At Stanford: Earned All-America honorable mention for running the second leg of the 4x400 relay at the 2013 NCAA Championships.
2013 Season: Outdoors - Ran the second leg of the 4x400 relay at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America honorable mention ... the team ran 3:37.82 in its semifinal heat to place 17th overall ... became the second generation of her family to be an All-America, following her mother, LaTanya Sheffield, who won the 1985 NCAA 400 hurdles title ... set personal bests in four individual events (200, 400, 800, 400H) ... moved to No. 7 on the Stanford all-time list inthe 400 hurdles, running 59.42 in the Pac-12 prelims ... placed eighth at the Pac-12 Championships in the 400 hurdles (1:00.47) ... placed 37th at the NCAA West Prelims (1:01.44) ... second in the Big Meet in the 400 hurdles (1:00.16) ... named Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention.Indoors - Ran the second leg of the Stanford distance medley relay team that finished second at the MPSF Championships (11:22.17) ... ran a personal record 400 of 57.30 at the UW Invitational ... placed 25th at the MPSF's in the 400 (57.38).
2012 Season: Outdoors - Clocked 1:00.75 in the 400 hurdles in the preliminary round of the Pac-12 Championships, to place 12th overall ... ran a wind-aided 14.64 in the 100 hurdles in the prelims at Pac-12s to place 19th overall ... ran the 200 in 25.99 at the Stanford Invitational ... earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honors. Indoors - Ran 57.79 in the 400 at the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque ... ran 26.22 in the 200 at the same meet ... earned MPSF All-Academic honors.
2011 Season:Outdoors - Placed fourth at the Big Meet with a career-best time of 1:01.09 in the 400 hurdles ... top 100 hurdles time of 15.19 came at the Brutus Hamilton Invitational. Indoors - Competed at the MPSF Championships in the 200, running 26.28.
2010 Season:Outdoors - Placed 13th in the prelims of the 400 hurdles at the Pac-10 Championships and did not advance to the final ... best 400-hurdle time of the season of 1:01.34 came at the Stanford Invitational ... placed third at the Big Meet in the 400 hurdles in 1:03.06 ... also competed in the 100 hurdles with a 14.78 at the Stanford Opener. Indoors - Competed in the 400 at the MPSF Championships, running a time of 57.68.
High School: The 2009 Arizona state 4A-1 champion in the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles ... broke a 17-year-old state 4A record in the 300 hurdles, with a 43.68 in 2009 ... was the regional champion in the 400, the 100 hurdles and 300 hurdles, and 4x400 from 2006-09 ... was the 2007 and 2008 state 4A-1 runner-up in the 300 hurdles ... was the 2008 state runner-up in the 100 hurdles ... member of the 2009 state runner-up team in the 4x400 ... led Canyon del Oro to a state 4A-1 runner-up finish in 2009 and a state title in 2006 ... led Canyon del Oro to regional championships from 2006-08 ... holds the Canyon del Oro record in the 300 hurdles, the 400, the 4x400 and 4x800 ... is a six-time Junior Olympian (2001-2008) and placed sixth in 2008 in the 400 hurdles.
Personal: Majoring in political science ... parents are Keith Stepter and LaTanya Sheffield ... mother set an American record of 54.64 in the 400 hurdles in winning the 1985 NCAA title for San Diego State, and was a finalist in the event at the 1988 Seoul Olympics ... LaTanya is now an assistant coach at Long Beach State ... Kala also played varsity basketball where she helped Canyon del Oro to two regional championships and the 2009 Arizona 4A-1 state title.