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May 15, 2005

Recap |  Results

Kara Patterson, Purdue
Big Ten women’s javelin champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“It feels really good. This is a great way to start my career here at Purdue. It also was special to be on the podium with my teammate Lindsay (Blaine).”

Kamilah Salaam
Big Ten women’s 4×100-meter relay champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“This certainly is a great feeling. We have been training hard and perfecting our handoffs over the last couple of weeks and this is definitely an excellent payoff.”

Brian Calhoun, Wisconsin
Big Ten men’s 4×100-meter relay champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“It feels good. The main thing is to get points on the board for the team and help win the Big Ten championship.”

Matt Tegenkamp, Wisconsin
Big Ten men’s 1,500-meter champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“It was awesome. This is my first outdoor title and it’s really nice. I am normally a five kilometer and ten kilometer guy.”

Lindsey Gallo, Michigan
Big Ten women’s 1,500-meter champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“It is a great feeling. I won this event last year and to win back to back championships is something I am very proud of. Now my focus is going to NCAA’s and challenging for a national championship.”

Lorian Price, Indiana
Big Ten women’s 100-meter hurdles champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“It feels good. It is nice to come out, perform well and win the event you practice all year for. As for the race itself, it was very competitive. Each girl deserved to win this race.”

Demi Omole, Wisconsin
Big Ten men’s 100-meter dash champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“It feels good to defend my title. Today is better weather compared to yesterday, so the times are much better. My time in the 200-meter will hopefully be better, too.” David Neville, Indiana
Big Ten men’s 400-meter dash champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“It feels good. I’ve been planning for this and I had great expectations. I did what the plan was and it worked.”

Nedzad Mulabegovic, Purdue
Big Ten men’s shot put champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“It was pretty good. I’ve won before, so it’s not a first time feeling. I’m proud.”

Paul Check, Wisconsin
Big Ten men’s 110-meter hurdles champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“I mean wow. I have been working for this forever. I knew the hurdles were wide open. There were five or six guys who could have taken it, but today just happened to be my day.”

Katie Erdman, Michigan
Big Ten women’s 800-meter champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“It feels great. We were blessed with awesome weather, a great field of competitors and a great race. I cannot believe I won. I didn’t really do anything different than I have done all year. I just found my stride and kept a good pace.”

Liz Podominick, Minnesota
Big Ten women’s discus champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“This has been a great weekend. To win both the discus and shot put titles is something I cannot believe. I am very proud of what I accomplished this weekend and will enjoy this all year.”

Shayla Moore, Ohio State
Big Ten women’s triple jump champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“This is an awesome feeling. I started out as a freshman with the goal to win a Big Ten title and now I completed my goal. I couldn’t be happier right now.”

Zachary Glavash, Illinois
Big Ten men’s 800-meter champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“It feels really good. It was a team effort, Trammal (Smith) and I have trained all year. Today was also just a better day in terms of weather. I think we all just wanted to come out and get better.”

Jaret Campisi, Penn State
Big Ten men’s 400-meter hurdles champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“It feels wonderful. I’ve been training for this for awhile. It was a tough race to win, the wind was tough on the turns.”

Kenneth Baxter
Big Ten men’s 200-meter dash champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“It feels good. It was my last one, so if this is how I’ll go out, it’s awesome. Our team is doing pretty good, we’re doing much better then we expected so we’re excited.”

Melissa Steele, Minnesota
Big Ten women’s 400-meter hurdle champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“I can’t even begin to describe how I feel now. This is something I have worked for since I started my career and to accomplish my goal is something I am very proud of.”

Cassie Hunt, Illinois
Big Ten women’s 3,000-meter champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“I feel awesome. I felt very confident throughout the race. I found my stride and gained confidence throughout the race. Once I gained control of the lead I just kept a good pace all the way to the finish.”

Jessie Stringer, Ohio State
Big Ten women’s high jump champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“Well, I don’t feel like one yet. It’s exciting and I’m sure it will hit me later. I’m excited. I kind of thought coming into the meet I would be the winner, but I didn’t really know.”

Aarik Wilson, Indiana
Big Ten men’s triple jump champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“It feels great. It was a lot of fun. I had to fight through some pain, so to come out on top was great. It feels amazing to have won two events at the championships. The Big Ten is a great conference and to win two events is awesome.”

Jenna Harris, Ohio State
Big Ten women’s 100-meter champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“I don’t want to say I was surprised that I won, but I was surprised with the way it happened. We were only off by a couple thousandths of a second. It was really, really close.”

Tramell Smith, Illinois
Big Ten men’s 4×400-meter relay champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“It feels good. We were only able to take the 4×400. We tried for the 4×100, but the cards didn’t play out. It was a great season and hopefully next year it will only get better.”

Yvonne Mensah, Illinois
Big Ten women’s 4×400-meter champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“We ran a complete race. All of us gave our best efforts. Our exchanges went off without a problem. This is something we have wanted to win since the beginning of the season.”

Stacey Clausing, Indiana
Big Ten women’s 200-meter champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“I ran the best I have ever run today and to win after giving my best effort is an amazing feeling. My coach told me before I ran to get a good start from the block and my chances of winning would be in my favor. I did just that.”

Nick Willis, Michigan
Big Ten men’s 5,000 meter champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“Today was a good win. My goal was to claim a championship in each distance event (in my career) and I completed that today. My focus now is to train and get ready for NCAAs.”

Ed Nuttycombe, Wisconsin head coach
Big Ten men’s team champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“I knew if we had a good meet, we had a chance to take the meet. And we had a phenomenal meet. I think we had six individual champions. So, winning the team championship is great.”

Gary Winckler, Illinois head coach
Big Ten women’s team champion
On winning a Big Ten championship
“In my 20 years I have coached I have never seen a team effort quite like the one today. We had competitors step up who have never stepped up before. I am really proud of this team. They deserved this championship.”