Tia Burley
Tia Burley

Player Profile

Baltimore, Md.

High School:


400, 800, 400 Hurdles


As a Junior: Indoor Season: Ran the anchor leg on the 4x400-meter relay team that established a new indoor school record at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3:37.87) ... team was a provisional qualifier for the NCAA Championships and finished second at the ACC Championships ... finished fourth in the 200 (24.57) and 400 (55.20) at the ACC Championships ... fnished the season ranked fourth in the 400 in the ACC ... had the team's top time in the 400 which she established at the Terrapin Invitational by finishing first (55.12) ... finished third in the 400 at the Blue Heaven Rumble ... came in tenth at the Armory Collegiate Invitational that fielded top teams from across the nation ... Outdoor Season -- Had team's fatest time in the 400 (53.75) and second best in the 200 (23.93) ... ran the third leg of the 4x400-meter relay team that set a new school record and took home a victory at the Penn Relays (3:37.86) ... finished first in the prelims at the ECAC in the 400, but finished eighth in the championship race ... swept second at the James Madison Invitational in the 200 and 400 and also ran her career-best time in the 400 ... finished fifth at the Alabama Relays in the 200 ... ran on the 4x400-meter relay team that finished third at the ACC Championships, also placed fourth in the 400 ...

As a Sophomore: was an All-East performer, finishing second in the 200 at the ECAC Indoor Championships ... also ran on the 4x400 relay team that finished third at the Penn Relays and set the school record with a time of 3:38.87 ... won the 500 at the Bucknell Invitational and Maryland Indoor Invitational with times of 1:15.25 and 1:15.03 ... finished first at the Kent State Invitational in the 400 with a time of 55.60 ... won the 200 and 400 at the George Mason Invitational with times of 24.77 and 55.72 ... began her outdoor season with a strong showing at the Alabama Relays placing second in the 200 (23.91) and ninth at the 400 (55.85) ... won the 200 at the Maryland Outdoor Invitational ... swept the 200 and 400 at the Terrapin Invitational ... finished seventh at the ACC Outdoor Championships in the 200 running a 24.05 ... took first at the Penn State Meet in the 400 at 54.92 ... ran on the 4x100 that took sixth place at the ECAC Outdoor Championships

As a Freshman: Earned a varsity letter in both indoor and outdoor track and field ... ran as a member of the Terps' ACC Indoor Championship and school record 4x400 relay team ... career-best 24.18 in the 200 meter run at the indoor ACC championships ... career collegiate best of 54.99 in the indoor 400 meters at the Virginia Tech Indoor Invitational ... paced a 1:15.57 in the indoor 500 meter run at the Navy Tri-Meet ... won the 200 meter run at the Maryland Invitational in a time of 24.28 to help the Terps to the team championship ... top outdoor time of 24.22 in the outdoor 200 came at the ECAC championships and was good for a fifth place finals finish ... top outdoor time in the 400 meters came at the FSU Seminole Twilight meet in a career-best time of 53.98 ... outdoor 400 hurdles time of 1:01.19 came at the Alabama Relays ... ran the 800 at the VCU Ram Invitational in a time of 2:22.50 for a fifth place finish ... ran in the ECAC Championships as a member of the Terps' 4x100 (second pace) and 4x400 (fifth place) relay teams ...

Before Maryland: Three-time letterwinner in track ... earned all-state honors in both 1998 and 1999 ... 1999 4A state champion in the 400 and 300 hurdles ... a member of the Baltimore Sun All-Met team as a senior ... 1998 4A state champion in the 4x400 relay during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... 1999 team captain ...

Personal: Born March 12, 1981 ... Tia is the daughter of Louise and Albert Burley

Career Bests
200 indoor 24.18 ACC Outdoor Championships, 2000*
400 indoor 54.99 Virgina Tech Invitational, 2000*
200 outdoor 23.91 Alabama Relays, 2001
400 outdoor 53.75 James Madison Invitational, 2002