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Athlete Quotes - Men's 400m Hurdles Quarterfinal

Terry Thornton, Heat 1

"I think I ran a nice smooth race. I was expecting to come in and be in the top-three though. Really, there are a lot of good runners."

Reuben McCoy, Heat 3

"It went pretty good today. I just wanted to save up enough energy because tomorrow is going to the be the toughest round. I really don't know what to expect going into the next round, but all I can do is just have faith in myself."

Jeshua Anderson, Heat 4 (1st place)

On running against the elite competition, in the Olympic Trials: "I was a little scared but I got on the track and just let it all go."

"I prayed over it, thanked God for all the blessings He's given me, and hopefully He'll see me through the rest of my rounds."

On beating Kerron Clement in the prelims: "It doesn't mean anything right now; I just need to make it to the finals, that's all I'm worried about."

"I'm just praying and staying humble. I'll let God do the rest."

Kerron Clement, Heat 4 (2nd place)

"It felt good. Basically it was just to qualify for the semifinals and I did that."

"That was the plan [to win all his races], but you do what you can do. It is tough to race in lane eight, but I advanced."

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