Flotrack's Best of 2012

Tyreek "Never Heard of Me" Hill - Newcomer of the Year, Best of 2012

Tyreek "Never Heard of Me" Hill - Newcomer of the Year, Best of 2012

Dec 26, 2012 by ALexander Lohr
Tyreek "Never Heard of Me" Hill - Newcomer of the Year, Best of 2012
Newcomer of the Year - Tyreek Hill

Feast your eyes on raw, untapped talent. At the start of the year, Tyreek Hill was living on a pecan farm in Douglas, Georgia and sprinting in spikes that looked like something out of the beginning of "The Big Green." The high school senior was virtual unknown outside of his home state. In comes the adidas Golden Stripes series, sends him to Orlando and quickly changes the course of the Hill's young life.

Here is where the legend of Hill started at the Georgia Outdoor State Championships where he became the first in state history to run under 21 seconds for 200m.

In May, at the Golden South Classic, Hill ran U.S. leading times in both the 100 and 200...both in the prelims! First was his 
10.19 in the Prelim (was Defeated in the Final by Levonte Whitfield). 

Then came the 200 final, and Tyreek left me well...speechless. Nation leading and wind legal 20.14! (#2 all-time)

Although he may have false started on the big stage of the NY Grand Prix, Tyreek left the world stuck in the blocks at World Juniors. With more experience we'll expect Hill closer to the font.

Tyreek wins his first World Medal only three months after being discovered.

Tyreek Hill leads off the second fastest 4x100 Junior relay of all-time

After coming onto the scene quickly, Hill leaves high school as one of the fastest sprinters of all-time. Tyreek has taken his talents to Athens, GA at the University of Georgia where we can soon hope to see him repping the Bulldogs on the indoor track. Tyreek is now at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas where he was a key member of their football team this fall who had a 6-4 record. He led the squad in all purpose yards (1,483 total) and was #3 on the team in touchdowns scoring eight on the season. Looks like we'll be waiting until outdoors to see Hill light things up again. You better believe D1 coaches will be following this speedster in 2013.

2012 Stats:
- 100m, 10.19
- 200m, 20.14 (#2 all-time, .01 off national record)
- Georgia State Champ 100m, 200m, LJ
- US Junior Champion 100m, 200m
- 200m Bronze medal, World Junior Champs in Barcelona (20.54)
- 4x100m Gold medal, World Junior Champs in Barcelona (38.67, #2 all-time)
- 100m Fourth place, World Junior Champs in Barcelona (10.29)
- 200m was fastest junior time since 2009
- #13 fastest 200m time in world for 200m in 2012 (this includes pros)
- 23'11" Long Jumper (also 6'0" in HJ)