Volume 91, Issue 53

Tuesday, December 2, 1997



Western round-up


The men's basketball team hosted the 'Turn Back the Clock' night on Saturday when the Laurier Golden Hawks came to Thames Hall for a non-conference game. Western won a lopsided affair 76-61 with high scorers Chris Brown with 20, Jonathan Dingle with 17 and Brad Campbell with 11. Nostalgia was the name of the game as prices were reduced for seating on old wooden bleachers, popcorn and bubble gum. In an attempt to add even more history to the game, Western legend Jack Fairs of the Junior Varsity Colts in the '50s and '60s and retired varsity coach Jerry Gonser from 1964-74 acted as honorary coaches. The cheerleading team wore old uniforms and the marching band played music from the big band era. The Mustangs will now take a break until after the holidays when they will resume action in the Purple and White tournament on Jan. 2.


The Western swim team hosted the fourth-ranked Guelph Gryphons this weekend and came away with solid performances in a number of events although they lost the meet. Chris Elliot set a new Western record of 2:07.45 in the 200-metre breaststroke, winning gold in the race and another in the medley. Other golden performances on the men's side came from Andrew Munro in the 200-metre freestyle and butterfly. In the women's competition, Amy Bartoch won gold in the 200-metre freestyle, Keely Haggins in the 50-metre freestyle, Stephanie Murray in the 100-metre freestyle and Lisa Grant in the 200-metre backstroke.

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