Hall of Fame induction: 2012
Shayla Baine Gosa competed in her first track and field competition in 1983 as an eighth grader at New Castle Middle School. In 1985, she became a member of the Wilmington Track Club. The relationship with Coach Madric and the Wilmington Track Club awarded Shayla many opportunities, experiences, accomplishments, challenges and memories. Shayla won numerous state and county titles running for William Penn High School in the 100m and 400m dashes and the 4 x 100m and 4 x 400m relays from 1984-87. She was a member of the 4x400m relay team that set a state outdoor record of 3:49.6 that still stands. As a member of the Wilmington Track Club, Shayla was East Coast Invitational and Junior Olympic 400m champion in 1987.
Shayla attended the University of Illinois on a track and field scholarship. Shayla went on to win Big 10 indoor and outdoor medals in the 400, 600, 800 and 4x400m relay on conference championship teams at the University of Illinois. She was also a member of the Illini’s 1990 4x400m relay team that set an American collegiate indoor record. Currently Shayla resides in Bear, Delaware with her 7 year old princess, Nina Gosa. She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Wilmington DE Alumnae Chap¬ter) and Spirit Life Ministries International. Still an avid track and field fan, Shayla attends as many Delaware track and field events as possible and Penn Relays with her father, Josh Baine, every year. Now a senior program manager at JPMorgan Chase, Shayla attributes her career accomplishments and work ethic to GOD, her upbringing and participa¬tion in club and college athletics.