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Tonye'cia Burks
Tonye'cia  Burks

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Longview, Texas

High School:
Kilgore

Height:
5-9

Event:
Triple Jump

Experience:
1L

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


• School Record Holder - Outdoor Triple Jump
• School Record Holder - Indoor Triple Jump
• 2017 American Athletic Conference Indoor Champion - Triple Jump
• 2017 First Team All-American Athletic Conference - Triple Jump (Indoor)
• 2015 NCAA West Regional Qualifier - Triple Jump
• American Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week - April 18, 2017
• American Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week - April 11, 2017
• American Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week - March 28, 2017

Personal Bests
Indoor Date
Long Jump 5.89m (19-4) 2.25.17
Triple Jump 12.99m (42-7.5)* 2.25.17
60m 7.78 12.10.16
200m 25.98 1.16.15
400m 58.63 2.7.15
Outdoor Date
Long Jump 6.00m (19-8.25) 5.13.17
Triple Jump 13.53m (44-4.75)* 4.15.17
100m 12.20 4.23.16
200m 24.42 3.25.17

2016-17 (Junior)
Indoor:
Won the 2017 American Athletic Conference Championship in the triple jump en route to setting a new school record at 12.99m (42-7.5) and earning First Team All-American Athletic Conference honors...Also placed fifth in the women's long jump with a personal-best mark of 5.89m (19-4) to score four points at the championship meet...Won the triple jump at the Houston Invitational after leaping 12.58m (41-3.25) on Jan. 28...Opened her jumping season with a victory in the triple at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational at a mark of 12.48m (40-11.5).

Outdoor: Set the school record in the outdoor triple jump with a mark of 13.53m (44-4.75) to win the competition at the Mt. SAC Relays on April 15...Finished fifth at the American Athletic Conference Championships in a the long jump with a wind-aided mark of 6.04m (19-9.75) while also setting a new PR on a wind-legal jump of 6.00m (19-8.25)...Earned American Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week honors in back-to-back weeks on April 11 and 18...Won four consecutive triple jump competitions ranging from Feb. 25 through April 15.

2015-16 (Sophomore)
Indoor:
Competed in five indoor meets participating in the long jump and the triple jump in each...Finished seventh and eighth respecitvel;y in the triple jump (12.09m) and long jump (personal best, 5.77m) at The American Indoor Championships...Finished fourth in the long jump at the Charlie Thomas Invitational when she jumped 5.67m (18'7.25")...Took fourth at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitaional with a 5.60m (18'4.5) in her first long jump of the season.

Outdoor: Set a new personal best in the triple jump with a leap of 12.32m at the Victor Lopez Classic...Opened the outdoor slate with a first place finish and a wind-aided 12.26m (40'2.75) in the triple jump, while also competing as a member of the 4x100m relay team that finished first in 45.13.

2014-15 (Freshman)
Indoor:
Has jumped in seven meets for Houston in the indoor season...Matched her personal record with an eight place jump at The American Championships in the triple jump...Jumped 12.12m (39-9.25) in the triple jump to finish second at the Leonard Hilton Memorial Invitational...Placed third in the long jump (5.63m) in her collegiate debut at the Houston Indoor Opener on Jan. 9.

Outdoor: NCAA Regional Qualifier in the triple jump after setting a mark of 12.12m at the American Athletic Conference Championships where she finished seventh...Set an outdoor personal best in the long jump with a leap of 5.55m at the Penn Relays...Competed in six outdoor meets for Houston.

HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in Track, Soccer and Basketball for the Bulldogs of Kilgore...Was an area champion in Track and Field...Second Team All-District athlete...Named to the Academic All-District team

PERSONAL
Full name is Tonye'cia Kapri Burks...Daughter of Patrick and Tashata Jackson...Has two siblings Patrick and Jordan Jackson...Hobbies include eating...Majoring in Kinesiology

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