- Cheltenham High School
CHS Track Legend to Be Inducted into PA HS Track and Field Hall of Fame
(February 23, 2023) - Following stellar high school and college careers, CHS track great Chanel Brissett ‘17 will be inducted into the Pennsylvania High School Track and Field Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 27 during the PIAA Track & Field Championship meet at Shippensburg University.
As a Panther, Brissett was an outstanding sprinter and hurdler whose accomplishments include: 100m state champion (2015); two-time 200m state silver medalist (2015, 2017); two-time 100m hurdles state champion (2016, 2017); National Scholastic Outdoor Meet 100m hurdles champion (2016) and silver medalist (2017); three-time Pennsylvania Track and Field Coaches Association (PTFCA) Indoor State meet 60m hurdles silver medalist (2014, 2016, 2017); and PTFCA Indoor State meet 60m hurdles champion (2015).
Brissett also set the following Pennsylvania marks as a high schooler: 100m hurdles (12.95) at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials; 200m (24.46) (2015); indoor 55m hurdles (7.59) (2017); and indoor 60m hurdles (8.14) (2017). She was also named a “Track & Field News” third-team All-American in the 100m hurdles (2016 and 2017).
Brissett matriculated as a track student-athlete at the University of Southern California before transferring to the University of Texas where she continued to run. In her three years at USC, she won two NCAA individual titles, five All-America honors and four Pac-12 titles. She has also competed successfully on the international stage.
Brissett becomes the latest in a long line of individuals associated with Cheltenham track and field to be inducted into the PA HS Track and Field Hall of Fame, following recent inductees Rowland Simpson ‘54, boys track and field coach Dr. Robert Beale and John Lewis ‘15.
The hall of fame was established in 1995 to honor the elite individuals in the state’s distinguished track and field history. A selection committee consisting of 30 coaches, officials, and journalists collects and reviews information about individuals who have been nominated. Further research is conducted, and a new ballot is formed each summer. Voting by the selection committee takes place in the fall. Each year, six-to-12 athletes, one coach, one contributor, and one distinguished alum are inducted. Athletes become eligible for nomination five years after their high school graduation. Once nominated, a candidate remains under consideration in perpetuity.