April 4, 2002
Ohio State Head Coach Miles Avery
On Ohio State:
"I told our team to go out and have fun today. We expected to qualify, but we really struggled and had a rough competition. It was not at all what I expected, but we survived and advanced."
On Raj Bhavsar:
"He is our go-to guy and we really needed him today. He was great. He was only scheduled to participate in two events today, but we needed him in all of them. He is a great all-around performer."
Michigan Head Coach Kurt Golder
"I think today went very well because we had a high hit percentage at 83 percent, which is an improvement since we have struggled this year."
On Kris Zimmerman's injury:
"He jammed his ankle, so we pulled him out of the meet today. We have already had it x-rayed and it was negative, so we will wait and see if he will be able to go tomorrow."
Stanford Head Coach Sadao Hamada
"Obviously, we came here to finish in the top three today and we did. However, our performance was very off today. Luckily, there weren't any serious disasters, because I don't know how much more stress I can take. I am happy to have qualified for tomorrow."
On the pressure to advance:
"There was much more pressure today because you just want to qualify. Tomorrow there will be less pressure because we will just go for it and see what happens."