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Early Bird 2017
Duke Track & Field BIO
Nati Sheppard
Player Profile:
Nati Sheppard 2364447
Position: Pole Vault
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Ransom Everglades

2015-16: Participated in five competitions during the indoor season and four during the outdoor campaign as a pole vault specialist…finished first at the VT Challenge (2/19), clearing 12-1.50 (3.70)…placed fourth at the Camel City Invitational (1/29) after clearing 11-11.75 (3.65)…posted a top-20 performance at the ACC Indoor Championships (2/26), finishing 16th with a clearance of 12-2.50 (3.72)…during the outdoor season, finished fifth at the Raleigh Relays (3/26) with a mark of 12-5.25 (3.80)...at the Spec Towns Invite (4/9), finished sixth after clearing 12-9.50 (3.90). 

Prior to Duke: A four-year letterwinner at Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove, Fla., under the coaching tutelage of Mike Becker…named the 2015 All-DADE Class 5A-1A Female Athlete of the Year in track & field… three-time All-DADE first team honoree in the pole vault…selected as the field MVP for Ransom Everglades as a sophomore, junior and senior…tabbed as Ransom Everglades Female Athlete of the Year as a junior and senior…graduated with the school records in the pole vault, high jump and 4x400…recorded the top 2015 outdoor height in the state and the 17th-best nationally to win gold at the Florida 2A State Meet, clearing a personal-best 13-3.00 (4.04) to set the Florida state meet record…finished seventh in the pole vault at the 2015 New Balance Outdoor Nationals…cleared 12-8.75 (3.88) to place seventh at the New Balance Indoor Nationals, the No. 2 height in the state of Florida and No. 18 in the country during the 2015 indoor campaign...finished runner-up in the pole vault at the outdoor state meet during both her junior and sophomore seasons…competing in the high jump, took fourth at the state championships as a senior…also lettered four years in swimming, earning All-DADE Class 5A-1A Female Athlete of the Year honors as a senior.

Personal: Daughter of James Sheppard and Betina Lindsay…born Oct. 9, 1996 in Miami, Fla….has two brothers, Ray Jobi and Richard Lindsay, and one sister, Victoria Lindsay.

Indoor PRs
Pole Vault-
12-8.75 (3.88) (High School)

Outdoor PRs
Pole Vault-
13-3.00 (4.04) (High School)
High Jump- 5-6.00 (1.68) (High School)

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