Athlete Quotes - Women's 100m Hurdles Quarterfinal
Kellie Wells, Heat 1 (Winner)
"It felt great. I love the track. The crowd is amazing. I just wanted to execute a few things today. Me and my coach talked about things I need to execute so I went out there and did that today. I just have to carry that into tomorrow."
"I'm in it to win it. No holding back tomorrow. It is just going to be 10 hurdles perfect."
"We all have to run 10 hurdles two times tomorrow. That is two opportunities to have perfect races. My plan is to go into the semifinal and the final and execute like before no matter who is in my heat."
"The crowd is wonderful. I love Eugene. These people are so track. When you have a crowd that is full of energy, that just makes you want to go harder and faster. If I could go thank everybody, I would. They don't understand how amazing it is to have great fans."
Lolo Jones, Heat 2 (Winner)
"(The race) was ok. I had a little goof up in the middle of the race, but I recovered. Hurdlers can't do what sprinters do and ease up during the race, because hurdles is a rhythm event. When you get lazy you hit the hurdles. You can only slow down after the final hurdle. I've been here for two weeks, so I've been ready to run. Now I'm relaxed and can do my thing."
Joanna Hayes, Heat 3 (Winner)
"It went okay. I am pleased with both my races. I had to work a little harder on the second one because people were stepping it up."
"I wasn't totally comfortable from three to eight, but it was fine and pretty clean. It's now time to go home and get some treatment and some rest."