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Quotes from New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

2/8/2014
 
Mike Galoob, masters mile "I knew if I took the lead early. I had a good enough kick that I could hold people off. I knew they all had good speed so I had to get out there and be out of reach."
 
Tony Russell, Boys’ Junior Mile "That's the first time I've ever out-kicked anyone. I have a history of giving up once I get passed and I think I've fixed that."
 
Maddy Berkson, Girls’ Junior Mile "I didn't plan to lead from the start, but it went out slow so I took the lead. At the end I was watching on the jumbotron and it looked like I had a pretty big gap so I kicked for time."
 
Ryan Hill, men’s 3000 meters "Everything is starting to come together in my rookie season with Coach Schumacher. I thought I could go for the win until about 100 meters to go. Those guys took off and they're like soccer players. A little too quick for me. I could tell the crowd was into it. They really wanted an American to win."
 
Natasha Hastings, 400 meters "It doesn't matter how many 400s how fast how slow it hurts."
 
Nick Willis, men’s mile "I'm really happy. Training has been going really well the past couple of weeks. I've been sort of downplaying it. I didn't want to give away anything.
 
Tianna Bartoletta, 60 meters “It's great to be back in Boston. I love this city and I love running at the Reggie. I am just getting better every time I go out there.”
 
Galen Rupp, men’s mile “I just didn’t feel it was worth risking it in the race today.”

Mary Cain, 1000 meters "I really think I could have gone faster if I had made it an all-out 400 instead."
 
Jarrin Solomon, men’s 500 "I took the lead right away. That bodes well for the rest of the season. I'm running the 300 next week and I know now I can go all out."
 
Marvin Bracy, men’s 60 meters “I felt great! My third race of the season and my best race. I just got out there and thought, man I feel great. I'm just getting started."
 
David Torrence, men’s 4x800 meters "No one was giving away any secrets. We didn't know what the order was, who was on what leg."
 
Richard Jones, men’s 4x800 meters  "I was nervous coming in. “To get back out here and get a race like this with huge crowds is amazing."
 
Jenn Suhr, pole vault "It's early in the season, I'm still getting my meet legs under me and the timing that I need but I'm really in good shape and it's a good start."
 
Kim Conley, women’s 2000 meters “We wanted to take some time in the winter when it's not an outdoor world championship year to develop my speed and work on the mid distance. I want to develop that gear so I can finish strong at the end of a longer race."
 
Sally Kipyego, women’s 2-Mile "It feels good to be out there and to run quick again. It just feels right and I feel like until you really do it, practice is kind of deceiving sometimes. I just wanted to come out here and run and give myself a good shot to be competitive today and I think I achieved that today."
 
Jenny Simpson, women’s 2-Mile "Unfortunately, I had to use my kick twice today."
Missing the American record: "That stings so bad. It stings so bad. I was running really well and I was running so comfortable. That would have been a cool story if I had made that mistake and still gotten the AR. It’s a little bit of dash to my ego but a good confidence booster for the next thing.”
 
Jordan Hasay, women’s 2-Mile "I feel like my races aren't reflecting my training but it will come."


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