ARLINGTON – Texas A&M freshman Shelbi Vaughan improved upon her Aggie discus school record with a winning effort of 188 feet, 8 inches at the UT-Arlington Bobby Lane Invitational on Saturday.
Last week on her first discus throw as a collegian, Vaughan broke the 10-year-old Aggie school record with a mark of 185-0. She managed to added three feet and eight inches to her school record on her second attempt of the UTA competition.
The series for Vaughan opened with a foul prior to her winning mark of 188-8 (57.50) and then another foul followed in round three. Vaughan produced throws of 167-8 (51.10), 161-1 (49.11) and 180-10 (55.12) in the final three stanzas.
Runner-up to Vaughan was a 165-1 (50.33) by TCU’s Megan Smith while A&M’s Jill Hydrick finished seventh in the event with a 141-4 (43.07).
Dalton Rowan won the men’s discus by nearly five feet with a toss of 179-2 (54.61), earning his best mark in the second round as well. Ben Skrla finished seventh with a 164-2 (50.03). Casey Strong placed sixth in the men’s shot put with a 51-4.25 (15.65).
Vaughan also placed third in the shot put with a mark of 48-7.25 (14.81) while teammates Brea Garrett (48-1.75 / 14.67) and Jennifer Edwards (44-9.75 / 13.66) finished fourth and fifth. Vaughan moves to No. 8 on the Aggie all-time list in the shot put.
Krystyn Bradley led the Aggie javelin crew with a third-place effort of 144-10 (44.15). Kendall Munoz placed fourth with a 136-7 (41.64), Jean Deason was seventh at 131-9 (40.16), and Kelly Czumble placed ninth with a 124-1 (37.82).