on a Record Spree
by GEORGE E. VAN
Eleven Detroit area girls didn't waste any time getting ready for the
senior Nationals AAU swimming championships.
Competing in a district meet in Akron last weekend, the girls set six
Michigan records while qualifying for the senior nationals at Bartlesville,
Okla., April 14-16.
Those who made the cut-off time grades were Joanne Scarborough, Claudia
Mazur, Pat Holcomb, Margaret Stevens, Sue Stuckey, Kathy Stidwell, Carol
Danboise, Sharon Hancock, Sue Smith and Kathy Filgo. Cynthia Goyette already
had qualified for the nationals because she is a defending champion.
Miss Goyette, who took part in the 1964 Olympics, led the Detroit team
in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:31.6. Miss Scarborough, a
triple winner, was second to Miss Goyette in 2:32.4.
The 14-year-old Miss Mazur took third in 2:38.2 and set a Michigan record
for the 13-14-year-old class. Pat Holcomb, 14, was clocked in 2:41.8 to
make the grade.
Miss Scarborough captured the 200-yard butterfly in 2:23.1, the 400-yard
individual medley in 5:03.1 and the 500-yard open freestyle in 5:49.2 to
set three state records in the 15-17-year-old class.
Miss Stevens, of Ann Arbor, qualified in the 200-yard backstroke with
a time of 2:27.1.
Miss Stuckey won the 100-yard freestyle in :56.6 and Miss Stidwell qualified
The Patton Tiger Shark 800-yard relay team of Misses Danboise, Hancock,
Scarborough and Stidwell set a Michigan record with 8:48.5. Misses Smith,
Goyette, Stuckey and Filgo set a state mark in the 400-yard medley relay
Misses Danboise, Hancock, Holcomb, Scarborough and Stidwell are members
of the Patton Tiger Shark team. Patton Tiger Shark Coach Tom Sullivan said
Mary Beth Ceresko and Barbara Church also would go to the nationals.
In boys' competition at Akron Patton Tiger Shark swimmers set three
Greg Penn turned in 2:11.6 for a new mark in the 13-14-year-old bracket
in the 200-yard individual medley.
An 800-yard freestyle relay team of Penn, Jim Teunas, John Sherk and
Gary Gottschling finished in 8:06.9 for a state record. Gottschling was
timed in 2:11 in the 200-yard backstroke for a new standard in the 13-14-year-old
These winners aren't expected to compete in the boys' nationals.