Fastest high school female sprinter ever adds World Youth Championship to her accolades

Fastest high school female sprinter ever adds World Youth Championship to her accolades

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Fastest high school female sprinter ever adds World Youth Championship to her accolades

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Candace Hill after winning the Girls 100 meters final at the IAAF World Youth Championships Photo: Patrick Smith, Getty Images

Candace Hill after winning the girls 100 meters final at the IAAF World Youth Championships Photo: Patrick Smith, Getty Images

Candace Hill has had quite a week.
 
On Tuesday, she was named the Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year, the only sophomore ever to do so.
 
 
Later Thursday, she added another title to her amazing resume. Hill, from Rockdale County in Conyers, Ga., broke the World Youth Championship record twice — winning her semifinal race in 11.16 seconds and then taking the final in 11.08 (with a zero wind-reading) in Cali, Colombia. The event is for the top 16- and 17-year-olds from around the world.
 
She has twice run faster than the previous World Youth Record of 11.10, set last year by Kaylin Whitney of East Ridge (Clermont, Fla.). On June 20, Hill became the first high school or world youth female athlete to run faster than 11 seconds with a legal wind, clocking 10.98 at the Brooks PR Invitational in Washington State.

Jayla Kirkland of Woodland (Birmingham, Ala.) took the WJC bronze medal in 11.41, behind Khalifa St. Fort (11.19) of Trinidad and Tobago.

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