Cheryl Toussaint
Personal information
Full nameCheryl Renee Toussaint
BornDecember 16, 1952 (1952-12-16) (age 71)
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1972 Munich 4x400 m relay
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1971 Cali 4x400 m relay

Cheryl Renee Toussaint (born December 16, 1952) is an American athlete who mainly competed in the 800 metres.

She grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, where she attended Erasmus Hall High School, setting the indoor record in the 600-yard run in 1970, the same year she graduated from high school.[1] She competed for the United States at the 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich where she won the silver medal in the women's 4 x 400 metres relay with her team mates Mable Fergerson, Madeline Manning and 400 m bronze medalists Kathy Hammond.

In 1987, Toussaint founded Tousse Running Apparel, a company designing custom Team track Apparel. Working with GK Elite Sportswear, Toussaint has developed a line of track and field uniforms that can be custom designed online.

in 2015, Cheryl became the Meet Director for the Colgate Women's Games, the nation's largest track and field series for women.[2]


  1. ^ McCallister, Jared. "HALL OF FAME CITES 2 TRACK STARS"[permanent dead link], Daily News (New York), December 22, 1996. Accessed August 2, 2009. "Toussaint-Eason graduated from Erasmus Hall High School in 1970, the same year she broke the world indoor record for the 600-yard run."
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