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Hanky Eyes Best Swim
dries To Regain Record Form
By BILL OLLA well, one must go back quite a
"I feel stronger than ever be- way, into Hanley's high school
fore. I hope to have my best year years, to view them all.
this season." On Championship Team
Coming from the swimmer who ; While a sophomore in prep
has captured more championships school, Hanley was on his first
than any other performer on the title-winning team, as Evanston
star-studded Michigan squad, this High was crowned Illinois State
is quite a statement. swim champion. As a junior and
The speaker, of course, is Dick senior he played ever-increasing
Hanley, and the championships, roles in Evanston's successful bids
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for a second, and then a third
Hanley then came to Michigan,
and as a member of the freshman
team, participated in the great-
est shellacking ever given the var-
sity. At the end of his freshman
year, Hanley traveled to Yale for
the National AAU championships.
Swimming in his first AAU
meet, the youthful Wolverine
moved into the spotlight as one of
the "greats" in the nation. He
whipped the veteran star, Ford
Konno, in the 220-yd. freestyle
for the first of his five national
The next summer, Hanley was
still on the rise; first he set a new
world's record for the 100-meter
freestyle with a dazzling :56.3;
then he went on to Detroit and
qualified for the American Olym-
pie squad and the trip to Mel-
bourne. For three months Hanley
trained in Hawaii and Australia.
Against the greatest swimmers
in the world, he won a second
place silver medal for the 800-
meter freestyle relay, and finished
well up in the 100-meter event.
Returning from "down under,"
Hanley hadn't finished with the
record book. In the Big Ten
championships at Minneapolis, he
swam perhaps his finest race as
he broke both the worlds' records
for the 220-yd. and 200-meters.
Then came 1957, a year in which
Hanley didn't faintly resemble the
Hanley of previous years. A frank
and outspoken athlete, Hanley
said, "I was just fed up with
swimming. If the desire and en-
thusiasm are gone, so is the great-
Not "Over the Hill"
When asked if he thought he
was on the decline, he comment-
ed, "I don't believe it is possible
for a swimmer my age to be 'over
the hill.' Each year it becomes
harder and harder to get in shape
and harder to get interest aroused,
.. .out to regain form
but I'm stronger than ever before.
With the '60 Olympics coming, my
desire to swim should increase
more and more."
Speaking of the present and
Michigan's chances, Hanley con-
cluded, "I don't see how this team
can possibly be beat." With a
strong and successful Hanley, one
indeed has to wonder . . . how?
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Lack of Depth No Longer Problem
Facing Stager 's Swimming Squad
By DICK MINTZ
Lack of depth, a problem faced
by swim coach Gus Stager in the
opening months of last season, has
apparently vanished this year as
an awesome Wolverine squad
readies itself to defend the NCAA
and Big Ten titles.
In '57 Cy Hopkins and Dick
Hanley were expected to be the
team's big point getters as evi-
denced by their tremendous efforts
the previous year. Dick Kimball,
NCAA diving champ that year,
John Smith, Pete Fries and Al-
varo Gaxiola turned in superlative
performances in the Big Meets.
Tashnick alone among them, how-
ever, was able to garner first
places in his favored butterfly
The graduation to the varsity of
a highly touted freshman squad
will mark this one of the most
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was also looked to, to fill this solid units to ever represent Michi-
front line trio of stars. But how gan.
many points the others could add Dave Gillanders, Frank Legacki
to the team point total was a and Tee Francis are some of these
speculative matter. outstanding newcomers to the
Team Effort squad.
"The Big Ten and NCAA cham-
pionships, however, came as a re-
suit of a full team effort. In fact
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Stager went so far as to say, "It
was the most amazing team per-
formance I've ever seen."
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Adamski, who didn't compete in
the NCAA meet anyway, this will
be the same Wolverine team that
defends the NCAA and Big Ten
crownagain this year.
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