DK Metcalf, the Seattle Seahawks broad receiver and one of many quickest gamers within the NFL, is about to place his pace to the check towards among the U.S.’ quickest sprinters.
Metcalf is entered within the 100m at Sunday’s USATF Golden Video games and Distance Open at Mt. SAC.
The USATF Journey to Gold Collection meet in Walnut, California, airs stay on NBC, NBCSports.com/stay and the NBC Sports activities app on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. ET. The total listing of entries is right here.
The plain query: Is Metcalf making an attempt to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials in June? Metcalf’s reported NFL agent has not responded to messages in search of a solution during the last week.
If Metcalf desires to qualify for the Olympic Trials 100m, he seemingly should break 10.2 seconds (with authorized tailwind of not more than two meters per second).
A ten.05 mechanically qualifies for Trials. Fifteen American males have 10.05 proper now (who’re anticipated to enter the Trials 100m), in line with World Athletics. The sphere will seemingly be full of the following quickest males to get round 32 entries total.
In 2016, a ten.16 earned a spot at Trials.
It’s very questionable whether or not Metcalf has that pace. He didn’t compete in monitor and discipline in school at Mississippi. He was a hurdler in highschool, not a flat sprinter.
However final October, Metcalf sparked dialogue when he clocked a high pace of twenty-two.64 miles per hour whereas chasing down an interception return, masking 114.8 whole yards.
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— DK Metcalf (@dkm14) October 27, 2020
If Metcalf ran 22.64 mph for a whole 100m, it will take 9.88 seconds, however that’s in fact unattainable from a block begin from zero mph. However Metcalf would even be operating and not using a helmet and pads.
One other man with NFL expertise, skilled sprinter Jeff Demps, is predicted to compete within the Olympic Trials 100m. Demps is amongst dozens of athletes who competed on the Olympics earlier than starting skilled soccer careers.
On Sunday, Metcalf joins a 16-man 100m discipline that additionally contains Ronnie Baker, who ranks second within the nation this yr at 9.94 seconds, and Rio Olympian Mike Rodgers.
Different spotlight occasions on the USATF Golden Video games and Distance Open: world champion Noah Lyles faces 17-year-old professional Erriyon Knighton within the 200m.
Allyson Felix and Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo renew their rivalry within the 200m, too. Felix’s focus as she goes for a fifth Olympics has been on the 400m lately, however she has stated she plans to race each the 200m and the 400m at Trials.
Miller-Uibo, who edged Felix for Rio Olympic 400m gold, stated she plans to bypass the 400m for the 200m in Tokyo because the occasions overlap on the Olympic schedule.
The highest three U.S. male 800m runners face off in world champion Donavan Brazier, Olympic bronze medalist Clayton Murphy and world championships fourth-place finisher Bryce Hoppel.
Evan Jager, who took 3000m steeplechase silver in Rio for the perfect U.S. end in that occasion since 1952, is entered in his first steeple since 2018, an absence due partly to damage.
Sha’Carri Richardson, who final month ran 10.72 for 100m to develop into the sixth-fastest girl in historical past, headlines the ladies’s 100m.
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— DK Metcalf (@dkm14) Could 3, 2021