NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State Director of Track and Field Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice and members of her team spent Friday morning visiting with the second graders from KIPP: Kirkpatrick Elementary School at the Gentry Center on campus.
Ashontae Jackson, who competed for the Tigerbelles from 2011-14 and now works at the elementary school, asked the Olympic gold medalist to talk to the class.
“It’s always exciting to speak with young people to let them know that they have gifts and talents,” Cheeseborough-Guice said. “It’s so exciting because if we don’t give back, there’s no hope. We’ve got to have hope, and we’ve got to keep passing it forward.”
As part of the day, students from the class raced Tigerbelle Amber Hughes and Flying Tiger Quamel Prince.
Cheeseborough-Guice also spoke to the class about track and field and answered questions about the sport and the legacy of the TSU track and field program.
Coach Cheeseborough with Ashontae Jackson