Maurice Peoples is a graduate of GAR Memorial H. S. and started his career in 1967 as an AAV Jr. Olympic Triple Jump Champion. In 1968, he was PIAA Triple Jump State Champion with a new state record of 48’4 (record lasted 19 years). He was the State Champion PIAA triple jump in 1969 and was second in the 220 yd. dash-time 21.6, third place in the 440 yd. dash-50.0, in his senior year at GAR. He also scored 1000 pts. while playing basketball for GAR. He was awarded All-Scholastic Basketball award and received gentleman, athlete, and scholar award at GAR. While at Allen Hancock Jr. College, Santamaria, Calif., he was the Jr. College National 400 meter Champion. In 1971, he was the Jr. College National 400 meter Champion. In 1972, while at Arizona State Univ. he was the NCAA 400 meter Champion and the AAU 400 meter Champion. He was a member of the U.S. National Track & Field Team and a member of the U.S. Olympic Team. Peoples ranked number two in the World 400 meter dash. As a senior at Arizona State Univ. in 1973, he was the NCAA 400 meter champion, and AAU 400 meter dash champion. He ran the fastest 400 meter split in the world-43.11 (record still holds) and is a member of Arizona Stata Univ. Athletic Hall of Fame. Also in 1973, he was ranked number two in the world 400 meter dash. He was a member of the 4X400 relay team that broke the world record in 1974. In 1976, he ranked number four in the world 400 meter dash. He was a member of the U.S. Olympic team, member of International Track & Field team, member of European U.S. tour team, member of Asia U.S. tour team, and a member of Olympic Development team.