#TBT: That Time Future NFL Star Tyreek Hill Ran 20.14 At Golden South

Before Tyreek Hill was an All-Pro rookie for the Kansas City Chiefs, he was testing his now much-celebrated speed on the high school track circuit vs. the likes of Kermit Whitfield, recent Bears signee, and Trayvon Bromell, the 2016 world champion over 60m and 2015 world bronze medalist for 100m.

As the 2017 Flo Golden South approaches this weekend, which you can watch live on FloTrack, let's flash it back to the 2012 edition where we saw those three throw down.

At meet time, Whitfield of Jones High School (FL) was ranked all-conditions No. 3 in the 100m with a 10.21 (+2.3) clocking from the Pepsi Florida Relays. Fun Fact: the top-ranked, all-conditions 100m sprinter in 2012 was his cousin, Marvin Bracy, at 10.06 (+2.4)!

Hill, of Coffee, Georgia, blazed to 10.19 (+1.7) in the 100m prelims--the sixth-fastest mark in U.S. history at the time! Could he surprise sprint royalty?

​Watch the Hill run 10.19 in the Flo Golden South prelims:

The answer would be no. Whitfield, a junior, cruised to win the 100m final in 10.38 (+1.8) over Hill (10.41) and Gibbs High School (FL) junior Bromell (10.40). Whitfield and Bromell's times stood as the nation's No. 5 and No. 8 wind-legal performances of the year.

​Watch the 100m final showdown between Hill, Whitfield and Bromell:

2012 Flo Golden South Boys 100m Finals Results

1 Levonte Whitfield 10.38 1.8
2 Tyreek Hill 10.41 1.8
3 Trayvon Bromell 10.47 1.8
4 Kendal Williams 10.48 1.8
5 Xarious Henderson 10.77 1.8
6 Jamal Pitts 10.84 1.8
7 Brandon Carnes 10.9 1.8

This drama set the stage for the 200m, and one of the greatest performances in prep history.

Already a sub-21 second 200m performer heading into Golden South, Hill lowered his best to 20.49 (+1.0) in the prelims--the fastest time in the nation that year. But he wasn't done yet.

​Watch Tyreek Hill run 20.14 in the 2012 Golden South finals, then the second-fastest prep 200m of all-time:

After the disappointment of losing the 100m--an automatic adidas Dream 100 qualifier--Hill stepped things up in the 200m final with a wind-legal time of 20.14 (+1.8), which at the time was the second-fastest mark in U.S. prep history.

2012 Flo Golden South Boys 200m Finals Results

1 Tyreek Hill 20.14 1.8
2 Teray Smith 20.88 1.8
3 Jamal Pitts 21.35 1.8
4 Trayvon Bromell 21.46 1.8
5 Jeremy Harden 21.56 1.8
6 Xarious Henderson 21.76 1.8
7 Brandon Carnes 21.9 1.8
-- Justin Hunter DNF

Where do these historic marks rank today, five years later? Hill's 100m prelims time of 10.19 and 200m finals time of 20.14 stand as Flo Golden South meet records. His 100m time ranks No. 11 all-time and his 200m time ranks No. 3 all-time, behind the national record of 20.09 set by Noah Lyles last year, and Roy Martin's 20.13, which stood as the national record for 31 years.

Just one year later, all-conditions national high school record holder Bromell (9.99/+4.0) PR) defeated wind-legal national record holder Trentavis Friday (10.06) in the 100m, 10.27 to 10.37--the No. 2 and No. 6 times in meet history.

​Watch Tyreek Hill's post-meet interview in 2012:

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