Athlete Quotes - Women's 1500m Semifinal
Shannon Rowbury, Heat 1 (Winner)
"It was good, I figured the race would probably be about 4:11.00 because everyone wants to move on. You know you want to run it well, but not get passed at the line."
"I felt good that last 300, but I was trying to pull myself back because I have a lot left. I'm excited that I have two days to the next race because it gives me more time to recover. Overall, I'm excited for Sunday."
Amy Mortimer, Heat 1 (Second Place)
"The race couldn't have gone much better, especially coming out of lane one. I'm more fit now than I was when I ran my PR two years ago, so I'm excited about the finals. I'm ready to get in there and see what I can do."
Sara Hall, Heat 1 (Fourth Place)
"It went better than yesterday. I set things up so I would be a little more flat yesterday, but more on today. That is kind of the idea."
"I am just excited to pour it out and give it my best. Just enjoy the gift."
Lindsey Gallo, Heat 2 (Winner)
"I accelerated down the straight-away and felt really good. Going into the finals, I hope to be in the top-three. I hope the pace is fast, but if I get in the top-three and its not the 'A' standard then I will just concentrate on 2012."
Jordan Hasay, Heat 2 (Fifth Place)
"I really wanted to do this so I am traveling out on Monday. I never dreamed of making the final."
"I was just trying to stay relaxed. I know yesterday I got a little over excited. I just wanted to stay relaxed for the first two laps and then with 300 give it all I had and see what I could do."
"[The record] has always been in the back of my mind. When we were at 3:22 at 1,200, I kind of knew if I just pushed it in I would get it. I didn't know where Christine [Babcock] was. I know we were both trying to go for it."
"It was incredible. Every time I passed a runner I could hear the crowd just scream. It was so exciting. When I was out there at the end they were screaming go to Oregon."