Shelbi Vaughan
Personal information
Full nameShelbi JoDae Vaughan
NationalityAmerican
Born (1994-08-24) August 24, 1994 (age 27)
Weatherford, Texas, U.S.[1]
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)[2]
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Discus throw
College teamTexas A&M University
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Discus throw 64.52 m (211 ft 8 in)

Weight throw 18.73 m (61 ft 5+14 in)
Hammer throw 54.11 m (177 ft 6+14 in)

as of February 19, 2016

Shelbi JoDae Vaughan (born August 24, 1994) is an American track and field athlete whose specialty is the discus throw.[3]

World Competition

Shelbi competed at the Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics - Women's discus throw and threw 53.33 m (174 ft 11+12 in) to place 29th.[4] She competed at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing narrowly missing the final.[5] In addition, she was bronze medals at the 2012 World Junior Championships and the 2011 World Youth Championships.

NCAA

Vaughan's Texas A&M personal best in the discus is 64.52 m (211 ft 8 in) set in Starkville in 2015. In addition, she has a personal best of 15.78 m (51 ft 9+14 in) in the shot put at Texas A&M University.

Vaughan placed second in Discus at 2016 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) to qualify for Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Vaughan placed sixth in Discus at 2016 Division 1 NCAA Outdoor Women's Track and Field Championship. Vaughan won 2016 Southeastern Conference, UT San Antonio, Texas Relays, UCLA, Baylor and LSU Discus titles. Vaughan placed 6th in the Weight throw at 2016 SEC Indoor Track & Field Championships.[6]

Vaughan placed third in Discus at 2015 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Vaughan won 2015 Division 1 NCAA Outdoor Women's Track and Field Championship Discus title. Shelbi Vaughan won 2015 Division 1 Southeastern Conference Discus title.[7] She also won 2015 Texas Relays, Stanford Invitational, Sun Angel Track Classic, TCU Horned Frogs Invite Discus titles.[8]

Vaughan placed third in Discus at 2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Vaughan won 2014 Division 1 NCAA Outdoor Women's Track and Field Championship Discus title. Shelbi Vaughan won 2014 Division 1 Southeastern Conference Discus title. She also won 2014 Texas Relays, Stanford Invitational, Sun Angel Track Classic, Texas State Bobcats Classics Discus titles.[9]

Vaughan won 2013 Division 1 Southeastern Conference Discus title as a freshman. She also won 2013 Texas Relays, Oregon Pepsi Invitational, Louisiana State University Alumni Gold Invite, John McDonnell Invitational at University of Arkansas Discus titles.[10]

High school

Vaughan was the 2012 Track and Field News "High School Athlete of the Year."[11]

Vaughan's senior season's best of 50-1.25 in the Shot put and 198-9 in the Discus fifth and first respectively in 2012. She won University Interscholastic League Texas State championships in discus titles in 2011 and 2012.[12] She won 2012 Discus throw USA Junior Outdoor Track and Field Championships title with a 60.59 m (198 ft 9+14 in) and set the Discus throw American Junior record.[13] She placed 4th in 2012 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) just weeks after graduating high school with a 59.68 m (195 ft 9+12 in)[14] 3rd place American record holder Suzy Powell-Roos did not have a qualifying mark for the Olympics and neither did Vaughn, so the Olympic slot went to Gia Lewis-Smallwood.

Before turning to track and field, she practiced volleyball while at Mansfield Legacy High School.[15][16]

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
2011 World Youth Championships Lille, France 3rd Discus throw 52.58 m (172 ft 6 in)
Pan American Junior Championships Miramar, United States 1st Discus throw 53.12 m (174 ft 3+14 in)
2012 World Junior Championships Barcelona, Spain 3rd Discus throw 60.07 m (197 ft 34 in)
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 14th (q) Discus throw 60.24 m (197 ft 7+12 in)
2016 NACAC U23 Championships San Salvador, El Salvador 1st Discus throw 57.20 m (187 ft 7+34 in)
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 29th (q) Discus throw 53.33 m (174 ft 11+12 in)

References

  1. ^ College team profile
  2. ^ Shelbi Vaughan High School profile
  3. ^ "Shelbi Vaughan". IAAF. August 26, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  4. ^ Brooks, Amanda. "Three first-time Olympians highlight women's discus action". USATF. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Qualification results
  6. ^ Shelbi Vaughan Texas A&M 2016 SEC Indoor Weight Throw Results
  7. ^ Shelbi throws meet record in Discus to claim third straight crown Archived March 12, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Shelbi Vaughan Texas A&M Results
  9. ^ Shelbi Vaughan Texas A&M Results
  10. ^ Shelbi Vaughan Texas A&M Results
  11. ^ T&FN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS ATHLETES OF THE YEAR Track & Field News has been selecting a prep AOY on the girls side since 1977 The 40 winners, with their prime event(s)
  12. ^ Shelbi Vaughan recap of Mansfield Legacy High School results
  13. ^ Shelbi Vaughan 2010 High School results
  14. ^ 2012 Olympic Trials Discus results
  15. ^ Max Prep profile on Shelbi
  16. ^ Larry Eder article on Shelbi