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Mario Omar Burke (born 18 March 1997) is a Barbadian sprinter. He currently attends the University of Houston.[1] Burke won a bronze medal in the 100 metres at 2016 World Junior Championships in Athletics.[3][4] On June 24, 2017, Burke won the 100 metres race at the Barbados National Championships.[2][5]

Mario Burke
Personal information
Full nameMario Omar Burke
NationalityBarbadian
Born (1997-03-18) 18 March 1997 (age 22)
Bridgetown, Barbados
ResidenceHouston, Texas, U.S.
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Sprints
College teamHouston Cougars[1][2]
Coached byLeroy Burrell and Carl Lewis[1][2]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)

He opened his 2019 season with a world leading time of 6.56 seconds in the 60 meters at the Red Raider Invite meet.[6][7] 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.[8] 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.

StatisticsEdit

Information from IAAF profile or Track & Field Results Reporting System unless otherwise noted.[9][10]

Personal bestsEdit

Event Time Wind (m/s) Competition Venue Date Notes
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] [11]

100 m seasonal bestsEdit

Year Time Wind (m/s) Venue Date
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

Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Wind Notes
Representing   Barbados
2012 CARIFTA Games (U17) Devonshire, Bermuda 4th 100 m 10.71 w +3.6 Wind-assisted
3rd 200 m 22.23 −0.5
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[12]
2015 CARIFTA Games (U20) Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis 1st 100 m 10.21 +1.5 PB
1st 200 m 21.51 −0.6 SB
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 [14]

National championship resultsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Time Wind Notes
2012 Barbados Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd 100 m 10.81 −0.9 PB
5th 200 m 21.77 −0.5 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
3rd 200 m 20.60 +1.3 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 [11]
5th 4×400 m relay 3:04.03 n/a PB
Barbados Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 1st 100 m 10.27 −0.2
2nd 200 m 20.68 +0.4
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
4th 200 m 20.11 +0.8
Barbados Championships Bridgetown, Barbados 1st 100 m 10.24 +0.2

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Shared with John Lewis III, Elijah Hall, and Cameron Burrell for the Houston Cougars.[11]
  2. ^ 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.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Peter Scamardo (21 October 2015). "Freshman preparing for greatness in new country". thedailycougar.com. The Daily Cougar. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Ezra Stuart (25 June 2017). "Burke and Bailey faster than the rest". nationnews.com. NationNews Barbados. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Houston freshman Burke sprints to bronze medal at IAAF World U20 Championships". chron.com. Houston Chronicle. 20 July 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  4. ^ Cathal Dennehy (20 July 2016). "Report: men's 100m – IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  5. ^ Joseph Duarte (24 June 2017). "UH's Mario Burke wins 100 meters at Barbados National Championships". chron.com. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  6. ^ "The Weekend Results Roundup — January 21". trackandfieldnews.com. Track & Field News. 21 January 2019. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Sherrylyn Toppin (5 June 2019). "Burke, Jones in NCAA finals". nationnews.com. NationNews. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  9. ^ "MARIO BURKE ATHLETE PROFILE". iaaf.org. IAAF. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  10. ^ "MARIO BURKE HOUSTON". tfrrs.org. Track & Field Results Reporting System. Retrieved 24 June 2019.
  11. ^ a b c William Grundy (9 June 2018). "Houston Repeats NCAA 4x100 Title In 38.17 Collegiate Record!". milesplit.com. MileSplit. Retrieved 18 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Defending champs enter last day of Carifta games with 47 medals". jamaicaobserver.com. The Jamaica Observer. 20 April 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "Campeonato NACAC Sub18 y Sub23 2019 - 05/07/2019 to 07/07/2019" (PDF). fmaa.mx. Fed Mx de Asoc Atletismo Athletic Club. 7 July 2019. p. 22. Retrieved 9 July 2019.

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