Debbie Scott emerged from Claremont High School to become one of the greatest female middle-distance runners in Canadian cross-country, road and track racing history. Debbie raced to 26 Canadian titles, Canadian records over five distances, as well as competing in three Summer Olympics, four Commonwealths, one Pan-Am Games and two World Track and Field championships. Her numerous career highlights included a top 10 finish in the 1,500-metres at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics; a gold medal at the 1985 world indoor track and field championships in Paris; silver medals in both the 1,500 and 3,000 metre events at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh; a silver medal in the 1,500 metres at the 1987 Pan-American Games and a top 12 finish at the 1987 world track and field championships in Rome. In cross-country racing she had a top eight finish at the 1981 world championships in Spain and two top 13 finishes at other world championships; as well as a stunning victory in the famed New York Mile in 1982. She was named Victoria's Female Athlete of the Year in four different years.