Ken Wiebeck can swim anything that's wet enough, but
he swims the 50-yard
That's the decision of selectors of the Detroit News
school swimming team, chosen for the first time this year as a climax
the finest season in the Water Wonderland's swimming history.
Prep Honor Roll
Pete Adams, of Pershing, 1:52.6 (state
Ken Wiebeck, of Thurston, 22.1 (state
200-YARD INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY
Rick Skarbo, of Western, 2:06.7 (state
Bill Jennison, of Cooley, 52.6 (state
record and pending
Mike Royster, of Ann Arbor, 49.7
Bob Wolf, of Birmingham Seaholm, 56.9
George Saldana, of Western, 4:05.5
Jerry Gorski, of Visitation, 1:05.0
(Class B record).
200-YARD MEDLEY RELAY
Birmingham Seaholm-Bob Wolf, Dave
Zimmer, Don Spencer,
Jim Henderson, 1:42.7 (state record).
200-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY
Saginaw Arthur Hill-Dave Gibson, John
Rick Day, Bob Stewart, 1:31.5.
Mike Reynolds, Fitzgerald
Corey VanFleet, Seaholm.
On the All-State honor roll, no one is chosen for more
than one individual
event. But Wiebeck, a Thurston High junior, won two state championships
last weekend for the second year in a row, setting records in both, and
had the state's fastest time in still another race and the third-best
in a fourth event.
He was given the 50-yard freestyle spot on the team
that also includes
Mike Royster, of Ann Arbor High; Pete Adams, of Pershing; George
of Western; Bob Wolf, of Birmingham Seaholm; Rick Skarbo, of Western;
Gorski, of Visitation; Bill Jennison, of Cooley, and diver Mike
A medley relay team from Seaholm - Wolf, Dave Zimmer,
Don Spencer and
Jim Henderson - and Saginaw Arthur Hill's freestyle relay of Dave
John Anderson, Rick Day and Bob Stewart also gained the All-State.
Seaholm's youthful Corey VanFleet was chosen coach of
the year for his
team's perfect season, which included the Class A title.
Each of the All-State swimmers will be presented with
a suitable award
by The News. The awards have been approved by the Michigan High School
The decision to list the versatile Wiebeck in the
was prompted largely by his record performance of last weekend in the
Class A meet at East Lansing. Timers caught him in 22.1 seconds.
Royster, who pushed Wiebeck to a record :49.3 in the
100 freestyle with
a time of :49.7, was given the berth in that event. They are the first
Michigan schoolboys to break the 50-second "barrier."
Adams, a Pershing junior; was another double winner at
He broke the 200-yard freestyle record with a time of 1:52.6 and is
for that event.
Skarbo, the meet's third double winner and a team-
mate of Saldana at
Western, is the All-State's individual medley man. Skarbo clipped the
A record with a 2:06.7 clocking and won the backstroke at :58.8, also a
record. Western's hard working Saldana (4:05.5) gets the 400-yard