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Peck earns several medals

December 2, 2012
By The Leader-Herald ( , The Leader Herald

Peggy Peck of Gloversville recently competed in the Nevada State Olympic Games at the University of Nevada-Las?Vegas.

During the event, which took place Oct. 6 and 7, Peck won six gold and three silver medals.

Peck set five personal bests in the process in the high jump (4-3 1/2), long jump (12-1/4), triple jump (24-10 1/4), 100 meters (15.68 seconds) and 200 meters?(33.81 seconds). Peck also won each of the events along with the 50-meter dash. She placed second in the three throwing events.

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Peggy Peck poses with the many medals that she won during recent competitions. (Photo submitted)

Following the Nevada State Olympic Games, Peck traveled to St. George, Utah, to take part in the Huntsman World Games.

The Huntsman World Games attracts people age 50 and older from around world.

This year, there were more than 10,000 people competing in 27 sports from nearly 40 different countries.

"I went there primarily for our 3-on-3 basketball team," Peck said in a press release. "We didn't fare too well, but it was a great experience, playing against teams from Latvia, Massachusetts, and Canada."

Peck also competed in several track and field events at the Huntsman World Games.

She competed in the standing long jump, high jump, shot put, and javelin.

Peck won the high jump and standing long jump and placed fifth in the shot put and javelin.?Peck's leap of 7-3 was less than 1 inch from the Huntsman World Games record.

"It's always great to win medals, but the real reward is meeting people from different states and countries, and finding that they are all very supportive, and very willing to help each other," Peck said in the release. "The first one to congratulate me on winning the standing long jump was the winner the past few years, and who is the record holder."

Peck said competing in the events requires plenty of training.

"To keep in shape all summer long. Every day after working at Ruby & Quiri I'd either run at Park Terrace, play basketball with my niece, Beth Ann, at McNab, or high jump and throw at my Mom's Farm," she said in the release. "I would like to thank my family and friends for their support, especially my brother Jim for making a high jump pit for me, enabling me to practice jumping all summer long."



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