September 2, 2014

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Top-notch runner at George Mason

By Bruce Reller, Jr., Reporter

Former Pendleton County High School student David Verburg is running and winning track events at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Verburg, who went to PCHS in 2008, is going to be a senior at George Mason in the fall. He competes in the 200, the 4 X 4, and his main event, the 400-meter dash.

“Running is a way I take my mind off everything when I step on the track,” Verburg said. “All the problems I might be having melt away and my focus is just on running.”

Verburg was recently named the 2012 Colonial Athletic Association Male Athlete of the Year as he earned first-team All-America honors. He placed fourth in the 400 meters at the NCAA Championship, and was a member of George Mason’s 4X400 relay team that finished seventh.