Dr. Nick Sebes

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“Superman” – That’s what they called him. No, he wasn’t able to leap tall buildings at a single bound, he wasn’t quite as fast as a speeding bullet. Nick, though, was able to run 9 races over a two-day period to lead his MCA track team to the 1998 PIAA AA State Championship. He medaled in the 100 and 200 meter runs, and anchored the 4 x 400 meter relay team to a new school and regional record 3:23.9 attaining a silver medal finish, allowing the Tornadoes to win the team championship. During his four year track and field career at MCA the Tornadoes won 4 consecutive District IV team titles, while he won 13 individual golds. He would then win back to back PIAA titles in the 400 meters in 1999 and 2000. His times of 10.5(100 meters) 21.7 (200 meters), 48.56 (400 meters), 4 x 100 meter relay (43.3) and 4 x 400 meter relay (3:23.9) still remain as school records 20 years later.

Sebes would once again lead a team to a state title and this time it was as the quarterback for the 1998 edition of the Red Tornado Football Team. For his efforts, he was named the PIAA Small School Player of the Year, as well as, AP First team All-State. He would repeat the all state performance during the 1999 season, helping the Tornadoes to the State Championship game once again. A hand injury, however, prevented him and Big Red from repeating. Nonetheless, Nick was recruited by Stanford Head Coach Tyrone Willingham to play for the Cardinal as a wide receiver. He then participated in Pennsylvania’s Big 33 game in the summer of 2000.

Upon arriving at Stanford, Nick made an immediate impact with the Cardinal, scoring receiving touchdowns in each of his first two collegiate games. His contribution against Notre Dame is fully noted as he is featured early in Alan Grant’s book “Return to Glory” – the story of how the same Willingham would lead the Fighting Irish back to credibility. He went on to earn 3 varsity letters as a Stanford wide receiver and kick returner.

Though it may be hard to believe, Nick saved his best for last as a member of the Stanford men’s track team, earning 4 varsity letters in races from the 100, 200, 400, 4 x 1, 4 x 4 and distance medleys. His name is very noticeable today, as his 4 x 1 times rank 2nd, 4th, 6th and 9th with a best of 38.71, 4 x 4 meter relays still rank 2nd, 6th, 8th and 10th, with a best of 3:07.23, and 200 meter time of 21.4 – good for 5th. His indoor times of 21.58 in the 200 and 46.58 in the 400 still rank 3rd. His indoor 4 x 4 times still appear in 2nd, 3rd, and 6th.

Sebes went on to graduate from Stanford with a BA in Human Biology in 2005 and then earned a Masters from Columbia in 2006. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan in 2011 and did his primary residency at the Crozer Chester Med Center in 2011-12. He followed that up with a residency in dermatology at the University of Michigan, serving as the chief resident in 2013. He is currently a dermatology specialist at Geisinger Health System in Danville. He makes his home in Danville with his wife Carrie and two daughters, Ava and Arbor. He is the son of Francine and the late Albert Sebes of Mount Carmel.

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