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Middle Distance
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
City/State: Warwick, N.Y.
High School: Warwick Valley


Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016, 2017)

2016-17: Competed in five meets in the cross country season… Started the season with an 11th place finish in the Duke Alumni Meet (9/2) with a 6K time of 20:25…Was Duke’s fourth finisher at the ACC Championships (10/28) and the Blue Devils’ third finisher at the Southeast Regional Championships (1/11)…Did not compete in the indoor season…Saw action in five events in the outdoor season…Had a time of 1:51.84 in the 800m at the Duke Invite (4/22), putting him in 11th place…Qualified for the 800m in the ACC Outdoor Championships (5/14) and ran a personal best 1:51.57 in the event…Was a part of the 4x400m Relay team that ran a season best 3:13.80 at the ACC Outdoor Championships, finishing in 12th place...Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2015-16: Participated in his first collegiate cross county campaign, taking the start in four races…opened the 2015 season with a 49th-place finish at the Princeton Inter-Regional Meet, clocking a season-best 8K time of 24:49.9…crossed the line as the 19th finisher in the open division of the Pre-Nationals Invitational (10/17)…served as Duke’s seventh finisher at the ACC Cross Country Championships (10/30) and the team’s fifth finisher at the NCAA Southeast Regional (11/13)…opened the indoor season with a first-place finish in the mile at the Carolina Cup (1/15)…ran a season-best converted mile time of 4:10.35 at the Camel City Invitational (1/29) to place second overall…qualified for the ACC Indoor Championships (2/26) in the mile…member of Duke’s 4x800 relay team that placed second at the Armory Invitational (2/6)…also helped guide Duke’s distance medley relay to a second-place finish at the same meet one day earlier…during the outdoor season, clocked a personal-best 1,500 time of 3:49.55 at the Duke Invitational (4/23)…qualified for the outdoor ACC Championships (5/13) at 1,500...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2014-15: Indoors, recorded a personal-best 800 time of 1:53.47 at the VT Challenge (2/20)…earned a first-place finish in the 800 during his college debut at the Carolina Cup (1/16), crossing the line in a time of 1:53.96…anchored the ninth-place finishing 4x400 that ran the fifth-fastest time in Duke history, 3:16.19, at the ACC Championships (2/28)…contributed as a member of the second-place finishing 4x800 relay at the Millrose Games (2/14)…helped Duke’s distance medley relay run 9:36.47, the second-fastest time in program history, at the Armory Invitational (1/31)…Outdoors, finished fifth in a personal-best time of 1:51.72 at the Duke Invitational (4/11)…qualified for the ACC Championships (5/15) in the 800, where he placed 25th overall in the preliminary round…anchored the first-place finishing 4x800 at the Raleigh Relays (3/28)…did not compete during the 2014 fall season...named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: Lettered four years under the guidance of Mike Potter at Warwick Valley High School…member of the 2012 New York Indoor State Champion 4x800 and 2014 New York Outdoor State Champion 4x400 and 4x800…also contributed as a leg of the second-place finishing 4x400 in the 2013 and 2014 suburban finals at the Millrose Games…served as a leg on Warwick’s second-place finishing sprint medley relay…contributed on the second-place finishing sprint medley relay at the 2014 New Balance Indoor Nationals and the fourth-place finishing 4x400…helped guide Warwick High School’s sprint medley relay to a second-place finish at the 2013 New Balance Indoor Nationals competition…national AP scholar…named 2014 Scholar-Athlete of the Year at Warwick Valley High School.

Personal: Son of Harold Burton and Arlene DeCastro…born Feb. 9, 1996…has two sisters, Sabrina and Serena.

Cross Country PR
5K- 16:04 (High School)
8K- 24:49.9 (10/3/2015)

Indoor PRs
800m- 1:53.47 (2/20/2015)
Mile- 4:07.68 (1/27/2018)

Outdoor PRs

800m- 1:50.32 (4/21/2018)
1,500m- 3:46.00 (5/12/2018)
1,600m- 4:22.08 (High School)

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