George Masonís David Verburg Advance to NCAA Championship
GREENSBORO, N.C. (May 24, 2013) – George Mason senior sprinter David Verburg advanced to his second straight NCAA Championship finals after finishing third in the 400 meters Friday night at the NCAA Championship East Regional Preliminaries in Greensboro, N.C.
Verburg collected the bronze medal after running a 46.14 in Friday’s 400m quarterfinals. The 2012 All-American will make his second straight appearance at the NCAA finals despite finishing a second behind his first round time Thursday night. Verburg was seeded second in the event.
Continuing to advance in the competition, moved on to the quarterfinals of the 100m hurdles after crossing the finish line in 13.43, good for fourth place in heat two and 22nd overall. She will run in the quarterfinals tomorrow evening at 7:05 p.m.
Also on the men’s side, George Mason senior Adrian Vaughn advanced to the quarterfinals of the 200m after finishing tenth in Friday night’s first round with a time of 20.91. Vaugh will be looking to secure one of the 12 spots to the NCAA finals in Friday night’s quarterfinals. William & Mary freshman Bob Smutsky barely missed out on a trip to the NCAA finals after finishing 14th in the javelin throw.
On the women’s side, George Mason senior Taylor Wheaton narrowly missed a trip to the finals after finishing 13th in the 400m hurdles quarterfinals.
The third and final day of the East Region Preliminaries kicks-off tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. with field events while events on the track will begin at 6:00 p.m.