Olympic medalist Cheryl Toussaint talks about ongoing success of Colgate Games

PIX11 Morning News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Team USA’s women’s track and field in the Rio Olympics featured several young women who competed in the Colgate Women’s Games: Phyllis Francis, Natasha Hastings, Deajah Stevens, Delilah Muhammed, Nia Ali and Ajee Wilson.

These six athletes developed their talents by participating in track and field as early as elementary and middle school, rising to the top of their fields to become champions in the last decade at Colgate Games’ finals at Madison Square Garden or The Armory in NYC.

Until this week, the nation’s largest track and field series boasted 20 former Olympic champions in its 42-year history, with many returning as long-time officials.

Among the first, Cheryl Toussaint, the director of the Colgate Games, is a Silver Medalist from the 1972 Olympic Games.  Toussaint says that six former participants qualifying and competing in the 2016 Olympics is an unprecedented number. She talked about the ongoing success of Colgate Games alumni in the Olympics and beyond.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest PIX11 Morning News Video

Marriage and music: Teddy and Tina Campbell talk holiday album and more

'Sister Swap' holiday movies: Sisters Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Ashley Williams talk double feature

Economy adds 210K jobs in November, short of expectations

Omicron in NY: Health commissioner answers our questions about new COVID variant

Omicron arrives in NY: 5 cases of COVID variant found in NYC area

'Funny Thing About Love': Jon Heder and Brooke White talk new romantic comedy

More PIX11 Morning News

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Follow us on Facebook

Don't Miss