Dion Bentley

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Dion Bentley
Personal information
Nationality  American
Born (1971-08-26) August 26, 1971 (age 43)
Penn Hills, Pennsylvania
Residence Stone Mountain, Georgia
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Long jump
College team Florida Gators
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) LJ: 8.39 m (New Orleans 1993)

Dion Bentley (born August 26, 1971) is an American long jumper.

Bentley attended Penn Hills High School, where he had a stellar track career,[1] including setting the still current American Junior record in the long jump.[2]

He went to the University of Florida, where he continued to compete in the long jump and holds the Gators' indoor (26 ft 8 14 in or 8.13 m) and outdoor (27 ft 6 12 in or 8.39 m) records.[3] Bentley had the unfortunate timing of reaching the elite ranks at the peak of the careers of Carl Lewis, Mike Powell, Larry Myricks and Joe Greene among others,[4] reaching as high as #6 on the U.S. rankings in 1994 in his three visits to the top ten.[5] As of 2013, he ranks as #50 on the all time world performer list.[6]


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