Motor City Club Sweeps Wyoga Lake
BY JOHN FLYNN
Joanne Scarborough, bronze, broad-shouldered Detroit
once again that the human body is a slave of the mind Friday at Wyoga
There was only a handful of people-mostly parents and AAU
hand at wind-swept Wyoga to see Miss Scarborough grind up the field in
the National AAU junior long-distance swimming championship for women.
Miss Scarborough covered three miles in one hour, 10
minutes, 36.8 seconds.
It was an exceptional time for the Detroit Patton Pool product
the old national junior record was 1:14:14.3 established by Myra
of North Virginia Aquatic Club last year at Wyoga.
For a spell it looked as if Miss Scarborough would challenge
senior record of 1:09:38.2 before she slacked off the last half-mile.
Joanne, along with Miss Michaels, will get a crack at Miss Johnson and
the senior record Saturday at Wyoga.
Miss Scarborough paced Harry Hauck's Patton Pool stable to
consecutive junior team championship. Patton Pool scored a minimum of
team points, finishing 1-2-3.
In fact, Tina Solis in second place and Joan Makkonen in
may have pushed Miss Scarborough to the national record. Tina, a small
Mexican miss, was clocked in 1:13:36.1, also under Miss Michaels' old
record. Miss Makkonen, one of nine children, struggled under the wire
It was a tough race for Hauck, the effervescent Patton Pool
who went through a pack of cigarettes and five cans of beer while
the beach and mentally pushing his girls along to the title and
Harry's the mastermind behind Patton Pool's late splurge in
racing. He's an employee of the Detroit recreation department who
almost 100 hours a week working his girls and boys into top shape.
"How'd you like that finish?" enthused Hauck who looks more
like a beachcomber
than an important swimming instructor. "That's the skinniest team I've
ever seen win. Pound for pound they're the greatest."
To add insult to injury, Patton Pool's Mary Ceresko took
although only the top three finishers count in team competition.
Aquatic Club, of Garden City, Mich., was second in team standings with
15 points, followed by New Kensington, Pa. with 24.
Greg Golin of Northwest shattered the national record in the
age group race for boys 13-14 with a time of 21 minutes, 41.5 seconds.
Leo French of Cincinnati was the old record holder with 22:07.7. Pete
of Indianapolis AC was second, followed by Bill Baird of Akron SC in
Randy Nettling, Baird's teammate, was fifth.
Gary Gottschling of Patton Pool ran away with the mile for
in 23::49.8. He was followed by Dale Korner of Shaker Recreation. John
Lewis of Akron SC was sixth followed by teammates Phil Polefrone (7),
Bailey (10), Bob Jones (13) and Sid Freeman (14). Paul Davidson of