George Mason Track & Field BIO
School Records: 600m-indoor (1:18.06, 2012)
Indoor All-Time Record List at Mason: 200m (21.33, 5th), 300m (34.42, 4th), 400m (45.83, 2nd), 500m (1:01.29, 2nd), 600m (1:18.06, 1st)
2013 Outdoor: Competed in the 200m and 400m ... named the CAA Male Athlete of the Year for the second-consecutive season ... qualified for the IC4A Championships in both ... ran a PR of 45.03 in the 400m while finishing fourth at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene (6/7) to collect First Team All-America honors ... won both the 200m and 400m at the CAA Championships, his fourth-consecutive 400m title, and was recognized as the male track athlete of the meet ... ran a PR of 20.69 in the 200m at the CAA Championships (5/4) ... time is currently fourth-fastest in Mason history ... won the 400m in 45.37, breaking a Unitas Stadium (Towson) record ... won an IC4A title in the 400m with a time of 45.34 ... also helped the 4x400m relay to an IC4A title in a time of 3:08.28 ... competed at the USA T&F Championships, running a PR of 44.75 in the semifinals of the 400m ... ended up finishing sixth in the event, earning him a spot on the Team USA 4x400m relay squad at the World Championships in August.
2013 Indoor: Competed in the 200m, 400m and 500m ... qualified for the IC4A Championships and set PR's in all three events ... also qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 400m and 4x400m relay ... at the meet, helped the 4x400m relay to an event title after crossing the finish line in 3:07.86 ... at the NCAA Championships, won the third heat of the prelims of the 400m in 46.44, but did not advance to the finals ... then helped the 4x400m relay to an eighth-place finish with a season-best time of 3:07.78 ... top time in the 200m, 21.33, came at the VT Challenge on February 16 ... at the SPIRE Institute Invitational, ran a PR of 45.83 ... best time in the 500m came at the Great Dane Classic (1/18), 1:01.29.
2012 Outdoor: Competed in the 200m and 400m ... tabbed as the USTFCCCA Southeast Region Male Athlete of the Year ... also took home USTFCCCA First Team All-America honors in the 400m and as a member of the 4x400m relay ... named the CAA Male Track Athlete of the Meet after his performance at the CAA Championships ... competed at the US T&F Olympic Trials, finishing seventh in the 400m with a time of 45.36 ... finished fourth in the 400m at the NCAA Championships with a time of 45.22 ... advanced to the finals after winning his heat in the prelims with a time of 45.17 ... punched his ticket to the NCAA Championships after winning the NCAA East Region title in a time of 45.08 ... posted a personal-best time of 45.06 in the 400m en route to winning the event at the CAA Championships ... time was the second-fastest in program history and an Olympic 'A' standard time ... won his second-consecutive IC4A title in the 400m with a time of 45.87 ... qualified for the IC4A Championships in the 400m with a personal-best time of 20.91 at the Patriot Open Invitational (4/14) ... member of 4x400 relay that fell just short of setting a school record in the event (3:02.94) at the prelims of the NCAA Championships ... relay went on to finish seventh (3:03.93) in the finals.
2012 Indoor: Competed in the 400m and 600m ... set a school record in the 600m, running the event in a time of 1:18.06 at the Hokie Invitational (1/20) ... competed at the NCAA Championships in the 400m, crossing the line in the preliminaries in a time of 46.52, that did not advance him to the finals ... qualified for the IC4A Championships after running a personal-best time of 46.33 in the 400m at the Iowa State Qualifier (3/3).
2011 Outdoor: Named an NCAA Honorable Mention All-American as both an individual, in the 400m, and as part of a team, in the 4X400 ... finished 18th at the NCAA Championships in the 400 and the relay team finished 17th ... qualified for the IC4A Championships in the 200m, 400m and 4X400 ... was the IC4A Champion in the 400m with a personal-best 46.09 ... also won the CAA Championship in the 400m ... in the 200m, had a season-best 21.62 in the Mason Spring Invitational.
2011 Indoor: Named an NCAA Indoor All-American for the second time after the 4X400-meter relay team finished sixth at the NCAA Championships ... the relay team posted one of the top 15 times in the nation ... competed in four sprints, running the 200m, 300m, 400m and 500m ... qualified for the IC4A in the 400m and 500m but did not compete as the relay team was at the Iowa State Qualifier posting its fastest time of the season, a 3:07.57 ... ran the team’s best time in the 400m recording a 47.23 at the Iowa State Qualifier, the 43rd -best time in the nation ... won the 400m at the Virginia Tech Invitatinal with a time of 47.75 ... time of 1:03.99 in the 500m at the Father Diamond Invitational was second-best time on the team and won the event ... at the Hokie Invitational, posted best times of the year in both the 200m and 300m ... recorded a 22.27 in the 200m and a 34.42 in the 300m.
2010 Outdoor: CAA Rookie of the Year ... won the 400 meters at the CAA Championship with a time of 46.27, and finished 22nd at the NCAA Preliminary Round, advancing to the second round ... was a member of the 4x400-meter relay team that finished first at the CAA Championships that placed 10th at the NCAA Championships and captured the IC4A Championship ... individually, qualified for the IC4A Championship in both the 100 and 200 meters ... ran in the USA's gold-medal 4x400-meter relay at the World Junior Championships after finishing third in the 400-meters at the USATF Junior Nationals.
2010 Indoor: Earned All-America honors with a seventh-place finish in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA Championships, finishing the race in 3:08.50 ... member of the 4x400-meter relay team that won the IC4A Championship with a time of 3:07.43 to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships ... qualified for the IC4A Championships in the 400-meter dash ... finished sixth at the IC4A Championships in the 400-meter dash with a time of 47.40 seconds.
Prep: Three-sport star at E.C. Glass High School ... competed for the Hilltoppers' track and field, football and soccer teams ... two-time All-American in track and field ... seven-time All-State selection ... runner-up in the 400-meter dash at the 2009 State Championships.
Personal: Parents are Vicki and John Verburg ... brother, John, was a member of the track and field team at the University of Louisville ... majoring in sports marketing.