Feb. 26, 2014
Oklahoma State’s Tyreek Hill has been named the male Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week for his record-breaking performance at the Kansas State Open, the league office announced today.
Hill is the second Cowboy to be named Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Week since the inception of the award. He joins German Fernandez, who won the award in 2009 after breaking the junior world record in the mile. Hill is the first OSU sprinter, indoor or outdoor, to win this award.
Hill broke the meet record in the 60 meter dash at the Kansas State Open. His run, a 6.68, edged the meet record of 6.69, which was set in 2002 by Terence Newman, who is a two-time NFL pro-bowler at the cornerback position. This is the second-straight week in which Hill has broken a school or meet record in the 60 meter dash.
OSU track & field will be in action this weekend, Feb. 28 and March 1, at the Big 12 Indoor Track & Field Championships, in Ames, Iowa.