Terri Dendy
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Terri Dendy

Terri A. Dendy (born May 8, 1965) is a former American track and field athlete from Wilmington, Delaware. Dendy was ranked among the top ten women in the U.S. for the 400 meters event from 1986 through 1989 and again in 1993.[1] She was an alternate on the U.S. 4 x 400 meters relay team at the 1988 Summer Olympics.[2]

Dendy graduated from Concord High School, where she set a state record in the 400 meters. She continued her career at George Mason University, where she set school records indoors at 300 meters (38.77), 400 meters (52.57), 500 meters (1:11.45) and outdoors 400 meters (51.45).[3] Dendy was a semi-finalist in the 200 meters event at the 1989 World Indoor Championships, running 23.75 seconds.[4]

In 1993, at the World Indoor Championships in Toronto, Dendy won a silver medal in the 4 × 400 m relay. Outdoors, she also won a silver medal at the World Championships in Stuttgart, where she ran in the heats of the 4 × 400 m relay but not the final.[5]

Her sister Dionne Jones-Dendy was also a track and field athlete, and her nephew Marquis Dendy is an American champion in the long jump. She now works at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland, as a gym teacher[6]


  1. ^ "All-Time U.S. Rankings - Women's 400 Meters" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Dendy Flashes Speed in Comeback". The New York Times. 1996-02-12.
  3. ^ "State of Delaware Track & Field Hall of Fame". New Castle County Coaches Cross Country and Track Association.
  4. ^ "iaaf.org - Athletes - Dendy Terri Biography".
  5. ^ http://www.todor66/athletics/world/1993/Women_4x400m_Relay.html[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Marquis Cha Cha. SPIKES Magazine (2015-07-09). Retrieved on 2015-07-16.

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