Athlete Quotes - Men's 400m Quarterfinal
Lashawn Merritt, Heat 1
"I got the first round out of the way and feel good. Time to go back to the room and recuperate and get ready for the semifinals tomorrow. The semifinals tomorrow are going to be pretty interesting because we get a two-day break. The semifinals are going to be pretty fast I think."
Jeremy Wariner, Heat 2
"I'm looking forward to coming out and making the final. I felt pretty good today."
"My race strategy didn't turn out the way I wanted it, but I was able to work the turn and have a good finish."
"My strategy coming in was to get out hard the first two and position myself to come off the turn and see where I was at. I had to work a little harder then I wanted to down the homestretch, but I was able to shut it down with 30 or 40 left."
"I'm looking forward to the semifinals tomorrow and hopefully coming out and making the final."
Lionel Larry, Heat 3
"It was a little windy down the backstretch, but I got the bugs out of my legs and am ready for the next race."
"I just take it one race at a time and take advantage of each one."
Quentin Iglehart-Summers, Heat 4
"I thought today went pretty good for me. I haven't been running that well lately, so for me to win my heat meant a lot to me."