February 11, 1999|
Conyers, Georgia, United States
|Residence||Conyers, Georgia, United States|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||130 lb (59 kg)|
|Event(s)||100 metres, 200 metres|
|Achievements and titles|
100 m: 10.98 (Shoreline 2015)
Candace Hill (born February 11, 1999) is an American track and field athlete who competes in the 100 metres and 200 metres. She currently attends Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Georgia. She became the world's first high school woman to break the 11-second barrier 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 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.
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. She was also Track and Field News "High School Athlete of the Year" in 2015. On 1 July 2015, she won the Youth qualifying championship in Lisle, Illinois by a quarter of a second, 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). 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.
- Jon Mulkeen (20 June 2015). "Hill breaks world youth 100m best and American junior record with 10.98". IAAF. Retrieved 21 June 2015.
- "IAAF Inside Athletics - Season 4 - Episode 09 - Candace Hill". IAAF Ato Boldon interview before 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships. August 30, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
- "16-Year-Old Sprints Right Into Professional Track". New York Times. December 17, 2015.
- "Fastest U.S. high school sprinter Candace Hill turns professional". Sports Illustrated. December 17, 2015.