Athlete Quotes - Women's 100m Final
Muna Lee (Olympic Qualifier, 1st Place)
"I was coming in here just trying to make the team. I knew that all of these girls are good, but I knew I had a chance. It was like the NCAA Championships again, getting so nervous on the line with these girls."
"This comes with experience. I felt really well blasting at the beginning and feeling relaxed at the end. This year I really learned how to plan out my races well."
"I just worked on my start and push off. Everything else comes natural. Just to finish hard and go home."
Torri Edwards (Olympic Qualifier, 2nd Place)
"I wanted to get the victory, but now I have to prepare for the Olympics. I went out there and did the best I could."
"I thought I had a good shot at making the team. There was so much good competition, I knew it could be anybody's race."
"It means a lot. My goal here was to make the team."
"I am definitely happy about making the team. I would have liked to win, but I am on the team and the next step is the Olympic team so I am going to go home and prepare for that."
"This year was an Olympic year and my main goal coming out this year was making the Olympic team and I did that. That was just my focus this year. I just went after it like I did every other championship."
Lauryn Williams (Olympic Qualifier, 3rd Place)
"This is the best field that has ever been put together. You had to run your heart out and I am lucky to be one of the three going to China."
"I think we have great chemistry and we know when we need to come together as a team."
"I think the talent today was amazing. I am looking forward to Beijing, but I know Jamaica has some really strong sprinters. Really, I don't think the final at the Olympics is going to be as strong as the final was here. I think we are ready."
"I was just trying to set up each race and be prepared going into the final. Use as much energy as possible. I am okay with the outcome. Second is okay, but of course I would have liked to have first."
Marshevet Hooker, (4th Place)
"I was glad to finish the race strong. It's been a long weekend. It's the first time I've gone this far in the Olympic Trials."
"I started slow. Those first few steps definitely cost me."
"I'm just glad to come out injury-free and feeling good. I wouldn't change anything. It was destined to be the way it was."
"I'm definitely disappointed. I can't get too down; I've still got the 200 to go. My 100 has come a long way."