Patton Goes to U of M
AAU Swim Meet
Pete Adams Tops Time Score
In Michigan for 15-Year-Olds
The University of Michigan Gala A.A.U. Swim Meet was held
in Ann Arbor,
Michigan, Saturday, December 9th. Of all the events, the one which
the day was the 440 yard Freestyle in which Patton's Pete Adams swam an
almost dead heat.
Pete, a sophomore from Pershing High School, lost the
decision to University
of Michigan's team captain, Bill Darnton. The timers had Adams in a
and Darnton in 4:33.1, however the final judges decision went to
Pete's time, regardless of his second place, is the best time turned in
by a fifteen year old in the state of Michigan. Warren Uhler and Tom
Darnton and Adams.
Adams' 4:23 today is 14 seconds faster than his best
previous time in
the quarter. Two weeks ago he had a 4:47 in an exhibition at East
Gus Stager, Michigan Coach, described young Pete as a
The 4:33 isn't a record, but it is the best ever turned in by a
boy in Michigan.
Harry Hauck took five of Patton's boys to the meet, two of
in the finals. Dennis Manrique finished in a 2:31 for the 200 yard
which is also a very good time for a fifteen year old swimmer. Other
from Patton were George Saldana, John Powser and John Westcott.