George Mason High School’s varsity track and field team excelled at the Virginia High School League’s 2A state championships over the weekend, with the girls team placing third in the state and the boys placing 22nd in the state, which is five places higher than they placed in 2015 when they came in 27th.
The girls team finished a point shy of coming in second in the state with their best performance since moving to region 2A. Several of the individuals and teams achieved personal and season best and a few broke Mason records in their events.
Senior Vicky Addo-Ashong placed in third and fourth in the triple jump and the 100-meter hurdles, respectively, achieving new school records in the both events. Addo-Ashong placed fourth in the long jump and eighth in the high jump. The girls 4 x 800-meter team of Blaise Sevier, Jackie Baartz, Aisha Rupert and Logan Funk placed second in their event and achieved a new school record.
The girls 4 x 400-meter team of Baartz, Sevier, Charlotte Crum and Danielle Welch placed second in their event while achieving their season best. Crum placed second in the 400-meter dash while achieving a personal record. Welch placed fourth in the 400-meter dash while reaching a personal best.
Sevier placed third in the 800-meter dash. Korinne Willis placed sixth in the 300-meter hurdles while reaching a personal best and Funk placed seventh in the 3200-meter run.
The boys 4 x 800 team of Matt Mineo, James Schneider, Bill Comstock and Ryan Henderson placed third in their event while achieving their season best. Henderson placed sixth in the 1600-meter run while reaching a personal best and Mineo placed sixth in the 800-meter dash.