You Are Here > SR/Olympics > Athletes > Debra Sapenter

Debra Sapenter

Full name: Debora Elaine "Debra" Sapenter (-Speight, -Christopher)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: February 22, 1952 in Prairie View, Texas, United States
Affiliations: Prairie View A&M Panthers, Prairie View (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

After graduating from Prairie View A&M in 1974, Debra Sapenter enrolled as a graduate student at Northwestern. At the 1976 Olympics she made the final of the 400 m, finishing in eighth place, but got a well-deserved medal in the relay after a 51.8 lead-off stage. She won the AAU 440 y in 1974, the 400 m in 1975, and won two silver medals at the 1975 Pan American Games in 400 m and 4×400 m (with Kathy Weston and the non-Olympians Sharon Dabney and Pat Helms).

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.8 (1974); 200 – 23.52 (1976); 400 – 51.23 (1976).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Women's 400 metres United States USA 8
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay United States USA 2 Silver

Women's 400 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(A) L
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States Final 8 51.66 5
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 51.34 8
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States Quarter-Finals Heat Three 1 QU 51.23 4
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU 52.33 6

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A) ST
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States USA Final 2 3:22.81 51,8
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Athletics United States USA Round One Heat One 2 QU 3:25.15