Cole Beck 9.97 P.B. 100 Meters Dual/Sports Athlete Track/Football

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Cole Beck is a football player and sprinter for the Virginia Tech Hokies. He originally went to high school in Blacksburg, Virginia where he was outstanding!

High School: Was a two sport athlete at Blacksburg, earning three letters in track and field and football … Was the 2018 All-Timesland Boys Athlete of the Year … Was a three-time winner of the VHSL 4A state meet in the 100- and 200-meter dash … Was the runner-up in the 100-meter dash at the New Balance National Championships with a time of 10.41 ... Set a high school personal record of 10.37 in the 100-meter dash at the Blacksburg Invitational.

College: Cole Beck was recruited to Virginia Tech to play football and also tor run track. He started Virginia Tech as a freshman in 2019.

2019 indoor: Set two new personal bests in the 60-meters dash and the 200-meter dash at the ACC Indoor Championships ... In the 60 meters, ran 6.73 seconds to finish ninth ... Finished ninth in the 200 meters with a time of 21.36 seconds ... Tallied a time of 6.81 seconds in the 60-meter dash prelims at the Virginia Tech Challenge ... Placed second in the 60-meter dash at the Doc Hale Elite Meet with a time of 6.81 seconds ... Also clocked a time of 21.84 seconds in the 200-meter dash to finish sixth ... Ran a time of 6.81 seconds in the 60-meter dash at the Bob Pollock Invitational ... Also tallied a fifth-place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.77 seconds ... Tallied a fourth-place finish in the 60-meter dash at the Hokie Invitational with a time of 6.80 seconds ... Finished third in the 60-meter dash at the Virginia Tech Challenge ... Also clocked a time of 21.80 seconds to finish third in the 200 meters.

2019 Outdoor: Was a member of the 4x100 relay team that competed at the NCAA Outdoor Championships … Punched a ticket to Austin as a member of the 4x100 meter relay team that clocked a time of 39.24 … Also ran a time of 10.47 in the 100-meter dash … Clocked a time of 10.22 in the 100 meters at the ACC Outdoor Championships to place fourth… Was also a member of the 4x100 team that finished second with a time of 39.46 … Tallied a time of 10.39 in the 100 meters and 21.08 in the 200 meters to finish fourth in both events at the War Eagle Invitational … Was also a member of the 4x100 team that ran 39.68 … Finished 10th in the 200 at the Tennessee Relays with a time of 20.99 … Was a member of the 4x100 team that finished fourth with a time of 39.99 … Clocked a time of 10.48 in the 100 at the Florida Relays and was a member of the 4x100 team the finished with a time of 40.62 … Finished second in the 100 at the Florida State Relays with a time of 10.36.

 

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2020 Indoor: Placed fourth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.68 and placed fourth in the 200 meters with a time of 21.16 at the ACC Indoor Championships … Finished fourth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.70 and took ninth in the 200 meters with a time of 21.26 at the Texas Tech Shootout … Won the 60-meter dash, finishing with a time of 6.77 at the Doc Hale Elite Meet … Also placed third in the 200 meters with a time of 21.49 ... Clocked a time of 6.65 in the 60-meter dash and a time of 21.66 in the 200 meters at the Hokie Invitational … Won the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.74 at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

No outdoor season in 2020 due to Covid Rules nation wide.
 

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2021 Indoor: Took fourth with a PR time of 21.01 in the 200m and finished fifth with a time of 6.74 in the 60m at the ACC Championships ... Posted a time of 6.73 in the 60m to place third at the Tiger Paw Invite ... Delivered a season's best time of 6.70 in the 60m at the Doc Hale Elite Meet to finish third ... Won the 200m at the Hokie Invitational with a time of 21.48 ... Ran a PR time of 34.38 in the 300m to finish sixth at the Virginia Tech Invitational and was also a member of the 4x400 relay that finished first with a time of 3:24.00.


2021 Outdoor: Took 12th at the NCAA Championships in the 100m with a time of 10.25 seconds and ran the anchor leg of the 4x400 relay team that finished 19th in 3:11.41 ... Ran an all-conditions school record of 10.10 in the 100m at the NCAA East Prelims to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... Became Virginia Tech's first ACC champion in the men's 100m in history with a school record time of 10.11 seconds ... Also at the ACC Championships delivered a PR time of 20.71 in the 200m to finish fifth and was a member of the 4x100 relay that placed fourth in 39.61, the second-fastest time in Hokies' history ... Won the 100m at the Virginia Challenge with a time of 10.39 ... Posted a time of 10.58 in the 100m to finish eighth at the Pepsi Florida Relays.
 

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In 2022 is when Cole Beck raised his levels up to the elite level. He was no ready to start competing with the best guys in the NCAA.

2022 Indoor: Won gold in the 200m at the ACC Championships with a time of 20.95 ... Finished third in the 60m with a time of 6.68 to earn first team All-ACC ... Won the ACC Championships Men's Track MVP with a total of 16 points ... Set a new indoor PR in the 200m with a time of 20.91 seconds at the Tiger Paw Invite ... Finished as the top collegian in the 60m at the Hokie Invitational with a lifetime best time of 6.63 seconds.

2022 Outdoor: Earned second team All-American honors as part of the 4x100m relay team that finished 10th with a time of 38.99 seconds at the NCAA Championships ... Competed in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, running 38.78 seconds with the 4x100m relay ... Finished as runner-up in both the 100m and 200m at the ACC Championships, his 200m time of 20.47 ranked No. 3 all-time at Virginia Tech ... Won gold as the 4x100m anchor at the ACC Championships, their time of 38.69 a new school record ... Won the ACC Championships Men's Track MVP ... As a member of the 4x100m team, broke the school record three times this year and ran under 39 seconds three times ... Posted a regular season best of 10.15 in the 100m (Raleigh Relays) and 20.86 in the 200m (Florida Relays).

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2023 Indoor: New Personal Best of 6.57 over the 60 meters at the 2023 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Cole Beck also ran a fast indoor 200 meters time of 20.62 at the same ACC Indoor Champs.

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2023 Outdoors: Cole Beck opened up the season with a nice time of 10.35 at the Pepsi Florida Relays. He was just getting starting
with what would be an EPIC SEASON! On May 4th he ran a wind legal time of 10.24 at the LIberty Twilight Qualifier. Now he was ready
for the ACC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. On May 13 he ran a fast time of 10.14 +0.7 wind. The very next day he followed that
time up with another wind legal time of 10.17 to qualify for the NCAA Division 1 East Finals. Cole Beck was one of the fastest sprinters
on the whole east portion of America! This is where he absolutely exploded onto the national scene in a big way!

2023 NCAA Divison I East Finals: The NCAA Div. I East Finals were held at Jax Track in the Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville Glorida.
Cole Beck opened up with a blazing time of 10.05 to move on to the 2nd round. this was a new personal best as it was wind legal.
In the second round he shocked the world. Cole Beck ran a EYE POPPING INCREDIBLE TIME of 9.87! This was Cole Becks first sub
10 and even though it was windy very few spritnters on earth have the leg turnover ratio to run that fast. Simply phenomenal. His 10.05
previously was the new school record the Beck had set but this 9.87 would have to have a W next to it as the wind was over the allowable
amound of 2.0. Still very few men have ever run this fast with or without the wind! Beck now had qualified for the NCAA National Champs!

NCAA National Outdoor Track & Field Championships: THe NCAA Outdoor Championships were held at Mike Myers Stadium in Texas.
Cole Beck ran the opening round on June 7th, 2023. He came out with and lit the track on fire. Cole Beck ran a time of 9.97+1.3 wind to
break his own school record! He now was on the the NCAA Finals Rounds as one of the fastest 8 sprinters in America! On June 8th he ran
what could be the last race of his track career. Cole Beck ran a lightning fast time of 10.05 +1.8 despite not having his normal explosive
start. Cole Beck now has the three fastest 100 Meters Times of any VIrginia Tech Hokie Sprinter of All Time!

Cole Beck announced shortly after the race that he was going to go back to football to prepare for the 2024 NFL Draft!.
 

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Cole Beck blazes to his first Sub 10 wind legal. Congrats as he is only the 2nd American Born White Sprinter to achieve this! Congrats.

9.97! :flamethrower2:

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Cole Beck 9.97 and 20.47! :number_one:

Cole Beck is as one of only three men in the Nation to clock a sub-9.90 this season (9.87). He is also the first Hokie in program history to break the 10-second barrier! Beck broke his own school record of 10.05 which he set a few weeks ago.

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SInce he has chosen to play football for now here is a picture of Cole Beck on the Football Team. He has played running back, wide receiver and a kickoff/punt returner but they haven't played him much in college. I wonder why a team would ignore a weapon like Cole Beck?

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Thank you White Lightning!!! This thread is fantastic and full of great info. I had no idea he was knocking on the sub 10 doorstep for a while now before he finally got a wind legal one. Great development over the last few years.

Question regarding his legs being huge and muscular. Is this obviously more beneficial and should Boling be on a similar leg workout to improve explosive muscle?
 

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Thank you White Lightning!!! This thread is fantastic and full of great info. I had no idea he was knocking on the sub 10 doorstep for a while now before he finally got a wind legal one. Great development over the last few years.

Question regarding his legs being huge and muscular. Is this obviously more beneficial and should Boling be on a similar leg workout to improve explosive muscle?

Thanks Freethinker. I have a passion for track and field especially with the sprints since I was a kid. I love to both sprint and watch others
sprint and I've also always had an obsession with jumping and watching others that could jump.

As for being muscular, Boling has enough muscle. If fact too much muscle can slow you down alot of the time. Somewhere in the middle
and what I like to call medium muscle, not body builder muscle. Yes sprinters are ripped and shredded like a swimmer or body builder but low body fat and lean, tight muscles are the best for sprinting and jumping in my honest opinion. Look at a guy like Italian Sprinter Filippo Tortu, he went 9.99 wind legal several years ago when he was alot skinnier or medium muscle. Since he now looks like a professional arm wrestler, he has slowned down alot over both the 100 & 200 meters. Boling needs more plyometrics and speed work. He is a natural born runner with more talent than either of these guys but hasn't got the right sprints coaching in my honest assesesment. He needs a new coach.

Back to Cole Beck. If the NFL were to draft him and he played somewhere he would blow away any other player in the league speed wise. Like was said in a video above he may just break the all time 40 nfl record which is a 4.22! He is capable but the league may mess with the timing as we know how they love to round up the times with our guys. In a 100 meters race no one in the nfl could beat Cole Beck. Not one player!
 

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Thanks Freethinker. I have a passion for track and field especially with the sprints since I was a kid. I love to both sprint and watch others
sprint and I've also always had an obsession with jumping and watching others that could jump.

As for being muscular, Boling has enough muscle. If fact too much muscle can slow you down alot of the time. Somewhere in the middle
and what I like to call medium muscle, not body builder muscle. Yes sprinters are ripped and shredded like a swimmer or body builder but low body fat and lean, tight muscles are the best for sprinting and jumping in my honest opinion. Look at a guy like Italian Sprinter Filippo Tortu, he went 9.99 wind legal several years ago when he was alot skinnier or medium muscle. Since he now looks like a professional arm wrestler, he has slowned down alot over both the 100 & 200 meters. Boling needs more plyometrics and speed work. He is a natural born runner with more talent than either of these guys but hasn't got the right sprints coaching in my honest assesesment. He needs a new coach.

Back to Cole Beck. If the NFL were to draft him and he played somewhere he would blow away any other player in the league speed wise. Like was said in a video above he may just break the all time 40 nfl record which is a 4.22! He is capable but the league may mess with the timing as we know how they love to round up the times with our guys. In a 100 meters race no one in the nfl could beat Cole Beck. Not one player!
Thanks for the explanation. I consider you a top expert on the subject. Hopefully Boling improves once he goes pro and gets a real coach. As for Beck, VT would be fools to not utilize him this year so hopefully he has a breakout and then at least gets a combine invite to break the 40 record.
 

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Most sprinters up to 400m have a high level of fast twitch muscles that can be labeled as tight muscles, many sprinters have to work constantly of "loosening up" these muscles via massage, stretching etc etc...as to prevent tears, pulls and actual rips in the muscles... Being too heavily muscled is in my opinion a hinderance especially for 200-400m distances. Beck has big legs and upper torso from hitting the weights for bulk for football. This is why he is not an overly good 200m sprinter...
 

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Sort of a shame he was converted to WR rather than his natural position of running back.

But given his elite track numbers, WR is a heckuva lot safer for him.

He should make an amazing return specialist at the least.

But in reality, he should get the Tyreek Hill treatment and be sent on fly routes where his speed takes over (and how Andy Isabella should be as well).
 

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Beck has a 4.29, 40 yard dash on his resume. I wonder if he is any faster now that he has given more attention to track.


So he managed that much athletic skill while achieving an undergraduate and MS in engineering at V Tech (a solid state school engineering program). That’s pretty damn impressive.
 
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