Western's Tankers opened their season with two losses to Mackenzie
On Jan. 7, Western was host to the Mackenzie Stags. Mackenzie took seven
firsts to Western's four, winning the meet 61-44. David Sahagian was a
double winner in the 400-yard freestyle in 4:44.3 and the 100-yard butterfly
Taking first places were David Christie, 50-yard freestyle, and John
Hopper, diving. Second places for the team were taken by Anthony
Gramer, 50-yard freestyle, Junab Ali, 100-yard breaststroke, and Dennis
Wagner, individual medley.
Although Western tried hard to win with three
first and six second places in their second meet, they were overcome by
Cody's eight first and five second places. Cody won the meet with a 67-38
score. Mark Manrique was the only member of the team to take a
| double first. He won the 200- yard freestyle in 2:00.2
and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:10.8. David Sahagian captured
the 100-yard butterfly. Second places for the Tankers went to David
Christie, Dennis Wagner, David Sahagian, and the two relay teams.
Sahagian, a 10B, who just came to Western this semester, has picked
up many medals and ribbons at various meets through- out the country.
He is among the top prospects for the Tankers in the '65 season.
Swimming for four years with the Patton Aquatic Club, David swims an average
of 3-1/2 hours a day. During the summer he was coached by Harry Hauck.
One of the highlights of his career was taking part in the Junior Nationals
at Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He swam in the four-mile open against 25