Track and Field

Candace Hill…The Rookie Versus Everyone Else

After signing with Asics back in late 2015, Candace Hill is eyeing the more important task of bringing another era of women’s track dominance back to the U.S. Hill has taken down two of the primary records in youth track and field by running 10.98 and 22.43 in the 100 and 200 respectively.  Hill has come to the horizon of the professional track scene and has not showed any signs of being intimidated as the newest young gun sees a powerful Jaimaican national track machine.  But they are of course one of many opponents in a strong list that are not too eager to make room for Hill in the overall rankings for professional sprinters.  As the 2016 Olympic Games get closer and closer, the top international stars surely won’t give more than necessary attention to the new Asics star representative. But as any high caliber athlete knows, there’s always someone somewhere coming for your crown. While Candace Hill prepares for the Olympic trials there is a ready blend of hoopla and record breaking expectations from her fans and peers.   Hill knows she is currently on the outside looking in but nevertheless aggressively competing for a place at the track legends’ table.  Stay tuned.

 

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Neither Last Nor Least…Candace Hill Chooses First

For the last two track seasons an almost flawless display of athletic ability has taken place in Conyers, Georgia.  That ability comes from Candace Hill, the nation’s top sprinter for high school women’s track.  Track fans knew they were in for an incredible four years after her first complete high school track season. Candace Hill has already set the state record in the 200 meter and numerous meet records on her way to capturing the 100 meter and 200 meter titles for her freshman and sophmore season. Hill has also garnered the crown as the Gatorade Georgia Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year.  This young woman has all the makings and abilities of Allyson Felix, the all-world gold medalist who has for  the past 10 years pretty much toyed with her competition.  As she continues to dominate the track, expect to see Hill make her mark on the international scene as she continues to show that she is truly the next superior track athlete.

Candace Hill in 2015 – In Record Time

The Obvious Connection… Football and Track

Speed kills…A simple but often forgotten fact when talking about the subject of recruiting these days.  We get a much needed reminder of this when players like Adoree Jackson (co’ 2014) rise to the top of the rankings.  Jackson was the top rated defensive back in the class of 2014, and also won his state’s track championship in the 400 meter relay and long jump.  He now plays an important role on USC’s football and track team.  This year we were shown the dual talents of Kendall Sheffield out of Fort Bend Marshall high school in Texas. The nation’s top corner committed to the Alabama Crimson Tide and will have the option of being as big of a threat on the track as he will be on the football field.   He was able to not only grab the 110 meter high hurdle championship for the state of Texas, but his time also held the number one spot for the entire U.S.  There are other names, past and present, that validate the fact that football and track have a direct connection and go hand in hand when scouts are creating their recruiting lists.  Expect this trend to continue for obvious reasons as the game of football gets faster each season.  Do not be surprised if football coaches begin to make it mandatory for certain positions to run track or at least work out with their school track teams.  In the end it will benefit the player as he works to get to the next level.