Cederquist went to Southwestern, where he was captain of the track team and a two-time CCIAC long jump champion and a Section 6 qualifier. He then moved on to Alfred State College and then Buffalo State College, where he picked up a bachelor's degree and followed that with a master's degree from St. Bonaventure and did further graduate work at Fredonia State and RIT.
His teaching and coaching career began at the original Chautauqua Central School in 1972 working with a track team that hadn't won a dual meet or a championship in 40 years. Without any real track facilities and a dozen or fewer athletes, Cederquist worked tirelessly and turned the program into a winner, claiming three consecutive championships and sent several of his athletes to Section 6 qualifiers from 1979-81, including Shawn Smith, who was a Section 6 1,000 meter champ and the sectional record holder.
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