At the VHSL Track Championships at Radford University last Saturday, both the George Mason High School boys and girls track teams placed in the top 15, and Mason earned 14 All-State honors.
The girls team finishing sixth among 36 scoring teams, and the boys team finished 14th among 43. Both are improved standings for the teams over last year’s state meet.
Individual athletes and relay teams who finished in the top eight places in their events during the competition earned All-State honors.
Those honorees are Blaise Sevier, who placed second in the girls 3200-meter run (12:03.59) and third in the girls 1600-meter run (5:26.81); Will Nunley, who placed fourth in the boys 400-meter dash (51.27); Preston Custer, who placed third in the boys 800-meter run (2:02.02); Kaitlin Kutchma, who placed fourth in the girls 3200-meter run (12:41.47); Truman Custer, who placed fifth in the boys 1600-meter run (4:38.99); the girls 4×100-meter relay team of Margarita Shevchenko, Joelle Randrianasolo, Lauren Bowling, and Tara Holman, which placed fifth (0:50.93) and broke a Mason record; and the girls 4×400-meter relay team of Darby Quave, Randrianasolo, Maya King, and Holman, which placed sixth (4:21.88).
Mason also had three ninth-place finished, with Sarah Macris in the girls 800-meter run (2:33.63), Jesse Schaffer in the boys 3200-meter run (10:37.60), and the boys 4×400-meter relay team of Nunley, Michael Addo-Ashong, Preston Custer, and Truman Custer (3:38.30).