103rd Millrose Games athlete quotes
Bernard Lagat Men 1 Mile Run Wanamaker Winner
“When I came over here, Coach (James) Li told me, make sure you run
“Last year it was different. Nick Wills took off very hard during the last three laps and it was really hard.
Andy (Baddely) is a guy who has speed, and if you remember last September, he passed me to win the road mile on 5th Avenue, so I was worried especially against the guy who has run 3:55.
It’s just not speed that I’ve been working on. I knew exactly when
To me it is like winning the Olympics today. I’ve been here since
Sara Hall – 2nd place – Women 1 Mile Run
“I was working with it as it came because it was my first race. The
“This is my fastest opener of the year, so that’s a good sign.”
Bershawn “Batman” Jackson – Men 600 Yard Run Winner
“My race felt great. My ultimate goal was to execute the race,
“I’m trying to go undefeated this year. I don’t want any setbacks this season. I’ve got to prove to the world I’m still #1. “
Sheree Francis – Women High Jump Winner
“Competing in the Millrose for the first time, I was a little
Mark Hollis Men Pole Vault Winner
“It was a good competition. I just came in wanting to compete and try to really do my best and make as many bars as I could.
“I want to make the US National Team and go to my first Worlds
Hannah England – Women 1 Mile Run Winner
“I was able to make the move I hoped to make with only two laps to go. I managed to hold off Sarah.”
“Jim Harvey, my coach in England who came up with my race plan, took a chance and some advice and it paid off.”
“I came to the Garden at 3:30 and couldn’t believe my eyes at how small the track was.”
“I had flashbacks from 2008 running against Sarah and it wasn’t a
Christian Cantwell -Visa Men’s shot put winner
“My goal is always hopefully to win the Indoor World Championship.
“I thought I was going to throw a little bit better. All my throws
“I have trained at a high level for a long, long time. Every day I
“I was killing it this week – and I thought I would do a little bit better. Maybe if I’d had 6 throws.”
“It’s 90 percent terrifying and 10% exhilarating. All these people
“In any sport, it’s staying healthy that’s the most important.
“My worst thing is I have a herniated disk. They don’t hurt all the time but when they do, I could be out for 2 weeks straight.”
Lisa Barber – Women’s 60 Meter Winner
“Training has been going great. I’m training with Speed Dynamics.
“The last time I competed was Boston last year, at the U.S. National
Ivory Williams – Men 60 Meter Winner
“My plans are to keep training hard, listen to my coach and stick with it. I’m my own competition.”
Teresa Vaill – 2nd place – Women 1 Mile Race Walk USA Champs
“Went out conservative, tried to stay calm, waited for 5 laps to go decided to go for it”
“I’m training for the Indoor nationals then I’m going to work out
Rachel Seaman (CAN) – Women 1 Mile Race Walk Winner
“It’s really hard doing a mile when you usually race 20K, planning
Trevor Barron – New High School Record Holder for the Men’s 1 Mile Race Walk (record 6:02 – previous record 6:11)
“Owe a lot to Tim (Seaman), he started coaching me in ’08 and I’ve
Tim Seaman – Men’s 1 Mile Race Walk Winner
“Feels great to win my 42nd
“I feel good, feel strong, after my hip surgery in 2007.” “It means
Terrence Trammell – Men’s 60 Meter Hurdle Winner
“I’m happy with the win. I did expect to run just a little bit
“We had a clean race. I think the new rule (no false starts, DQ’d
“Through every level of track and field there’s been no false starts
“I didn’t feel as aggressive the second time around as I did the
“Madison Square Garden and the Millrose Games are both historical
“TrackStar Apparel – my new uniform, going pinstripes this year.
“When I retire, I’ll play safety for the Chicago Bears.”
Chelsea Johnson – Women Pole Vault Winner
I won at 4.51 (meters), then went to 4.65. I had two really good
(On her first appearance at Millrose) It’s a really nice place to
I felt good, really fast, strong and prepared to jump high, which honestly I’ve never felt indoors, so it’s a good feeling.
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep – Women 60 Meter Hurdle Winner
“I love coming to Millrose, especially for my first big opener.”
“A lot of girls are going out there gunning because it’s a World
“Coming out here, it’s a fantastic field. My first year had an
Anthony Dorsett Jr., winner – “I’m stunned that it happened
The two sports can marry up. Most football players have some type of
“If they bring me back next year, I’ll definitely be back to win again.”
Willie Gault, Super 60– I felt good once I started running. I
I enjoy track and field. It keeps me young. I train with guys that
Ryan LaCasse, Super 60– “I got a call last Tuesday which said
Tim Dwight, Super 60 – “We had a lot of fun, we also compete,
Phillip Buchanon, Super 60- on whether he will switch sports
Terrence Trammell, men’s hurdles champion, comment on Super 60:
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USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, some of the
most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and
junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult
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