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Press Release

March 15, 2009

Bearcats Reflect on Day of Competition

After the meet
Ben McKim, Tyler Shaw and Emily Churchman after wrapping up competition at the University of Houston
Tyler Shaw:
Right now I feel like I'm on cloud nine. I'm an All American as a freshmen and I finished second in the 60-meter hurdles. Today has been an exciting day for me and my family. It felt good to be able to hear the excitement in my family, coaches, and teammate's voices. I'm excited for outdoor season and I know I have a lot to prove still. As we got done with the closing ceremony I was already looking ahead to what I have to do to get back to this point and do better. By the way if my brother or mother is reading this I did write this blog myself. Nobody and I mean nobody helped me lol.

Ben McKim:
Today was my day of competition. I got there a little early to cheer on Emily, and she did great, coming home an all-American. The next person to compete was me. I tried to stay relaxed, and I think I stayed too relaxed. I was antsy but I didn't use that to my advantage. I didn't get the edge I usually compete with. I barely missed finals-it was an extremely disappointing afternoon. That being said, I will take it as kindling for the fire. My father has always told me that hard work will beat out talent in the end, and I have taken that to heart this year. Now I have my eye's set on outdoor, and hopefully 60 feet in the shot. Either way, at the end of the year, there is only one thing I can know for sure, and that is that I will be the one who worked the hardest. Work hard, and leave the results to God.

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