Article 099 c.1964
Rivals Star, but Seaholm
Keeps State Swim Title
Detroit News Sports Writer

 ANN ARBOR, March 14. - Birmingham Seaholm retained the state Class A high school swimming championship Saturday night, but the sensation of the competition was Doug Webster's come-from-behind victory over Pete Adams in the 400-yard freestyle. 
Webster's 3:56.77 compared to Adam's 3:57.12 and both had broken Doug's mark of 3:59.78 mad in Friday night's preliminaries. Webster, 15, a sophomore at Royal Oak Kimball, has been trying to beat Adams, 17, a senior at Seaholm, for the last two seasons in both prep and open racing.
Adams was the champion and the record holder. Webster was always the runner up. Tonight was Doug's.
Ken Wiebeck, of Thurston High, also grabbed a starring role. The versatile swimmer smashed records in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard backstroke. His times were 2:03.8 and 55.6, respectively. 
At the start, Adams burned up the water as he covered the 50-yard distance in :25.5, the 100 in :54.3, and the 200 in 1:54.6. At this point Webster was 15 feet behind, but moving along like and easy swimming porpoise. 
At the 250-mark, Webster began to move up and Adams faltered. At the 350-yard mark Webster flipped on even terms at the wall. 
Doug moved in front to stay, but he was taking no chances. As he cam down the last length of the 25-yard pool he put his head down and sprinted the last five strokes. Adams also put on a spurt, but Webster took the race by a stroke. 
Coach Corey Van Fleet's well-balanced Seaholm squad piled up 92 1/4 points as Royal Oak Kimball finished second with 73. Ann Arbor was third with 41 and Battle Creek Central fourth on 30 1/2. 
The race between Webster and Adams somewhat over-shadowed the superlative record-breaking of Wiebeck. Ken ripped the 200-yard individual medley mark of 2:03.38. Rick Skarbo, of Western, held the old standard of 2:06.7. After the slim Wiebeck lowered his own 100-yard backstroke of :56.14 to :55.65, he was given a standing ovation in the jam-packed Matt Mann pool. This is in tribute to the lad who has been called Michigan's greatest high school swimmer. 

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