‘Stangs Enter Final Season Meet Undefeated

January 15, 2013 7:33 PM0 comments
Freshman Miller Surette qualifies for state-level competition for George Mason High School in the 100-yard freestyle event, finishing with a time of 0:51.11. (Photo: Carol Sly)

Freshman Miller Surette qualifies for state-level competition for George Mason High School in the 100-yard freestyle event, finishing with a time of 0:51.11. (Photo: Carol Sly)

The George Mason High School boys and girls swim teams added more to the win column last Saturday against teams from Central-Woodstock High School. Both Mason swim teams have 8-0 records thus far this season.

The boys and girls teams traveled together once again to Manassas Park and, as usual, the teams were supported by many parents, siblings and fans. One special fan in attendance was George Mason Principal Ty Byrd, who came to cheer on the Mason swimmers. There was a lot to cheer about.

Many individual swimmers earned their best times of the season. Two individual swimmers set new team records in their events: freshman Miller Surette in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:49.70 and senior Lucas Cherry in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 0:21.96, besting his own record of 0:22.44.

Additionally, two relay teams recorded new best times for GMHS. The boys 200-yard freestyle relay team swam a time of 1:31.39, improving on a Mason time earlier this season by over a second. The boys 400-yard freestyle relay team swam faster by almost six seconds with a time of 3:23.76.

Surrette also added the 100- and 200-yard freestyle to the list of events he can swim in at the state meet, which will take place next month in Blacksburg.

The Mason teams will swim in the final regular season meet Saturday against Manassas Park and Strasburg high school teams at the Manassas Park Community Center.

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