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  Taren Burkett
Taren Burkett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Kempsville

Height:
5-11

Event:
Middle Distance

Experience:
2-I / 3-O


Burkett's Career-Best Marks:
400m (I) - 59.51
500m (I) - 1:19.40
800m (I) - 2:33.52
High jump (I) - 5'1-3/4" (1.57m)
Pentathlon (I) - 2,607 pts.
400m (O) - 57.44
High jump (O) - 4'9" (1.45m)

Career Honors:
• First-Team All-Patriot League (Indoor: 4x400m - 2005, DMR - 2007; Outdoor: 4x400m - 2007)

In Navy's Record Books:
• 4x400m - Outdoor (3:50.64 - 10th)

2006-07:
Saw action in the 400-meter dash, high jump and the pentathlon ... accumulated six top-five performances on the year ... opened the indoor season with a fourth-place performance in the 400-meter dash ... cleared 5'1-3/4" in her first collegiate try at the high jump ... totaled 2,607 points in her first-career effort in the pentathlon ... came up with season-best 400-meter dash time at the Colonial Relays (59.38) ... helped on Navy's top indoor distance medley relay team of the season (12:18.71).

2005-06:
Primarily competed in the 400-meter dash during her sophomore campaign ... won the event during Navy's season-opening meet with a time of 59.51 seconds ... finished second against Army in the outdoor Star Meet with a 59.28-second showing ... registered season-best time of 58.79 seconds at the Patriot League Championship.

2004-05:
Helped both the indoor and outdoor 4x400-meter relay groups to first-place times at the Patriot League Championship ... the indoor 4x400-meter relay crossed the finish line in 3:56.16, while the outdoor unit registered a 3:50.64 time ... also ran with Navy's top-outdoor distance medley relay ... participated in second-portion of relay group that recorded a time of 12:25.66 at the Penn Relays ... posted season-best times in the indoor 500 meters (1:19.40) and outdoor 400 meters (57.44) against Army.

High School:
Attended Kempsville High School ... earned five letters in track ... also lettered in cross country, basketball and soccer ... named team MVP and captain of track team ... named to track all-district and all-region teams.

Personal:
Daughter of Michael and Barbara Lambert ... born July 25, 1985, in Philadelphia, Pa. ... majoring in history.

12/02/14 Navy Lid Lifter 4:00 PM
01/08/15 Navy Quad 4:00 PM
01/17/15 at Maryland Invitational 10:00 AM
01/31/15 at George Mason Invitational 10:00 AM
02/07/15 at Army 2:00 PM