Athlete Quotes - Men's 100m Quarterfinal
Tyson Gay, Heat 1 - American and Hayward Field Record (9.77)
"After the first round, I was scared. I almost started crying as soon as I crossed the line because I thought I didn't make it. I was pretty nervous, but this round I ran through the line. I eased up a little bit. I had my arms in here so I wasn't trying to exert too much energy."
On breaking the record: "I eased up a little bit, but I'm not worried about the record. I thank God that I was able to run a PR, but that's what I want to do in the finals."
Walter Dix, Heat 1 (3rd)
"I've been working on my starts, staying low, driving out. And it seems to help."
"I came out real clean today and ran a pretty good time. Tyson ran really well, but I was just trying to qualify."
Teddy Williams, Heat 1
"It's been a long, long season. I have been running hard since September. It's a blessing to be here."
"For next year and the years to come, I'll be ready for it."
Travis Padgett, Heat 2
"I think it went well and I didn't expect to run that fast. This is a fast track and the conditions are right today. I hope I can continue to run faster from here on out."
"There is a lot of pressure, but hopefully Tyson and I can be in the same heat together because I would like to see how I stack up with him."
Darvis Patton, Heat 3
"I ran well. You come out here and you PR. It is good for the confidence. I still have two rounds to go so it doesn't mean anything if I don't mean anything if I don't make the team."
"This is the first time ever [running under 10 seconds] in my life."
"I have a great support staff. My family has always kind of had my back. It has been a blessing. I am just grateful."