TSU’s Cheeseborough Selected For U.S. World Cup Team

By Off The BASN Sports Wire
Updated: September 14, 2006

NASHVILLE — Chandra Cheeseborough, Tennessee State University women’s track coach, has been selected as an assistant coach for the USA Track & Field’s (USATF) women’s team for the 2006 IAAF World Cup.

The 2006 World Cup will be run at the Athens Olympic Stadium in Athens Greece this weekend from September 16-17, 2006. Cheeseborough will focus on the areas of 200 and 400-meter runners.

A former TSU Tigerbelle, Cheeseborough was a standout in United States track and field history. She leads the women’s track and field and cross-country programs at Tennessee State University.

She has coached the Tigerbelles track program to a pair of consecutive Ohio Valley Conference Outdoor Track Championship and an OVC Indoor championship as well. She is a three-time OVC Coach of the Year.

As an athlete she was named to three United States Olympic teams. She placed third as a 17-year old in the 100-meter dash in Montreal. She qualified for the ill-fated 1980 Olympic team that did not compete because of a boycott.

In 1984, at the Los Angeles games, she made Olympic history by running a leg on two Gold Medal Relay Teams and was the sliver medalist in the 400-meters.

Cheeseborough emerged on the scene in 1975 at age 16, where she won a gold medal in the 200-meter dash in the Pan American Games in a world junior record 22.77 seconds. She also won the TAC 100-meter championships in a time of 11.13.

She came to the Summer Track program at Tennessee State University as a high school junior and senior, respectively, and competed as a member of the TSU Track Club under legendary coach Edward S. Temple.