Hill Does It Again

Tyreek Hill has been a sensation since his debut on the track last week when he broke the Oklahoma State University school record in the 60-meter sprint the first two times he ran it in competition. Hill ran a 6.67 and a 6.65 last weekend in the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark. That effort earned him fourth and gave him the 16th-best time in the NCAA indoor season.

Friday night, in the Kansas State Open, Hill set the meet record with a 6.68-second time, breaking the old mark in the meet at the K-State facility of 6.69. That record was set by former Kansas State corner and two-time NFL Pro Bowler Terence Newman.

"Tyreek had a very relaxed and smooth race," Oklahoma State sprints coach Diego Flaquer said afterward. "Our plan was to use this meet as a workout of sorts, considering he doesn't have many races under his belt as others around the country.

"It's exciting to break a meet record, but the plan was just to run a clean and healthy race, considering there was only one round of competition. The key is to keep him in the routine of competition going into the Big 12 meet."

Oklahoma State had other winners as Chase Ealy won the women's shot put with a toss of 51 feet, 5 inches. Triana Browne-Hearrell (1:28.14) was second in the 600-yard run, Julia Schmaltz (5 feet, 4.25 inches) was fifth in the high jump, and Jordan Highsmith (18 feet, 6 inches) was second in the long jump.

Another group of Oklahoma State track competitors are competing Saturday at Notre Dame in a meet including Cowboys football players Tre' Flowers and Jerel Morrow, each participating in the long jump competition.

Hill's Twitter handle is "Im faster than ya" and so far the new Cowboys transfer slot receiver/running back is just that, faster than most anybody around and maybe faster than anybody in Division I college football.


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