Olivia Burnes
Olivia Burnes
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Paxton, Mass.
High School: Wachusett Regional
Event: Sprints/Hurdles/Jumps


60M Dash: 8.41 (2019 Branwen Smith-King Invite)

200M Dash: (7thAnnual UMass Boston Indoor Open) 

400M Dash: 1:02.47 (2019 Little East Conference Championship)

High Jump: 4-07.00 (Reggie Poyau Memorial Invite)


100M Dash: 13.60 (11thAnnual ECSU Invitational)

400M Dash: 1:03.79 (2019 Springfield College Classic)

400M Hurdles: 1:09.41 (Little East Conference Outdoor Championship) 

High Jump: 4-07.00 (2019 Springfield College Classic)


  • Posted her best high jump and 400M Dash results at the 2019 Springfield College Classic
  • Ran her second-best and third-best times in the 200M and 60M dashes at the Reggie Poyau Memorial Invite good for third place in the 200-meter 
  • Earned a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:04.12 at the Plymouth State Winter Classic 
  • Posted a third place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the LEC Championship with a times of 1:09.41
  • Finished seventh overall and had the best time of any Beacon in the 400M dash at the UMass Boston Indoor Open with a time of 1:04.56

2017-18 AWARDS

USTFCCCA Outdoor All-American: 4x100M Relay

USTFCCCA Outdoor All-American: 4x400M Relay

USTFCCCA Indoor All-Region: 4x400M Relay 

USTFCCCA Outdoor All-Region: 4x400M Relay 

Finish at NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship Meet: 3rd – 4x100M Relay (46.98) 

Finish at NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship Meet: 8th - 4x400M Relay (3:49.90) 

USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors (First in program history) 


200M: 27.21 (January 26, Boston University Terrier Classic) 

400M: 1:03.25 (February 10, Little East Conference Championship) 

High Jump: 4-08.75 Feet (January 20, Springfield College Maroon & White Classic) 


100M: 13.11 (April 21, Sean Collier Invite) 

200M: 26.62 (April 21, Sean Collier Invite) 

400M: 1:00.38 (May 3, NCAA Division III New England Championship) 

400M Hurdles: 1:09.46 (April 28, Little East Conference Championship) 

High Jump: 4-07.00 (April 14, Mount Holyoke Spring Fling Classic) 


  • Became the first Track & Field student-athlete to earn USTFCCCA All-Academic honors 
  • Named to the Little East Conference Winter All-Academic Team 
  • Helped the UMass Boston track & field team win the Outdoor National Championship for the first time since 1986 
  • Member of five Beacons relay teams that were named Little East Conference Relay Team of the Week 
  • Posted the top two times in the 400M hurdles amongst all Beacons student-athletes 
  • Helped the Beacons 4x400M relay team win gold (4:05.18) at the Little East Conference Indoor Championship Meet
  • Finished second in the 400M hurdles (1:09.46) at the Little East Conference Outdoor Championship Meet

2016-17 AWARDS



Outdoor: 4x100M Relay (47.998 seconds)


60m Dash: 8.41 (1/28/17, Tufts University Stampede Invitational)

200m Dash: 27.53 (1/14/17, Tufts University Invitational)

400m Dash: 1:02.27 (1/20/17, Wheaton College Invitational)

High Jump: 4-07.75 (1/20/17, Wheaton College Invitational)


100m Dash: 13.29 (3/24/17, Bridgewater State University Invitational)

200m Dash: 26.46 (4/22/17, Springfield College Classic)

400m Dash: 1:00.90 (4/29/17, Little East/NE Alliance Championship)

High Jump: 4-07.75 (3/24/17, Bridgewater State University Invitational)

PERSONAL/HIGH SCHOOL Graduated from Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, MA in 2016 … Member of the soccer and track & field teams in high school … Set the school record in the 4x200 meter relay was the 300 meter dash District Champion and the high jump League Champion … Led her high school to a League, District and State Championship in 2015 … Member of her high school’s National Honor Society … Born on August 31, 1997 … Daughter of Allan and Elizabeth Burnes … Has two sisters, Julia and Grace and one brother, Jack … Currently majoring in Marketing, with a minor in Communication ... Member of the UMass Boston Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC).