‘Stang Swimmers Secure Bull Run Title

The George Mason High School swim teams earned the Bull Run District title in last weekend’s meet, which saw competition against six other schools: teams from Central-Woodstock, Clarke County, Madison County, Manassas Park, Strasburg and William Monroe high schools.

The Mason girls team earned 112 points for the victory; the next closest score came from the Clarke County team with 64 points, and the Madison County team followed in third with 53 points. For the boys team, Mason swimmers scored 136 points, ahead of Central-Woodstock with 69 and William Monroe with 53.

The boys kicked off the meet by winning the 200-yard medley relay. Junior Nick Roberson, freshman Miller Surette, sophomore Jared Britton, and senior Lucas Cherry posted a Bull Run record time of 1:42.42 in the event.

The girls 200-yard medley relay team followed and also set a Bull Run record time.

Freshman Erin McFall, sophomore Beth Cashin, freshman Francesca King, and freshman Julianne Kelly came in at 1:57.59.

Both relay teams’ times were VHSL qualifying times as well.

Nick Roberson won the 200-yard freestyle and set a new Bull Run record time of 1:56.07.

Mason athletes swam their best times of the season in several events: Surette (2:00.48) and King (2:19.97) in the 200-yard individual medley (2:00.48); Cherry (49.49) and McFall (56.76) in the 100-yard freestyle; sophomore Jared Britton in the 100-yard fly (57.81); McFall in the 100-yard backstroke (1:05.11); Cashin in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:11.06); Surette, Roberson, Britton, and Cherry in the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:32.03) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:23.71); and King, freshman Celia Gieser, McFall, and Cashin in the 400-yard freestyle relay (4:01.55).

Beth Cashin won the Outstanding Swimmer Award based on her points in the meet.

The Mustangs are undefeated so far this season. Competition continues Saturday at the Region B meet at Manassas Park Community Center. Several Mason swimmers have qualified to compete in the VHSL state meet later this month in Blacksburg.