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Day Three Evening Session Quotes - IAAF World Juniors

7/24/2014
 
Mary Cain, 3,000m
“It felt awesome. I thought it would be kind of fun to do something a little different. It was super duper competitive at the start with jostling and everything and everybody was there, really until there was 800 meters to go. That made it a lot more exciting, definitely.”
 
On the final 100 meters
“There is no other place I could have run where it would have been that loud for me.That last bit, I was feeling that kick. I have no idea what I closed in, but it felt really hard. I looked up at the board, and I saw that it was closing really hard, and I was like, ‘You’ve got to finish for the crowd,’ so I was going as hard as I could.”
 
Stephanie Jenks, 3,000m
On running with Mary Cain
“It was so much fun being able to go out there and run with her. I saw a girl running next to me and she was wearing red too, so I was like, ‘oh okay, I’m with this girl for two laps.’ But then I realized it was Mary and I was so surprised. I’m really happy about how I did.”
 
On joining Mary for the victory lap
“I’m so honored that she asked me to go on her victory lap with her. I was so honored that I was almost in tears at that point.”
 
“This experience has been so much fun. I’ve really bonded with Elise Cranny and become friends with her.
 
Braheme Days, Shot Put
“It was good. It was a good competition. I came out and I just about did what I wanted to do, relatively.”
 
On what earning bronze twice at the international level means
“I’d say it means I need to work harder so that I can get a silver and gold next time. Bronze medal is really nice and I really appreciate it, but I think as almost every athlete wants to keep improving, the next goal is silver”
 
Nick Anderson, 400m
“It was a wonderful feeling to have to make it all the way out here with people coming from all over the world. I was just happy I was able to perform and compete with everybody else. “
 
Tyler Brown, 400m
“This year is the first year I have ever gone to an out of state, national-level meet or anything involving America as a whole. Just as I showed that people don’t always make it as far as they are anticipated to be, we all have our downfalls. Luckily, I am able to learn from it, and I’m going to apply it for the rest of my season coming up as my sophomore year. For the 4x4, I’m going to everything I can to redeem myself. If I do end up anchoring it, I’m not going to disappoint. I’m going to leave it all on the track - everything I have.”
 
Lamar Bruton-Grinnage, 400m
“It was amazing. I couldn’t really see what was going on because of the lane again, but I was definitely glad I was able to be out there and represent Team USA in the World Championships final. I’ve never competed on this big of a stage before so I’m definitely blessed and happy to be here to represent my country.
 
Trentavious Williams, 200m
“It was a lot harder than the first one. I had to drive out more than I do usually because the guys barely go out, so I had to drive a little bit more so that I came out the straightaway really moving.
 
On preparing for the final
“I just need to stay mentally strong. I know physically I’m ready. Now it’s all about just not breaking down to the hype of the media or anybody else - just staying focussed.”
 
Kendal Williams, 200m
“It was overall a satisfactory race. It wasn’t my best, but it was still a good race for more like shake out purposes because I am definitely still feeling it after coming off of that 100 yesterday, and especially running in lane 1.”
 
Jada Martin, 200m
“It was an okay race from gun. I didn’t really get the reaction I wanted. I kind of stumbled a little out the curve, but it was enough to sustain second so I’m happy about that. For the final, I’ll try to put my race together - try to run a better time.” 
 
Kaylin Whitney, 200m
“I think it went really well. I came out my start better and obviously it was a faster time, so that’s good. The girls in this heat were running pretty fast, so I had to kind of engage myself a little more. Overall it was really good. For the final, I’m just going to keep things simple and not make things bigger than they are.”

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