The 6-foot, 162-pound senior won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:51.09 at the State Open championship meet this past spring, a clocking that ranked as the nation's No. 25 performance among prep competitors in 2017 at the time of his selection. Gleen also finished first in the 800 at the Class LL state meet and the New England Outdoor Championships.
Gleen has maintained a B average in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at the University of Connecticut this fall.
Gleen has volunteered locally on behalf of food-donation drives, a soup kitchen and community clean-up initiatives as a member of the Boy Scouts of America. "Tyler was a coach's dream," said Trumbull coach Bill Gadus. "His work ethic and attitude were unmatched, but he always remained grounded and humble."