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Three long-standing records were shattered last night in the first of a series of four intra-House swimming meets in the I.A.B. pool.
Kirkland House took first place in the 200-yd. relay, breaking a 1944 record with a new time of 1:40.2. Ed Walsh, Sam Baily, Mal Davis and Dick Hamlin swam for the Deacons. The old record of 1:44.2, was also held by Kirkland.
Walsh also took first place in the 50-yd. breast stroke, with a record time of 29.2 seconds, clipping four tenths of a second off the record set by Ed Ginsburg of Winthrop in 1953.
In the 50-yd. freestyle, Pete Zemo of Leverett House broke a record set in 1937, as he took the event with a 24.2 time. His victory was small consolation for the Bunnies, who were beaten 29 to 19 by Winthrop and 31 to 17 by Kirkland in the meet. Kirkland also beat Winthrop 28 to 20.
In other standings, Adams beat Dunster 30-18, while Dudley, with only one entrant in the meet, was beaten by Eliot and Lowell by identical scores of 45 to 3. The Elephants also topped Lowell, 25 to 23.
The match between Adams and Dunster was much closer than the score might indicate, for if the Funsters had won the final relay they would have won the meet.
Kirkland's victory seems to insure it of retaining its hold on the Straus Trophy lead through the swimming season.
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