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April 14, 2007, Mike Gregory Joins American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame
Gregory, University of Oklahoma 1969, was inducted into the American
Indian Athletic Hall of Fame on April 14, 2007 at the Philbrook Museum
of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Mike, who graduated from Midwest City High
School and went on to serve in the U.S. Army in Germany, was known
primarily for his long jumping performances, but also competed in
sprints and hurdles. His career included two All American rankings
indoors in 1968 and 1969. He won the Kansas Relays long jump in 1967,
as well as the Dallas Invitational. In 1968, he was second at the Drake
Relays and won the John Jacobs Invitational. His senior year included a
win at Northeast Louisiana Indoor, 2nd in the Big 8 Indoor, and 5th
plac in the NCAA indoor.
Mike lives in Garland, Texas, and works for the City of Garland.
to RIght: Coach Martin, Wayne Long, Glen Long, Mike Gregory. Missing is
Rip Van Winkle. The Long's are from OKC, Van Winkle and Mike Gregory
from Midwest City. All lived within five miles of each other.
This is a photo of three of the 1966 OU Freshmen 440 yard relay team
that tied the National Freshmen record of 40.7 (twice). We beat the
varsity (1966 Big 8 champions) one week after they had won the Big 8
meet, and our time was one-tenth of a second faster than their Big 8