Shelbi Vaughan told MaxPreps on Sunday that she had a feeling she was going to break her own national discus record during Saturday's 53rd annual Golden West Invitational in Folsom, Calif.
The recent graduate of Mansfield Legacy (Mansfield, Texas)
revealed that she had thrown over 200 feet a couple times during recent practice sessions. Therefore, she was not surprised that she won the meet (by over 57 feet) with a prodigious throw of 193 feet 11 inches. Her national record, set in March during the Texas Relays, was 191 feet, 6 inches.
The 6-foot-2 Texas A&M recruit said the most important thing was to move higher on the list to compete in the Olympic Trials on June 22 in Eugene, Ore. She currently is ranked No. 10 and hopes to go higher during this coming weekend's Junior Nationals in Bloomington, Ind.
A strong wind aided Vaughan's throws and some of the running events, but kept the running events from being eligible for any records.
Aldrich Bailey of Mansfield Timberview (Arlington, Texas)
won the 200-meter dash in 20.49 seconds and his specialty, the 400, in 47.57. Devon Allen of Brophy College Prep (Phoenix, Ariz.)
, who was second in the 200, won the 110-meter hurdles in 13.32 seconds - the fastest time in the nation this year.
On the girls side, Ky Westbrook of Chandler (Ariz.)
captured the 100 in 11.42 and the 200 in 23.75. Trinity Wilson of St. Mary's College (Berkeley, Calif.) won the hurdles in a swift 13.30 clocking, which was No. 2 in the nation this year under all conditions.