George Mason High School swimmers came out on top last weekend in the boys and girls varsity swimming teams’ Saturday meet against Central High School at the Manassas Park Community Center.
The girls team scored 113 points against their opponent’s 56, and the boys team scored 116 to 53.
Mason boys team swimmers came in first in all three of the day’s relays, with the girls only giving up first place in the 400-yard free relay.
The meet was a strong showing for first-year students on the girls squad, with Mustang solo swimmers Beth Cashin, Sarah Miller and Madison Irwin placing first in their events. Also placing first in her event was senior Eva Estrada. Cashin’s performance in the 50-yard freestyle (26.22) qualified her for the state meet, and her time on the 100-yard breaststroke (1:13:63) broke a team record.
For the boys team swimmers, seniors Alex Valentino and Reid Back, sophomores Nick Roberson and Austin Gogal, and junior Lucas Cherry took first in single events.
The swimmers will take on Clarke County High School Friday at 5:30 p.m., again at the Manassas Park Community Center.
Varsity Girls Basketball
The George Mason Lady Mustangs split its games at the Battlefield High School Tip-Off, winning against Loudoun County High School, 64-58, last Saturday, but losing to Liberty High School, 43-49, last Thursday. With their win at Freedom High School, 59-45, on Dec. 7, the girls team moves to a 4-1 record. The girls team hosted Madison County High School Wednesday, but results were not available at press time. The team will take on Clarke County High School Dec. 16 and Central High School Dec. 21 on the road.
Varsity Boys Basketball
Home games made for easy wins for the Mason High boys basketball team, which hosted and defeated Freedom High School Dec. 7, 61-47, and Avalon School on Dec. 9, 60-41, but lost its most recent game on the road. The Mustangs played Madison County High School last Tuesday and were defeated by a slim margin, 53-57, making their season record 3-2. The team will host Clarke County High School Dec. 15 and Central High School Dec. 20 before moving into the Joe Cascio Holiday Classic Dec. 27-29.