|By HARVEY BARCUS
Wilbur Gunnerson had a long delayed dunking in the pool yesterday and
"it tasted fine." The Western swimming team tossed their coach into the
pool after handing Cooley its first defeat in a dual meet in five years,
"That's the first time I've been in the water in 10 years," Gunnerson
said with a laugh. "The last time was in 1953 when we won the league championship.
This one tasted fine."
The victory was the sixth in a row for Western's swimmers, who have
only to beat winless Ford next week to wrap up the West Side dual meet
Western's first and second in three races settled Cooley's downfall.
Rick Skarbo was first in the 200-yard individual medley in the city record
||time of 2:12.5, with Mark Manrique second; Dennis Manrique
won the 100-yard breastroke, Craig Dwyer placing second. George Saldana
took the 400-yard freestyle in 4:13.2, another Public School League record,
with Mark Manrique again the runner-up.
Skarbo also lowered the backstroke record from 58 to 57.6 seconds.
"We won six events to Western's five but they had too much depth with
eight seconds," Cooley Coach Harold Lindsay said.
Bill Jennison was a double winner for Cooley, setting a Western pool
record of 23.9 seconds for the 50-yard freestyle and a PSL mark of :53.7
for the 100-yard butterfly. Saldana also was first in the 200-yard freestyle
in 1:57.8, another pool mark.