Howard Burnett (athlete)

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Howard McNeal Burnett (born 8 March 1961) is a retired male sprinter from Jamaica, who mainly competed in the men's 400 metres during his career. He is a one-time Olympian, making his only appearance in 1988 (Seoul, South Korea), when he won the silver medal with the men's 4x400 m relay team. Burnett only ran in the qualifying heats. He attended the prestigious NYIT and was inducted in their Hall of Fame for his contributions in the field of Track and Field. He has acquired a few degrees ranging from Human Resources Management and Labor Relations to Instructional Technology. He currently works as a teacher. He also has six known children, 1 son and 5 daughters.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Jamaica
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 2nd 4x400 m relay 3:00.30
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 3rd 4x400 m relay 3:04.96
Goodwill Games Seattle, United States 2nd 4x400 m relay 3:00.45
1991 Pan American Games Havana, Cuba 3rd 4x400 m relay 3:02.12