2-DAY MEET |
Two Michigan AAU championships for girls 16 and under are included
in the annual two-day holiday age-group swimming meet at Patton Pool
tomorrow and Saturday.
Preliminaries are scheduled for 9 a.m. and finals at 4 p.m. both
days. The girls championships are the 800-yard free style relay and
400-yard free style.
There are also nine open events for swimmers beyond the 16-year-old
age-group classification. Four of these are for men - the 100 and 200-yard
free style and the 400-yard medley and free style relays.
Girls open events are the 100-yard backstroke, 100-yard medley,
200-yard butterfly, 400-yard free style and 100-yard breast
All of the local and state age-group leaders are entered in
addition to entries from Toronto, Dayton, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and
Jim MacMillan, last year's Michigan high school champion at
Eastern, and Daryle Kifer, former Warren High star, both freshmen at
Michigan State, will meet Ohio State frosh Lyttle Johnson in the 100 and
200-yard free style sprints. All three swimmers have been under 50 seconds
for the 100 this season.
Patton Pool Swim Club, coached by Harry Hauck, is the defending
team title holder.
Patton's stars include Mary Shefsky, 12, undefeated in butterfly in
the 11 and 12-year-old bracket, and Sue Spilski, 15, who won the
crossriver swim from Port Huron to Sarnia last summer and recently
received All-American mention by the National AAU in long distance
Patton also has a speedy 400-yard relay made up of Rick Skarbo, 17,
of Western High, state prep champion Pete Adams, 16, of Pershing, George
Saldana, 17, of Western, and Larry Dalton, 17, of De LaSalle.