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File #: RS2021-1139    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/27/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 9/7/2021 Final action: 9/7/2021
Title: A resolution honoring Olympian and Tennessee State University Director of Men's and Women's Track and Field Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice.
Sponsors: Nancy VanReece, Burkley Allen, Tanaka Vercher, Gloria Hausser, Erin Evans, Courtney Johnston, Sharon Hurt, Ginny Welsch, Zulfat Suara, Tonya Hancock, Antoinette Lee, Joy Styles, Jennifer Gamble, Brandon Taylor, Kyonzte Toombs, Delishia Porterfield, Emily Benedict, Angie Henderson
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A resolution honoring Olympian and Tennessee State University Director of Men's and Women's Track and Field Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice.

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WHEREAS, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX on June 23, 2022, the Metropolitan Council desires to recognize Nashvillians who have made not only a significant and long-lasting impact as an athlete, but have also opened doors, removed barriers, and encouraged participation in sports for girls and women; and
WHEREAS, Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice, a United States track and field legend and graduate of Tennessee State University (TSU), has served as the Director of Men's and Women's Track and Field at TSU since 2011; and
WHEREAS, Coach Cheeseborough-Guice has led the women's track and field program to nine Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Track and Field Championships and has been named OVC Coach of the Year nine times; and
WHEREAS, she served as an assistant coach to Team USA at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, working directly with the women's sprinters and hurdlers who took home 10 of the team's 41 medals at the games; and
WHEREAS, Coach Cheeseborough-Guice also served as the women's head coach for Team USA at the 2009 IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Berlin, Germany where, under her leadership, Team USA collected 22 medals overall, winning more than any other country; and
WHEREAS, Coach Cheeseborough-Guice was named the sprinter's coach for the 2008 USA Team that competed in the Beijing Olympics, capturing 23 medals including 10 gold, eight silver, and five bronze; and
WHEREAS, as an athlete, Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice was named to three United States Olympic teams. She placed sixth as a 17-year-old in the 100-meter dash in the 1976 Montreal games, qualified for the 1980 Olympic team that did not compete because of a boycott, and made Olympic history at the 1984 Los Angeles games by running a leg on two gold-medal relay teams and was the silver medalist in the 400-meter dash; and
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