Athlete Quotes
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/10/2012

Feb. 10, 2012

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Athlete Quotes
Don Kirby Invitational - Feb. 10, 2012

Junior Pole Vaulter Amber Menke

On posting such a great mark in the pole vault...

"It was a pretty good day. I got on some bigger poles that I've been getting on in practice, and was hoping to clear somewhere in the 13-[foot range]. I just picked up my pole and went and it felt pretty good."

On setting a new school record in the pole vault...

"It was cool. I think the best part, though, was that it was a personal best."

Junior Sprinter Shirley Pitts

On her come-from-behind victory in her heat in the 400m...

"Coming into the race I wasn't afraid at all. Being a junior now, I'm able to compete with the top competitors. As soon as the gun went off, I knew I had to go. And I just felt really good and strong. Competing with girls I know are going to make it to nationals is really good so you know how to run."

Freshman Sprinter Beejay Lee

On his school-record setting run in the 60m...

"I felt like this field was going to help to propel myself and get better. I've had a couple challenging races the past few weeks, but this field being the most elite throughout the country was going to help me and pull to get a better time this weekend."