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Athlete Quotes - Women's 1500m Quarterfinal

Christin Wurth, Heat 1 (Winner)

"It felt easy today. We were kind of going so slow that it was almost uncomfortable."

"I am ready to go and am in the best shape of my life right now. I'm just ready to go because every round is different. I've had a great season so far and am having fun."

Shannon Rowbury, Heat 2 (Winner)

"It is nice to finally get to race. It has been awhile since I got to race. I was just so excited to get out there. It is always weird with the trials because your primary goal is just to move on, so it is hard going in with that mentality but it also helps relax you."

"It was pretty relaxed for the first three laps and then I kicked it in a little bit at the end when I realized the pack was there. I didn't necessarily indeed on having to win the heat, but it is always fun when you do."

Jordan Hasay, Heat 2 (7th Place)

"I was expecting not to lead. I'm still learning so I went out for the first 300 (meters). I'm happy I could take the lead and help them (the other runners) qualify and save energy for tomorrow. Now I feel ready for World Juniors."

Lindsey Gallo, Heat 3 (Winner)

"It went really well out there. I just wanted to get my legs going a little and have a clean run, making it into the next round."

"I've been here for almost two weeks, so it was real good to finally race. I felt really comfortable out there."

Treniere Clement, Heat 3 (2nd Place)

"It felt good. My coach told me to be aware of where I am and get in the top six. I feel confident I can come in here and make the team. That's my goal. To me this meet isn't about time it's about placing."

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