Gunn fell short in its bid to repeat as boys champion. A year ago the Titans snapped Bellarmine’s unprecedented 31-year reign as CCS boys swimming champions.
The Bells bounced back this time around, taking first with 264 points. St. Francis was second with 230, followed by Gunn with 174.
“We’re disappointed for sure,’’ Gunn coach Mark Hernandez said. “But the positive is if we’re disappointed to finish third, that’s not too bad. I feel we wore the crown well.’’
Gunn got a first-place finish from Max Pokutta in the 100 breast in 55.29 and a pair of seconds from Michael Lincoln in the 200 free and 500 free. Pokutta also took second in the 200 IM.
Pokutta and Lincoln will continue as teammates next year at Brown University in Rhode Island.