NASHVILLE --- Tigerbelle legends Chandra Cheeseborough-Guice, Kathy McMillan and Willye B. White are among the 30 members of the inaugural class of the National High School Track and Field Hall of Fame.
The 2018 class will be inducted during a gala awards dinner on March 8, 2018, at the New York Athletic Club. The dinner will take place on the eve of the New Balance Nationals Indoor Championships at the Armory in New York City. Some of the other inductees include legends Jesse Owens, Steve Prefontaine and Jim Ryun, among others.
Cheeseborough, who currently serves as TSU’s director of Track and Field, starred at Ribault High School in Jacksonville, Fla. in the mid-1970s. She went on to star for the Tigerbelles and won three medals, including two golds, for the US at the 1984 Olympics.
McMillan competed for Hoke County High School in North Carolina in the 1970s. She earned the silver in the long jump at the 1976 Olympics.
White, who passed away in 2007, attended Broad Street High School in Mississippi in the mid-1950s and earned Olympic silver medals in 1956 (long jump) and 1964 (4x100m relay).
The Hall of Fame selection committee included noted track and field historians and statisticians Mark Bloom, Bob Jarvis, Dave Johnson, Mike Kennedy, Joe Lanzalotto, Marjorie Larney, Walt Murphy, Jack Pfeifer, Jack Shepard, Jim Spier and Tracy Sundlun. The Hall will honor three categories of inductees:
- Athletes: Competitors who have demonstrated exemplary athletic performance while in high school.
- Coaches: Leaders who have created excellence at the program level, achieving extraordinary results year after year.
- Contributors: Innovators and game changers. These may include administrators or media members who have elevated high school-age track and field through innovative work and tireless dedication.
For more information on the High School Track and Field Hall of Fame or to view detailed biographies of the inaugural induction class, visit nationalhighschooltrackandfieldhof.org
National High School Track and Field Hall of Fame Class of 2018
Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, PA, 1912
Rock Island HS, Rock Island, IL, 1915
Hollywood HS, Los Angeles, CA, 1924
Glendale HS, Glendale, CA, 1928
Thornton Township HS, Harvey, IL, 1929
Los Angeles HS, Los Angeles, CA, 1933
East Tech HS, Cleveland, OH, 1933
Fulton HS, Fulton, MO, 1935
Huntington Beach HS, CA, 1940
Tuskegee Prep School, Tuskegee, AL, 1942
Tulare HS, Tulare, CA, 1948
Plainfield HS, Plainfield, NJ, 1953
Broad Street HS, Shelby, MS, 1957
North Phoenix HS, Phoenix, AZ, 1958
Rogers HS, Spokane, WA, 1964
East HS, Wichita, KS, 1965
Marshfeld HS, Coos Bay, OR, 1969
Los Alamos HS, Los Alamos, NM, 1975
Orange HS, Orange, CA, 1976
Hoke County HS, Raeford, NC, 1976
Ribault HS, Jacksonville, FL, 1977
Scotch Plains HS, Scotch Plains, NJ, 1977
Jefferson HS, Dallas, TX, 1979
Upper Dublin HS, Fort Washington, PA, 1982
South Lakes HS, Reston, VA, 2001
Los Angeles Baptist HS, North Hills, CA, 2003
COACHES & CONTRIBUTORS
York High School, Elmhurst, Il
Long Beach Poly, Long Beach, CA