Barbadian sprinter Mario Burke had a fantastic American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships on the weekend.
The University of Houston Junior won the sprint triple crown with lifetime bests in the 100 and 200 metres.
Burke bested several teammates’ times to sweep the sprints. He clocked 10.13 seconds (WIND: -0.2m/s) to win the 100m that featured four teammates, including race favourites NCAA Indoor 60m and 200m record holder Elijah Hall and Cameron Burrell (NCAA 60m and 100m silver medalist), who placed second.
The mark is a new personal best and is tied for No.12 on the NCAA season rankings.
The Bridgetown, Barbados native came back to outduel fellow All-America teammate Kahmari Montgomery at the finish line to snatch gold in the 200m with a meet and stadium record 20.48 (-0.4m/s) with Burrell finishing third in 20.93 seconds.
@Burke_Supa wins #AmericanOTF men 100m in a personal best 10.13 -0.2 @camxburrell 10.24 in 2nd @AngryHalfMiler @elizachurch1993 @MastermindJmW @TnFjunkie @Wayne07050 @bkarayme @Mr_Fregi pic.twitter.com/oSMMqTIXl4
— DON CARLOS (@doncarlostheone) May 13, 2018
The mark surpasses his previous best of 20.60 set last year.
Burke completed the treble of gold when this time he teamed up Burrell along with John Lewis III and Nicholas Alexander to claimed their sixth-straight title in the Men’s 4x100m relay in 39.22.
Burke’s Cougars scored 172 points to win their 16th conference championship in program history and third straight American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships.