Colgate Womens Games

 Ann (Dolan) Vazquez

  • College Graduate, , Brown University. MBA, Long Island University
  • Teacher, , Brooklyn Technical HS & Bishop Ford HS
  • Coach, , Prospect Park Youth Running Club & Bishop Ford HS
  • Active CWG competitor since 1975
CWG Finalist
30’s Plus
Event 1500m
Year 2022
CWG Champion
30’s Plus
Event 1500m
Year 2022
CWG Champion
College/Open
Event 1500m
Year 1986

Ann Vazquez holds the distinction of being the only athlete in Colgate Women’s Games’ 47-year history who has competed in nearly every series!  She has advanced to an unprecedented thirty-five Finals and won more than twenty-one scholarship awards, mainly in her specialty event, the 1500 meters!!  Her athletic promise was evident as a young middle school athlete when she was voted “Most Improved Athlete” in only her second year at the games.  She continues to compete today, in the 30’s Plus division.  Her athletic career is marked with many outstanding achievements, including earning an athletic scholarship and degree from Brown University.  Ann’s 30-year coaching legacy is as impressive as her lifelong passion for running and inspiring others to persevere and pursue their dreams.

Dalilah Muhammad

  • College Graduate , University of Southern California
  • World & Olympic Champion , Member Team USA & 2021 Tokyo Olympian
  • Colgate Women’s Games Alumna
World Champion
Doha
Event 400m Hurdles
Year 2019
Olympic Gold Medalist
Rio
Event 400m Hurdles
Year 2016
CWG Champion
High School
Event 200m
Year 2007
Named World Athlete of the year by World Athletics in 2019, Dalilah Muhammad is a role model for so many young CWG competitors. A graduate of the University of Southern California, she now competes professionally with career highlights including winning Gold and Silver in the 400m Hurdles at the 2016 Rio Olympics and 2021 Tokyo Olympics, respectively, and being a former World Record Holder for the 400m Hurdles (52.16)

Cheryl Toussaint

  • College Graduate , New York University
  • Entrepreneur , Founder of Tousse Running Apparel
  • Colgate Women’s Games Meet Director
CWG Champion
College/Open
Event 1500m
Year 1976
Olympic Silver Medalist
Munich
Event 4x400m
Year 1972
Pan Am. Games Silver Medalist
Event 4x400m
Year 1971

Cheryl Toussaint is part of the original Colgate Women’s Games family – she has dedicated years to the program serving both as the Assistant Director alongside Fred Thompson and now as the Meet Director. Toussaint, a games competitor herself, is also an entrepreneur and founder of Tousse Running Apparel. She is continuously devoted to Colgate Women’s Games and building a brighter future for all competitors, inspiring all girls that dreams can come true.

Jean Bell, Esq.

  • Juris Doctorate , Brooklyn Law School & City College of New York
  • Head Coach, Founder , Jeuness Track Club
  • Colgate Women’s Games Chief of Officials
Sr. Administrative Law Judge
Head Coach/Founder | Jeuness Track Club
CWG Participant | 5 Years

Coach Jean Bell is a driving force for many young women, both at the Colgate Women’s Games and outside the competitions walls. By day, she serves for the New York Department of Labour as a seasoned sr. Administrative Law Judge. After hours, she is dedicated to the Jeuness Track Club as Head Coach and founder. An Inspirational force behind the Sheppard Sisters, Coach Bell champions the power of education and work to help provide a brighter future for many young girls through community and mentorship.

The Sheppard Sisters

  • Tai Sheppard , Class Salutatorian, AAU Jr. Olympic Medalist
  • Rainn Sheppard , High School Sophomore, AAU Jr. Olympic Medalist
  • Brooke Sheppard , Eight grader, AAU Jr. Olympic Medalist
  • Colgate Women’s Games Competitors
Tai Sheppard
CWG Champion
Event Hurdles
Year 2016
Rainn Sheppard
CWG Champion
Event 1500m
Year 2018
Brooke Sheppard
CWG Finalist
Event High Jump
Year 2014

Tai, Rainn, and Brooke Sheppard have excelled against all odds to achieve their dreams. All three sisters serve as an inspiration to so many girls both in their community and who compete in the games each year. Subjects of the new Netflix documentary, Sisters on Track, the once homeless Sheppard Sisters are a true testament to the Colgate Women’s Games mission; if you can dream it, you can achieve it. Excelling both in school and on the track, you’ll be sure to catch these sisters at the Olympics one day.

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