2013: Competed at two meets during his freshman season ... Debuted at the Covered Bridge Invitational and clocked a time of 27:25.47 in the 8K to finish 24th overall ... Timed in at 28:49 in the 8K brown race at the Paul Short Run.
Ran in the 1,600-meter, mile, 3,200-meter, and 5,000-meter at Jay M. Robinson High School...Was a 3A Midwest Regional Qualifier in the 3,200-meter run and a 3A Indoor State Qualifier in the same event...In cross country season, he placed fourth at the North Carolina State Championships...Born Nov. 29 to Clifford and Tammy Buck in Lansing, N.Y.,...Plans to major in mathematics and minor in sports studies.
Buck's Prep Personal Bests:
1,600-meter run - 4:35.00
Mile run - 4:38.78
3,200-meter run - 9:44.30
5,000-meter run - 16:00.00
Kraft on Buck:
"What I like about CJ is his toughness. I see him as a hardworking runner that is going to put in the work to take it to the next level. He was a Regional Champion in cross country and placed fourth in the State Meet before injury problems derailed the track season his senior year. I think a good steady buildup will allow him to adjust well to the college distances."