Article 018 c.1962
2 Records Set in PSL Swim Trials

The missile age may be having an effect on Detroit high school swimmers. They're going faster than ever in the Public School League championships at Patton Pool. "I guess these flights by the astronauts are pushing the boys," observed Carl Holmes, of Pershing, after watching the contestants set two records and barely miss marks in two other time trials yesterday. A record was set and broken twice in the 400-yard freestyle, a new event on the championship program. 
Henry Storm, of Cooley, swam the first heat in 5:01.1, then saw it broken by Monty Blashill, of Denby, in 4:23.5, and lowered again by 15-year-old Peter Adams, of Pershing, in 4:18.6. Cooley's Bill Jennison, the defending champion was clocked in :57.5 seconds for the 100-yard butterfly, the 17-year-old junior bettering the 59-second performance made by Fred MacMillan, of Eastern, in 1958. 
In near misses, Dick Golden, of Mumford, made the 50-yard freestyle in :23.5, a tenth of a second from the record Harold Ryan, of Southeastern, established in 1952, while Dennis Manrique, of Western, was caught in 1:08.6 for the 100-yard breastroke. The record which Barry Shapiro, of Mumford, set in 1958 is 1:07.9 Additional elimination were to be held today and the top six in each race enter the finals at 7 p.m. next Thursday at Patton.

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