Aug. 2, 2013
LongBeachState.com recently caught up with 49er assistant track & field coach LaTanya Sheffield, who will be traveling to Moscow, Russia, with Team USA as an assistant for the women's squad at the IAAF World Outdoor Championships, Aug. 10-18.
Sheffield is in charge of the sprints and hurdles for the U.S. women, whose roster boasts a handful of Olympic Gold Medalists, including Carmelita Jeter and Allyson Felix.
Sheffield is coming off her first year as an assistant at Long Beach State where she helped the 49er men win their fourth Big West championship. She coached Davon Wilson-Angel to the conference title in the 110m hurdles, while she also had 10 other athletes earn All-Big West honors, including the men's 4x100, men's 4x400 and women's 4x400. The women's 4x400 relay squad established a school-record 3:41.24.
Sheffield is familiar with the international stage as she has served on the USA Track & Field Development Committee as the event chair for women's hurdles since 2007. 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.
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