2008 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Quotes
March 15, 2008
2008 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Quotes:
On his career as a Jayhawk:
"I am glad to be a Jayhawk. I have a lot of favorite parts; the track, Memorial Stadium, I like school and I like my professors. Everything is great. I am just proud to be a Jayhawk and support the crimson and blue."
On his national championship event:
"It was difficult. I don't look at the other guys' distance. I watch for my own mistakes, don't collect others and just throw as far as I can."
On his how he felt after taking the lead:
"Those guys are really good. They can all throw 23 meters, at least. It was no time to rest."
Shot Put Junior Stephanie Horton:
On being a part of the best NCAA finish in
"It feels amazing. To be a part of history, you can't really explain it."
On her competition:
"I was going against a lot of people I don't know because usually I see the same people all the time. It was really intimidating, but I think for my first National meet, I did great and I feel good about it."
On the effort of the
"We are coming here as a group and competing, not necessarily for ourselves, but for the
Junior Sprinter Nickesha Anderson:
On her national runner-up finish:
"It didn't take away from the experience. I am so proud to be a Jayhawk. Even the (KU athletes) who didn't qualify (for the Championships) came out to support us. That's just something we Jayhawks love to do. I was happy. I even saw my name on a banner."
Sprints Coach Elisha Brewer:
On Nickesha Anderson's performance on Friday:
"Nickesha did a great job today. She set two (personal records) today. She came up a little short, but it was definitely a great race."
On Nickesha Anderson's indoor season:
"She always seems to take her competition to another level. Each week she keeps getting better and better and better. I wasn't surprised by what she did today (Friday), not at all."