Tucker’s track excellence leads Buchholz to fifth straight county title

Bailey Tucker
Bailey Tucker

Today’s senior spotlight is on Bailey Tucker of Buchholz High School. 

Tucker ran cross country and track for the Bobcats. This past fall he received a Meldon Law Athlete of the week scholarship for outstanding efforts in cross country. He was named to the Gainesville Sun’s All-Area second team and ran a season-best 17:14.00 at the Florida Horse Park Invitational.

Tucker was one of several seniors for the Buchholz track team. His 4×800 relay team was named first team All-Area by the Gainesville Sun last year after finishing 3rd at the District 1 tournament, 7th at Region 1-4A, and 22nd at the Class 4A state meet.

This past March, the Bobcats continued their dominance in Alachua County by claiming their fifth straight county title. Tucker was a likely participant at this year’s state track meet. He had posted a time of 1:58 in the 800 meter. 

He also excelled in the classroom. Tucker was a National Merit Scholar who carried a 4.8 GPA. His future plans are to attend the University of Chicago.  

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Mike Ridaught is the founder and publisher of ThePrepZone.com, the foremost website for high school sports in northeast Florida.

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