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Spotlight: One magical day changes the life of Tyreek Hill - MaxPreps News

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DyeStatFL - formerly DistancePreps.com   on Jun 8 2012, 01:16 AM

Spotlight: One magical day changes the life of Tyreek Hill

Georgia sprinter is now a coveted recruit after two amazing performances.

Thumbnail image of this articles writer: Dave Krider Thursday, June 07, 2012
Photo by Ralph Epifanio/FLRUNNERS.COM
Tyreek Hill burst onto the national track scene with a blistering time of 20.14 seconds in the 200-meter dash.

One day's performance in the humid, 90-degree heat of Orlando, Fla., has changed the life of previously unknown Tyreek Hill, a recent graduate of Coffee (Douglas, Ga.).

The sculptured 5-foot-9, 170-pounder took the 36th Golden South Classic by storm when he won the 200-meter dash in a blistering 20.14 seconds - No. 2 all-time - after tying the 2012 national-best 100 time of 10.19 in the preliminaries.

His coach, Jerry Hill (no relation), told MaxPreps, "Within 30 minutes after the (200) race, I had 16 phone calls and 22 text messages. It was kind of crazy. I had people from all over the country ask me 'Where is Coffee High School?' It generated a lot of buzz for our school."

Also a standout running back and wide receiver, Hill had received an offer to play football at Garden City Community College in Kansas. But now his horizons have widened.

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