Hall of Fame - Athlete Category

Greg Haydenluck

Hall of Fame - Athlete Category
Track & Field
Award Date
May 10, 2014
Portage Collegiate Institute

Well known for his participation in the Commonwealth and Pan American games in the decathlon and as a bobsledder in the 88 and 92 Winter Olympics, Greg was an outstanding all-around athlete. Greg attended Arthur Meighen High School in Portage La Prairie where he played 2 years for the Portage Terriers of the MJHL, but it was on the track where he excelled. He set provincial high school rural records in the 200m and 400m. He would later better his mark in the 400m at the 1977 Provincial A meet with a time of 49.1 seconds that has stood for over 30 years. His prowess on the track earned him a scholarship to the University of South Dakota where he focused on the decathlon. He was a two time NCAA division 2 “All American” and is in the U of South Dakota Athletic Hall of Fame. 

In high school Greg was dominant on the track. The 1976 Provincial rural championships saw him win the 200m (23.0), the 400m (52.4) and the long jump (6.19m) and then at the provincial “A” meet he was 2nd in the 400m (49.5), first in the 200m (22.5) and first in the long jump (6.43m). The provincial “A” championships in 1977 saw him win the 200m (21.8) and 400m (49.5).  Greg is now a physical education teacher in Toronto.