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Jeff Bennett

Full name: Jefferson Taft "Jeff" Bennett
Gender: Male
Height: 14-5 (173 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: August 29, 1948 in Taft, Oklahoma, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Jeff Bennett was very small for a world-class decathlete, at only 5-8 (173 cm) and 152 lbs. (69 kg.), but he succeeded Bill Toomey as America's top decathlete, until he was supplanted by Bruce Jenner. Bennett won the AAU decathlon in 1972-73, was runner-up in 1974, and finished third in 1970-71. He competed for the U.S. Army and Oklahoma Christian College.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.4 (1970); 400 – 46.25 (1972); 1500 – 4:08.9 (1972); 110H – 14.6 (1970); 400H – 51.3 (1968); HJ – 1.91 (6-3¼) (1969); PV – 5.06 (16-7½) (1972); LJ – 7.71 (25-3½) (1970); Dec – 8006 (1973).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics Men's Decathlon United States USA 4

Men's Decathlon

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank P(1962HT) P(1971AT) P(1985AT) T(A) D P(1962T) P(1985T) H T(H)
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Final Standings 4 7.974 7.977 7.920
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States 100 metres 3 872 922 10.73
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States 100 metres Heat One 1 872 922 10.73
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Long jump 8 7.26 873 876
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Long jump Round One NP 7.13
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Long jump Round Two NP 7.15
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Long jump Round Three NP 7.26
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Shot put 28 12.82 653 656
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Shot put Round One NP 11.54
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Shot put Round Two NP 12.82
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Shot put Round Three NP 12.06
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States High jump 21T 734 679 1.86
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States High jump 1.70 metres NP o
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States High jump 1.75 metres NP o
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States High jump 1.80 metres NP o
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States High jump 1.83 metres NP o
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States High jump 1.86 metres NP o
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States High jump 1.89 metres NP xxx
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States 400 metres 2 984 987 996 46.25 46.3
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States 400 metres Heat One 1 984 987 996 46.25 46.3
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles 15 789 781 15.58
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States 110 metre hurdles Heat One 4 789 781 15.58
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Discus throw 24 36.58 616 595
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Discus throw Round One NP foul
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Discus throw Round Two NP 36.58
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Discus throw Round Three NP 36.52
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Pole vault 1T 1.005 849 4.80
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Pole vault 4.50 metres NP xo
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Pole vault 4.70 metres NP o
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Pole vault 4.80 metres NP o
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Pole vault 4.90 metres NP xxx
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Javelin throw 14 57.48 730 700
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Javelin throw Round One NP 52.00
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Javelin throw Round Two NP 57.48
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States Javelin throw Round Three NP 49.14
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States 1,500 metres 2 718 866 4:12.2
1972 Summer 23 München Athletics United States 1,500 metres Heat One 1 718 866 4:12.2
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