Rick Skarbo, of Western, is rapidly becoming the
best all-around swimmer
in Detroit high schools with a sustained assault on Public School
A week ago the 17-year-old junior cracked the city
record of 58.7 seconds
for the 100-yard backstroke with a clocking of :58 flat. At the same
he swam the 200-yard individual medley in 2:13.3, a tenth of a second
than the record set last year by Jim MacMillan, of Eastern.
Skarbo now can claim the individual medley mark. As
Chadsey, 65-39, in a dual meet yesterday, Skarbo was caught in 2:13 by
Rick also was on the winning 200-yard medley relay,
which covered the
distance in 1:50.9. Others on the team were Dennis Manrique, Craig
and Jim Nagy.
Rick is the best all-around swimmer I've coached and
I've had some good
ones at Western," said Coach Wilbur Gunnerson. "He can swim every
George Saldana set a Western pool mark of :54.5 for
the 100-yard freestyle
and was second to Skarbo in the medley in 2:15.6.
Redford swept all firsts and seconds while dunking
Ford, 88-16. Rick
Horne, Mike Duckett, Alan McDaid and Jim Dillon swam the 200-yard
relay in 1:39.2, fastest in the PSL this season.
Mumford led in nine events while beating Eastern,
70-35. Ron Weiss won
the 50-yard freestyle relay in 1:42.4.
Pershing whipped Cass, 59-46, as Pete Adams set a
Pershing pool record
of 1:56.8 for the 200-yard freestyle.