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  • Texas long has been a hotbed for high school football, but this spring track took center stage with national awards being received in both boys and girls events.

    Photo by Kirby Lee

    Shelbi Vaughan

    Abraham Hall, a recent graduate of South Grand Prairie (Grand Prairie, Texas), was named Gatorade National Boys Track Athlete of the Year, while Shelbi Vaughan, a recent graduate of Mansfield Legacy (Mansfield, Texas), was named Gatorade National Girls Track Athlete of the Year.

    The 5-foot-11 Hall won Class 5A state titles in the 100-meter dash (10.19 seconds) and the 200-meter dash (20.58). Both were personal records and his 100 time tied for the national best in 2012 and is No. 8 all-time. His 200 time also led the nation for part of the season. Hall compiled a 3.71 GPA and will compete in track at  the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

    The 6-2 Vaughan had a fabulous year throwing the discus. She set a national record with a throw of 198 feet, 9 inches during the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships. She also placed fourth in the Olympic Trials with a throw of 195-9. Only one other U.S. girl has thrown the discus over 190 feet and Vaughan has done it five times. She posted a B-plus average and will attend Texas A&M on a volleyball scholarship, with track also being in her future.