I think it (the hype) adds to everything, especially because this is our only home meet. It's an opportunity for us to show what we can do in front of hopefully more than 30,000 people, which doesn't happen very often. Any time you are at home, you want to protect home and look good in it. We are definitely excited, and I'm sure the athletes are excited.

The thing is, he beat his record by two seconds. I'm more impressed with that than anything. I think there's room for improvement there, too. When he has to peak, I think he can do even better.

I think it's an honor to how he's training those guys. You can even call it a 1-2-3-4 finish, because Gruber is still here in training.