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Candace Hill
Candace Hill
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Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1999-02-11) February 11, 1999 (age 20)
Conyers, Georgia, United States
ResidenceConyers, Georgia, United States
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight130 lb (59 kg)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Sprints
TeamASICS[1]
Turned pro2015[1]
Coached byTony Carpenter[1]
Achievements and titles
Personal

Candace Hill (born February 11, 1999) is an American track and field athlete who competes in the 100 metres and 200 metres. She graduated from Rockdale County High School. She became the world's first high school woman to break the 11-second barrier clocking 10.98 in the 100 meters sprint at the 2015 Brooks PR Invitational on 21 June 2015 in Shoreline, Washington, United States.Watch the 100m race here Milesplit. June 21, 2015.[2][3] Her mark, quickly ratified, is the world youth best, the terminology for world record among athletes before the year of their 18th birthday. She will remain eligible for that division through 2016. Since the mark was set outside of the sanctioned NFHS season, the mark is not eligible for the NFHS High School Record. Out of season marks like this are recognized by Track and Field News which has not yet published it as the National High School Record. Candace Hill is the first US high school female to run under 11.10 for 100 meters.[4]

Four days later she was named the Gatorade National Girls' Track and Field Athlete of the Year. She is only the second sophomore to receive the award, after Marion Jones.[5] She was also Track and Field News "High School Athlete of the Year" in 2015.[6] On 1 July 2015, she won the Youth qualifying championship in Lisle, Illinois by a quarter of a second,[7] which entitled her to run at the 2015 World Youth Championships in Athletics in Cali, Colombia, where she took the world title at 100 meters and set the championship meet record at 11.08 (+0.0 m/s).[8] A couple of days later, she completed the sprint double by also winning the 200 meters with a personal best time of 22.43 (-0.7 m/s).

On December 17, 2015, Candace Hill turned professional with ASICS ten-year contract, skipping college athletics.[9][10]

In 2016, Candace missed 4 months of training and won 2016 USA Junior Championships prelim in 200 meters in 22.76, won prelim and finals in 100 meters in 11.24.[11][12] A week later, Candace Hill placed 14th in 23.05 in 200 meters at 2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) (22.93 in prelim). US sprint sensation Candace Hill's championship record of 11.07 (0.9 m/s) to take the women's 100m IAAF World U20 Championships title at 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships and ran anchor leg of 4x100 meters on a team who won gold in 43.69.[13][14][15]

Statistics

Information from IAAF profile unless otherwise noted.[16]

Personal bests

Event Time (s) Wind (m/s) Competition Venue Date Notes
100 meters 10.98 +2.0 Brooks PR Invitational Shoreline, Washington June 20, 2015 Age-16 WR, U17/U18 WB, U20 WL, U20 NR
200 meters 22.43 -0.7 World Youth Championships Cali, Colombia July 19, 2015 Age-16 WR, U17/U18 WB, U20 WL, CR
22.38 +2.1 Star Athletics Sprint Series Montverde, Florida June 11, 2016 w
4 × 100 meters relay 43.69 n/a World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland July 23, 2016 U20 WL

Seasonal bests

Year 100 meters 200 meters
2013 11.81 23.85
2014 11.44 23.12
2015 10.98 22.43
2016 11.07 22.76
2017 11.23 22.68
2018 11.43 23.33

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Wind Notes
Representing the  United States
2015 World Youth Championships Cali, Colombia 1st 100 meters 11.08 0.0 CR
1st 200 meters 22.43 -0.7 Age-16 WR, U17/U18 WB, U20 WL, CR
2016 World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st 100 meters 11.07 +0.9 U18/U20 WL, CR
1st 4 × 100 meters relay 43.69 n/a U20 WL, PB

National competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Wind Notes
2015 USA World Youth Trials Lisle, Illinois 1st 100 meters 11.48 -0.8
1st 200 meters 23.14 +1.0
Representing ASICS
2016 USA Junior Championships Clovis, California 1st 100 meters 11.24 +1.2
1st 200 meters 22.76 +1.7 SB
USA Olympic Trials Eugene, Oregon 4th (semi 1) 100 meters 11.07 +3.1 w
5th (semi 1) 200 meters 23.05 -1.7
2017 USA Indoor Championships Albuquerque, New Mexico 3rd 300 meters 36.56 n/a A, PB [17]
USA U20 Championships Sacramento, California 1st 100 meters 11.37 -1.5
USA Championships Sacramento, California 8th (semi 1) 200 meters 23.34 -1.4

References

  1. ^ a b c Chavez, Christopher (17 December 2015). "Fastest U.S. high school sprinter Candace Hill turns professional". si.com. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Jon Mulkeen (20 June 2015). "Hill breaks world youth 100m best and American junior record with 10.98". IAAF. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ JOHN WALTERS' Newsweek article on Candace Hill's 2015 season Newsweek. June 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "IAAF Inside Athletics - Season 4 - Episode 09 - Candace Hill". IAAF Ato Boldon interview before 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships. August 30, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ [1] USA Today. December 2015.
  6. ^ 2015 High School athlete of the year Archived 2015-11-26 at the Wayback Machine Track and Field News. December 2015.
  7. ^ http://www.adkinstrak.com/meets/2015/USATF_Hershey_National_Youth_Outdoor_Championships/
  8. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-youth-championships/9th-iaaf-world-youth-championships-2015-5408/results/women/100-metres/final/result#resultheader
  9. ^ "16-Year-Old Sprints Right Into Professional Track". New York Times. December 17, 2015.
  10. ^ "Fastest U.S. high school sprinter Candace Hill turns professional". Sports Illustrated. December 17, 2015.
  11. ^ Larry Eder interviews Candace Hill RunBlogRun. December 19, 2016.
  12. ^ 2016 USA Junior Championships Results - 6/24/2016 to 6/26/2016 Veteran's Memorial Stadium - Clovis, California USATF. June 26, 2016.
  13. ^ HILL A CHAMPION ONCE AGAIN AS US DOMINATE DAY THREE IN BYDGOSZCZ IAAF July 21, 2016.
  14. ^ IAAF World U20 Championships Women's 4 x 100 meters Results IAAF. July 23, 2016.
  15. ^ Recap of IAAF World U20 Championships Women's 4 x 100 meters IAAF. July 23, 2016.
  16. ^ "Candace HILL | Profile". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 2019.
  17. ^ "USA Indoor Track & Field Championships - 3/3/2017 Results". usatf.org. USATF. March 3, 2017. Retrieved 2019.

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Awards
Preceded by
Myles Marshall
USA Track & Field Youth Athlete of the Year
2015
Succeeded by
Sydney McLaughlin

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