SEC Indoor Track and Field Championships Quotes

Feb. 26, 2005

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Stacie Manuel, Arkansas-Winner Women's Pole Vault

"This was a good win. I got a lot of things accomplished and worked on a lot of things. For instance, I was clear until the second to last bar, and I got some poles cleaned up. I knew I had a shot (to win), but I knew it was SEC's and I had to step up. I had a teammate jump a PR, so this was a good meet before nationals."

Shantel Glass, Ole Miss-Winner Men's Long Jump

"I've been working hard and was hoping for the top 3. It felt good to win and to PR, especially after been injured last year. I want to do what my roommate did last year, and that is win both the indoor and outdoor."

Candice Scott, Florida-Winner Women's Shot Put

"I wanted to come out and PR and knew that is what it would take to win. (Competing against second-place teammate LizWanless) I do it in practice so it is always a good thing. Every meet is important, and you have to throw your best. This helped me get ready for the NCAAs."

Tianna Madison, Tennessee-Winner Women's Long Jump

"I've been trying to be a first jump jumper because as the competition goes on everyone gets more tense. All of my best jumps have been easy, so I wasn't sure my first jump was as far as it was. After that it was pretty easy, and after placing second last year, winning is exciting."

Michael Morrison, Florida-Winner Men's High Jump

(Going back and forth from long and high jump) "I lost focus so I was trying to put together some decent jumps. I wasn't pleased with the long jump but winning the high jump made up for it. Winning a championship is always a good feeling."

Peter Kosgei, Arkansas-Winner Men's 3,000-Meter Run

"The main thing was to get everyone good qualifying marks for the NCAAs. (Winning first SEC championship) It was good and running with my teammates was good, too."



Maurice Smith, Auburn-Winner Men's Heptathlon

"I was very pleased with my performance. Whenever I go to a meet, my main aim is to better each mark from the previous meet. This is my last college season, so I wanted to do my thing to get to the NCAAs."

Felicia Guliford, Tennessee-Winner Women's 3,000-Meter Run

"My strategy was to hang back and relax and kick it at the end. I was very comfortable with that strategy and had just a little burn at the end. (Only her second SEC meet) Winning was a great feeling, but it's hard to think about because I have one more day tomorrow."



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