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TRACK & FIELD 1985-'88
A three sport athlete for CHS, Micheline Sheaffer earned eight varsity letters during her high school career – four in Track & Field, three in Volleyball and one in Basketball. She was named the MVP of the Warriors Volleyball team and earned All Tri-Valley League honors in 1986 and 1987, but it was in Track & Field where Sheaffer truly made her mark.
Sheaffer set the school record in the discus with a throw of 142’2” as a junior, and also set Tri-Valley League records in the shot put (38’5”) and discus (137’2”), all records she still holds today, 26 years later. She was the Easter Relays discus champion in 1988, as well as the Tri-Valley League and CIF Champion in the discus in 1988. She also held the CIF record in the discus until 2004. Named the CHS Track & Field MVP both her junior and senior years, Sheaffer was also the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table High School Athlete of the Year in Girls’ Track & Field in 1988.
Sheaffer continued her career at the University of California at Santa Barbara, earning team MVP honors in 1990, 1991 and 1992. She held the school record in the discus (162’9″) from 1991 to 2004 and notched an Easter Relays Stadium record (162′6”) in 1991. In the Big West conference, Sheaffer landed second in 1991 and third in both 1990 and 1992 in the discus, and she provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships in 1991 and 1992. Sheaffer was again named the SBART Athlete of the Year in Track & Field in 1991 and 1992, this time in the college division.
She graduated from UCSB, majoring in history and geography, and went on to earn her teaching credential from Cal State Northridge. Sheaffer returned to Carpinteria High School to coach Track & Field from 1993-96, where she helped develop another CIF champion female thrower, Larissa Godkin Feramisco.
Married to Steve White, Sheaffer taught elementary school in California, Florida and Hawaii, before taking time off to have children. She once again lives in Carpinteria with her husband, son Joseph and daughter Leanna.