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New Mexico Invitational Quotes
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Release:  01/28/2012

Jan. 28, 2012

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Coaches and Athlete Quotes
New Mexico Invitational - Jan. 28, 2012

Head Coach Joe Franklin

On most important individual victory won at the UNM Invite...
"I think that one that sticks out-and there were lots of them-was Marin Schweigert last night. She ties at a height, goes back down and then goes back up to the same height. And for Marin to do what she did shows that she's becoming competitive and wants to win. And I think that's important for her progression."

On Jo Moultrie's two victories and school record...
"For the last four or five years we've had some pretty incredibly talented students on our team across the board in all event areas and she's climbing to the top of that."

On Beejay Lee's performance...
"What Beejay did today and over the last 18 hours: he ran a very solid 200, (which is probably number three or four all-time at New Mexico), and then he ran a good trial [in the 60m dash] and then he backed it up in the final. And this is the first time he's been able to back it up. Last week, he ran a good trial, and couldn't back it up in the final. For him being a freshman doing what he's do is outstanding."

Junior Distance Runner Josephine Moultrie

On how she felt breaking a school record...
"I felt pretty good last night. Last week I ran 1:34.7, and I didn't feel particularly good. But last night, I felt much better from the start. I attacked a bit more and I was even able to push on in the last lap."

On whether she could have improved her time...
"I think a bit in the last lap, around the 400 mark, I was trying to push on in the last lap. I felt comfortable when I finished, so I could have dipped under 1:33 if someone were to come up on my shoulder."

Sophomore Pole Vaulter Logan Pflibsen

On matching his documented personal record (PR) this early into the season...
"I think I'm starting off pretty good. I'm on a pole I was on at the end of outdoor last year. And at this time last year, I couldn't even get on that pole, not even close to it. So I think that's pretty good. I'm trying to get that last mark. Last year, I never beat my PR, so I think this year I'm starting off pretty good to have a new PR."

On competing with American indoor pole vault record holder Brad Walker...
"It's always awesome. I met his dad last year here at the USA's [Track & Field Championships]. And I went up to a last-chance qualifier last year at Washington, his home college track, and he was there jumping again. So I got to meet him a little more. So I pretty much knew him when I was out here and I was just talking to him, and that's pretty cool."

Sophomore Pole Vaulter Margo Tucker

On the significance of her first-place 12'-9.5" mark...
"I'm really happy that I jumped it. I think it's a pretty decent indoor jump for me and hopefully it will catapult me to a PR next weekend."

On how that mark will affect her going forward...
"I'm definitely excited. I think it definitely gets me closer to PR-ing, and just getting on bigger poles will hopefully get me there."

Junior Distance Runner Imogen Ainsworth

On how her UNM-leading mile run will help her going forward...
"I didn't really know what to expect because I've never run a mile before and it's only my second race here at altitude indoors. It felt pretty good and I'm happy about how it went. I'm running a 3k at Seattle and a 3k and 5k at conference."

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