Dr. Seth Jenny is a graduate of Grove City High School where he ran cross country (4yrs), played basketball (4yrs), played baseball (2yrs), and ran track (2yrs). During his senior year, he went undefeated in the cross country (XC) duel meet season, was All-MCAC (Mercer County Athletic Conference) in basketball, and was the MCAC Champion in XC and the 3200m in track and field (T&F) - culminating in winning the GCHS Frank Jiggs Athletic Award. He then ran XC and T&F for NCAA D-III Grove City College for one season where he broke the school record in the 3k steeplechase and earned All-PAC (President's Athletic Conference) Honors in XC, and the 1500m and 5k in T&F.
Seth then transferred to Slippery Rock University (SRU) where he twice captained the NCAA D-II XC and T&F teams, was an Academic All-American in XC, and earned All-PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) Honors in the Indoor 5k and Outdoor 3k steeplechase. While at SRU he also studied abroad at the University of Limerick (Ireland) where he competed in the Irish Universities Athletics Association XC and T&F Championships.
Then, while earning his Master's Degree in Performance Coaching at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland), Seth ran for the Edinburgh University Hare & Hounds Running Club where he was voted "Best Newcomer" as he competed in such events as the British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) XC Championships in Oxford (where Roger Bannister was the honorary starter), the Scottish Universities Indoor Athletics (T&F) Championships, and the London Marathon.
Seth is a USA Track & Field (USATF) certified Coach, holds a Ph.D. in Physical Education, Sport & Exercise Science from the University of New Mexico, and is an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist. He has taught K-12 health and physical education, worked as a U.S. Air Force Exercise Physiologist at Incirlik Air Base (Turkey), and has coached XC and T&F at all levels (e.g., elementary, middle school, head high school coach, college, elite master's runners, U.S. Olympic Marathon qualifiers, World Mountain Running Championships, British Olympians). He currently teaches in higher education and is a volunteer XC/T&F coach at Grove City College.
In addition, Seth has thru-hiked the entire 2,174 mile Appalachian Trail, holds a 2:48 marathon PR (6:25/mile pace for 26.2 miles), and has logged 37,000+ running miles since 1996 when he started tracking his mileage. He lives in Grove City with his wife, Angie, and their two boys Miles and Calvin.