Article 026 c.1964
Soph Swim Star 
on All-State Team 

There appears to be a new star around every turn of the pool in Michigan high school swimming. 
Many of the standouts of this season, which ended officially Saturday, will be in college next fall. But some of the returnees promise to be something special. 
Take Doug Webster, 15-year-old Royal Oak Kimball sophomore.
Already the National Junior AAU long-distance champion, young Doug became the first Michigan high school swimmer to crack 4:00 in the 400-yard freestyle Friday night with a time of 3:59.8. He came  back Saturday in the finals of the event in the state Class A meet at Ann Arbor with a blazing time of 3:56.8. 
"One of the greatest races I ever saw." appraised Gus Stager, University of Michigan coach. 
That performance almost automatically gave Webster a spot on the second annual Detroit News All-State swimming team, which includes several others of national ranking.
Those selected with Webster are: Ken Wiebeck, of Thurston, the finest all-around swimmer yet produced here; freestylers Pete Adams and Tom Coupe, of Birmingham Seaholm, and Dave Gibson of Saginaw Arthur Hill, and butterfly specialist John Musulin, of Monroe.
Frank Freeman, of Fordson, a midseason grauduate who has the fastest 100-yard breaststroke clocking in the nation, and Rocherster's one-man team, backstroker Hugh Wilder, also are on the All-State list.
400-Yard Freestyle
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Ann Arbor High's combination of Fred Boyles, Dave Cushing, Pete House and John Baird was chosen for the medley relay with the Birmingham Groves unit of Kevin Tooma, Scott Jones, Chuck Mitchell and Dave Mead listed for the freestyle relay. Chuck Stenback, of Ferndale, is the All-State diver.
Don Trost, producer of two consecutive state Class B championship teams at Riverview, is The News' swimming coach of the year. Cory Van Fleet, of Seaholm, was selected last season.
An exception from normal All-State policy was made in the case of Freeman, whose breastroke clocking of 1:01.7 for the 100 yards just prior to his February graduation was only a tenth of a second off the national scholastic record.
Midseason graduates do not usually qualify for All-State consideration. But Freeman, who appears headed for Indiana University, was so outstanding that coaching experts and rivals alike could see no other choice. Wiebeck, also one of the hot college prospects, wound up his prep career with a smashing time of 55.8 in the backstroke and 2:03.9 in the individual medley in the Class A meet. 
The versatile Thurston star was placed in the individual on the All-State with Wilder, runner-up in the backstroke despite an unfortunate final turn, named to the squad in his speciality. 
Adams blazed to a record of 1:50.2 in the 200 freestyle at Ann Arbor and still had the stuff to lead Webster to his mark in the 400. Adams was timed in 3:57.2 in the second event.
Coupe, Adams' Seaholm teammate, hit 49.6 for the 100 freestyle at Ann Arbor, near Wiebeck's 1963 record of 49.3; Bigson swam the 50 in 22 flat and placed third in the Class B finals and his next two were runners-up to East Grand Rapids. His dual meet won-lost record now stands at 61-30.
All-State selection, aided by Pat Wallace, of Dondero High, who compiles the weekly lists of outstanding times published in The News, will bring approved awards to the boys chosen.

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