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Mario Burke
Mario  Burke

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Bridgetown, Barbados

High School:
Harrison College

Height:
6-0

Event:
Sprints

Experience:
HS

Elig. (I/O):
Jr./Jr.


• 2017 NCAA Champion - 4x100-meter Relay
• School Record Holder - 4x100-meter Relay
• School Record Holder - 4x400-meter Relay
• 2017 NCAA All-American - 4x100-meter Relay, 100m (Outdoor)
• 2017 NCAA All-American - 60m (Indoor)
• 2017 Barbados National Champion - 100m
• 2017 IAAF World Championship Qualifier - 100m, 4x100-meter Relay
• 2017 IAAF World Relays Silver Medalist - 4x100-meter Relay (Barbados)
• 2017 American Athletic Conference Champion - 4x100- and 4x400-meter Relay Outdoor)
• 2017 American Athletic Conference Champion - 60m (Indoor)
• 2017 First Team All-American Athletic Conference - 4x100- and 4x400-meter Relay
• 2017 First Team All-American Athletic Conference - 60m (Indoor)
• 2017 Second Team All-American Athletic Conference - 200m (Outdoor)
• 2017 Second Team All-American Athletic Conference - 200m (Indoor)
• 2017 Third Team All-American Athletic Conference - 100m (Outdoor)
• The American Conference Track Athlete of the Week - March 22, 2016

Personal Bests
Indoor Date
60m 6.59 2.25.17
200m 21.14 2.25.17
Outdoor Date
100m 10.19 6.9.17
200m 20.83 5.13.17

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Indoor:
Earned NCAA All-America honors with a seventh-place finish in the 60-meter dash at the NCAA Championships in 6.66...Won the American Athletic Conference Championship after running a personal-best 6.59 in the 60-meter dash...Took silver in the 200-meter dash at The American Championships after posting a personal-best 21.14 in the finals.

Outdoor: Helped the Cougars win the NCAA Championship in the 4x100-meter relay en route to setting a school record in 38.34...Won the Barbados National Championships in the 100-meter dash, punching his ticket to the IAAF World Championships...Was a member of Barbados' 4x100-meter relay squad which took the silver medal at the IAAF World Relay Championships...Helped the Cougars win American Athletic Conference Championships in the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays while taking silver in the 200-meter dash and bronze in the 100-meter dash...Was a member of the 4x200-meter relay team which won the Penn Wheel at the 2017 Penn Relays, earning Houston its first sprint-relay championship at the meet since 1989...Set personal bests of 10.19 in the 100 and 20.83 in the 200.

2015-16 (Freshman)
Indoor:
Competed in seven meets, running multiple events in four...Finished fourth in the 60m dash at the American Indoor Championships where he ran a 6.74...Was a member of the 4x400m Relay team that took first at the Arkansas Qualifier in 3:13.91...Clocked a personal best 6.69 in the semifinal round of the 60m ash at the Howie Ryan Invitational...Won the 60m dash in front of the home fans at the Houston Invitaitonal and Multi's where he ran 6.72...Started his career with a seventh place finish in the 60m dash after running 6.83 at the Texas A&M Reveille Invitational

Outdoor: Took second in the 100-meter dash, while running a 10.29 at the CARIFTA Games...Was named American Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week after winning the 100m dash at the UTSA Invitational in a wind-aided 10.34, and was also a member of the 4x100m relay team that finished first in 39.86.

HIGH SCHOOL
Three time national champion in Barbados while running for the Dalton Outlaws, Kolij Lions and the High Performance Program...multiple time Barbados National Primary School Athletic Champion and Record holder...Barbados secondary school record holder in the 100m U20 (10.35)...Barbados Junior Sportsman of the Year in 2014...three-time CARIFTA Games Champion (100m, 2013 and 2015; 200m, 2015)...eight-time CARIFTA Games Medalistfrom 2012-2015...World Youth Finalist in 2013 after finishing fifth in the 100m...Also played Cricket and Hockey in high school.

PERSONAL
Full name is Mario Omar Burke...son of Vincent and Marvo Burke...was a high school prefect in Barbados and won the Prize for Excellence in Academics and Sports...aspires to become a professional athlete and Olympian after which he would like to retire and work in the areas of accounting and entrepreneurship...enjoys playing video games, dominoes, relaking with friends, playing sports and listening to music in his free time.

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