Only days after his World Indoor Record performance in the 4x400m Relay and 4th place in the individual 400m, E.C. Glass’ David Verburg took time out of his busy schedule to speak with MileStat.com on his successes, victory, and much more.
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It was a great 2011-2012 in both cross country and track across the Sunshine State. Many of our seniors will soon be on their way to start their college careers both athletically and academically so we wanted to salute them one more time in this special feature.
The United States has been loaded with the World's best 400 meter runners for years and still currently holds that reign heading into the 2012 Olympian Games led by Virginia's own and defending Olympic champion Lashawn Merritt. In the 2016 Olympic Games, Merritt could be joined by another Virginian who this past spring showed himself not only to be one of the best at the distance in the collegiate rankings, but earning respect and turning heads among the profesional and international level as well in George Mason University rising senior David Verburg. MileStat.com caught up with David Verburg, fresh off his return from Mexico in which he competed at the NACAC U-23 Championships and earned gold medals in the open 400 meters and 4x400 meter relay amongst a contigent of America's best and rising young collegiate athletes against other top young competition from other North American countries.
George Mason University's David Verburg, a 2009 graduate from E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, this past weekend represented the United States at the NACAC U-23 Championship meet in Guanajuato, Mexico. He represented the United States, George Mason University, E.C. Glass High School, and the state of Virginia well in winning the 400 meter dash against many of North America's top young quarter milers with a 45.14 victory.
When local viewers tune into this summer's Olympics in London, former Fleming County resident David Verburg may be among the (via )
Junior Anna Roth cut nearly three minutes off last year's time to place third individually Friday at the Mount 5K Duals. (via www.umterps.com)
Five middle distance and distance runners highlight the first group of signees that first-year head coach Andrew Gerard has brought in as he attempts to build the George Mason men\'s track and field program into a national contender. Ryan Gaul, Robert Krause, Anthony LaMastro, Michael Pachella and James Phillips have all signed National Letters of Intent to compete for the Patriots next season. All five bring impressive credentials to the table.
George Mason University senior Marc Kellman (Coram, N.Y./Longwood/West Virginia University) placed second in the triple jump with a leap of 16.43 meters (53 ft. 11 in.) at the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships, held at the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark. The mark is a new personal record for Kellman, topping his previous high of 16.21 meters (53 ft. 2
The George Mason men\'s cross country and track and field teams has added an Olympian to the coaching staff as Juli Henner has been named assistant coach for the program. Henner, a 1996 Olympian in the 1500-meters, comes to Mason from Georgetown where she was an assistant coach to the men\'s and women\'s teams for five years.
Assistant Vice President/Director of Athletics Tom O\'Connor announced that Andrew Gerard has accepted the position of head coach of the men\'s track and field team at George Mason. Gerard leaves Stanford, where he coached for eight years, including head coach of the 2003 National Champion men\'s cross country team.
Seniors Quentin Matthews (Chesapeake, Va./Deep Creek) and Marc Kellman (Coram, N.Y./Longwood) along with sophomore Ryan McCoy (Roanoke, Va./William Fleming) competed for the George Mason men\'s track and field team on the final day of the Texas Relays held Wednesday through Saturday at the University of Texas.
George Mason junior Ashley Ackerley\'s (Burke, Va.) victory in the discus competition highlighted the George Mason women\'s track and field team\'s eighth-place finish out of 10 teams at the Delaware Invitational, held Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, on the campus of the University of Delaware. Ackerley threw the discus 39.78m - just shy of her season high of 40.38 - to take home the individual crown, out performing her nearest competitor by three meters.
The George Mason men\'s 4x100m relay team ran an NCAA East Regional qualifying time of 40.47 Friday afternoon at the 78th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays held on the campus of the University of Texas. The time highlighted a packed day of competition for the Patriots, whose women\'s team was also in attendance at the meet.
George Mason\'s women\'s track and field team traveled across the Potomac Saturday to compete in the Terrapin Invitational track and field meet on the campus of the University of Maryland. However, a severe thunderstorm and heavy rain forced the cancellation of the meet after the completion of just five events.
George Mason University senior Marc Kellman (Coram, N.Y./Longwood) received his first Colonial Athletic Association honor Tuesday, earning CAA Men\'s Field Athlete of the Week in the sport of track and field, the league announced. The award covers all competition from Mar. 21 to Mar. 27. Kellman won the triple jump at the Raleigh Relays last weekend with an NCAA East Region qualifying mark of 15.24 meters. It was the first foray into the triple jump this season for Kellman, who won the CAA championship in the event a year ago.
Senior Marc Kellman (Coram, N.Y./West Virginia) leaped an NCAA Regional qualifying mark of 15.24m in winning the triple jump on the final day of the Raleigh Relays, held Saturday at the Paul Derr Track on the campus of N.C. State University. Teammate Mike Garner (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) was also very impressive in his debut in the 200m, placing second overall in an IC4A qualifying time of 21.69. Senior Ricardo Cunningham (Clarendon, Jamaica) finished fourth in the 800m run (1:50.92), qualifying for the IC4A Championships.
A trio of George Mason men\'s track and field athletes will be returning to Fairfax, Va. with from the NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships with \"All-American\" attached to their name. Senior Marc Kellman, sophomore Ryan McCoy and senior Richard Phillips earned All-American status on Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark. Kellman was fifth in the triple jump, McCoy was eighth in the triple jump and Phillips was eighth in the 60-meter hurdles.
The George Mason men\'s and women\'s track and field teams hosted the George Mason Collegiate Open Invitational on Saturday and Olympian Richard Phillips had a chance to show his speed without any hurdles in his path. The Olympic semifinalist in the 110-meter hurdles and indoor All-American in the 60-meter hurdles and 110-meter hurdles got to run the 60-meter dash and he showed the whether he\'s got obstacles in his path or not, he is just plain fast.