February 29, 2008
Men's Weight Throw
Egor Agafonov, Kansas
On being a three time Big 12 Indoor Champion...
"I'm happy that I won. It was a tough competition for me. The guys from Missouri are really good. The first time I won, I didn't know how important it was, but now it's important for me, my team and my coach. There is so much more pressure when you are the defending champion."
Julianne Kennedy, Texas Tech
On defending her indoor title...
"I knew what I was going to have to run well to get the automatic mark for nationals. It feels great (to be a back-to-back champion). I've been blessed. God has definitely been good to me. It's a huge deal for me to be a two time indoor champion. I feel great, Praise God."
Women's Pole Vault
Kate Sultanova, Kansas
On today's performance...
"It wasn't a good day for me, but it's good to win. I was out of energy and I jumped in the third attempt so I was a little bit nervous about it."
Women's Long Jump
Crystal Manning - Kansas
What was your preparation coming in...
"Basically staying aggressive and setting goals for myself coming into this meet in the long jump. I came in saying I wanted to win and I won. I stayed positive and didn't let negative thoughts run through my mind."
Women's Weight Throw
Loren Groves - Kansas State
On setting a new Big 12 record...
"Going into it (the women's weight throw), I wasn't really worried about the title at the time. I knew if I did what I was capable of doing, everything else would fall into place. I knew I had a chance of breaking the Big 12 record. I was super excited, it is a big accomplishment for me this season."
Women's 5,000-Meter Run
Lisa Koll - Iowa State
How it feels to be a Big 12 Champion...
"Words can't describe this. This has been a goal and an expectation since the beginning of the year. To actually come here and do it (win the women's 5,000-meter run), though, you can't really put that feeling into words."
Men's 5,000-Meter Run
Brad Harkrader - Colorado
How does it feel to be the fifth straight Big 12 Indoor Champion from Colorado...
"I'm pretty excited and it's a great honor. The Big 12 is a very tough conference and I've been wanting to be able to do prefer like this for a very long time. It's exciting that Colorado can come and win this race every year. We went 1-2-3-4 and that is a great day for any team in any event."
Men's Long Jump
Julian Reid, Texas A&M
What did you think of your performance today...
"I was very excited. I just came here with the mindset of trying to win and bring 10 points to help Texas A&M towards our goal of winning the Big 12 Indoor Championship."
Lauren Hagans (400-meter segment) Baylor
On bringing a DMR championship back to Baylor...
"It feels great. I've been hurt and haven't really done any workouts for about a week and a half. I just honestly had to trust that my fitness level and God would carry me through. I had been doing cross training for about 30 minutes a day, so it was just a big faith issue with me this week. It feels great knowing the history of our school."
Danzell Fortson (400-meter segment) Texas
On winning the championship at his first Big 12 meet...
"It felt great to win the championship today. We were expected to win and we came through. Texas Tech has a solid first leg, so we knew we had to be in good position. Luckily, we have a great group of guys who can run the DMR. I know they won't let me down so I just go out there and try my hardest not to let them down."