TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts' head track and field coach for the past 24 years, Joe Dial was inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame this year. He is the seventh athlete from Oklahoma, and the first from track and field, to earn the honor.
Dial joins Bertha Teague (1983), Johnny Bench (1986), Bill Blackburn (1990), J.C. Watts (2002), John Smith (2004) and Kenny Monday (2011) as Oklahomans in the National High School Hall of Fame.
During his days at Marlow HS, Dial broke the state and national record with a vault of 17-9 ½, which stood as the national high school record for 18 years and was a two-time Track and Field News High School All-American.
This is the fifth of 15 editions of the #TopORUMoments from 2016-17 as selected by the ORU Media Relations Department and a social media poll.
Top Moments from 2016-17
#15 – MBB – Nzekwesi Named Top Summit League Freshman
#14 – MSOC – Golden Eagles Earn Votes in National Poll
#13 – WBB – ORU Wins Third Straight PSO Mayor's Cup Game
#12 – BSB – ORU Tops 11th-Ranked Sooners
#11 – TRACK – Dial Inducted to Hall of Fame
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