Chris Burnett
Chris  Burnett
Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Sandy Springs, Ga.

High School:
Woodward Academy

Event:
Distance


02/03/2017

Men’s DMR Wins on Day One of Meyo Invite

Georgia Tech track and field grabs three top-three finishes

2016 Track:
Indoor: Mainstay in the 800m and relay rotation during the indoor season … Won the DMR at the Vanderbilt Invitational along with Nico Metzler, A.Z. Reese and Andres Littig, recording a time of 9:58.03 … Finished second in the 4x800 at the Doc Hale VT Elite Meet along with Littig, Metzler and Gabriel Darosa, recording a time of 7:36.31 … Finished sixth in the 800m at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a personal-best time of 1:49.85 … Finished 11th in the 800m at the ACC Indoor Championships with a time of 1:51.74. Outdoor: Finished fourth in the 1500m at the Yellow Jacket Invitational with a time of 3:53.20 … Finished fourth in the 800m at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a time of 1:51.91 … Finished fourth in the 4x800 relay at the Penn Relays with a time of 7:24.05 along with Nico Metzler, Andres Littig and Avery Bartlett.

2015 Cross Country:
Finished sixth in the 5k at the Gene Mullin Invitational with a time of 16:08.5 and earned the honor of ACC Men’s Cross Country Performer of the Week for his performance … Finished 31st in the 5k at the JSU/Struts Invitational with a time of 15:59.7 … Finished 44th in the 8k at the Pre-Nationals Invite with a personal-best time of 25:33.2.

2015 Track:
Indoor: Helped the DMR team to a second-place finish with a time of 10:14.36 at the Vanderbilt Invitational … Continued to improve in the 800 meters as he finished fifth (1:52.41) in the Doc Hale VT Elite, eighth (1:51.75) at the Samford Invitational, and finally ninth in the ACC Championships … Turned in a personal-best 800-meter time of 1:51.68 in the ACC Championship preliminaries … Helped both the 4x400-meter and 4x800-meter relay teams to ninth and second place finishes, respectively, at the Doc Hale VT Elite meet … Posted a career-best time in the mile with a time of 4:21.75 at the Auburn Invitational. Outdoor: Logged a career-best 1,500-meter time of 3:49.47 at the Florida Relays … Placed third in the 800 meters (1:52.36) at the Georgia Tech Invite.

2014 Cross Country:
Recorded a career best 8K time of 25:47 at the ACC Championships ... Competed in the Florida Mountain Dew Invitational where he finished 29th out of 88 runners with a time of 25:56.

2014 Track:
Indoor: Improved his 800-meter time from 1:58.60 at the beginning of the season to a season-best 1:54.12 ... Placed fifth in the 800 meters at the Southern Miss Cupid Classic. Outdoor: Helped the 4x400-meter relay team to a third-place finish in a time of 3:26.59 at the Yellow Jacket Invite ... Ran the 1,500 meters in a time of 3:55.09 for fifth place at the same meet ... Ran his career-best 1,500 meters at the Florida Relays in a time of 3:53.51 and his best 800 meters in 1:52.67 at the Georgia Tech Invite.

2013 Cross Country:
Recorded a career best 8K time of 26:32 at the Furman Classic ... Competed in the Berry Invitational, where he finished 34th out of 207 runners with a time of 27:21.

2013 Track:
Indoor:Did not compete.Outdoor:Helped the 4x400-meter relay team to eighth place (3:22.40) at the Yellow Jacket Invite ... Ran a personal-best 1,500-meter time of 4:00.18 at the ACC Championships.

2012 Cross Country:
Did not compete.

High School:
Was a four year letterwinner in cross country and a three year letter winner in track at Woodward Academy ... Named team captain of both the cross country team and track team his senior year ... Holds five school records in the 4x1600m, 4x800m, 4x400m, 800m and distance medley relay ... Also was a letterwinner in swimming for one season.


Personal:
Full name is Chris Hill Burnett ... Born on Feb. 17, 1994 in Sandy Springs, Ga. ... Parents are Chris and Karen ... Has one sibling, Greyson ... Grandfather, Charles Perkins, graduated from Georgia Tech ... Began running after participating in the Peachtree Road Race in seventh grade ... Chose Georgia Tech because of its engineering program ... Enjoys golfing and wakeboarding ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.