Linda Sheskey

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Linda Sheskey (born Linda Detlefsen on October 18, 1962) is a retired female middle distance runner from the United States. She competed in the 1980s for her native country. While running for the University of Georgia, she became the first women's NCAA champion for that school.[1] She was the 1986 National Champion at 1500 meters.[2] She was also the 1989 Indoor champion[3] both times representing Athletics West. Sheskey set her personal best in the women's 1,500 metres event (4:04.89) on July 16, 1987 at the Meeting de Paris in Paris, France. Later that year she was the Pan American Games champion.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1986 Goodwill Games Moscow, Soviet Union 8th 1500 m 4:10.92
1987 Pan American Games Indianapolis, United States 1st 1500 m 4:07.84
World Championships Rome, Italy 10th 1500 m 4:08.33
1991 Pan American Games Havana, Cuba 8th 1500 m

National titles[edit]