Terri Dendy

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Terri Dendy dominated the quarter-mile at all levels, as a three-time state champion at Concord High School, All-American at George Mason University and member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic team. At
Concord, Dendy was the state’s overall champion at the 400 three times, and once at 200 meters, wining six Division One titles overall, and lowered the state 400 record by over two seconds to 55.9
seconds. She won six New Castle County titles. At George Mason, she became a six-time All-American and won the NCAA indoor 400-meter title in 1988. She won an outdoor national title as a freshman in
1984, leading off the Patriots’ 4 x 400 champions (where she was joined by Padua graduate Peggy McVey). She set five school records, at 300 meters (38.77), 400 meters (52.57), 500 meters (1:11.45)
and outdoors 400 meters (51.45). She was on the U.S. team that captured the mile relay at the 1988 Seoul Olympics as her career continued to ascend after graduation. Dendy was fourth in the 200
meters (in a 23.75 personal best) at the 1989 IAAF world indoor championships, and earned a gold medal on the 4 x 400 relay at the 1993 World Championships. She recovered from knee surgery to win the
open 400 meters at the 1996 Colgate Women’s Games. She began her coaching career as an assistant to Jim Fischer at the University of Delaware and is now athletic director at Northwestern High School,
Hyattsville, Md.



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