Mario Omar Burke (born 18 March 1997) is a Barbadian sprinter. He currently attends the University of Houston. Burke won a bronze medal in the 100 metres at 2016 World Junior Championships in Athletics. On June 24, 2017, Burke won the 100 metres race at the Barbados National Championships.
|Full name||Mario Omar Burke|
|Born||18 March 1997|
|Residence||Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Sport||Track and field|
|College team||Houston Cougars|
|Coached by||Leroy Burrell and Carl Lewis|
|Achievements and titles|
He opened his 2019 season with a world leading time of 6.56 seconds in the 60 meters at the Red Raider Invite meet. He went on to place second over the same distance at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships with a new personal best time of 6.55 s.
On June 5 2019 at the NCAA Division I Championships he became the second Barbadian to break the 10-second barrier with a legal time of 9.98 s. He had previously broken the 10-second barrier with a 9.95 s clocking at the American Athletic Conference Championships a few weeks earlier, but the race was wind-assisted.
|60 m||6.55||n/a||NCAA Division I Indoor Championships||Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.||March 9, 2019|
|100 m||9.98||+1.3||NCAA Division I Championships||Austin, Texas, U.S.||5 June 2019|
|9.95 w||+3.2||AAC Championships||Wichita, Kansas, U.S.||12 May 2019||Wind-assisted|
|200 m||20.08||+0.7||NCAA Division I Championships||Austin, Texas, U.S.||5 June 2019|
|4×100 m relay||38.17||n/a||NCAA Division I Championships||Eugene, Oregon, U.S.||8 June 2018||Former NCAAR, CR [note 1] |
100 m seasonal bestsEdit
|2012||10.65||+0.4||San Salvador, El Salvador||29 June|
|2013||10.49||+0.3||Donetsk, Ukraine||11 July|
|10.47 w||+3.5||Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago||2 March|
|2014||10.50||0.0||St. Michael, Barbados||9 March|
|2015||10.21||+1.5||Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis||4 April|
|2016||10.26||+0.2||Bydgoszcz, Poland||20 July|
|2017||10.17||+0.2||St. Michael, Barbados||24 June|
|10.14 w||+4.2||Austin, Texas, U.S.||25 May|
|2018||10.03||+0.5||Barranquilla, Colombia||29 July|
|2019||9.95 w||+3.2||Wichita, Kansas, U.S.||12 May|
|9.98||+1.3||Austin, Texas, U.S.||5 June|
International championship resultsEdit
|2012||CARIFTA Games (U17)||Devonshire, Bermuda||4th||100 m||10.71 w||+3.6||Wind-assisted|
|CACAC Junior Championships (U18)||San Salvador, El Salvador||7th||100 m||10.87||−0.6|
|5th (semi 1)||200 m||23.08||+0.4|
|2nd||4×400 m relay||3:14.31||n/a||PB|
|2013||CARIFTA Games (U17)||Nassau, Bahamas||1st||100 m||10.61||+0.5|
|2nd||200 m||21.42 w||+2.2||Wind-assisted|
|World Youth Championships||Donetsk, Ukraine||5th||100 m||10.51||−0.4|
|2014||CARIFTA Games (U18)||Fort-de-France, Martinique||DQ||100 m||—||—||False start|
|2015||CARIFTA Games (U20)||Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis||1st||100 m||10.21||+1.5||PB|
|World Relays||Nassau, Bahamas||2nd (final 2)||4×100 m relay||38.70||n/a||NR, PB|
|2016||CARIFTA Games (U20)||St. George's, Grenada||2nd||100 m||10.29||+1.4||SB|
|4th||200 m||21.14 w||+4.5||Wind-assisted|
|3rd||4×100 m relay||40.97||n/a|
|World U20 Championships||Bydgoszcz, Poland||3rd||100 m||10.26||−0.2||SB|
|4th (semi 3)||4×100 m relay||40.14||n/a||U20 NR|
|2017||World Relays||Nassau, Bahamas||2nd||4×100 m relay||39.18||n/a||SB|
|World Championships||London, England||6th (quarter 3)||100 m||10.42||0.0|
|8th (semi 1)||4×100 m relay||39.19||n/a|
|2018||CAC Games||Barranquilla, Columba||4th||100 m||10.17||+1.7|
|1st||4×100 m relay||38.41||n/a||NR|
|NACAC Championships||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||4th (semi 2)||100 m||10.29||+1.5|
|2nd||4×100 m relay||38.69||n/a|
|2019||NACAC U23 Championships||Querétaro, Mexico||3rd||100 m||10.01||+1.1||10.010 s CR [note 2]|
|DQ||200 m||—||—||False start |
National championship resultsEdit
|2012||Barbados Championships||Bridgetown, Barbados||2nd||100 m||10.81||−0.9||PB|
|2013||Barbados Championships||Bridgetown, Barbados||7th||100 m||10.62||+0.1|
|2015||Barbados Championships||Bridgetown, Barbados||4th||100 m||10.39||+1.7|
|Representing the Houston Cougars|
|2016||NCAA Division I Championships||Eugene, Oregon, U.S.||2nd||4×100 m relay||38.44||n/a||PB|
|2017||NCAA Division I Indoor Championships||College Town, Texas, U.S.||7th||60 m||6.66||n/a|
|NCAA Division I Championships||Eugene, Oregon, U.S.||15th||100 m||10.19||+1.3||PB|
|1st||4×100 m relay||38.34||n/a||PB|
|Barbados Championships||Bridgetown, Barbados||1st||100 m||10.17||+0.2||PB|
|2018||NCAA Division I Indoor Championships||College Station, Texas, U.S.||13th||4×400 m relay||3:08.86||n/a|
|NCAA Division I Championships||Eugene, Oregon, U.S.||8th||100 m||10.41||−0.9|
|1st||4×100 m relay||38.17||n/a||NCAAR, CR, PB |
|5th||4×400 m relay||3:04.03||n/a||PB|
|Barbados Championships||Bridgetown, Barbados||1st||100 m||10.27||−0.2|
|2019||NCAA Division I Indoor Championships||Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.||2nd||60 m||6.55||n/a||PB|
|NCAA Division I Championships||Austin, Texas, U.S.||6th||100 m||10.06||+0.8|
|Barbados Championships||Bridgetown, Barbados||1st||100 m||10.24||+0.2|
- Shared with John Lewis III, Elijah Hall, and Cameron Burrell for the Houston Cougars.
- The top three finishers, including Mario Burke, finished with a rounded up time of 10.01 s; Waseem Williams (10.002 s) placed ahead of Samson Colebrooke (10.004 s) who placed ahead of Mario Burke (10.010 s) as determined by the thousandths of a second measurements.
- Peter Scamardo (21 October 2015). "Freshman preparing for greatness in new country". thedailycougar.com. The Daily Cougar. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
- Ezra Stuart (25 June 2017). "Burke and Bailey faster than the rest". nationnews.com. NationNews Barbados. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
- "Houston freshman Burke sprints to bronze medal at IAAF World U20 Championships". chron.com. Houston Chronicle. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
- Cathal Dennehy (20 July 2016). "Report: men's 100m – IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
- Joseph Duarte (24 June 2017). "UH's Mario Burke wins 100 meters at Barbados National Championships". chron.com. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
- "The Weekend Results Roundup — January 21". trackandfieldnews.com. Track & Field News. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
- Jermaine Wright (18 January 2019). "Mario Burke clocks fastest 60m in NCAA, second fastest in Houston University's history". sayfcarib.com. Sports At Your Fingertips. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
- Sherrylyn Toppin (5 June 2019). "Burke, Jones in NCAA finals". nationnews.com. NationNews. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
- "MARIO BURKE ATHLETE PROFILE". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
- "MARIO BURKE HOUSTON". tfrrs.org. Track & Field Results Reporting System. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
- William Grundy (9 June 2018). "Houston Repeats NCAA 4x100 Title In 38.17 Collegiate Record!". milesplit.com. MileSplit. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
- "Defending champs enter last day of Carifta games with 47 medals". jamaicaobserver.com. The Jamaica Observer. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
- "Campeonato NACAC Sub18 y Sub23 2019 - 05/07/2019 to 07/07/2019" (PDF). fmaa.mx. Fed Mx de Asoc Atletismo Athletic Club. 5 July 2019. p. 10. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
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