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This High School Runner Just Set A Very Fast National Record

A sophomore just ran the 100 meters—in under 10 seconds!

Last month at the Brooks PR Invite in Seattle, Rockdale County, Ga., sophomore Candace Hill became the first high-school girl to run the 100 meters in less than 11 seconds! (For comparison, the American and world record in the distance is 10.49.) “That’s one of my goals for junior year or senior year, not in my sophomore year!” says Hill after her race. “It’s really, really, really amazing.” The track meet, held every year in June, invites top-notch high school standouts from all over the country to compete against the nation’s best young runners—and Candace is definitely one of them. Check out her post-race interview, courtesy of Flotrack, who broadcasted the entire meet.