Bob Holt is a sports reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of the University of Missouri, he sits on the board of directors for the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and a voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 basketball poll. He has been awarded Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year four times and has been inducted to the Arkansas Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame.
Mike Conley inducted into HOF
Mike Conley of the University of Arkansas goes through the air in the mens triple jump finals at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Austin, Texas Saturday, June 1, 1985. Conley made a jump of 57 feet 6 1/2 inches to win the event. It was the number 3 jump of all-time in the United States and a personal best for Conley. (AP Photo/Bill Belknap)
Mike Conley, a 17-time All-American long and triple jumper at Arkansas who won nine individual NCAA titles — sweeping all eight indoors and outdoors in 1984 and 1985 — was inducted into the Collegiate Track and Field and Cross Country Athlete Hall of Fame during a ceremony Thursday night in Eugene, Ore.
Conley was the second Razorback inducted, joining Erick Walder, another long and triple jump star who was part of the inaugural 2022 class.
Conley, a Chicago native who lives in Fayetteville, won two Olympic medals in the triple jump with a silver in 1984 and gold in 1992.
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