Patton Pool Takes Girls' Swim Title
by George E. Van
Lee Davis, 12, won two races and anchored the relay as she led the
Patton Pool Recreation team to the Michigan AAU team title for girls 16
and under yesterday at Fitzgerald High.
Patton, coached by Harry Hauck, had 73 points as Detroit Turners
and the Women's City Club tied for second place with 65 points each. The
Ann Arbor Swim Club had 63, Flint Olympians 25 and Battle Creek Swimming
Miss Davis, in the seventh grade at Haston Junior High in Dearborn,
stroked out in front to win the 200-yard freestyle in 2:16.8 and later won
the 100 free with a fast 1:02.4.
Patton was behind both the Turners and Ann Arbor with the final
event, the 400-yard relay left, and just two points in front of the
Women's City Club.
Mikie Shelton, 15, star of the WCC squad, who had won the 50 and
100-yard backstroke, setting a record of 31 seconds flat in the 50,
started the last leg of the 400 relay with a yard advantage.
Miss Davis closed the gap at the 50, stayed even to the 75, and had
worked away to a yard lead as she slapped into the finish.
Three other records were broken during the meet. The Turners'
Cynthia Goyette broke both of her state breaststroke marks when she swam
the 100 in 1:14.6 and 200 in 2:42.1.
Laura Frost, 14, swimming unattached, lowered the 50-yard butterfly
record to :29.3 in the trial and won the final in :29.2. She also took the
100 butterfly with a fast 1:07.