By Ari Autor
George Mason High School’s boys and girls swim teams dove into the second half of the season to win their quad meet vs. Stonewall Jackson, East Rockingham, and Central High Schools. Mason Boys scored 71 points to Stonewall Jackson’s 10 points, 66-16 for East Rockingham, and 69-20 for Central Woodstock. Mason Girls’ total of 72 points to Stonewall Jackson’s 18 points, 74-11 points for East Rockingham and 63-28 for Central Woodstock, enabled both Mason teams to continue their winning season.
In the individual events, three swimmers achieved their first state qualifying times of the season. First place finishers Abby McFall in the 100 Yard Breaststroke (top) and Ian Fry in the 100 Yard Backstroke each qualified for states. Senior TJ Roche, returning to the pool for the first time this season after an injury, also qualified for states in the 100 Yard Freestyle. Other individual event winners included Matt Ng, Ellen Chadwick, Brian Janicki, Maddy Dubois (bottom), Ryan York, Marie Roche, Ian McCracken, Ruby Loeper-Viti and Adam Janicki.