Greg Haydenluck

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Greg Haydenluck (born July 7, 1958)[1] is a Canadian track and field athlete and bobsledder who competed from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s.

Track and field career[edit]

A native of Manitoba, Haydenluck competed as a sprinter while in high school. This included setting provincial records both in 200 (rural provincial) and 400 metres (rural provincial and provincial) events in 1977, records that still stood as of the 2004-05 school year.[2] His success as a sprinter earned him a scholarship to the University of South Dakota. While at South Dakota, Haydenluck switched to decathlon and earned All-American honors both in 1979 and in 1982.[3] He would earn Canada's national championship in the decathlon in 1985.[4]

Bobsleigh career[edit]

By the late 1980s Haydenluck had switched to bobsleigh. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best result of tenth in the two-man event at Calgary in 1988 Winter Olympics.[5][6][7] Haydenluck's best finish in the Bobsleigh World Cup championships was second in the two-man event in 1989-90.[8] He retired after the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville.[9]

Later career[edit]

As of 2006, Haydenluck was physical education teacher in Central Technical School.[9] He was inducted into the University of South Dakota Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gjerde, Arild; Jeroen Heijmans; Bill Mallon; Hilary Evans (November 2012). "Greg Haydenluck Biography and Olympic Results". Olympics. Sports Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-13. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  2. ^ 2004-05 Manitoba High Schools Athletic Association track records featuring Haydenluck. - accessed March 29, 2008.
  3. ^ University of South Dakota All-American track and field honors: 1965-2006. - accessed March 29, 2008.
  4. ^ List of Canadian national athletics champions. - accessed March 29, 2008.
  5. ^ 1988 bobslegh two-man results. - accessed March 29, 2008
  6. ^ 1988 bobsleigh four-man results. - accessed March 29, 2008.
  7. ^ 1992 bobsleigh two-man results. - accessed March 29, 2008.
  8. ^ List of two-man bobsleigh World Cup champions since 1985. Archived 2008-04-09 at the Wayback Machine. - accessed March 16, 2008
  9. ^ a b February 19, 2006 Toronto Sun article featuring Haydenluck. - accessed March 29, 2008.
  10. ^ List of members in the University of South Dakota Athletic Hall of Fame: 1972-2007. - accessed March 29, 2008.