Colbin Hill in front during a late-season track and field distance race last spring. RICK MACKENZIE/Contributed

Colbin Hill
Senior, Key West
Cross Country

”Colbin embodies Conch pride: perseverance, respect, integrity, dedication and excellence.” – Mark Coleman, Key West cross country coach

July 31 marked the start of fall seasons for many athletes across Florida, but not for Conchs senior Colbin Hill. According to head boys coach Mark Coleman, Hill “has been leading the KWHS cross country team this summer and early season, as he has in previous years.” Hill has steadily improved his time the past few years, and it is not by accident – he puts in the work in the off-season and leads his team by example.  “He is on time, motivated and eager to work hard to become a better runner,” Coleman explained. 

For his excellent times in cross country and his relentless work ethic year-round, Key West’s Colbin Hill is the Keys Weekly Athlete of the Week.

Tracy McDonald fled to the Keys from the frozen mountains of Pennsylvania hours after graduating from college and never looked back. She is a second generation coach and educator, and has taught in the public school system for over 25 years. She and her husband met at a beginning teacher meeting in 1997 and have three children born and raised in Monroe County. In her free time, McDonald loves flea markets, historical fiction and long runs in the heat.