World-class speed? DK Metcalf to run in qualifying event ahead of Olympic Trials
Former Ole Miss standout DK Metcalf’s closing speed was on full display last season for the Seattle Seahawks against the Arizona Cardinals when he ran down Budda Baker. Now he’s shooting for a chance to run in the Olympics.
Metcalf is no doubt prolific on the football field, and last season caught 83 passes for 1,303 yards. But now that athleticism will be tested as Metcalf is scheduled to run in the USATF Golden Games today in hopes of qualifying for the Olympic Trials in June. Metcalf is scheduled to run today on NBC streaming on Peacock or USATF.com in the 100m prelims, which is expected to start at 3:32 p.m. ET.
Per USA Today, and according to NBC, a 10.44 was good enough to advance to the finals in a similar recent meet. Metcalf, based on his 4.33 40-yard dash at the combine, could come close to that. If Metcalf makes that, the next race is scheduled for 5:03 p.m. and would be broadcast on NBC.
Bottom line, Metcalf needs a 10.05 to automatically qualify for the trials, but it’s expected that anything under a 10.20 would likely be good enough.
First look at @NFL wide receiver & athletic phenom, DK Metcalf, ahead of his 100 meter race tomorrow! I think he’ll hold his own.
What y’all think? pic.twitter.com/d6ZhfOOWzK
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