Peck's personal Web site
press coverage of Brother Peck enjoying
University of Kansas Track and Field
for the nice KU logo, this is not a very colorful page . . .
Receiving a very large,
shiny, cheap, and useless trophy, topped by a unisex gilded tin athlete holding
a gilded tin wreath aloft in Reaganesque triumph, on a racially balanced team
that had recently broken the world record for the Sprint Medley relay event in
Austin, Texas, USA, in 1967. The young gentlemen, none of whom seem very pleased
to have broken a world record (possibly preoccupied with other problems of their
own), are, left to right, Gary Ard
and Ben Olison (Bakersfield, California),
coach Bob Timmons, Silly Mr Peck
(Pascack Valley, New Jersey), and Jim Ryun
(Wichita East, Kansas).
press coverage of the event
season, Mr Peck and Mr Ryun, joined by Tom Yergovich and Curtis Grindal, broke
the world record in the distance medley relay at the Drake Relays
in Des Moines, Iowa, in 9:33.8 [Mr Peck's split was 45.6 for 400y [i.e. 45.3 for
400m]], and that was found by many to be a semi-exhilirating, but not remunerative,
some other related photos from the yellowing press.
the 1960s, we ran for . . .
. . . and mostly ate Kraft macaroni-and-cheese and put off the kids' dental check-ups
to next year, and put off our own forever. But we got to know many very fine people
in the sporty pursuits, for which one will always be grateful -- though we are
in contact with too few of them now, of course.
University of Kansas logos were gratefully borrowed from the page "Kansas
Jayhawk World Record Holders" (http://www.jayhawks.org/tf/records.html).]
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 9 September 1999, revised 10 April