"It's pretty exciting to come out and win this early. I started out really fast, but I sort of died towards the end because of the wind. It was definitely not one of my better times. The main reason my time wasn't as good as it should have been was the wind."
"I've thrown better, and I've thrown worse. Today I wasn't at 100 percent, but I am glad I won."
"It feels awesome to win. I don't normally race this distance so I was surprised to win. The wind wasn't too much of a factor, but I could definitely feel it at different places on the track. I was trying to set a school record today, but when I realized I wasn't going to get that, I just tried to keep a good pace to win the race."
"I hadn't raced in a long time, so it was nice to get back on the track today. It was exciting to race here at the Kansas Relays. I was trying to focus most of my attention towards my racing and not the wind, but it was really a beautiful day to run."
"It was a really good race, but the wind was a challenge and it made it so I couldn't run my best time today. The last three laps, the person in front of me was dropping out a little bit, so I knew I had to make my move. It feels great to win at such a large event."
"I felt very good today, I just went out there and tried to run my best. I set the pace early on and ran a smooth race."
"Winning today makes me very excited. It keeps me encouraged to keep lowering my time and pushing myself to the limit (every time I run)."
"It was exciting (to set a new record). I was ready to have a good day and the weather was extremely nice today. I had no idea what the record was until another competitor broke it earlier in the day. I wasn't really trying to set a record, I mainly wanted to go out and compete and do my best."
"First of all I was really excited to come out here since I will be running here next year. This is a great mid-season race. The two-mile is my race and its great to come out here and have other good competitors to compete against."
"For this year, that was my best time. I would like it to be at 36.5. I wanted the record real bad but mostly I was trying to get the time that I set for myself. I felt very strong through most of the race but was a little weak going over the last hurdle."
"I knew coming into the last hurdle that I couldn't stutter. I knew I had to lean in order to get the win otherwise she (Ashley Brown) would have had it. I was really excited, although I would have liked to have a better time. It was a great race, Ashley is a good competitor and I look forward to facing her at State."
"I knew we were going to win coming into the race. It was really windy which affects how you will run the race. You have to use a different strategy. The wind was blowing pretty hard especially on the backstretch. It feels nice for me to have two wins in two events here at the Relays. I'll see if I can win one more in the 1600 Meter Relay."
"I felt pretty confident coming into the race and it was hard to push myself when I was running all alone. The conditions on the track were windy and horrendous but despite the conditions, we were able to pull off the win."
"I felt really good. I threw kind of flat and wasn't getting any height on my throws. I was really into this meet. It was nice to have so many fans here at the Kansas Relays. It is really special for me to win at a storied track and field meet like the Kansas Relays."
"I felt really good going out there today. Last year, I got the (Kansas Relays) record with a 2:12 time, so going into today's race I thought I could get a new record. I was actually shooting for a 2:09 today and did better than that with a 2:06. It is a big deal for me to win four straight (800 meter Kansas Relays titles). The Relays have a lot of history and it means a lot to win here. I like running here (at the Kansas Relays) because of the videoboard. I watched it coming down the stretch and saw my time. I pushed it even harder because I knew I was going to be able to put up a good time."
"We (Jack Lemke and Peterson) ran together last summer and were expecting it to be close today. I think he edged me out for the win, but it was pretty close. We're pretty good friends and will be rooming together next year at the University of Nebraska. It was nice to have the competition like Jack here at the Kansas Relays. The wind didn't really affect me after the first lap. Being in this atmosphere, I didn't really notice the wind at all, it was just a good race."
"I knew he (Greg) would be coming up around me on the outside, so I tried to hold him off. We've been together in some pretty big races and we're used to the competition and the crowds just like it was here today. Although, we didn't say anything to each other coming in, we both knew it was going to be a good race. My coach told me just to 'relax and fly.'"
"It feels really good to set a record. KU runs a pretty big meet so the records are set pretty high. We didn't have too many problems and all of our exchanges were pretty smooth."
"It was pretty exciting to set the record. We knew we would have a pretty good chance to do it and we had our eye on the record. After Hutchinson set the record I was a little bit nervous, but I knew we could all stick together and come through."
"Just to be that close to a record that has stood for over 40 years at the Kansas Relays and to win the event is not an easy task. We weren't really concerned about the record, we just wanted to win the race. We all ran well, and gave the record a push."
"We wanted to win the race, but we also thought we would have a chance to break the record. We knew that we had a good team and we came out with the goal of winning. We know that we have a great chance of winning our races and we aim high at all times."
"I think that we had a pretty good race. It wasn't our fastest time, but it was a good time. We knew that we would have a good chance of winning based on how we performed at the Texas Relays and we were confident. Everything went smoothly, but the wind did cause us some trouble."
"We came here last year and beat the record, but got disqualified. We knew that we had to win it this year and come out and leave it all on the track. We knew that we had to beat the time of (Hutchinson), but we just went out there and ran our best. I feel great. There was a lot of good competition out there and it feels really good to win."
"We wanted to break the record. We also wanted to run a little bit better time, but we will take it. It feels good to come out and run against people from outside of our state."
"We were excited to come to an event like this. We were invited last year, but we couldn't make it because of the rain. We wanted to come this year to face some of the best competition."
"It was really hard coming in after having three meets in three days because the travel kind of gets to you, but I felt pretty good today. It's nice competing (in the Relays), but it's a little scary when you don't know anyone and you see what they run. Because times don't lie."
"I hated it (his performance) to be honest. I didn't feel like I had a good start and it was such a physical race. It was not what I expected. I was hoping to be seven tenths of a second faster. The Relays felt pretty good overall and I like it here."
"It is good to know that the work that my coaches and my mom and dad have done is paying off. It feels good coming in as a newcomer to win at one of the bigger meets. I'm just excited to be here and compete."
"I felt pretty good. I had a good start and I was concentrated on getting out well since I'm coming off an injury. I felt like at the end I didn't run as well as I could have than I could have if I were in a little better shape. This is a great meet, it's the third year that I have been here and it was good to come here and win my race."
"The crowd is a plus for me because I can feed off of their energy. The more people there are to support you, the better you will perform. I'm not much of a hundred meter man, in the past my times were really bad, but I've worked on my starts a lot. I just tried to get out as fast as I could because I knew that some guys would close in on me near the end since my top speed is probably not as good as their's, but I was able to hold them off. I haven't run the hundred in a couple of years, but Coach Redwine got me ready for it."
"I don't think that my time was very fast since there was a lot of wind. We were spread out right after about 200 (meters). It's always better to win in front of the home crowd. It's the first chance that a lot of our friends get to see us run. It means a lot to have all of these people out here."
"I got a new personal record last week, so I am just getting better every week. Hopefully I will be able to jump 15 feet very soon. I think two of my best jumps today were when the crowd was behind me. Instead of feeling like I was doing my own thing, I had all of these people behind me. It was a great crowd, great weather and everyone gets excited for the Kansas Relays."
"I am happy. I wanted to run a little bit faster but the wind picked up. Winning here four times is a great feat, so I am excited. I tried to run the first 100 hard and the second 100 even harder, then I just tried to hold on for the last 200. I felt more comfortable this year and less pressure."
"I was kind of nervous because there were some guys ahead of me that had run faster times so I kind of psyched myself out. I was shocked at where I was after 300 meters. I was just trying to get out fast and then have a strong finish like I always do."
"It is an honor to participate at the Kansas Relays, and even more of an honor to win. I was just trying to jump my best, but I didn't, although it was good enough to win. This is one meet that I wanted to win, so I am happy."
"I took 1999 off, and jumped in 2000, 2001 and 2002. In the 2003 indoor season, I started breaking down. It was time to shut it down and get ready. I took some jumps early in the year, and decided it wasn't time yet. I didn't jump indoor at all this year. In that situation (of preparing for the Olympic trials), I feel like no three people are going to beat me. If you go in with that mentality, and actually believing that, you are way ahead of the other guys. It doesn't matter if they jumped 7'7" during the indoor season."
"I love the crowd, no matter if they are cheering for me or against me. Going into the 100 was kind of skeptical, because I haven't been running the 100 well in college. It's not really my event. I just went out there and I did my thing."