Candace Hill

100m, 200m

Quick Facts

Date of Birth: February 11, 1999

Hometown: Conyers, Georgia
Residence: Conyers, Georgia
High School: Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology
College: University of Georgia (2021)

Personal Bests

100m 10.98 (2015) WYR
200m 22.43 (2015) WYR
300m(i)
36.56 (2017) WJR 

Career Highlights

  • 3rd, 2017 US Indoor Championships, 300m
  • 2016 World Under-20 Champion, 100m
  • 2016 World Under-20 Champion, 4x100m Relay
  • 2016 US Junior Champion, 100m
  • 2015 IAAF World Youth Champion, 100m
  • 2015 IAAF World Youth Champion, 200m
  • National High School Record Holder, 100m
  • American Junior Record Holder, 100m
  • World Youth Record holder, 100m
  • World Youth Record holder, 200m
  • 2015 Georgia High School State Champion, 100m and 200m
  • 2014 Georgia High School State Champion, 100m and 200m
  • 2014 Golden West Champion, 100m and 200m
  • 2015 Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year

Background

To say that Candace Hill is driven to succeed is an understatement. In her first race for Rockdale County High School, Candace lost a 200m to an upperclassman. After that initial second place finish, Candace Hill never lost a high school race again. She won Georgia state championships in both the 100m and 200m as a freshman and again as a sophomore.

At the end of her sophomore year, Candace ran 10.98 in the 100m, set a new high school national record, American Junior record and world under-18 record. The time was so fast that it would have earned her a medal at the 2008 Olympic Games. She ended her season with wins over 100m and 200m at the World Under-18 Championships in Colombia. She followed this up with gold over 100m the next year at the World Under-20 Championships in Poland.

And while Hill is a star on the track, she’s no slouch in the classroom either. Throughout high school, Candace has maintained a GPA above 4.0 and has earned ‘A’ grades in all of her classes save one and especially enjoys her science courses. 

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