Collected Wisdom: Jeff Bennett, 1972 Olympian and Oklahoma Christian associate dean of students
As reported in The Oklahoman:
Jeff Bennett is Oklahoma Christian’s associate dean of students and an assistant track and field coach at the school.
Forty years ago, he was living the Olympic dream, competing for the U.S. in the decathlon at the 1972 Games in Munich. Bennett narrowly missed winning a medal, finishing a close fourth at those games, which were marred by tragedy when terrorists killed 11 Israeli athletes and coaches.
A four-time NAIA All-American and a member of the NAIA Hall of Fame, Bennett still holds the OC records in the 400 hurdles and decathlon.
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