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.
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Mauldin alumna Alyssa Kulik (Clemson) won the North America-Central America and Caribbean Under-23 Championships steeplechase in 10 minutes, 21.04 seconds.
IRAPUATO, Mexico, July 7—Ashley Kelly became the territory’s first female to advance to a NACAC U23 final, when she placed third in her 400m heat to secure one of the automatic qualifying positions.