Deby LaPlante
Personal information
Birth nameDeborah C. Lansky
Full nameDeborah C. Smith
BornApril 3, 1953 (1953-04-03) (age 71)
Trenton, Michigan, U.S.
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing the  United States
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1979 San Juan 100 m hurdles
Silver medal – second place 1975 Mexico City 100 m hurdles

Deborah C. "Deby" LaPlante (née Lansky, in second marriage Smith; born April 3, 1953) is a retired female track and field athlete from the United States, who competed in the hurdles event. She twice won a medal at the Pan American Games during her career. LaPlante set her personal best in the women's 100m hurdles event on June 16, 1979, clocking 12.86 in Walnut, California.

Deby was voted to the San Diego State Univ Hall of Fame. [1] Deby LaPlant Sweezey later competed in Masters Track and Field winning the 1995 World Masters Championship (W40) in the hurdles. [2] 1993 Deby held the Masters W40 World Record in the 80 meter hurdles. [3]


  1. ^ San Diego State Univ. [1] Retrieved Dec 28, 2020
  2. ^ 1995 World Masters Championship. Page 76 of 99. [2] Retrieved Dec 28, 2020
  3. ^ National Masters News, May 1997 Page 21 of 44. [3] Retrieved Dec 28, 2020