The 2022 USATF Indoor Championships presser was held today, February 25, 2022, at 11.30 AM. I must admit disappointment that it was held remotely, as I had flown in the night before to catch up with some of the stars, but USATF has a job to do and they did it well.
Cole Hocker, Quanera Hayes, Grant Holloway, Katie Nageotte, photo courtesy of USATF Facebook site (probably Errol Anderson)
Cole Hocker is doubling but does not seem to want to run at the World Indoor Championships. “Anytime you can run a 3:50 mile, you know you are in shape…I like racing indoors, as I have done it since high school. But, the 3000 meters is as long as I would run indoors.”
Quanera Hayes noted, ” I took six weeks off after the Olympics…and to a question about tactics in the 400m indoors, Quanara noted, ” In the 400m indoors, you have two laps and you have to get out hard on that first lap. It is a tough race.”
The always quotable Grant Holloway said, ” I have a bye. I am here to get in a few rounds and prepare for the World Indoor Championships…I am okay with the World record talk by the media, but in the end, I have to be ready in Belgrade and Eugene…I am sure that I can speak for everyone when I say that competing in Eugene will be exciting, and we all need to be ready to race there.”
Katie Nageotte, told the media: ” I am not sure if I have recovered from winning the gold medal in Tokyo…the challenge is to find something new to motivate me.”
It was a good presser, a short presser, but the lack of involvement by the media surprised me.
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