Article 180 c.1963
Swimmer Hits Best 400
  Doug Webster, national junior long-distance swimming champion from Royal Oak, added another prize to his collection last night - the fastest 400 yards ever by a Michigan high school freestyler. 
The Kimball High sophomore was clocked in 4:00:3, better than four seconds under a clocking of 4:04.6 made by Birmingham's Seaholm's Pete Adams in 1962. Adams, the defending state champion, turned in 4:05.1 last night in another meet. 
Webster was one of five Kimball record breakers in a 77-24 rout of once powerful Grosse Pointe. Tim Cash hit 1:53.9 in the 200 freestyle; Bill Watts did 51.3 in the 100 freestyle; Adrian Van Oss went 1:06.1 in the breaststroke and Kimball's freestyle relay was timed in 1:32.6. 
"Doug read about an Illinois swimmer hitting 3:57.8 in the 400 and that really got him going," said Kimball Coach Dick Heller of Webster's perfor- mance. Adams helped Seaholm to a 63-42 Eastern Michigan League victory over Hazel Park. The Birmingham squad took 10 first places with Dennis Rozema's 57.8 butterfly and Tom Coupe's 23.4 in the 50 freestyle also out- standing performances. 
Class B power Riverview swamped Ypsilanti Roosevelt, 62-43, with Mike Smoots winning both the individual medley and the 400.

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