Track phenom Candace Hill added another prestigious honor to her collection Saturday night when she was presented with the USA Track & Field Youth Athlete of the Year award in Houston.
Hill, from Rockwall County in Conyers, Ga., was named the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year and also was the only non-senior female and only sophomore to ever win Gatorade National Athlete of the Year.
Hill set two world youth records in 2015. She ran 10.98 seconds in the 100 meters in June at the Brooks Invitational in Washington to become the only high school female to break 11 seconds. She ran 22.43 in the 200 at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Columbia and set meet records in winning both the 100 and the 200.