Dennis, ERI
On the win: It felt good. I wanted a faster time but I couldn't with the wind. I got out good and I just had to stay patient and I came out fast and I brought it home. I'm happy with the win, I wanted a better time but I thank God. It felt great to do it in front of a big crowd.
Men's 4x100-Meter Relay University
Prezel Hardy Jr., Texas A&M
On the win: It feels good. I believe we did good. We got our handoffs, and we did everything right, and we ran our fastest.
Men's 4x200m Relay University
Men's 4x400m Relay College
Gabriel Mvumvure, LSU
On the win: Texas Relays is fun, and that's what we try to do most of the time, just coming out here and enjoying ourselves. This was our second relay of the year, and we are just happy to be undefeated in the 4x200. We are just enjoying ourselves and that's what it's all about.
Carvin Nknata, Butler County
On the win:
The crowd made this victory sweet. They give you so much energy and that carried me the whole race.
Men's 4x400m Relay University
Danzell Fortson, Texas
On the win: This was my senior year. I battled some injuries throughout the season, so it felt so good to walk away with this accomplished.
Men's 4x400m Relay C. Price Jr. University
Demetrius Pinder, Texas A&M
On the win: I'm so happy right now. Setting a course record made it that much better, but mostly, I'm just so happy to have won.
Men's 4x400m Relay Invitational
Jeremy Wariner, Adidas
On the win: Today was just for practice really. We didn't know where anyone was at in-shape wise but we ran pretty well so that's all that matters.
Men's Pole Vault University/College
Jack Whitt, Oral Roberts
On the win: I competed all right, I'm just glad to finally win again. My senior year in high school I set the record here so it's really good to win in the college division.
Men's Shot Put University Section A
Robert Golabek, University of Buffalo
On the win: This atmosphere is unreal. You have got be insane not to come down here. With this many fans, you can't do anything but throw well. It feels really good. I was really excited to come down here. Normally this isn't a meet we come down to, being from Buffalo, New York. That's a pretty far trip for us. The weather down here is amazing. I want to thank Texas for putting together this event. The facilities are phenomenal. This is great.
Men's High Jump University
Erik Kynard, Kansas State
On the win: The wind was killing me. The weather and the fans were beautiful. It was my first time here at the Texas Relays and I knew I least needed to jump to 2.20m.
Women's 1,500 Meters University/College
Treniere Moser, Nike
On the win: This is my first Texas Relays so honestly I'm just excited to be here. I've heard great things. It's awesome to be in front of the crowd. It's my first race back. I just moved to Austin so we're just trying to get the rust off and work on some things. It feels really good. Training is going really well and my kick was good and that was my focus today.
Women 100m Hurdles Univ/Coll
Tiffani McReynolds, Baylor
On the win: I've been blessed with the opportunity to come here. It feels so great to walk away with a win. This was my first time in the event, and I am shocked at how well it went for me.
Women's 400m Hurdles University/College
Angele Cooper, Texas
On the win: It feels good because I have been doubling every day this week. I ran Wednesday. I ran yesterday, and I'm running today in the 4x400, so it is just a mental game. I knew she was going to break when I got to the last hurdle, so I just kicked it through until the end.
Women's 4x100m Relay University/College
Jessica Beard, Texas A&M
On the win: It feels really good. Without Gabby, and Porsche from last year, and now with the new group for this year it feels good to know that we can still come out here and run fast.
Women's 4x100m Relay Invitational
Marshevet Myers, Speed Divas
On the win: I knew I was going to have to lean and was prepared to fall. I felt good. It's a great feeling. I'm just so competitive and there are some things I can go back and work on to get ready.
Women's 4x200 Meter Relay Invitational University/College
Semoy Hackett, LSU
On the win: I feel really good, we bounced back from yesterday and we came out here to do our best.
Women's 4x400m Relay Invitational
Jessica Cousins, High Performance
On the win: It felt great to come out here in front of a great crowd. It's been a while since I've been here at Texas Relays so it's always exciting to be here.
Women's 4x400m Relay University/College
Ibukun Mayungbe, Texas A&M
On the win: Well I'm really happy. I've been running at the Texas Relays for five or six years but I've never in my life ran something as amazing as this race the way I did. I'm really happy about that. It feels really good.
Women's Distance Medley Relay University/College
Meshawn Graham, Texas Tech
On the win: It feels great, it was a team effort we just all came together to get it done. I'm really happy.
Women's Triple Jump University/College
Kimberly Williams, Florida State
On the win: It feels great because I was running from the start at first so I was kind of nervous but my coach told me I could do it so I tried to go out there and just try and get through all three stages. The wind was pretty strong so it was a bit of a problem for me to adjust. Sometimes it was hard and sometimes it wasn't. I was consistently behind on the board. The one time I got on the board I didn't finish the jump but overall it was a good day and I thank God for making me finish today.
Women's Javelin Throw Section A Univ/Coll
Marissa Tschida, Washington State
On the win: I love Texas Relays. It is my favorite meet of the year. The atmosphere, the competition and the weather are always great. Winning here feels amazing, and winning against this level of competition makes it so much more of an accomplishment.
Boys 100 Meter Dash High School
Bradley Sylve, South Plaquemines
On the win: It feels so great to win. I had a really bad injury my junior year and most of my season has been filled with trying to get back to normal. The work paid off, and I've very proud of how it turned out.
Boys 1600 Meter Run High School
Will Antkowiak, Brenham High School
On the win: I've come out here since I was a freshman, but I've always run the two mile. The wind wasn't the best condition for the two mile, so I decided to do the mile instead. It couldn't have worked out any better for me.
Boys 110-Meter Hurdles High School
Jonathan Jones, Carrollton
On the win: It felt pretty good .I didn't run as good as I would have liked but a win is a win at the end of the day.
Boys 4x200m Relay High School
Clyde Lee, Fort Bend Hightower
On the win: It feels good. It's my first time here competing. There is a lot of good competition here, and it feels good to win.
Boys 4x400m Relay High School
Nick Coleman, San Antonio East Central
On the win: It feels very good. We came out here and worked hard and I think we deserve it.
Boys High School Distance Medley Relay
Craig Lutz, Flower Mound Marcus
On the win: It feels really good. It's the first time our school has ever won this race. For this weekend overall, it was good to get my fourth straight win in the two mile, and basically a state championship in the DMR. It was a good way to end the day.
Boys Shot Put High School
Jordan Roos, Celina
On the win: I love throwing out here at the Texas Relays because you're right in the middle of the field. Everybody's kind of watching the shot ring. Usually at the little high school meets you go to you're at the back pasture out there and they'll mark a line of 40 feet and I'm throwing 60 feet so you don't know how far you're throwing. It was good because they run everything right and get the shots back to quick and everything's done right. I wish I would have had my last threw that would have been a new PR, but sometimes it happens that way. Hopefully I'll come out here and get it at state.
Girls 100 Meters High School
Stephanie Kalu, Ursaline Academy
On the win: It's amazing with the crowd is huge. I love the crowd and I love the competition. It's one of my favorite meets throughout the year.
Girls 100m Hurdles High School
Kara Hyde, Forney
On the win: If you thought you didn't have the strength to finish, remember that you had the heart to start.
Girls 1,600 Meters High School
Kaitlin Flattmann, Benton HS
On the win: It was a lot of fun. It was mostly a huge gift from God to come out here as kind of an underdog and to be able to pull it out at the end. It was fun. It was a blast. I loved it.
Girls Distance Medley Relay High School
Abigail Tankersley, Boerne Champion
On the win: It was awesome. I'm so amazed by my team. We ran a really good race so it's exciting.
Girls Triple Jump High School
Brianna Richardson, Rockwall-Heath
On the win: I just wanted to try my hardest because I came last year and felt I was ready for it. I was really prepared so I thought I'd do really good. I'm very excited. I didn't think I was going to win. I was really nervous but I'm glad I won.
Girls Discus High School
Shelbi Vaughan, Mansfield Legacy
On the win: I came here last year and got fourth, and my plan was to do better than fourth. I have been hitting over my best throw last year, and I just wanted to come out here and do the best that I could.
Girls Shot Put High School
Brea Garrett, Arlington Martin
On the win: I just came out here and I really wanted to throw hard because I fell in the hurdles yesterday and I was disappointed and was really upset and it just gave me the fire. I wasn't throwing real well. When I had my last throw I just could not let myself fail. I refused to let myself fail.