Athlete Quotes - Men's 400m Semifinal
Reggie Witherspoon, Heat 1 (Winner)
"It went great and that's what I wanted to do. Coach told me to run as fast as I could and that's what I did."
"That was actually my PR and I knew it was going to take that to make it to the final. Training with Jeremy Wariner and Darold Williamson helped me out a lot. That made me faster, a lot faster."
Calvin Smith, Heat 1 (3rd Place)
"I felt good, I got out pretty good. I slowed a little bit on the second turn, but I just had to power through."
"People ask me why I do the 400 instead of the 100, and I tell them, I just don't have a good start out of the blocks."
Jeremy Wariner, Heat 2 (Winner)
"I felt a lot better today than I did yesterday. Now I've got two days off, and I'm just going to stay off my feet as much as possible and rest up. Probably sleep a lot."
"I felt good. All we're trying to do is qualify and get a preferred lane. We (Wariner and LaShawn Merritt) weren't trying to battle and kill each other; we're just trying to make the final."