16 year old Candace Hill recently became the newest superstar in track, being named the fastest teen in the United States, with an unbelievable 10.98 second 100 meter sprint.
The high school junior originally planned to enroll at the University of Southern California (USC) to major in biology and work in sports medicine or as a sports reporter. While she still has every intention of fulfilling those dreams, they have now taken backseat to her new top goal – the 2016 Olympics in Rio, where she’ll be the youngest professional track athlete to represent the U.S.
Even with her rigorous training schedule as she prepares to compete on the biggest and brightest of international stages, Hill has managed to maintain a 4.6 GPA and earn a top 10% ranking within her magnet school. Her academic and athletic accomplishments have caught the eye of sportswear retailer Asics, who has already signed her to a 10 year endorsement deal, complete with covering her college tuition and expenses once she does decide to resume her studies.
Make sure you keep an eye out for this rising young star at next year’s Olympic games in Brazil!