BIOGRAPHY
  Taylor Buck
Taylor Buck
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Medicine Lodge, Kan.

High School:
Medicine Lodge HS

Position:
Jumps


Personal Bests
High Jump - 2.14m/7-0.25

All-Big 12 (Scored at conference meet)
2011 Outdoor High Jump
2013 Indoor High Jump
2013 Outdoor High Jump

2013 Outdoors: Matched his indoor All-Big 12 performance, taking fifth in the outdoor championships, with a 2.12m/6-11.5, just .02 meters off his personal best ... Qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary in the high jump, but was unable to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Cleared2.10m/6-10.75 at the Michael Johnson Invite, in Waco, Texas.

2013 Indoors:
Earned All-Big 12 honors, taking fifth place in the high jump, with an indoor personal-best 2.08m/6-9.75 ... He equaled that mark the week before at the Sooner Invitational as well ... Took second in the high jump at the Wildcat Invite, with a 2.03m/6-8.00.

2012 Outdoors: Recorded a high jump of 2.06 meters/6-07.00 at the Big 12 Championships, where he placed 10th... Jumped at the Stanford Invitational, but did not record a height.

2012 Indoors: Competed in one event for OSU, but missed the rest of the season due to injury ... Placed second in the high jump at the KSU All Comers meet with a 2.05m/6-08.75 effort.

2011 Outdoors: Set the second-best mark in OSU history when he jumped 2.14m/7-0.25 at the Arkansas Twilight Meet ... Buck's jump ranked him 32nd on the 2011 national outdoor list ... Also turned in jumps of 2.08m/6-10 at the John Jacobs Invite, 2.06m/6-09 at the Razorback Invite, 2.05m/6-08.75 at the Kansas Relays and 1.95m/6-04.75 at the Tulsa Duels ... Recorded a jump of 2.06m/6-09 at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships to place sixth ... Jumped 2.06m/6-09 in the first round of the NCAA West Preliminary rounds to finish in 22nd place.

2011 Indoors: Competed in the high jump at four meets during the indoor season, logging a personal-best leap of 1.88m/6-02 at the Kansas State Invitational ... Other marks included a 1.85m/6-01 at both the Sooner Invitational and the J.D. Martin Invitational and a 1.61m/5-03 at the Razorback Invitational.

High School: Attended Medicine Lodge HS in Medicine Lodge, Kan., where he was coached by his mother, Tina Buck ... Two-time league champion and 2009 class 3A state champion in the high jump ... Class 3A state runner-up in the high jump in 2008 ... Also played football and basketball, earning all-state honors on the gridiron in 2009 ... Played in the K101 High School Football Bowl in 2009 and was also selected to play in the Southern Kansas All-Star Basketball Game in 2009 ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Served as student council president and also participated in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Youth for Christ.

Personal: Taylor Buck was born Feb. 24, 1991 in Alva, Okla. ... Son of Mark and Tina Buck ... Father played football and competed for the track team at Northwestern Oklahoma State University.

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