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     Kelly Burke  
    Kelly

    Class:
    Graduated

    Hometown:
    Cranford, NJ

    High School:
    Cranford

    Event:
    Jumps/Pole Vault

    Birthdate:
    01/11/1992


    AS A JUNIOR: Competed in 10 meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... specialized in the triple jump and pole vault ... placed first in the pole vault (3.81m) at the GVSU Second to Last Chance Meet ... at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & field Championships finished fourth in the pole vault (3.75m) and eighth in the triple jump (12.12m), scoring points for the Irish in both events ... finished second in the triple jump at the Polytan Invitational ... achieved a second-place and third-place finish in the triple jump and pole vault, respectively, at the Louisville Border Battle ... at the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Classic vaulted way to a second place finish ... took fifth place in the pole vault at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... finished third in the pole vault and fourth in the triple jump at the Notre Dame Invitational ... earned a monogram.

    AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in 15 meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... participated in the triple jump and pole vault events for the Irish ... saw action in the BIG EAST Indoor Championships earning the Irish five points to the scorecard with a fourth-place finish in the pole vault (3.75m) ... finished tied for seventh in the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships scoring 1.5 points for the Irish with a 3.75m vault ... placed 21st out of a 41 person field at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round with a 3.80m vault ... captured her best vault of her career at the Victor Lopez Classic with a 3.85m vault in a second place finish ... earned a career best in the triple jump at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle with a 12.29m leap ... generated four first place finishes on the year ... earned a monogram.

    AS A FRESHMAN:Competed in both pole vault and triple jump for the Irish ... competed in both at the BIG EAST Indoor & outdoor Track & Field Championships ... began her career with the Irish at the Blue & Gold Invitational with a second place finish in the pole vault with a vault of 3.60m ... continued her success at the Notre Dame Invitational with competition in both the pole vault and the triple jump ... placed third at the meet with a pole vault of 3.55m and first overall in the triple jump with a jump of 11.37m ... brought home a 15th place finish at the Meyo Invitational with a triple jump of a personal best 11.80m ... garnered a fourth place finish with a triple jump of 11.21m at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational ... took home another fourth place finish in the triple jump at the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational with a jump of 11.25m ... finished fifth overall in the pole vault at the Gina Relays with a vault of 3.55m ... earned a spot on the Dean's List in the spring of 2011 ... received first monogram.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:A two-sport athlete at Cranford High School, competing in both soccer and track and grabbing six varsity letters ... competed as a pole vaulter and triple jumper for the track team ... captured back-to-back state championships with the spring track team during her junior and senior campaigns while serving as the team captain...eight-time all city selection...all- state honoree during her junior and senior spring track seasons ... all-state track selection (winter and spring) her senior year...placed second at the Nike Indoor Nationals...holds the school and county pole vault and triple jump record...daughter of Patrick and Kristina...has one sibling...member of the National Honor Society, National French Honors Society, Math Honors Society and Model United Nations... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and majoring in finance.

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