Wayne Sedlak '75
A prolific jumper, Wayne Sedlak became Grove City College’s first track and field All-American in 1975 when he placed fifth in the triple jump at the NCAA Division II Championships.
His triple jump distance set in 1973 still survives after 37 years on the College’s record board.
In his sophomore year, Sedlak, who hails from Allison Park, Pa., went undefeated in the regular season in his specialties while setting two longstanding school records—48-3 in the triple jump and 22-2 in the long jump.
Sedlak captained the 1975 squad and won titles at both the Penn State Invitational and the University of Pittsburgh Invitational. He broke his own record in the long jump by marking at 22-7 at Carnegie Mellon in April 1975. That mark stood for 16 years.
He earned seven varsity letters at Grove City from 1971 to 1975—three as a defensive back on the football team and four in track under head coach Jim Longnecker and field events coach Dave Cashdollar. He capped his career with a fifth-place medal at the NCAA meet in Berea, Ohio, with a best mark of 47-8.
After graduation from Grove City, Sedlak earned his Masters degree at Reformed Episcopal Seminary. His employment titles include Presbyterian minister, high school principal and Internet Marketing Specialist as founder-director of Vision Viewpoint, Ltd.
Other endeavors include educator for the visually and hearing impaired, high school educator, author, historian and missionary to Africa. Athletically, Wayne has been a wrestling coach and athletic director.