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Dillon Burns
Dillon Burns

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Olathe, Kan.

High School:
Olathe Northwest

Event:
Freestyle

~2007-08 Sun Belt Medallion Winner - 200-yard freestyle relay, 400-yard freestyle relay, 800-yard freestyle relay

~2008-09 Sun Belt Medallion Winner - 50-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle relay

~2009-10 all-MAC Second Team

~2010-11 Team Captain

At Missouri State: Dillon Burns will enter his senior season as the top sprinter on the squad and will provide steadfast leadership to this Bears team...

2009-10: Burns proved to be one of the top swimmers for Missouri State. Burns' time of 20.41 in the 50-yard freestyle at the Mid-American Conference Championship netted him second overall in the meet and the best time from a Bear all season. He also placed fourth in the 100-yard freestyle with his personal-best time of 44.97, again a Bears season best. Burns was the freestyle swimmer on the Missouri State medley relay teams that took first in conference in both the 200-yard (1:29.96) and 400-yard (3:17.02) events...

2008-09: Burns set a personal best, as well as a Missouri State season top time, in the 50-yard freestyle at the Sun Belt Championships, swimming with a time of 20.25...was one of the top swimmers in the 200-yard freestyle, setting a personal best of 1:40.79 in the Sun Belt Championship, good enough for second on the season's top five...2007-08: In his freshman year, Burns was a vital component to the Bears' success at the conference meet. He swam the second leg of the record setting 200 free relay at the Sun Belt Championship and was also a member of the 400 and 800 free that both finished third as a team. For his performances on the relay teams, Burns was awarded Sun Belt Medallion honors. Individually, Burns was fourth in the 50 and 100 free. He had the team's best time for season in the 200 free which he placed eighth in at conference with a time of 1:41.52.

Background: Dillon Burns joins the Bears after earning a gold medal in the 50 free at the Kansas State Championship his senior year. As a senior, Burns was an all-city, all-league, all-metro and all-state pick.

Personal: Full name is Dillon Carl Burns. Born March 11, 1989, in Topeka, Kan. Son of David and Tina Burns.

Career Best:
Event Time Date, Opponent/Meet
50 Free 20.25 2/19/09, SBC Championship

100 Free 44.97 3/5/10, MAC Championship

200 Free 1:40.79 2/19/09, SBC Championship

100 Fly 51.95 10/10/09, Missouri Showdown

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