Detroit Girl Sets |
Junior Swim Mark
By Adrew Palich |
Plain Dealer Bureau
AKRON--Record-breaking Joanne Scarborough paced
the Detroit Patton Pool team to a perfect score in repeating as team
champion in the woman's long distance swimming meet
The 15-year-old Detroit high school junior was
timed in one hour, 10 minutes, 36.8 seconds in churning over the
three-mile race on the nearby Wyoga Lake course.
This cracked the old mark of one hour, 14
minutes 14.3 seconds made by Myra Michaels of the North Virginia
Aquatic Club here last year and and also came close to the women's
national senior mark of one hour, nine minutes, 38.2 seconds made by
Robyn Johnson of the same club here last year.
Miss Scarborough will get a chance at the
national senior crown Sunday, July 19, at Wyoga. Miss Johnson will
be back to defend her title.
Miss Scarborough finished with a 200-yard lead
over Tina Solis, a 14-year-old from Detroit, and Joan Makkonen, also
from Detroit to give Patton Pool a perfect six points in claiming
the team crown.
The Northwest Aquatic Club of Garden City,
Mich., was second with 15 points, followed by New Kensington, Pa.,
with 24 points.
Michigan swimmers made a clean sweep of the
three races as Gary Gottschling of Detroit Patton Club won the one
mile event for boys 11 and 12 and Greg Golin of Garden City took the
one mile for boys 13-14.
Gottschling and Golin will be back today at 2
p.m. for the national junior championship race, a four-mile test.
Favorite is Detroit's George Saldana, second here in last year's
senior men's race.
Miss Scarborough, the Michigan State A.A.U.
500-yard freestyle champion, recently set a new American record for
the 200-yard breaststroke event.
In the long distance test, Miss Makkonen held
the lead for nearly a mile and then exchanged first place with Miss
Scarborough for the next mile.
Miss Solis was third for most of the race, but
spurted in the final half mile to take second place. Another Patton
swimmer, Mary Beth Ceresko, was fourth.
The Detroit Club is coached by Harry Hauck who
has turned the club into a swimming power in his seven years as
This is the first national title for Miss
Scarborough who has been swimming three years although she did not
compete last year.