Verburg Takes Fourth In 400 Meter Dash
DES MOINES, Iowa (June 8, 2012) - George Mason junior David Verburg's record-shattering individual collegiate season came to a close Friday evening, as he finished fourth in the finals of the 400 meter dash at day three of the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on the campus of Drake University.
Verburg, who advanced to the finals after winning his heat on the meet at Wednesday, crossed the finish line in a time of 45.22 to take the fourth spot. Florida's Tony McQuay captured the title with a 44.58-second time, while Oregon's Mike Berry and Texas Tech's Gil Roberts rounded out the medal winners at 44.75 and 44.99, respectively.
For Verburg, it concluded an outstanding season in which he won the 400 meter title at the CAA and IC4A Championships while earning the top spot at the NCAA East Regionals. He earned the Men's Track Performer of the Meet award at the CAA Championships, and was named the USTFCCCA Southeast Region Male Track Athlete of the Year. He set a new career best with his 45.06-second time in the 400 at the CAAs, the second-fastest in school history and an Olympic Trials 'A' qualifying time.
He will have another chance at a national title as he competes as a part of the men's 4x400m relay tomorrow at 1:40 pm.