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Nati

Sheppard

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Pole Vault
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Ransom Everglades

Bio

Honors: NCAA East First Round Participant (Pole Vault - 2017)...Outdoor All-ACC Academic Team (2017)....ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017).

2016-17: Competed in five events during the indoor season and six events in the outdoor season, specializing in the pole vault…Finished in the top five in all five events during the indoor season…Cleared a personal-best 12-11.50 (3.95) to finish in second place at the Bob Sheppard Invitational (1/28)…Cleared a season-best 13-2.50 (4.03) at the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/14) to finish in third place…Competed at the NCAA East Preliminaries (5/27), finishing in 18th place…Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll and Outdoor All-ACC Academic Team.

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-
12-11.50 (3.95) (1/28/2017)

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

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