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Feb. 6, 2004

Recap?|? Results

Head Coach Curtis Frye
“The 4×400 victories were great wins for us. Our kids did an outstanding job. We came to compete in this meet to have a great experience and we were able to do that. In the men’s 4×400, Rodney Martin got us a good lead and the rest of the guys did a good job to hold it for the win. On the women’s side, Shevon Stoddart got us out in front and Lashinda Demus carried it home for the victory.”

Adrian Durant (third leg on the men’s 4×400)
“We all came in with some injuries and we were ready for a tough race with Seton Hall returning as the defending champions. When their team dropped the baton, we were able to establish a lead that we kept to the finish.”

Allen Johnson (current volunteer assistant at USC)
“My time was quick. It’s my first big race of the year so I didn’t know exactly what to expect. To be honest, I just went out there and ran as fast as I could. It felt good, I felt light on my feet, so I’m extremely happy with my performance.”

“Every time I see Gail run, that inspires me. She’s done it as long as she has been on a high level. I was expecting it, but I’m not surprised. I ran some races last week in Chapel Hill, and I ran 7.55. So I knew I would run at least that fast. It seems like every year at this meet, something happens – I get bumped or I’m injured or something. This year, I told myself that this year there wouldn’t be any excuses. I’m happy with everything today. It was so great to see so many people in the stands – I hadn’t seen that in a while.”

“The excitement out there was terrific. It was so great to walk into the stadium tonight and feel that buzz that track & field fans have. I just looked around the arena, soaked it in and thought this is where I belong, back among the people who really love this sport.”

Natasha Hastings (USC signee who ran anchor for high school girls’ 4×400 champions)
“We all felt pretty confident going into the race. We changed our order a bit in terms of who ran the finals, but all of us were ready to go. Our team had three seniors and one junior, so it is a great way for many of us to end the high school portion of our Millrose career. It is very exciting to be champions.”