David Verburg

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David Verburg
David Verburg Moscow 2013.jpg
Verburg at the 2013 World Championships
Personal information
Nickname(s) Davy Crocket, Sanka
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 400 meters
College team George Mason University

David Verburg (born May 14, 1991) is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the 400 meters. Born in Oklahoma, he quickly moved near Kingsport, Tennessee, to live with his new family at less than 1 month old. His family moved several times over the coming years, spending time in Tennessee, Kentucky, Wyoming, and finally Virginia where he graduated from E.C.Glass High School in Lynchburg. He completed his college degree in Fall of 2013 at George Mason University, and currently resides in Florida.

College career[edit]

Verburg ran in college for the George Mason Patriots where he was a four-time outdoor and seven-time indoor All-American.[1]

International career[edit]

In 2010, Verburg gained his first International experience at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Moncton, Canada, winning Gold in the 4x400 meter relay.[2]

Verburg was a double gold medalist in the 400 meter dash and 4x400 meter relay at the 2012 NACAC Under-23 Championships in Athletics in Irapuato, Mexico.[3][4]

At the 2013 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Verburg finished sixth in the 400 meter dash.[5] The top six finishers were eligible to run in the 4x400 relay at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics and as such Verburg was selected to the U.S. team for the World Championships.[6]

At the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Russia, Verburg ran in both the heats and the finals of the 4x400 meter relay where his team won a gold medal and set an indoor world record.[7]