Candace Hill becomes first high school girl to break 11 seconds in 100 meters

Candace Hill becomes first high school girl to break 11 seconds in 100 meters

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Candace Hill becomes first high school girl to break 11 seconds in 100 meters

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Candace Hill poses after winning the girls 100m in a national high school record 10.98 in the 2015 Brooks PR Invitational at Shoreline Stadium. (Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)

Candace Hill poses after winning the girls 100m in a national high school record 10.98 in the 2015 Brooks PR Invitational at Shoreline Stadium. (Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)

Candace Hill became the first high school girl to break 11 seconds in the 100 meters when she won the Brooks PR Invitational in Seattle on Saturday in a wind-legal 10.98 seconds.

Hill, a 16-year-old sophomore from Rockdale County High in Conyers, Ga., now owns the world youth mark and American junior record.

Consider this: Her time would be ranked No. 4 among Americans and tied for No. 10 in the world overall this year. It also would have been seventh in the 2012 Olympic final in London and No. 8 in the NCAA ranks.

RELATED: Candace Hill’s Gatorade profile

She was named the Gatorade Georgia Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year this week after winning the 100 and the 200 state titles in state-record times. She won the 100 in 11.34 and the 200 in 23.05 seconds at the state 6A meet.

Her season-best times in both events were the No. 1 in the nation in 2015.

Hill also won the Adidas Dream 100, the 200-meter race at the Prefontaine Classic and both the 100 and 200 at the Great Southwest Classic.

“What she’s doing at this age is just special,” said Rockdale County coach Venson Elder. “There isn’t really anyone to measure her against. Her goal is still to make the Olympics in 2016.”

If the rules from 2012 remain the same, Hill could make the Olympic team as a youth competitor if she qualified at the Olympic trials.

Here’s the video of the race:

 

 

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