Murray, Hill win national prep athlete of the year awards

Posted at 4:28 PM, Jul 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-15 17:29:00-04

AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Quarterback Kyler Murray and sprinter Candace Hill have been honored as national prep athletes of the year.

Murray led Allen (Texas) High to a 16-0 record and the Class 6A, Division I state championship last fall. The senior threw for 4,713 yards and 54 touchdowns. He will play at Texas A&M.

Hill became the first high school girl to break 11 seconds in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.98 seconds for Rockdale County High in Conyers, Georgia. That made the sophomore the world's fastest under-20 performer in the event this year, and she ranked 10th worldwide. Hill didn't attend the ceremony because she is competing in the world youth championships in Cali, Colombia.

The 13th annual awards, presented Tuesday night, are sponsored by Gatorade.

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