|High School:||New Trier|
Took part in five meets ... Scored in two competitions including at the Bobcat Invitational where his season-best 8K time of 26:42 ranked fourth on the team and 45th out of 162 runners ... Was the No. 2 Emory finisher and 34th in a 213-runner field at the Berry Invitational with a mark of 26:50 ... Also competed at the 7K JSU Foothills Invitational (23:48), the Montevallo Falcon Classic (26:59) and the Watermelon Run.
First year in the program saw him race in five events ... Scored as the Eagles' No. 4 runner and was 45th overall out of 175 entries at the Furman Classic with a season-best time of 26:37 ... Held down the No. 16 spot out of 183 hopefuls at the JSU Foothills Invitational, clocking a 27:05 ... Competed at the UAA Championships (27:29), the Cowbell Classic (27:32) and the Georgia DIII Invitational.
Competed four years on the cross country and track and field teams at New Trier Township High School ... Was coached by Dave Wisner ... Posted a time of 15:25 in the three-mile run ... Clocked a 9:57 in the 3,200 meters ... All-conference honoree as a senior and was named a Scholar-Athlete ... Helped his team to a IHSA Regional title as a senior ... Helped organize the Run BeCAUSE Community Run, with the proceeds benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Son of Kevin and Kathryn Burke ... Born May 21.
"When I visited Emory in the fall of 2016, I immediately fell in love with both the school and cross country program. I knew right then that it was the right fit for me."
Matthew Burke's Top 8K Times