During his career at Chagrin Falls, Peter earned three letters in football, quarterbacking the team his junior and senior year. He was second in scoring his senior year and first during his junior year on the basketball team amassing 548 points in just those two seasons, while receiving 1st Team All County honors in his junior season. However, it was in track that he really shone, earning letters all four years, placing at the state meet a total five times. As a junior, Peter finished 5th in the State in the 120 High Hurdles, and as a senior he was 4th in the 120-Yard High Hurdles and 2nd in the State in the 180 Low Hurdles. He also ran on the 880 yard relay team that was 4th in his junior year and 2nd his senior year. His efforts helped Chagrin earn a 5th place at the state track meet in 1955. Peter continued his outstanding athletic career at the Naval Academy where he earned a total of 9 athletic letters, more than any other in his class.