|Dennis Bartow Bruce||
Joined Nov 14 2011
68 years old
Dennis “Bartow” Bruce
University of Florida Track 1969 – 1973
Coaches: Jimmy Carnes and Roy Benson
Lettered in Cross County 1970
Lettered in Track 1971 – 1973
Member of the Two Mile Relay when four teams broke the existing world record in the Astrodome. In 1971 competed in the National Championship in Detroit and finish 3rd. Missed being All American by 1 second.
Born in Cherry Point, NC, November 9, 1951. My parents came back to Bartow Florida shortly after I was born and I was raised there.
I was involved in sports my whole life. I was First Team All Conference as a Defensive Conner Back in football, finished top 10 state class A Cross County Championship, was First Team All Conference on high school baseball team 2nd base and was a member of the state champions track team where I finished 2nd in the half mile in 157.3. I graduated from Summerlin Institute (Bartow Senior High) in 1969.
Still live in Bartow, Florida. I am married to my wife Sarah and I have two wonderful daughters that both graduated from UF, Amy with her masters in Nursing and Katie was hers in Marketing. We all so have two beautiful granddaughters, Jordan and Ansley, which we are already saving for them to become GATORS!