2013: (Indoor): Finished seventh in the mile at the Harvard Challenge (1/19) with a time of 5:17.46 … was 11th in the 1000m in 3:04.02 at the Terrier Classic (1/25) … was part of the 4x800 relay that came first with a 9:30.93 at the Tufts Stampede (2/01) … came first in the Distance Medley Relay at the New England Division III Championships (2/16) with a 12:18.87.
2012: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference.
2011: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … second place in mile at MIT Coed Invitational (5:34.01) … fourth place in 1500 meters at Engineers Cup (5:01.15)
Off the Track: Majoring in chemical engineering … interned at BP, Ford Motor Company and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center … part of the Hammond Research Group, where she worked with layer-by-layer polyelectrolyte membranes for fuel cell applications … co-director of MIT Women’s Initiative … co-captain of the MIT women’s cross country team … Gordon Engineering Leadership Program.
High School: A 2009 graduate of Almont High School … four-time state championship qualifier … three-time regional champion … three-time Blue Water Area conference champion … two-time academic all-state … Detroit Free Press Scholar Athlete … WXYZ Brightest & Best … first place at Mott Community College mathematics competition … valedictorian.
Personal: Daughter of Joyce and Chris Burkland.