2005 Outdoor Championships: Day TwoJune 9, 2005

Decathlon Final
Trey Hardee, Jr., Texas
On winning:
It hasnt really hit me yet, but its pretty gratifying. I was tired, but you just have to go out there and do itthats just part of the decathlon.

Even if you feel bad, you have to go out there and compete. I knew Mustafa [Abdur-Rahim, of Dartmouth] was going to bring it, but I didnt know anything else about [Andrew] Levin from Montana.

On coming from behind to win:
After last night, I was so down and I thought I was out of it. I ended yesterday well in the 400 and then I just kicked it off with the 110 hurdles. I had a lifetime best [in that event] and then went over to the discus and had a lifetime best in that. It was the hurdles that really set it off.

Mens Long Jump Final
Fabrice Lapierre, Jr., Texas A&M
On his parents being in the stands (came in from Sydney, Australia): They havent seen me jump for three years. Them being here helped me a lot. Back home they used to support me all the time and Ive missed that being here.

On his winning jump:
I knew it was big. I knew when I hit it. Ive had a lot of big jumps before, but Ive always fouled them. I couldnt believe it when I landed, that I didnt foul this one.

This feels great. The whole season has been disappointing. My running wasnt right, but I did it all right at the right time. This also gives me more motivation to jump better next year.

Womens Long Jump Final
Tiana Madison, So., Tennessee
On winning:
Today was just about competing and I did that. Im satisfied and I still have USAs [USA National Championships] and Worlds [World Championships] to think about. It feels good be consistent enough and to come through in the big meets and win for my team.

On winning the SEC and NCAA Championships in 2005:
Being SEC and NCAA champion feels good. I feel like I dominated it all.
Mens 10,000 Meter Final
Robert Cheseret, Jr., Arizona
On winning:
It feels great. I got to help my team by getting some points for us.

On whom he thinks are the favorites in the 5k:
In the 5k, the guys from Stanford and Wisconsin will be the ones to beat.

Womens 10,000 Meter Final
Sara Slattery, Sr., Colorado
On her championship race:
It was a great way to finish my career at CU. After all the ups and downs, it was a great way to finish. I felt pretty good the whole race, but I was so nervous. I just didnt want to blow it. I wanted to finish strong, since I have a tendency to not do that some times.