Tucker, Cooke Torch The Field At Bobcat Scorcher

Seth Tucker blazed to the overall men’s title and Sarah Cooke claimed the women’s crown at the Bobcat Scorcher on Saturday morning at Hampton Hall.

Tucker covered the 5-kilometer course in 15:53 to cruise to the finish line first, 57 seconds ahead of Anthony Vecchio, while Cooke finished in 19:18 to win the women’s title by 81 seconds over runner-up Emma Peluso from May River High School.

Six area schools used the race a scrimmage to prepare for the upcoming cross country season, and Bluffton High School’s boys turned in a dominant performance. Bobcats accounted for four of the top seven finishers among high school boys, with Armando Jimenez leading the way in 17:33.

The Bobcat girls also had a strong showing, as four of the top five high school girls to finish were from Bluffton, with the Bobcats’ Perla Jimenez finishing in 20:58, 19 seconds behind Peluso.

Complete Results

High School Results

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