Adam Burlison Transfers From Grapevine To Amarillo High

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It was early into the summer that sources informed MileSplit that Adam Burlison had transferred back out west to the Texas Panhandle, landing at Amarillo High School. Last week, Greg Riddle from the Dallas Morning News confirmed the news.

Burlison began his high school career at Lubbock High and then transferred to Lubbock Coronado. Burlison's father who is a football coach took a position at Grapevine High School, which prompted the move to the DFW area. Now, a new opportunity for his mother takes the family back to the Panhandle where he will compete as a Sandy.

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Last year, Burlison won UIL 5A track and field state championships in the 1600m and the 3200m. He set a new UIL state meet record in the 3200m with his winning time of 8:54.47. At the RunningLane Track Championships, he ran a 4:03.85 in the mile.

Also, while at Grapevine, Burlison was the UIL 5A cross country state meet runner-up and led the Mustangs to the 2022 team title. He ran a 14:57 personal record at 5,000m and won the Nike Cross Regionals South to qualify for the Nike Cross Nationals.

Going from participating in football and track and field while in Lubbock to focusing on his running and training at Grapevine, Burlison developed into one of the top national distance recruits in the class of 2024. He is receiving interest from North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Wake Forest, and from in state schools Texas Tech and Texas.

This cross country season will be yet another test for Burlison. A UIL 5A individual state championship will be the next quest and he'll be competing against his former Grapevine teammates.

He'll join a team that returns a group of seniors with Parker Maybin (16:10), Beau Turman (16:39), John Kyle Sparkman (16:41), and Silas Theonnes (16:51). If he can attain the same success or more at Amarillo, he'll join fellow recent alums like Isaac McGill (2022), Miles Cox (2022), Cooper Newsome (2019), Butare Rugenerwa (2017) and more.