Peck part of Olivet College’s record-setting relay team

Tyler Peck, a 2017 Manistee High School graduate, recently completed his sophomore year at Olivet College, an NCAA Division III school and member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).

Peck has excelled both in the classroom as well as on the athletic field.

Majoring in the field of insurance and risk management, Peck finished with a 4.0 GPA for the spring term and has an overall GPA of 3.56. He’s made the Dean’s List now for three consecutive terms.

On the playing field, Peck is a kicker for the Olivet Comets football team and also runs track. He competes in the 400-meter dash and is a member of the 1,600-meter relay team.

Peck’s personal record in the 400 is 50.14, and he finished second at the most recent MIAA championships, behind Olivet teammate Kyle McDowell of Kalkaska.

Peck’s 1,600-meter relay team won both the MIAA’s indoor and outdoor championships this year. The group most recently set a longstanding outdoor school record in the event (3.17.08, set in 1976) with a time of 3.15.06.

Peck also holds the following Olivet College track records: 3,200-meter relay time of 8:35.62 (outdoor) set in 2018 and the 1,600-meter relay time of 3:26 (indoor) set in 2019.

Peck was one of seven Olivet College track and field athletes to be named to the 2019 U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association All-Great Lakes Region teams. The top five individuals in each event from each region earned All-Region honors, as well as each of member of a top-three ranked relay team. Peck’s 1,600-meter relay team’s time of 3:15.06 was the second fastest in the region.

Peck began to excel athletically his senior year of high school at Manistee after adjusting to a growth spurt during the start of that school year. He has grown 2 more inches since graduation, now standing 6 feet, 4 inches tall.

Peck was a four-sport athlete throughout high school, participating in football, soccer, basketball and track. He kicked the Chippewas’ game-winning field goal as time expired on homecoming 2016 against Muskegon Orchard View. He also represented the Chippewas in the 2017 state track and field finals at Comstock Park, as a member of their 800- and 3,200-meter relay teams.

Peck’s high school track career with Manistee was prior to the opening of the school’s home track.

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