Matthew Burke
Matthew Burke
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Wilmette, IL
High School: New Trier

Freshman (2017):
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. 

High School:

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

Year Event Time
2017 Furman Classic 26:37

JSU Foothills Invit.

2017 UAA Championships 27:29