Peter Burke
Peter Burke
Height: 5-9
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Scranton, Pa.
High School: Scranton Prep
Events: Distance
Major: Theology and Philosphy
  • Is also a member of Scranton's men's cross country team

Freshman Year (2018-19)

  •  Competed in two meets during his first season with the Royals
  • Placed 21st in the mile run at the Marc Denault Invitational on Feb. 16
  • Placed 27th in the 1500 at the Golden Ram Invitational on Mar. 23 and ran a leg on the 4x400 relay team that placed eighth at the meet

Personal Best Marks

Event Meet (Date) Mark
1500 Golden Ram Invitational (Mar. 23, 2019) 4:56.12
Mile Marc Denault Invitational (Feb. 16, 2019) 5:14.82

High School/Personal

  • Earned five letters at Scranton Prep, with three in cross country and two in track
  • Member of back-to-back Lackawanna League AA cross country championship-winning teams (2016, 2017)
  • Led Scranton Prep to a 53-12 record during his career
  • Was a team captain for cross country
  • Member of National Honor Society
  • Earned PHEAA Certificate of Merit in recognition of outstanding performance on SAC/ACT
  • Named Ignatian Scholar (Scranton Prep Entrance Exam)
  • Member of Special Jesuit Liberal Arts (SJLA) honors program
  • Two-time Magna Cum Laude on National Latin Exam
  • Son of Bill and Maripat Burke. His father, Bill, is the Royals' head cross country coach and assistant track & field coach and was an NCAA Championship qualifier during his running career (1982-85) at The University of Scranton. His mother graduated from Marywood University
  • Also has three siblings, Billy, Jack, and Maeve.
  • His older brother, Bill, ran for the Royals from 2011-14. Jack also plays baseball at The University of Scranton.