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Female Athlete of the Week
by Maurice Dixon
May 28, 2013 04:16 PM | 2314 views | 1 1 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Competing in 800-meter races before the season was just a suggestion for Eagle’s Landing senior Devonna Hill.

“[Coach Claud Spinks] suggested that I do it and I trust him because I knew he knew what he was doing,” Hill said.

As a result of those words and hard work the entire season, Hill capped her track career at Eagle’s Landing with a first-place finish in the 800 at the GHSA Girls State Track Championships.

“I really wanted that state title,” said Hill, who ran just the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes prior to this year. “I was really happy.”

“Devonna works really hard and is mentally tough,” Spinks said.

Hill also believed her time spent running cross country with a fellow senior was influential in her success.

“I trained harder and with India [Milling] and she really helped me a lot,” Hill said.

After graduating with a 3.4 grade-point average, Hill will attend Georgia, Kennesaw State or Georgia State and plans to just run the 800. Hill is still unsure about what her major will be in college.

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