Feb. 14, 2013
LONG BEACH - Long Beach State's LaTanya Sheffield has been selected as an assistant women's coach for the 14th IAAF World Outdoor Championships, USA Track & Field announced Thursday morning.
Sheffield, who is in her first year as an assistant with the 49ers, will be in charge of the sprints and hurdles for Team USA. The World Outdoor Championships will be held in Moscow, Russia, Aug. 10-18.
Since 2007, Sheffield has served on the USA Track & Field Development Committee as the event chair for women's hurdles. She was also an assistant coach for USA Track & Field (2006-08, 2011), working with the sprints, hurdles and relays at the World Indoor Championships and the Pan American Games.
As an athlete, Sheffield was an Olympic finalist in the 400m hurdles at the 1988 Games in Seoul, South Korea. She also represented the United States at the 1987 World Championships, and was a two-time gold medalist at the Olympic Sports Festival (1987, 1993). In addition, Sheffield won a bronze medal at the 1987 Pan American Games.
Sheffield, who established an American record in the 400m hurdles in 1985, also excelled at San Diego State where she was a two-time All-American and 1985 NCAA Champion. She was inducted into the SDSU Athletics' Hall of Fame in 1993.
2013 World Championships Women's Coaching Staff
Head Coach - Beth Alford-Sullivan
Assistant Coach - Sprints/Hurdles - LaTanya Sheffield
Assistant Coach - Jumps/Combined - Delethea Quarles
Assistant Coach - Throws - Lance Deal
Assistant Coach - Distance - Juli Benson
Head Manager - Francesca Green
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