Patton Boys Set
National Swim Mark
Patton Tiger Sharks were notified this week that three of
relay times were the fastest in this country in the 13-14 year old age
group swimming races for boys.
This distinction was won by Gary Gottschling, Jim Teunas,
Greg Penn and Bill Beiser.
The first four swam a 400-yard medley relay in 4:05 and a
relay in 3:35.4 for new national marks in their age division.
Beiser later replaced Teunas for the breaststroke leg in a
medley relay for the third record with a time fo 4:35.4.
The first quartet won the 200 meter freestyle relay in
1:51.8 in the
invitational age-group meet held in Hiram College's 25-meter tank in
Ohio, last weekend.
In the individual events, Sherk won the 100-meter freestyle
and Penn the 200-meter individual medley in 2:33.5. Tom Bates won the
breastroke in 1:12.9 in the 15-17 age class and Doug Messer gave the
Sharks another first by taking the 100-meter butterfly in the same age
bracket by winning in 1:05.9.
The Tiger Sharks' Joanne Scarborough was a double winner
in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:16.6 and the 200-meter individual
in 2:39.5 in the 15-17 year class.
Barbara Church took the 100-meter backstroke in 1:17.8 for