Patton Club |
Special to the Detroit News
AKRON. July 11. - Patton Swim Club, of Detroit, took individual and
team honors by sweeping the first four places in the girls National AAU
junior long distance three-mile championship on Lake Wyoga
Joanne Scarborough, 15, wrested the lead from her teammate, Joan
Makkonen, 16, in the last half mile to win. The two girls switched the
lead twice during the race.
Miss Scarborough, who goes to Cooley High School in Detroit, broke
the national junior mark. Her time of 1:10:36.8 eclipsed the mark of
1:14:14.3 made by Myra Michaels, of the North Virginia Aquatic Club, of
Arlington, Va. last year. It was close to Robin Johnson's senior record of
1:09:38.7 made by the New Kensington, Pa. star a year ago.
Miss Makkonen finished third when she was passed by Tina Solis, 13,
also of Patton, in the stretch. Mary Beth Ceresko, 14, of Patton, was
fourth. Sue Smith and Sharon Hancock, of Northwest Aquatic Club,
Detroit, were fifth and sixth. Northwest was second to Patton in
In the age group events at one mile, Gary Gottschling, of Patton,
and John Szuba, of Detroit, finished first and third in the 11-12 bracket
while Greg Golin, of Northwest; Dave Sahagian, of Patton, and Bob Foley,
of Northwest, took first, fourth and sixth in the 13-14 age class.