Sports Envoy
Sports Envoy Program

Mechelle Freeman

Track & Field

Served as envoy

  • 2018  –  South Africa

A Maryland native, Mechelle Lewis Freeman is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where she obtained her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Mass Communications. She was a member of the 2002 Women’s Outdoor Track & Field team who brought the first National Championship in any sport to the university. Mechelle is a Track & Field 2007 Pan American Double Silver Medalist, 2007 World Champion, and 2008 Olympian. Her events included the 100 meters and the 4×100 meter relay. When off the track, Mechelle turns her focus to her career in brand and activation management for companies including, Coca Cola and Xerox and shares her Olympic journey through motivational speaking.

Founded in 2015, TrackGirlz ® LLC. was born after she realized how underutilized and unrecognized phenomenal world class track and field women and girls were considered. Since then, Mechelle realized the impact of TrackGirlz could be greater as a nonprofit and teamed up with Jennifer Nash Forrester to bring this new direction to life.


Khadevis Robinson

Track & Field

Served as envoy

  • 2019  –  Zimbabwe

Khadevis Robinson is a 2X Olympian, 7X USA National Champion, NCAA Champion in the 800 meters. Khadevis is currently the Director of Track and Field and Cross Country at TCU (Texas Christian University), his Alma Mater. He joined TCU after 5 amazing years as Head Cross Country Coach at The Ohio State University. Before coaching at Ohio State, he served in the same capacity at LSU and UNLV. Khadevis has also served as a coach for Team USA at the Pan American Junior Games in Edmonton, The NACAC Championships in El Salvador and The World Championships in London. On top of this, he coached professionals and High School athletes while living in California.

Khadevis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from TCU and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University in Los Angeles. Khadevis Robinson has also obtained his Chaplain Certification. Khadevis Co-Founded the Youth Track and Running Club, a 501 C3 Non-Profit, with locations in Santa Monica, Malibu, Beverly Hills and Venice, California. The YTRC mission was to bring fitness and running to youth in the community that may not have had a team or place to partake in running activities.

Khadevis has a passion for leadership and community service. In 2019 Khadevis was selected as a USA Sports Envoy Ambassador with the US State Department. In this position he traveled internationally to Zimbabwe, speaking and presenting on Gender Based Violence. Along with being a speaker, trainer, and nonprofit administrator, Khadevis was also a Philanthropic Advisor for the EACH Foundation and was responsible for identifying, researching and ultimately granting money to Non-Profits in the Nation. He is also the former University Coordinator with Athletes For Hope, which is an organization that exists to inspire, educate and connect hundreds of professional, Olympic, Paralympic, and college athletes to charities around the world. He is the Founder and President of “The Reading and Running Initiative”, whose mission is to provide educational and physical health opportunities and improve awareness of these opportunities in the community.

Khadevis Robinson is a published author (When Seconds Count), and he has produced a training CD (Explore Your Core). Khadevis was awarded the Doherty Fellowship to and he is the past President of the TFAA (Track and Field Athletes Association). Khadevis is an accomplished speaker, trainer, consultant and coach. He believes Success leaves Clues, and from his Olympic experiences, he has recognized some common traits among all high performers. These traits, strategies, tactics and skills, he shares with businesses and Organizations in an interactive seminar/speech/clinic. This he calls “The Champions/Winners Mindset”.

Khadevis is originally from Fort Worth, Texas and is married with 3 Kids. Zion, Ishmael and Kioni. Khadevis is an active Member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.