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Athlete Quotes - Women's Long Jump Qualifying

Hyleas Fountain

"It went really well today. I was really calm and relaxed and did what I needed to do to make it into finals."

"I'm excited for the finals and I just need to go in and do what I always do."

Brittney Reese

"I felt like it could have went a little better. My speed wasn't on today so hopefully on Thursday I can get it together and make the Olympics."

"I am going to have to get a whole lot faster and drive my knee better. I am going to go back and work on it and see what happens."

Akiba McKinney

"I didn't pay too much attention to the wind today. I'm a small person, so it doesn't affect me and if I think about it I psych myself out too much. I feel great going into the finals. I've been jumping against the same group of girls for a while and I know who is capable of stepping up. I need to go out there, stay relaxed and have fun."

Grace Upshaw

"The winds were a little swirly today, but the eventually slowed down and got behind us."

"For the finals I feel good. I am going to get a couple days of rest. My body doesn't feel quite as sharp as I would like it to be, but give me a couple of days and I'll be good."

"I'm thinking I would like to jump a 6.90 to be sure for the finals. I think what I have been jumping is not going to make it, so I just need to get back into the rhythm."

"This year is definitely harder. There is more competition, and a handful of girls with the A Standard. It's definitely a good, competitive environment."

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