In Outdoor, competed in the 800M, 4x400 Relay and Distance Medley... Finished first in both the 800M and 4x400 Relay at the Horned Frog Invitational... Finished first in the 800M at the Bobby Lane Invitational... Placed third in the Distance Medley at the Texas Relays... Placed fifth in the 4x400 Relay and sixth in the 800M at the ASU Invitational... Gained recognition as a member of the Academic All-Mountain West team... In Indoor, competed in the 800M and 4x400 Relay... Placed third in the 4x400 Relay and fourth in the 800M at the MWC Championships... Earned All-MWC honors in the 4x400 Relay... Finished second in the 800M and third in the 4x400 Relay at the Texas A&M Reveille... Recorded Top 10 finishes in the 800M at the Tyson Invitational (fourth) and the Razorback Invitational (eighth).
Finished sixth overall at the Tyson Invitational in the men's 800 meters with a personal-best time of 1:49.69 ... Also placed first at the Arkansas Last Chance with an NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:49.95 ... Earned first-place accolades in the men's 800 meters at the Lobo Challenge ... Helped the men's 4x400 collect first-place accolades at the Lobo Challenge ... Earned all-conference after being a member of the men's distance medley that earned runner-up accolades at the conference championships ... Competed at the NCAA West Preliminary Round during the outdoor season in the men's 800 meters ... Won the Texas Relays in the men's 800 meters becoming the first Horned Frog in TCU history to win the men's 800 meters at the Texas Relays ... Helped the men's 4x400 qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a seasonal-best time of 3:05.46 at the NCAA West Preliminary Round ... The quartet advanced to Eugene with a seasonal-best time of 3:05.46 breezed to the fifth fastest time in the event at the NCAA West Preliminary Round, crossed the finish line second in heat No. 3 to advance to Eugene ... Overall, the group ranked at that point No. 10 in the NCAA and No. 5 in the region.
Opened the indoor season winning the 800 meters at the Razorback Invite ... Clocked a time of 1:51.57 seconds at the Texas A&M Invite to place fourth overall in the 800 ... Helped the Flyin' Frogs win the Mountain West Conference Championship in the 4x400 with a time of 3:11.32 seconds ... Competed at the NCAA Indoor Championships as a member of the men's 4x400, which placed ninth in College Station ... Helped the 4x400 place sixth at the ISU NCAA Qualifier with a seasonal-best time of 3:07.50 seconds ... Earned All-Conference honors in the relay as well ... During the outdoor season, Zurko won the 800 meters at Texas Tech with a time of 1:49.95, which was an NCAA regional qualifying mark ... Finished second overall in the 800 at the LSU Relays with a personal-best and NCAA regional qualifying time of 1:49.87 seconds ... Also won the Horned Frog Invitational in the 800 meters, while placing third overall at the MWC Outdoor Championships to earn all-conference honors ... Was a member of the men's 4x400 that captured the conference title ... Also helped the quartet place fifth at the Midwest Regional with a time of 3:05.55 seconds ... At LSU, Zurko led the 4x800 to a first-place finish with a new complex record time ... Also competed on the sprint medley, which placed third at the Texas Relays and sixth overall at the Penn Relays.
Was part of the conference champion 4x400 relay squad that recorded a time of 3:10.77 in Fort Worth ... Saw extensive action in the men's 800 meters ... Recorded a top-time of 1:50.78 to place second overall at the UTA Invitational ... Also finished third overall at the Texas Relays in the 800, while claiming seventh-place honors in the event at the MWC Outdoor Championships ... During the indoor season, Zurko recorded an NCAA provisional time of 1:50.17 in the 800 to place third overall at the Rod McCravy Invite ... Collected a second-place finish at the Tyson Invitational and Arkansas Invitational in the 800 ... Closed out the 2008 indoor season, placing fifth at the MWC Indoor Championships.
Silverado High School
Zurko was a four-time regional cross country champion at Silverado ... He also crowned state champion in the 800 meters in 2005, 2006 and 2007 ... Led Silverado to the 4x800 state championship three-straight years ... Finished first at the Mt. Sac in the 800 ... Posted a personal best in the 400 meters of 47.7 seconds, while also running 1:51.3 in the 800 meters.