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    George Wayda
    George Wayda
    Class:
    RS Freshman

    Hometown:
    Pleasant Plains, Ill.

    High School:
    Pleasant Plains HS

    Height:
    6-5

    Event:
    Multi-Events

    Birthdate:
    07/09/1994

    I/0 Eligibility:
    FR/FR

    01/09/2013

    2013 Men's Track and Field Season Outlook

    Underclassmen look for breakthrough season

    High School
    2011 World Youth Trials octathlon champion ... 2010 Youth National decathlon champion ... 2012 USATF Junior Olympics decathlon runner up ... Earned Sangamon Valley All-Conference honors in 2012 ... Earned seven varsity letters, four in track and field and 3 in cross country.

    Personal
    Full name is George James Wayda ... Born July 9, 1994 ... Son of Brian Wayda and Yvonne Cosentino ... Has one brother, Jacob ... Enjoys rock climbing and hanging out with friends ... Sarah Ulsaker influenced his athletic career the most because she was always there for me during the good times and bad ... 2012 Sangamon Conference All-Academic team ... Majoring in political science.

    Wayda's Personal Bests
    Track
    Indoor
    60m H: 8.58 - Illini Classic (1/18/14)
    High jump: 6-2 ¾ (1.90m) - Illini Open (1/11/14)
    Long jump: 20-9 ¼ (6.33m) - Spire Invitational (2/14/14)
    Pole vault: 13-7 ¼ (4.15m) - Illini Open (1/11/14)
    Shot put: 42-8 ¼ (13.01m) - Illini Classic (1/18/14)
    Heptathlon: 5,064 pts - Husker Invitational (2/8/14)
    60m (Hept.): 7.46 - Rod McCravy Memorial (1/24/14)
    Long Jump (Hept.): 20-8 ½ (6.31m) - Husker Invitational (2/7/14)
    Shot Put (Hept.): 42-3 ½ (13.14m) - Husker Invitational (2/7/14)
    High Jump (Hept.): 6-2 (1.88m) - Husker Invitational (2/7/14)
    60m H (Hept.): 8.60 - Rod McCravy Memorial (1/25/14)
    Pole Vault (Hept.): 14-9 (4.50m) - Husker Invitational (2/8/14)
    1,000m (Hept.): 2:51.07 - Husker Invitational (2/8/14)

    Updated March 2014

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