Marissa Tschida - Women's Javelin
I felt all right. It was not my farthest throw, but it is definitely a huge honor to win this. It (my series) was consistent, but I wasn't happy with some of the throws.
Walter Henning - Men's Hammer
The ring was a little slick at first, but all the throwers just helped each other out, drying it out before they threw.
This probably should move me up on the international list, so hopefully I'll be in the top 10 by the end of the season. This was my second to last meet (of the season) and I threw big so hopefully I can throw big in Brazil (at the Jr. Pan Ams) and end with a bang.
Latavia Thomas - Women's 800m
It wasn't easy, but it wasn't my hardest race either. I was a little bit tired today since I ran yesterday. I like to run in hotter weather than cool - you hurt more at the end, but while you're running, it's easier.
Stephanie Garcia - Women's 3,000m Steeplechase
This is my first year doing (the steeplechase). It's so much fun. I really didn't know how the competition was going to be. I just listened to my coach and listened to my body. I felt great and the weather was perfect. I am so happy just to be here and to win. It's better than anything I could have hoped for.
Cory Primm - Men's 800m
I just tried to stay with people and kick with 300m to go. It felt good. My legs didn't feel as bad as they have before. I wanted to go out faster. I didn't know I had that sprinting speed until this year.
Tori Anthony - Women's Pole Vault
It was hard to get everything going and it was hard to tell what the wind was doing. I was jumping at 9:00 in the morning on my time and it was a little hard to get it together. I'm really excited to win and I have another chance to jump high on Sunday (AT&T USA Outdoor Championships).
Christopher Hill - Men's Javelin
I started off a little slow and I had some soreness in my shoulder. But it was a solid day and I'm happy with the win. I wanted to get qualified for the Pan Am Games. The farthest out of the country I have been is Jamaica so Brazil will be exciting. It's fun to be part of an up and coming sport right now. We have some promising guys and I'm glad to see the sport take off.
Bianca Knight - Women's 200m
During the race I started to feel my quad pulling. Every time I would start accelerating, my quad started pulling. But I wasn't going to give up on the race because of my leg. The race could have actually been faster, but I wanted to stay healthy for Brazil. I'm satisfied with the win and my time, but it should have been much faster than that.
Scott Wims - Men's 200m
I felt good. I knew that I had it off the curve and I just tried not to think too hard. It's good to still win because not many people can say that they are a national champion. All my family came down here and it was great that they could see me win.
Zuheir Sharif - Men's Triple Jump
I had four fouls and two of the potentially could have been farther than the winning jump. I was really sluggish coming out in the trials, then in finals I had to either step up or go home. You hear a lot of rumors about the guy who's in first choking. The way I was jumping, I was doing that. In finals, I thought I had to prove a point.
Ke'Nyia Richardson - Women's Triple Jump
I think I was kind of negatively affected from jumping in the senior meet yesterday. I didn't think it would be that difficult - I only took four jumps in the seniors so I thought I'd be OK, but I felt a little bit tight. I was motivated because I wanted to make the (Pan Am) team, but other than that, I was a little tired.
Elizabeth Patterson - Women's High Jump
It was a pretty good day. I would have liked to have jumped higher, but I'll take it. I'm going to go back to school and train with my coach (before Pan Ams). I'll just keep doing what I've been doing.
USA Junior Championships athlete quotes - Friday06/22/07
Courtesy By: Courtesy of USATF