Miami Dolphin receiver wide Terek Hill He ran 6.70 seconds in the 60-meter dash in his first race since 2014 at the USA Masters Track and Field Championships on Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky.
Time ranks Hill outside the world’s top 200 men’s this year in the event.
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The Masters meets do not usually include active Olympic-level athletes and are for athletes aged 25 and over, segregated by age groups and including some over 100 years of age.
Earlier this week, Hill shared a video to social media of him practicing a mass start on a track that looked like it was at the University of Miami.
The caption was “It felt so good to get the screws back on!!!”.
In January 2020, Hill said he was serious about trying to qualify for the US Olympic track and field team after playing in that year’s Super Bowl. Then the pandemic caused the Tokyo Olympics to be postponed by one year, and Hill never raced.
Hill was a world class sprinter in high school. He ran the 200 meters in 20.14 seconds at the age of 18, ranking sixth in the United States in 2012.
Hill easily qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials (automatic qualifying time was 20.55), and 20.14 would have made the 2012 Olympic Team. But Hill did not run the sprint trials. He ran for juniors and the World Junior Championships instead.
His best in the 100 meters was 10.19 seconds. He also ran a 9.98, but came in with a tailwind of 5.0m/s, which is 2.5 times the maximum tailwind for standard purposes.
In the indoor 60 metres, which is not an Olympic distance, Hill’s personal best was 6.64 from 2014. The fastest men in the world run between 6.40 and 6.50 seconds.
Two years ago, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK MetcalfeHill, who challenged Hill for the title of fastest man in the NFL, ran the 100 meters in 10.37 seconds, finishing last in a field of nine elite but not Olympic medal-level runners.
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