with 9 Victories
Special To The Detroit News
CHAUTAUQUA, Ohio, June 20 -- Patton Swim Club, of Detroit, winning seven
firsts and tying for first in two other events, leads in points in the
Midwest swimming championships which were to be concluded here today.
The Patton girls had 56 points to the Dayton Dolphins' 37 and the men
had 52 to the Louisville Plantation Club's 41.
Rick Skarbo started Patton off on a big day yesterday by taking the
200-yard backstroke in the 50-yard pool in 2:10.4. Doug Webster nipped
Ralph Hill, of Louisville in the 200-yard butterfly by a tenth of a second
Mary Beth Ceresko, 14, but competing in the open 200-yard butterfly,
won in 2:34.6. Patton's men's 400-yard freestyle relay team won in 3:43.5.
The quartet was comprised of Ron Boyd, Webster, John Powser and George
Both ties were registered by Joan Makkonen, who swam a dead heat with
Patty Henderson, of Louisville, in the open 100-yard freestyle in 1:01.8
and tied Jean Toyle, of Dayton, in the 15-17-year-old 100-yard freestyle
Joanne Scarborough in the 15-17 age bracket was the winner of the 100-yard
breaststroke in 1:18. Laura Novak, winner of two firsts Thursday, gained
two more in the 10-and-under division by taking the 50-yard backstroke
in 36.7 and the 50-yard butterfly in 34 seconds.