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atubslife t1_jbwx1ez wrote

Those are high school times, so that makes sense.

This does not look like a high level, and the times do not represent that.


Sharkgutz17 t1_jbxh014 wrote

What do you mean Hill ran a 6.7 which is .36 seconds off the world record. He was 5% slower than the world record.


blainty22 t1_jbxnf7d wrote

Lmao. Do you realize how huge .36 seconds is in a 6 second race? I’ve seen freshman in highschool run 6.7s


bc26 t1_jbyvald wrote

Running 6.7s in high school would put you at top in the country especially as a freshman. You may be thinking about the 55m instead of the 60m. In NYS they run 55m instead of 60. Not sure about other states.


USSanon t1_jbxof69 wrote

Also the first time in a race since high school. A big step and he can work off the extra time to get close to hitting the record.


pmth t1_jbxpjgx wrote

I don’t think you realize how big of a deal even .1 seconds is when it comes to a short race like this… when looking at the record for 60m, first all time is 6.34 seconds. 25th all time is only .13 seconds behind at 6.47.

Reek was still .23 seconds behind that… it’s not as simple as just “shaking the rust off” to go from 6.7 to 6.34

EDIT: just looked further into it, 6.7 is tied with about 100 other people for 1551st all time


jimmylstyles t1_jbxvcfj wrote

His time wouldn’t put him top 200 in the world this year. He has access to better strength and conditioning professionals, nutritionists, recovery experts, etc than anyone in that top 200. This isn’t an issue of needing more races or practice. He would need to start by losing about 30lbs, then racing for 4-5 years, and then MAYBE he is one of the top 20 in the world.

The “record”? Zero chance.


raysterr t1_jby9uab wrote

Can we just agree he is really fast but not even close to being worlds fastest?


jimmylstyles t1_jbykjyn wrote

We can agree he is really fast in the same way that Boston college has a good basketball team.

A high schooler ran 6.59 today in Boston. 4 high schoolers broke 6.70 in Boston in the final and semi final.

Does Boston college have a good basketball team? Well nowhere as good as the Celtics, but better than most every high school team?


r0botdevil t1_jbyvn8b wrote

He's exceptionally fast for a football player.

That's an important and meaningful distinction here, because certain characteristics that are necessary to play football will also necessarily make you a slower sprinter. He's not a world-class track sprinter because track sprinting isn't his primary focus.


Iseepuppies t1_jby64n5 wrote

You do know he doesn’t train for THIS event right? He probably does a completely different regiment and just did this for fun. Fast twitch is fast twitch. I bet if he was to try he could do better. But NFL pays a fuck ton more and he’s getting older. Why switch now


HotConcrete t1_jbxzkks wrote

This time would just get him in the top 10 of current high school students in the US. It’s a great time for an NFL athlete, but he’s nowhere near a world record.


Iseepuppies t1_jby6df8 wrote

Honestly I’d guess a 17-18 year old is faster than a 31-32 year old. I know I was a heck of a lot faster at that age then I am at 29 lol. I don’t sprint much wiring houses but age matters. My joints are getting a bit worn out these days


EndlersaurusRex t1_jbz5ft1 wrote

Age matters and sprinters usually peak in late 20s, but most active sprinters are going to be faster all through their 20s than late teens.

He’s not a “sprinter” anymore, but he’s still a professional athlete that sprints in his sport.


Iseepuppies t1_jby5tp4 wrote

I feel like if he actually trained for this type of stuff he could shave some of that .36 seconds. The guys usually preparing to get his head torn off by some DB of safety lol


Sharkgutz17 t1_jbxozzl wrote

It’s about a 5% difference


blainty22 t1_jbxr4k6 wrote

You’re just about brain dead


Sharkgutz17 t1_jbxrv16 wrote

Did I say it was easy to achieve that 5%? I’m just doing simple math what is your deal.


jimmylstyles t1_jbxv2p7 wrote

Because 5 percent of 6.7 is the difference between kids who will never see a dollar in college scholarship and people who make the Olympic final.