NASHVILLE --- Martinique “Marti” Guice is making one more jump for Beech High School.
The former Tennessee State University Tigerbelle track and field athlete will be inducted into the Beech High School Hall of Fame on Friday.
At Beech, Guice won back-to-back Class 3A state long jump championships in 2006 and 2007, which remains a school record for the Buccaneers.
The Beech long jumper took her talents to TSU from 2007-11. Guice became an eight-time OVC champion with medals in the indoor and outdoor long jump as well as the 100 meter dash and 4x100 Relay.
Guice also earned multiple Ohio Valley Conference Women’s Field Athlete of the Week awards during her time with the Tigerbelles. One of her notable performance came during the 9th Annual Boston-Moon Classic. She had recorded her best jump of the season with a mark of 20"06.25 (6.25m).
At the time, it was the only jump over 20 feet in the OVC and ranked first in the league. The jump by Guice was listed 13th in the nation that year, and according to USTFCCCA (U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association).
Guice is also the oldest daughter of an Olympian, two-time gold medal winner and the nine-time OVC Coach of the Year, Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice, the Director of Track and Field at Tennessee State.
During a 2011 interview with TSU, Guice said her mom never pressured her and would tell people no if she was asked about going to the Olympics.
During the same interview, she was also asked about her eight OVC championships she accumulated at Tennessee State.
“It wasn't a goal, but I'm glad it happened,” Guice said in the interview. “I love long jump and the funny thing about that was I did not make the finals at the indoor championships my freshman year. Sophomore through senior year, I won it.”
Guice graduated with a bachelor's degree in Family Consumer Science with a concentration in Child Development and Family Relations.
The Hall of Fame induction Ceremony will take place during halftime of the Beech vs. Gallatin basketball game.