University of Iowa Athletics

Jolly Burke

Class Fr.
Hometown Waunakee, Wis.
High School Madison-Edgewood

2008 — Indoor – NCAA provisional qualifier in 5,000 meters (16:43.14)… that collegiate-best time ranks 10th in school history… placed 13th in 5,000 meters (17:05.63) at Big Ten Championships… ran collegiate-best 3,000 meters (9:54.62) at Jack Johnson Classic, which ranks ninth in school history… Outdoor – did not compete… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner… Cross Country – redshirted.

2007 — Indoor – placed fourth in mile (5:03.47) at Hawkeye Invite… anchored distance medley relay to ninth-place finish (12:31.55) at Big Ten Championships… Outdoor – redshirted… letterwinner… Cross Country – all-region, placing 19th (20:57) at NCAA Midwest Regional… second team all-Big Ten… placed ninth at Big Ten Championships with a collegiate-best 20:20 in 6,000 meters… that time ranks third in school history… placed 34th (21:09) at NCAA Championships and 17th (20:41) at Pre-Nationals… placed fourth with collegiate bests at Hawkeye Invite (14:03-4,000 meters) and Auburn Invite (16:33-5,000 meters)… the 4,000-meter time ranks third and the 5,000-meter time ranks fourth in school history… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2006 — Cross Country – placed 42nd (22:26) at Big Ten Championships, 71st at NCAA Midwest Regional (22:51) and 211th at NCAA Championships (23:20)… ran collegiate best 3,000 meters (10:43) at Hawkeye Open, which ranks eighth in school history… team earned USTFCCCA all-academic honors… letterwinner… placed fifth (22:16) at U.S. Junior Cross Country Championships in Boulder, CO, qualifying for a spot on the U.S. Junior National team.

High School — runner-up at state cross country meet senior year (14:32), placing third as a junior (15:20)… placed fourth in 1,600 (5:13) and 3,200 (11:19) meters at state meet senior year… placed 20th at 2006 USA Junior Cross Country Nationals (21:57-6,000 meters)… won 3,200 meters (11:09) at Midwest senior spotlight meet… placed 11th (17:55-5,000 meters) at 2005 Footlocker Midwest Cross Country Regional… three-time conference champion and two-time runner-up… city and sectional cross country champion senior year… two-time city track champion, winning sectional title as a senior… earned runner of the year honors as a senior… first team all-state in cross country senior year… three-time track team MVP, earning honor twice in cross country… set school records in cross country 4,000 meters (14:19), cross country 5,000 meters (18:19) and track 3,200 meters (10:57)… other best time was 5:07 in 1,600 meters… also lettered two years in soccer, earning all-conference, team MVP and team captain honors and making the state leading points list… class valedictorian… National Honor Society member… conference academic top 10… coached by Gary Thornton and Kara Lynch.

Personal — born January 29, 1988… daughter of Jeff and Julie Burke… psychology major.

Burke’s Collegiate Best Times

Event Time Meet Date
Mile (I) 5:02.53 Iowa Open 1/19/08
3,000 Meters(I) 9:54.62 at Jack Johnson Classic 1/26/08
3,000 Meters(CC) 10:43 Hawkeye Open 9/9/06
4,000 Meters(CC) 14:03 Hawkeye Invitational 9/15/07
5,000 Meters(CC) 16:33 at Auburn Invite 9/29/07
5,000 Meters(I) 16:43.14 at Husky Classic 2/16/08
6,000 Meters(CC) 20:20 at Big Ten Championships 10/29/07