Article 169 c.1962
More Than 40
Changes Listed
Dean Ray, a backstroker at St. Joseph (Mich.) High, came close to scoring a real first for his swimming team this week. 
Bidding to become the first member of the St. Joseph squad to make the weekly Detroit News list of outstanding swimming performances, Ray fell short by seven-tenths of a second. 
Ray was clocked in 1:03.8, a good time anywhere, but not quite good enough. There are currently 16 boys in the state ahead of him.
The St. Joseph High star's problem is a common one. It's tough to crack the lists. But youth has a way. 
"We've had more than 40 changes this week alone," said Ecorse High Coach Pat Wallace, who compiles this weekly feature for The News with the help of the Michigan Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association.
A major change this week came in the individual medley. Livonia Bentley's Ron Klassen beat the previous leader, Jay Osrowske, of Dearborn, in a personal showdown, but two other swimmers then posted still faster time - Ken Weibeck, of Thurston (2:10.2) and Rick Skarbo, of Detroit Western.
The same pair moved ahead in the backstroke, with Skarbo fastest at 58 seconds.
Frank Freeman, Fordson breaststroker, mover nearly three seconds ahead of his competition with a fine 1:04.6 and Seaholm reduced its leading medley relay time from 1:47.3 to 1:46.2.

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