Tyreek Hill dominates race at championship track and field meet

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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill showed off his blazing speed in a different sport by winning the 60-meter race at the USATF Masters Indoor Championships.

Held in Louisville, Ky., the race focuses on athletes who are older than 25. Yet, the fact that Hill was able to capture this type of race is no surprise to any Dolphins fan who watched the wideout last season.

Hill issued a hilarious message on social media following the win.

Hill was acquired by the Dolphins from the Kansas City Chiefs last March in a blockbuster deal. That trade resulted in the Dolphins giving up quite a bit, but it was an investment that paid off handsomely on the field.

In the midst of helping the Dolphins get back into the playoffs this past season, Hill was a favorite target of the team’s quarterbacks. During the regular season, Hill caught 119 passes for 1,710 yards and seven touchdowns.

Hill added seven more receptions for 69 yards in the team’s sole playoff game.

Throughout the season, Hill formed a potent one-two punch with fellow Dolphins wideout Jaylen Waddle. Both speedsters made things very difficult for opposing defenders all season.

Multiple injuries to starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa proved to be costly to the Dolphins’ chances of making a bigger postseason impact. However, when Tagovailoa and Hill were on the field, it was clear that the chemistry between them was potent.

Hill is no stranger to track and field, having made his mark in high school as a world-class sprinter. While he qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympic trials, Hill chose to focus on the junior nationals and world junior championships.

During his days as a member of the Chiefs in early 2020, Hill had pondered the idea of trying to race in the Summer Olympics. However, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed those Olympics by one year, and Hill decided to give up that idea.

It’s unclear what the rest of the Dolphins’ receiving corps will look like when the team’s 2023 training camp gets underway. That’s because NFL free agency begins on Wednesday, followed by the 2023 NFL Draft next month.

Yet, even if he hadn’t won the race, Hill’s place in the Dolphins starting offense would have been safe. Having already been a part of one Super Bowl championship with the Chiefs, Hill would no doubt love to capture another in a Dolphins uniform.

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Brad is a freelance writer for Dolphinnation.com and has been around long enough to remember the 1972 perfect season, and even when Don Shula was coaching the Colts. He still follows the Dolphins and other happenings in the NFL, so he can offer a little perspective when it comes to the ups and downs of each season. Some of his opinions may end up differing from the people who read them, but that's par for the course when it comes to life in South Florida.