Last Sunday, Feb. 11th, three girls from the Patton
Swimming Team proved
that there could be a first time for anything. Not only did the Patton
girls sweep the Michigan State A.A.U. Women's Mile Championship, held
Patton, but they established three new records while doing so.
This was the first time any coach had ever produced a
team which took
first, second and third in the Open Championship event.
The Patton team, coached by Harry E. Hauck, also place
eight other girls
in the top 18 out of 121 entries.
Records went to Lynn Makkonen, Lee Davis and Joan
Makkonen who swept
the first three places in the Women's Open Mile.
Lynn Makkonen set a record for the Girls 15 and 16
with a time of 22:09.3,
breaking a record she had previously set in 1961 (22:42.7).
Her sister, Joan Makkonen, established a new record in
the Girls 13
and 14 with a time of 23:02.8, and Lee Davis again breaking a record
set in 1961 of 24:32.0, posted a new record for the Girls 11 and 12 of
In the 10 and Under Mile, Patton placed two, Alice
Ceresko and Susan
Roll, out of the top six. Bonnie Danboise won the Girls 11 and 12 Mile
with a time of 26:35.3, while Mary Lou Shefsky and Carol Danboise
4th and 5th respectively.
In the Girls 13 and 14, Patton's Sue Spilski, Linda
Foster and Marcy
Snyder also place in the top six.
The Michigan State A.A.U. Womens Mile Championship is
by the Patton Aquatic Booster Club in cooperation with the Detroit
and Recreation Department.
PATTON'S PRIDE are these three champions, who each took
awards in the Michigan State A.A.U. Women's Mile Championship last
at Patton Pool. Proud coach Harry E. Hauck gives a congratulatory kiss
to Lynn Makkonen, who placed first for Girls 15-16. Lynn's sister, Joan
(left) captured first for Girls 13-14, and Lee Davis, who capped the