Photos from day one of the 2016 BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships at Ocean Breeze.
As a Sophomore (2015-16): Member of the All-BIG EAST Indoor (Pentathlon) and Outdoor Teams (400-meter hurdles, 4x800-meter relay) … Indoor- Pentathlon: placed third at the BIG EAST Championships (Feb. 26) with a personal-best mark of 3066 points … 400-meter dash: placed second at the Princeton Women’s Triangular Meet (Jan. 8) in a time of 57.27 seconds … Set a personal-best time of 56.89 seconds to finish fifth at the Metropolitan Championships (Feb. 5) … Outdoor- 400-Meter Hurdles: Placed fifth or better in each of the seven times she competed in this event including three first-place finishes at the Puerto Rico Invite (March 19), the Outdoor Mets (April 9), and the Princeton Outdoor Invite (April 16) … earned All-BIG EAST honors after winning a silver medal at the BIG EAST Championships (May 14) … 4x800-meter Relay: ran on the Red Storm’s silver-medal winning relay team.
As a Freshman (2014-15): Did not compete.
At The Bolles School: A nine-time track & field Florida all-state selection ... led The Bolles School to its first-ever Florida 2A Track & Field State Championship as a senior ... helped her team secure five-consecutivedistrict crowns and four-consecutive regional titles ... ran on a pair of state-winning 4x800-meter relay teams ... captained her team as a senior and graduated with schoolrecords in the 400-meter dash and 800-meter run as well as in the 4x400-meter and 4x800-meter relays ... achieved personal-best times of 55 seconds for 400-meters and 2:13 for 800-meters ...won individual district and regional titles at the 400-meter distance.
Personal: Daughter of Aaron and Beverly Burkett ... has two siblings, Chimere and Aaron ... nickname is "Jazzy Fresh" ... was a standout basketball player at The Bolles School, setting school records with over 1,300 career points ... a National Honor Society member who met all high school graduation reqiurements as a junior ... typical pregame rituals include race meditation and prayer ... favorite cuisine is Chinese.