Athlete Quotes - Women's 100m Quarterfinal
Marshevet Hooker, Heat 1 (first)
"I wasn't thinking, I was just running. I got out and I saw I was a little behind so I just aligned my body and got after it."
"I'm happy with [my time], but that wasn't the final. I proved that I made it through the first round, that's it."
Lauryn Williams, Heat 1 (second)
"This race definitely gave me some confidence. I haven't been under 11 seconds in while, and 10.85 is technically a PR for me. I'm just looking forward to tomorrow."
"I think I got a better start, but I backed off a little bit because I thought I was ahead. I can't do that in a semifinal or final, because it will cost me."
Carmelita Jeter, Heat 2
"My start was a little shaky, but I have really good closing speed so I was able to get it going. I expect to make this team and that is my focus right now. The only lane that matters is mine."
Torri Edwards, Heat 3
"I'm just trying to run smart. I tried to shut it down as much as possible. Save it for tomorrow because I know I'm going to need it."
Muna Lee, Heat 3
"My start wasn't that great, I was too relaxed I guess. We'll see what my coach says."
"I'm really comfortable with myself, very healthy for the first time since college, so I'm feeling good."
"As long as I run technical, I won't have any problems."