Laurentian Cross-Country & Track

Joe Burke

Joe Burke is a former varsity runner at Western University and with Track North Athletic Club. He works with the sprint and middle distance groups and helps with the cross-country teams.

After graduating from Western University with an Honors degree in Political Science, Joe spent 2 years working internationally in Scotland and then in Vietnam as an English teacher.

With a real passion for athletics and education, Joe brings with him a lot of enthusiasm for athletic development and the professional skills developed by student-athletes continually working toward career oriented disciplines.

Joe works at Laurentian University as a Teaching Assistant in the Indigenous Social Work program and is a student in the Master of Indigenous Relations program. His thesis research focuses on including Indigenous knowledge and perspectives in natural resource development policy in Northern Ontario.

Joe’s personal best times are as follows:

  • 400m: 51.29
  • 800m: 1:56.41
  • 1500m: 3:59.84
  • 5km: 16:40 (Road)





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