Swim Star Ron Clark Beeomes Newest
'Sophomore Flash' on 'M' Sports Horizon
By BILL ZOLLA Clark was born and raised in Swimming in an exhibition, he
Ron Clark, the latest Wolver- Ann Arbor. He began swimming tied Hopkins later in the season,
ine athlete to be dubbed the at Ann Arbor High School and then reached his peak at the Big
"sophomore phenom," holds a in his junior and senior years Ten finals. The future looks bright
title now that has changed hands placed second and first respective- for both Clark and the Michigan
many times recently in the Mich- ly in the state swim champion- swim team as he has two years
igan sports world. ships of eligibility remaining.
This newest star is an impor- , He received a scholarship to "Right now I'm looking forward
tant member of the swim team Oklahoma, but stayed there only to the Nationals. In addition to
that compiled a record 148 points a semester, because he was not Modine and Hopkins, I will have
for the Big Ten crown. Clark, by satisfied with the swimming ar- to beat Norbert Rumple of South-
his record performances in the rangement. He then returned to ern Illinois who has done a
Conference meet at East Lansing his home town and began to study 2:21.6," he said.
last weekend, has earned the right engineering at Michigan.
to wear his accolade proudly. Because of the time spent at
S i m m i n g in the 100-yd. Oklahoma, Clark had to wait a
breaststroke, Clark bettered the full year before he could compete KEEP AHEAD OF YOUR HAIR!!
Big Ten and NCAA mark of 1:05.0, on the varsity squad. But his Our Collegiate styles are
but lost, to Michigan State's de- coming of age was cause for a real suave - smart - individualistic
fending champion Frank Modine celebration and proved to be well S 10 HARCUTTERS
who nipped the Wolverine in the worth the wait. In his first com * NO WAITING
time of 1:04.8. petitive effort , against Western
Still a Success Ontario, Clark raced away with THE DASCOLA BARBERS
But the weekend was not to be an impressive victory. The swim- near Michigan Theatre
c o m p 1 e te frustration for the mer, who had been called a secret
youngster. Knowing that he would weapon by his teammates, had
have to swim faster than ever if finally been unveiled.
he wished to achieve revenge over "I knew the kind of competition
Modine, Clark came back later to I was up against after the dual p
set American, NCAA, and Big Ten meet with Michigan State," Clark
records in the 200-yd. breaststroke said, then noted, "I came in third
the following day. His time was a to Modine and Cy Hopkins (Mich
remarkable 2:21.5. igan captain)."
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