|Born||October 11, 1967 (age 50)
Pasadena, California, U.S.
Linetta A. Wilson (born October 11, 1967 in Pasadena, California) was a 1996 Olympic gold medalist in the women's 4x400 meter relay for the United States. She competed in the opening round with Rochelle Stevens, Kim Graham, and Maicel Malone and was replaced by Jearl Miles in the Final.
Wilson grew up in Pasadena, attending Muir High School. She twice placed second to Chewuakii "Choo Choo" Knighten in the CIF State Championships in a still standing fastest non-winning time, YouTube video of 1985 race. She also excelled in hurdles, placing in the state meet twice. She is a member of team that may become the permanent 4x100 meter shuttle hurdle relay (30") High School Recordholders—the official height of the hurdles has been changed.
She continued to the University of Nebraska where she won an Indoor and Outdoor NCAA National Championship and was on three of their Big 8 Championship teams. Her Indoor Championship in the 500 meters set a new National Record and narrowly missed the World Record at the time. During that period, Wilson was Nationally ranked in the 400 meter hurdles three times. After Nebraska she competed for the Los Angeles area South Bay Track Club.
- "Linetta Wilson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.
- "California State Meet Results – 1915 to present". Hank Lawson. Retrieved 2012-12-25.
- National High School Records Archived 2009-01-06 at the Wayback Machine.
- Nebraska Cornhuskers Champions
- Washington Post
- Track and Field News rankings
- USATF Olympic Trials report
- L.A. Times
- Stanford Invitational[permanent dead link]
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