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  Burke Bockman
Burke Bockman

Player Profile
Position:
Associate Head Coach

Experience:
Ninth Year

03/30/2013

Utah Track and Field Has a Breakout Weekend

Klaudia Rokossa broke the school record in pole vault at UVU Invitational.

02/16/2013

Utah Track and Field Completes Final Tune-Up at Wildcat Invitational

Anneli Stahl breaks school record in the weight throw.

06/08/2012

LeRoy Takes 22nd in High Jump at NCAA Championships

Clears height of 5'8.75" (1.75m).

04/25/2012

Vozarova In Second Place After First Day

Vozarova gets Robison Invitational off to quick start.

02/18/2012

Utes Win Three Events on Second Day of Wildcat Indoor Open

Klaudia Rokossa led off the day with a victory in the pole vault.

E-mail Associate Head Coach Burke Bockman

Burke Bockman enters his ninth season with the Utah women's track and field program and his fifth season as associate head coach. He will oversee the sprinters and hurdlers in addition to assisting the jumpers.

Since beginning his coaching tenure at Utah in 2005, the hurdlers, sprinters and jumpers have broken the indoor school record in eight different events. In addition, his athletes have broken seven outdoor event school records.

In 2013, Bockman coached three student-athletes to NCAA qualifying marks. In the 800, junior Rosalie Waller finished sixth at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 2:07.84, which ranks fifth all-time in Utah history. Sophomore Ali Eisenbeiss also qualified for the NCAA Championships posting a time of 2:09.28.

Senior Stephanie Jolley also led a stout group of 400 hurdlers as she qualified for the NCAA Championships with a time of 59.49 seconds. Alyssa Johnson and Waller were also able to clock sub 1:01 times under the direction of Bockman.

Bockman's focus on detail proved to be successful in the relay races. The 4x100 relay won the UVU Invitational title with a season-best time of 46.52 seconds. The 4x400 relay team (Johnson, Lauryn McKay, Waller, and Eisenbeiss) ran the second-fastest time in school history at the Pac-12 Championships with a time of 3:40.53.

During the 2012 outdoor season, Bockman guided senior Brianna LeRoy to the third-best heptathlon performance in school history, tallying 5,221 points at the Pac-12 Championships and an NCAA qualifying performance in the long jump. Bockman also mentored Jolley to a seventh-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships and an NCAA qualifying bid in the 400 hurdles. Under Bockman's guidance, former walk-on Waller earned seventh at the Pac-12 Championships and qualified for the NCAA Championships. He had a total of four athletes qualify for the NCAA Championships in 2012.

The indoor season featured two relay teams that broke school records under Bockman's watch. At the MPSF Championships, the 4x400 relay team of McKay, Eisenbeiss, Griffin, and Lucy Yates set a school-record time of 3:45.27 finishing seventh overall. The distance medley relay posted a school record at the Alex Wilson Invitational finishing third with a time of 11:05.78. Bockman also helped lead LeRoy to a fourth-place performance in the pentathlon at the MPSF Championships, which ranks fourth on the school's all-time best performances.

In 2011, Bockman coached Angela Kaplar to school-record hurdles performances in both indoor and outdoor track. Kaplar posted an indoor record time of 8.56 in the 60 hurdles. During the 2011 outdoor season, Kaplar broke her previous 100 hurdles school-record time of 13.90 with a new record time of 13.61 at the Mountain West Conference Championships.

Bockman also oversaw the development of then junior LeRoy in the multi-events. In 2011, LeRoy posted a personal-best heptathlon performance of 5,090 points and had second-place finishes at both the Drake Relays and the MWC Championships. LeRoy also recorded the fifth best long jump in school history with a 19-8.25.

Bockman's first five seasons at Utah saw a total of six all-conference relay teams highlighted by Utah's 2009 NCAA qualifying 3:38.96 4x400 team.

From 2006-10, The 400 hurdle group flourished with eight NCAA qualifiers (Fresqueze 06, Feigt 06&07, Shapard 07-09, Kaplar 09&10). Chelsea Shapard was consistently in the spotlight winning three consecutive MWC titles while qualifying for the NCAA Championships each of those years. Shapard's career was highlighted by her 13th-place finish at the 2009 NCAA Championships with a time of 48.36 and her appearance at the 2009 USA Outdoor Championships.

In 2007 Amanda Feigt placed herself as one of the best all-around track and field athletes in Utah history. After winning the MWC title in the heptathlon, she qualified for the NCAA Regionals in the long jump and the 400 hurdles. Feigt went on to the NCAA finals in the heptathlon and the 400 hurdles.

During his tenure at Utah, Bockman has coached five conference champions, 48 all- conference performers, 25 NCAA qualifiers, and eight NCAA finalists.

Prior to Utah, Bockman spent two years as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where he helped the Eagles win back-to-back national indoor titles in 2004-05 and the outdoor championship in 2004. The Eagle sprinters and hurdlers flourished, including Derek Toshner (Division III 400 hurdle national champion, Division III Athlete of the Meet in 2004, and 2004 Olympic trials qualifier.)

Bockman also had the privilege of assisting with the training of Andrew Rock as he became the school's first Olympian and won the gold medal in Athens, Greece, as a member of the 4x400 relay team. After working with Bockman during the 2005 season, the Olympian went on to receive a silver medal at the World Outdoor Championships in the open 400. Rock also went on to claim gold as a member of USA's 4x400 relay team.

In addition to working with Rock in 2005, Bockman saw all five of his UW-La Crosse hurdlers tally national-qualifying marks during the outdoor season. He ended up with four national qualifiers and two All-Americans.

Bockman was a three-time conference champion and a 13-time all-conference honoree at the University of Northern Iowa. He was an NCAA Division I qualifier in the 400-meter hurdles and 4x400 relay his senior year. Bockman also qualified at the USA Championships from 2003-06.

He graduated from Northern Iowa with a degree in business management in 2003 and received his masters from Wisconsin-La Crosse in sports administration in 2005.

A native of Decorah, Iowa, Bockman resides in Salt Lake City.

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