Bennett enters Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame

Aug 15, 2017

Jeff Bennett, who finished fourth in the decathlon at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, joined six other inductees into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame Monday night.

Introducing Bennett was Oklahoma County Commissioner Ray Vaughn Jr. – the son of the late Ray Vaughn Sr., who founded OC's athletic program and convinced Bennett to attend then-fledgling Oklahoma Christian College.

"This is a great honor," said Bennett, a national champion student-athlete at Oklahoma Christian who has spent many years coaching at his alma mater. "It is really great to know that I will be considered an important athlete in the history of sport in the great state of Oklahoma."

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Video of Jeff Bennett competing in the 1972 Olympic decathlon: