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Mustang Swim Team Defeats Strasburg High School to Start New Year

Mason junior Miller Surrette dropped his record time in the 100 breast in the Mustangs’ match against Strasburg High School to 1:02:10, which is over six seconds faster than the state qualifying time. Surrette was one of 38 Mason boys and girls swimmers who achieved new personal bests at the meet. (Photo: Carol Sly)
Mason junior Miller Surrette dropped his record time in the 100 breast in the Mustangs’ match against Strasburg High School to 1:02:10, which is over six seconds faster than the state qualifying time. Surrette was one of 38 Mason boys and girls swimmers who achieved new personal bests at the meet. (Photo: Carol Sly)

George Mason High School’s varsity boys and girls swim teams competed against Strasburg last Saturday at the Manassas Park Community Center. Both teams won decisively – the boys 128-38 and the girls 139-31. For the fourth meet of the season, all 22 events had a first place Mustang finisher.

Junior Miller Surette dropped his record time for the 100 breast to 1:02.10, over six seconds faster than the state qualifying time. In the 200 individual medley, Surette was more than 15 seconds under the cut time for states and ahead of his teammate, senior David Larsen, who already finished much faster than the Strasburg competition.

Other State qualifying times were achieved by senior Jared Britton in the 50 free and the 100 fly; junior Erin McFall in the 50 free; senior Beth Cashin in the 100 free; junior Francesca King in the 100 back; and both the 400 free relays (boys: Surette, Jared Britton and sophomores Daniel Reinfurt and Justin Britton and girls: McFall, King, Cashin and junior Brady Furleigh).

Also, 38 Mason swimmers posted personal records against Strasburg. This Saturday Mason swims against Clarke County High School and William Monroe High School in a tri-meet at Manassas Park Community Center.

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