Owen Buck

  • Owen
  • Buck

  • Event
    Mid-Distance
  • Class
    Sophomore
  • High School/Other
    Ballard
  • Hometown
    Seattle, Wash.

Updated: May 31, 2017

2017 outdoor: Competed in the 800-meter run at the ACC Championships, placing 30th ... Ran the 800 at three different meets during the regular season, earning a personal-best time of 1:51.76 at the Virginia Grand Prix ... Was a part of the 1,600-meter sprint medley relay team at the Tennessee Relays, crossing the line in 3:24.28 for third place ... Made his outdoor debut at High Point's VertKlasse Meeting, placing 33rd in the 1,500-meter event.

2017 indoor: Finished with a career-best time of 1:51.08 in the 800-meter run at the ACC Championships, placing 14th overall … Placed fifth in the 600 meters at the Virginia Tech Challenge with a time of 1:20.75 … Competed in VT uniform for the first time in his career, placing 14th in the 800 at the Music City Challenge ... Also was a member of the 4x400 relay team that placed 12th overall with a time of 3:18.48 at the Music City Challenge ... Ran unattached in the 800 at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet, finishing in a time of 1:51.51 for a third-place finish ... Ran unattached in the 1,000 at the Hokie Invitational, recording a time of 2:27.85 … Ran unattached in the mile at the Virginia Tech Invitational, finishing in a time of 4:20.94.

High school: Lettered one year at West Springfield in Northern Virginia under Chris Pellegrini and two years at Ballard under head coach Bob Mirenzi … A six-time all-state selection … An eight-time all-region choice … A two-time captain at Ballard … Earned four varsity letters in outdoor track (two at West Springfield and two at Ballard) … His personal bests are 1:52 (800), 4:12.91 (mile) and 15:44 (5,000).

Personal: Born Oct. 27, 1997 in Lich, Germany … Son of John and Kim Buck … Has one sister, Abby … Majoring in water, resources, policy and management.

Buck's Track and Field Career Bests

Indoor Outdoor

600m - 1:20.75, VT Challenge (2017)

800m - 1:51.08, ACC Championships (prelim, 2017)

1,000m - 2:27.85, Hokie Invitational (2017)

Mile - 4:20.94, VT Invitational (2017)

italics = unattached

400m - 50.46, Virginia Grand Prix (2017)

800m - 1:51.76, Virginia Grand Prix (2017)

1,500m - 4:08.81, High Point VertKlasse Meeting (2017)