Track & Field

Kyra Burke
Kyra Burke


Kenmore, WA

High School:
Ingemoor HS



Strum Earns 5K NCAA Championships Berth

Senior Weston Strum will join classmate Sheree Shea at the NCAA Championships after placing seventh overall in the 5k Saturday night.


Shea Places 8th in 10K, Advances to NCAA Championships

Sheree Shea punched the LMU track team's first ticket to the 2014 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships Thursday night with her eighth place finish in the 10K.


NCAA West Preliminary Preview Part Three: The Seniors

Our three-part series concludes today with seniors Sheree Shea and Weston Strum.


NCAA West Preliminary Preview Part Two: Fist NCAA Berth

Our three-part series continues today with sophomore Kelli Sugimoto and junior Grace Graham-Zamudio. Both women will be running in the 5k, while Graham-Zamudio will also race the 10k.


NCAA West Preliminary Preview Part One: The Freshmen

Our three-part series begins with the freshman duo of Danielle Shanahan and Kyra Burke, who become just the third and fourth rookie Lions to gain entry into the NCAA postseason.


TRACK | NCAA Preliminary Preview Part One

NCAA West Preliminary Preview Part One - The Freshmen


TRACK | Kyra Burke Feature

Kyra Burke feature.

At LMU...

In cross country... competed in seven meets... personal best 5k time of 17:42.72 at the Vanguard Invitational... placed 38th at the West Coast Conference Championships, finishing the 6k in personal-record time (21:35.6)... placed 164th in 23:05.9 at the NCAA West Region Championships... WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention selection...

In cross country... ran a 6k season best at the West Coast Conference Preview Meet with a time of 22:11.93... 5k season best of 18:25.2 at the Cal State Fullerton Titan Invitational... competed in six total meets... WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll... In track... set an LMU record in the 3,000m steeplechase with a time of 10:32.99 at the West Coast Invitational... qualified for the NCAA West Preliminary... concluded her rookie season with a 10:53.24, 40th place finish at the NCAA West Preliminary... also had season best times of 4:40.46 in the 1,500m at the West Coast Last Chance Meet and 10:11.00 in the 3,000m at the West Coast Quadrangular...

High School...
Graduate of Inglemoor High School... ran cross country and track for four years under coaches Kelly Richards, Frank Schuck and DJ Baddely... team captain during junior and senior season... All-City for three years... All-KingCo 4A conference for three years... All-District 1 League selectee for three seasons... All-Sate Division 4A as a junior and senior... finished Top-10 in state in 2012...

Kyra Marie Burke was born April 18, 1995 to parents Dana Plant and Gordon Burke... has one brother... volunteered at library and many local road races... considered Iowa State University, Boise State and Washington State University before deciding to attend LMU... a business major...


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