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    Varick Tucker     
     
      Varick Tucker
Hometown:
Belleville, Mich.

High School:
Belleville

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 160

Event:
Sprints

Year (In/Out):
Sr./Sr.

PERSONAL RECORDS

Indoors
200m: 22.35 (2011)
400m: 47.46 (2012)

Outdoors
200m: 21.88 (2012)
400m: 47.36 (2012)

TUCKER'S SEC SCORING

2010 Indoor 4x400mR: 5th, 3:10.34
2010 Outdoor 4x400mR: 8th, 3:10.10

2011 Indoor 4x400mR: 7th, 3:11.37
2011 Outdoor 4x400mR: 7th, 3:12.84

2012 Indoor 4x400mR: 6th, 3:11.29

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Five-time SEC scorer with 4x400m relay units from 2010 to 2012.

2012: Honors - None...Indoors - Led off UT's 4x4 toward a season-best 3:11.29 effort that placed it sixth at SEC Indoors...Ran a 400m career best of 47.46 that left him 10th and just missing the conference finals...Posted season-best 400m clocking of 47.91 to take fifth and ran lead-off leg of UT's season-best 4x400m relay effort (3:13.04) at the Texas A&M Mondo Challenge...Placed third in the 400m in the Gold Division at the Akron Invitational, running at time of 48.15...Finished third in the 400m with a 48.16 readout at the Kentucky Invitational...Anchored UT's 4x400m relay to third in 3:16.50 at that meet as well...Was fourth in the 400 with a time of 48.50 at the Auburn Invitational...Outdoors - Finished third in the Showcase 400 meters at the Sea Ray Relays, running a career-best 47.46 and anchored UT's 4x400m relay to third in 3:10.97...Placed second in the 400m at the SEC/Big Ten Challenge, just shy of his PR in 47.39...Also anchored UT to fourth in the 4x400m relay at 3:12.37...Won the 400m in 47.40 at the UCLA/Washington State Double Dual and ran second on UT's winning 4x400m relay (3:11.94)...Logged a PR in the 200m at 21.88 to place seventh at the Tennessee Challenge...Also ran on UT's winning 4x400m relay (3:13.25)...Won at the Vanderbilt Invitational, running the 400m in 47.53...Ran the 400m leg on UT's runner-up sprint medley relay (3:21.41) at the Penn Relays...Checked in with a time of 47.43 in the prelims of the SEC Championships...Also ran the opening leg on UT's ninth-place 4x400m relay team (3:15.04).

2011: Indoors - Ran the third leg for UT's seventh-place 4x400m relay at the SEC meet, helping that group log a season-best time of 3:11.37...Cruised to a season-best 400m time of 47.64 at the Kentucky Invitational and hit 47.82 at the SEC meet...Notched a career-best 22.35 in the 200m at the Penn State National...Outdoors - Aided UT's 4x400m relay squad, as that quartet matched its indoor SEC finish with an identical seventh-place outcome outdoors in 3:12.84...Anchored UT's winning 4x4 at the Sea Ray Relays in 3:12.48...Had a personal PR in the 400m in taking third at Sea Rays in 47.37...Won the 400 at the UT-UCLA Dual, checking in with a time of 47.88...NCAA East Preliminary Rounds 400 qualifier but did not advance out of first round.

2010: Indoors - Ran the anchor leg for the 4x400m relay squad that earned an NCAA provisional qualifying mark at the SEC Indoor Championships while scoring for UT and placing fifth with a time of 3:10.34...Also registered a then-personal best in the 400m with a clocking of 47.57 in the prelims of the SEC Championships...Notched a pair of seventh-place finishes in the 400m at the Virginia Tech Invitational (48.93) and the Rod McCravy Memorial (48.35)...Aided the 4x400mR team to three top-five finishes...Outdoors - Helped UT score as a part of the 4x400m relay tandem at the SEC Outdoor Championships that placed eighth with a season-best time of 3:10.10...Posted a career-best time of 47.85 in the 400m at the Sea Ray Relays to finish sixth...Placed second in the 400m at the Tennessee Invitational with a time of 48.11.

2009: Indoors - Competed in three 400m races and one 200m race during the season...Top 400m readout of 49.15 came at the Virginia Tech Challenge in a 12th-place finish...Lone 200m time was 22.73 in the prelims at the Niswonger Invitational...Outdoors - Top outdoor 400m readout of 48.48 came in a 32nd-place finish at the Florida Relays...Earned fourth-place finishes at the Eastern Kentucky Open and USF Invitational, posting times of 49.13 and 48.89, respectively.

HIGH SCHOOL: Won state championships in the 400m both indoors and outdoors his senior year...Also placed second in the 400m at Nike Nationals...Voted MVP of his track & field team his junior and senior years and cross country team his senior year...Set his school's 400m record at regionals his junior year...Named to Belleville's honor roll all four years of high school...His high school coach was James Hall.

PERSONAL: Born June 18, 1990...Majoring in finance...Parents are Varick Tucker and Joyce-Bennett Tucker...Has an older sister, Jennifer, and a younger brother, Alexander.

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