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Wednesday, August 27, 1969

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Wolverine

tankers

try

harder

but

expect

second

By NORM SCHERR
When you are number two,
you are supposed to try harder,
as any avid Avis fan will con-
firm. With a strong foundation,
some hard work, and a little
luck, you reach the pinnacle. It
may take some time and some
doing, but persistance usually
pays off.
For the past nine years Mich-
igan's swimming team has fin-
ished in second place in the Big
Ten, behind the, swimming mo-
nopoly of Indiana Univei'sity.
Despite continued persistence.

Michigan has been floundering
in the Hoosier wash. Even with
an improved foundation, strenu-
ous training, and the aid of
Lady Luck, the situation should
remain about the same this year.
Is Michigan violating the
spirit of the "number two" phi-
losophy? Not so. While Michi-
gan has been trying harder, so
has Indiana. Each time the
Hoosiers have captured the
NCAA crown in the last two sea-
sons, they've set a record for
team's total points, and should
be ripe for a retake this season.

For the time being, Michigan
swimming fans will have to be
contented w i t h last year's
fourth place NCAA finish, as
they edged out a highly vaunted
Yale squad.
The spirit down at Matt Mann
Pool may have been given some
additional impetus, as under a
recent ruling, freshman swim-
mers may compete with the var-
sity. Michigan Swimming Coach
Gus Stager has lured some
promising frosh fish to keep the
Wolverine pond well-stocked.
But this double edged decision
comes with mixed blessings. It
has brought to Indiana's coach
Doe Counsilman three freshman
who competed on the U.S. Olym-
pic squad.
Michigan's added young ta-
lent will indeed be welcome,
folowing the graduation of some
core members of the speciality
,troke squads. Losses include
butterflyers Tom Arusoo and
Lee Bisbee, diver Jay Meaden,
breaststroker Jay Mahler and
John Robertson, and distance-
man Mike O'Connor.
Returning to pilot the Wol-
verine squad is Captain Gary
Kinkead, who takes over the
helm from Bisbee. The versatile
Kinkead can swim backstroke,
distance freestyle, individual
medley, and serves as a crack
relay man. In last year's NCAA's
he captured second in the 400
yard individual medley, third in
the 200 yard backstroke, and
eleventh in the 200 yard indi-
vidual medley.
This year Kinkead may be
counted upon to swim buttecfiy,
or concentrate on distance free-
style depending on thedevelop-
ment of other team members.
This ability to swim almost any
event when called upon should
keep the team fired throughout
the season.
A large proportion of the
team's spirit will also be radi-
ated by senior Juan Bello, Mich-
igan's reincarnated fish. An
Olympian from Peru, Bello can
compete strongly in any event,
and Coach Stager uses his
speedster as each meet's strate-
gy dictates. Bell s forte is the
200 yard freestyle, where he has
finished twice in second place
in NCAA Championship Finals.
once yielding to Yale great Don
Schollander, and this year to
Indiana's Mark Spitz.
In addition to holding the Big
Ten record of 1:42.08 in that
event, the Peruvian also owns
the conference mark of 1:6.6
in the 200 yard individual med-
ley. Although Bello edged out
Olympian Charlie Hickcox in
the I-M at the Big Tens, he lost
by a tenth of a second to him
at the NCAA's. Bello's flashy
speed is also shown in the 100
butterfly and 100 yard freestyle.
While Kinkead and Bello can
cover almost any event, there
are definite limits to the nur-
ber they cqn swim. The extent
of Michigan's power will be de-
rived from the depth of the
squad.
Key man in the breaststroke
department is Bill Mahoney, a
competent swimmer who com-
peted on Canada's Olympic

Captain Gary Kinkead

Peruvian Olympian Juan Bello

squad. Coach Stager's expecta-
tions are that Mahoney will
harden with experience, making
him a threat in the 100 yard
breast, as well as his 200 yard
specialty. But after Mahoney,
the breaststroke ranks are Nota-
bly thin.
The backstroke, least year a{
Kinkead event, may receive the
supplemental "backing up" of
Tom Mert, who finished fifth
in the 200 yard version at the
Big Tens last year. But Mertz
graduates in December, and ii
he does not remain for the swin

season, the burden of back.
may fall on the shoulders
sophomore Greg Goshorns
ond at the Big Ten Freshr
Meet in the 200 yard back. W
the enrollment of promis
freshman Rich Dorneya
Steve McCarthy, though,
captain may not even be need
The most abundant of eve
but unfortunately not alwi
most successful for the tank
are the freestyle events.
The sprinting-events -
100 and 200 yard plus the re
legs -- are covered by th

-up
ofX
see-
man
Pith

Bobs - Harmony, Kircher, acid
Zann, along with brother Greg
Zann and Tim Sullivan. Soph-
omore hopefuls include Pat Mc-
Cord and Harry Duffield.

Following in the Hoosier 'wa

DUAL MEETS (7 -3)

Michigan O
98 Minnesota
60 Indiana
62 Southern Illinois
79 Wisconsin
66 Michigan State
82 -Illinois
51 Southern Methodist
74 Purdue
50 Indiana
79 Ohio State
* * *

pponent
25
63
42
44
57
32
62
49
73
44

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Indiana
MICHIGAN
Michigan State
Ohio State
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Purdue
Illinois
Northwestern
Iowa

sing In the tests of endurance-
and the 500 and 1,000 yard free-
the will be juniors Mike Allen and
ded. Mike Casy who both showed
nts, promise at the end of last sea-
ays son. Sophomore Dave Kelley,
ers, freshman Tim Norlen, and
don't forget Kinkead, should
50, provide assistance.
elay That annual Coach's heart-
hree ache (graduation) and head-
ache (replacement) should send
Stager groping for the aspirin
as he tries to rebuild a once
PS formidable butterfly squad.
517 To fill the gap left by the de-
424 parture of Bisbee and Arusoo,
304 Stager has only one real vet-
191 eran in Mike Allen, sixth place
184 finalist in the NCAA's. How fast
184 Stager can develop the talents
125 of Sophomore Byron MacDon-
105 ald and freshmen Don Peterson
39 and Ray McCullough will deter-
39 mine the strength of this year's
21 butterfly contingent.
Although much of the out-
standing swimming talent is
32 cocentrated in the Big Ten,
306 the degree of concentration is
190 so great in diving, that national
16 competition and Big Ten com-
161 petition is almost synonymous.
102 Despite the loss of Jay Meaden,
82 ace diver Dick Rydze returns to
61 bolster Michigan's boards. Al-
45 though only a sophomore last
45 year, Rydze placed third in the,

NCAA's on the three meter, and
captured first in the tower at
the AAU's. With Seniors Mc-
Mannaman, a finalist in both
boards at the NCAA's and Paul
McGuire, plus freshman Joe
Crawford, diving prospects could
be bouncing even higher.
Looking to the very near fu-
ture, if one should dare delve
into that often hazy, and un-
certain realm, the season up-
coming should offer no surprise
as to the top swim team around
-Indiana. They have just too
many horses to be overtaken.
But a fast-improving Ohio State
1969-70 SWIMMING
SCHEDULE
Dec. 11 at Minnesota
Dec. 12 at Wisconsin
Jan. 9 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Jan. 10 BIG TEN RELAYS
Jan. 23 SOUTHERN
METHODIST
Jan. 24 PURDUE
Jan. 31 MICHIGAN STATE
Feb. 6 at Indiana
Feb. 14 at Illinois
Feb. 21 at Ohio State
Mar. 5, 6, 7, Big Ten Champion-
ships, Bloomington, Ind.
Mar. 25, 26, 27 NCAA Champ-
ionships, Ames, Iowa
Home meets in caps
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team, that jumped from 20th to
8th in the NCAA's, will be out
to displace Michigan in the
number two slot.
Michigan State's squad hI s
been thinning recently, and wi!l
be hard pressed to hold their
usual third place position, in the
face of the onrushing Buckeyes.
The rest of the Big Ten has few
outstanding swimmers, especial-
ly with the graduation of Min-
nesota's Marty Knight, Purdue's
Dan Milne, Wisconsin's Fred
Hogan and Illinois Kip Pope,
and no worthwhile teams. Thus,
Indiana's top position is almost
assured with Michigan, though
trying harder, still number two.

BIG TEN RELAYS
Indiana
MICHIGAN
Michigan State
Wisconsin
Ohio State
Minnesota
Iowa
Big Ten Freshman Meet
Michigan (3rd)

NCAA's
Indiana
136 Southern Cal.
120 Stanford
89 MICHIGAN
73 Yale
66 UCLA
35 Long Beach
21 Ohio State
Florida
240 Oregon

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