As a Junior (2006-07): Swam a lifetime-best time of 4:35.49 in the prelims of the 500 free at the ACC Championships ... Finished 10th in the 400 IM at the ACC meet with a second lifetime-best time of 3:56.31 ... Finished 23rd at the conference meet in the 1650 free by clocking a season-best time of 15:59.23 ... Produced a third lifetime-best time of 9:38.22 against Emory in the 1000 free competition (1/14) ... Ends the season on Tech's All-Time Top 10 list in the 1000 freestyle (ninth) and 400 IM (fifth) events.
As a Sophomore (2005-06): Swam a lifetime-best time of 15:56.35 in the 1650 freestyle at the ACC Championships ... Tallied a second personal-best time of 4:37.24 in the 500 free at the ACC meet ... Finished the 400 IM race at the conference championship with a lifetime-best time of 4:00.72.
As a Freshman (2004-05): Tallied lifetime-best times in the distance freestyle events for the Yellow Jackets ... Swam in the prelims of the 500 freestyle at the ACC Championships and finished with a time of 4:41.52 ... Posted a 21st-place finish in the finals of the 1650 free with a time of 16:04.27 ... Posted a personal-best time in the 1000 free at the ACC meet with split mark of 9:43.45 ... Clocked a lifetime-best time of 4:02.80 in the prelims of the 400 IM at ACC's.
High School: Four-year letterwinner under coach Mark Stock ... Elected team captain in junior and senior seasons ... Tabbed Most Valuable Swimmer in 2003 and '04 ... Earned first team all-league honors from 2002-04 ... Seamont League champion and record holder in 200 individual medley ... Captured league titles in 200 IM and 100 breaststroke in senior season ... Won three straight league championships in the 500 freestyle (2002-04) ... League meet record holder in 500 free ... Swam part of a leg of the 400 medley relay team that set a school record ... U.S.A Swimming Scholastic All-American ... National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society ... President's Education Award and Washington State Honor Award recipient.
Personal: Born Jeffrey Michael Burton on April 17, 1986, in Tacoma, Wash. ... Parents are Patrick and Carole Burton ... Sister, Tricia, swam at Whitworth College (NCAA Div. III), in Spokane, Wash. ... Enjoys scuba diving, mountain biking and RC car racing ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.
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