Candace Hill could not believe it herself: “After I broke the tape and came back, everyone was going crazy.”
She was right to be stunned. She’s still a kid, after all. She just finished her soph year of competition at Georgia’s Rockdale County High School.
After she crossed the Brooks PR finish line, she looked back and could not believe her eyes. The clock read 10.98, a time that would make sense near the peak of a woman sprinter’s career, perhaps at an Olympic Trials or Games. She waited for confirmation. “Is the wind legal?” she recalls thinking, “because I cannot run a 10.98.”