Mike Conley is usually considered the greatest triple jumper produced in the United States. He won Olympic gold at Barcelona in 1992 and a silver at the 1984 Olympics. He twice won the World Indoor Championships (1987, 1989) and at the World Championships (outdoors) he won gold in 1993, silver in 1987, and bronzes in 1983 and 1991. Conley also won a gold medal at the 1987 Pan American Games. Conley was world ranked #1 six times in his career – 1984, 1986, 1989, 1992-94, and was in the world top 10 every year from 1983-96. Conley was also a solid long jumper, ranking in the world top 10 seven times between 1983-96 with a high ranking of #2 in 1985.
Conley competed at the University of Arkansas where he won NCAA triple jump titles in 1984-85, finishing second in 1983, and also winning the long jump in 1984-85, after placing second in 1982-83. He was a six-time US Champion in the triple jump and won the TAC title in the long jump in 1985.
Conley later became a sports agent, representing numerous NBA players, including his own son, Mike Conley, Jr., who starred as a point guard at The Ohio State University and later with the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA. Conley, Sr. has served as CEO of MMG, a sports management group as well as CEO of HTWO.com.
Personal Best: TJ – 17.87 (1987).
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