2008 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships Quotes

March 15, 2008

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Weight Throw Senior Egor Agafonov:

On his career as a Jayhawk:

“I am glad to be a Jayhawk. I have a lot of favorite parts; the track, Memorial Stadium, I like school and I like my professors. Everything is great. I am just proud to be a Jayhawk and support the crimson and blue.”

On his national championship event:

“It was difficult. I don’t look at the other guys’ distance. I watch for my own mistakes, don’t collect others and just throw as far as I can.”

On his how he felt after taking the lead:

“Those guys are really good. They can all throw 23 meters, at least. It was no time to rest.”

Shot Put Junior Stephanie Horton:

On being a part of the best NCAA finish in <?xml:namespace prefix=”st1″ ns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags”?>Kansas women’s history :

“It feels amazing. To be a part of history, you can’t really explain it.”

On her competition:

“I was going against a lot of people I don’t know because usually I see the same people all the time. It was really intimidating, but I think for my first National meet, I did great and I feel good about it.”

On the effort of the Kansas women’s team:

“We are coming here as a group and competing, not necessarily for ourselves, but for the University of Kansas. We’re trying to do the best we can so we can be the best team we can be.”

Junior Sprinter Nickesha Anderson:

On her national runner-up finish:

“It didn’t take away from the experience. I am so proud to be a Jayhawk. Even the (KU athletes) who didn’t qualify (for the Championships) came out to support us. That’s just something we Jayhawks love to do. I was happy. I even saw my name on a banner.”

Sprints Coach Elisha Brewer:

On Nickesha Anderson’s performance on Friday:

“Nickesha did a great job today. She set two (personal records) today. She came up a little short, but it was definitely a great race.”

On Nickesha Anderson’s indoor season:

“She always seems to take her competition to another level. Each week she keeps getting better and better and better. I wasn’t surprised by what she did today (Friday), not at all.”