Incredible day for Pennsauken junior Bryce Tucker, who won four state titles Saturday at the Bubble.
Tucker became the first South Jersey boy in 14 years with a quad win at indoor states.
Tucker started his day off winning the 400 in 49.89, finishing half a step ahead of Mainland senior Cody Pierce, who ran a big PR of 50.06. Pennsauken junior Premier Wynn finished 1-100th of a second behind Pierce with a PR of his own at 50.07.
Tucker then won the 55-meter hurdles in 7.72, only 4-100ths of a second off his PR set on a much faster track at the Armory last month.
In the 800, it was Tucker and Joel Oquendo teaming up for 12 points, Tucker winning in 1:58.11 over Ocean City’s Owen Ritti’s 1:58.87, and Oquendo 5th in 2:00.51.
Then Tucker anchored Pennsauken’s 1,600-meter relay team, which ran 3:27.99. Kahlil Ali, Wynn and Oquendo also ran. Oquendo also PR’d in the 1,600 with a 4:25.39 for 6th place.
South Jersey’s last quad winner was Pleasantville’s Kenneth Davis at the 2008 Group 1 meet, also at the Bennett Center in Toms River.
Davis won the 400 in 51.33, the high hurdles in 7.73 – the same time as runner-up Gerkenz Senesca of Abraham Clark – and the high jump at 6-2. He also anchored Pleasantville’s 1,600-meter relay team, which also included Raymond Wilson, Jamal Roberts and Larry Ramirez.
Pennsauken placed second to West Windsor-Plainsboro North, which outscored Pennsauken 57-49.