2012 Track Chats - Shelbi Vaughan

Showing off her record throw!


Welcome to Track Chats 2012! We continue with National Record Holder Shelbi Vaughan from Mansfield Legacy HS in Texas.  Shelbi popped a 191-6 in the Discus at the Texas Relays to take down Anna Jelmini's 2009 record of 190-3.  Check out more from Shelbi below!


MileSplit - What is it like to grab a national record so early in the season? It is how you pictured it would be?

Shelbi - It's such a great accomplishment and just crazy to think that it's so early and I can keep getting better. I have 5 meets left of high school to keep getting PR's

MileSplit - When & how did you get started in track & field?

Shelbi - I started in 7th grade and it was all because of my coach , Teresa Moore, I wanted to be I sprinter and she said no your a thrower.

MileSplit - Person/people most influential to your success in track & field and why?

Shelbi - Coach moore would be the one that influence me because she would always say how great I could be but at the time I didn't believe her and I just wanted to be better than what she was. My head track coach for the past two year Lacey Beckler has also impacted on me a lot she hasn't just helped me in track goals but also life goals and I dot think I would be the same person if it wasn't for her!

MileSplit - Your favorite track & field event(s)? why?

Shelbi - My favorite event in discus its just crazy how when I get in the ring I forget about everything it's just me and the disc. It's like a safe zone for me.

MileSplit - Your track & field event coach(es) and what they mean to you?

Shelbi -Coach Barry is my discus coach he is such a great coach he can be a little jar. Headed at times but that's just because he knows what my goals are.

MileSplit - Keys to your successful track & field training program?

Shelbi - I have just recently started a lifting workout but nothing to a extreme.

MileSplit - Your favorite track & field meet and why?

Shelbi - My favorite meet is Texas relays or state because theres always so many people and I love to be watched at doing something I low to do.

MileSplit - Your favorite performance in track & field and why?

Shelbi - My favorite performance would have to be this past one obviously because setting a national record is not something many people can do and I can now say I have but it's not over yet I hope to make the record as hard as possible to break

MileSplit - Track & field athlete(s) you most enjoy competing against and why?

Shelbi - Chamaya turner because when we were in south Carolina competing to be on the worlds team she had beat me and I was worriethtni wouldn't make it on the team but she is a great competitor and a awesome throwing I am excited to see where she goes!

MileSplit - Your greatest experience in track & field so far and why?

Shelbi - My greatest experience is my team! They are so supportive and tey are more than a team they are a family I wish they could all come wtg metro college

MileSplit - Goals for the 2012 track & field season?

Shelbi - Goals for this season as of now are to make it on the usa Olympic team

MileSplit - Long-term goals in track & field?

Shelbi - Be a gold medalist in the Olympic games and one day be a coach

The Fun Run

Do you like ice cream or italian ice…

Shelbi - I like ice cream

Do you like shorts or jeans…

Shelbi - Shorts

Do you like Boggle or Twister…

Shelbi - Twister

Do you like Facebook or Twitter...

Shelbi - Facebook

Do you like going out or chilling at home...

Shelbi - I like both going out and chilling at home

Do you like sun or snow...

Shelbi - Sun


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