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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY, 11 1963

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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AWAY MEET SATURDAY:
Wolverine Swimmers
To ChallengePrinceton

Bodolay Swims Best Time in Upset Race

By BILL BULLARD
Coach Gus Stager, diving coach
Dick Kimball, and 15 swimmers
left Ann Arbor Wednesday morn-
Ing on an Eastern tour that will
reach its climax tomorrow night
in a dual meet against the Prince-
ton Tigers.
Along the way, the Wolverine
tankers will stop to work out and
play some water polo against the
Army swimming team. Niagara
Falls and New York City are also
due for brief visits. But the real
business of the trip is the meet at
Princeton.
The Tigers finished fifth at the
1962 NCAA Meet, three points be-
hind the fourth place Wolverines.
So this is the first big meet of the
season for the Wolverines who
previously had placed second in
the Big Ten Relays and had
trounced Purdue, 68-32.
Two Teams
Princeton's showing in the
NCAA Meet was largely due to
the performances of breaststroker
Jed Graef and backstroker Gard-
iner Green. The Tigers are not as
good at dual meets as they are in
a conference or NCAA champion-
ships
Kimball saw Princeton lose to
Pittsburgh in a dual meet this
season. "Princeton is tough," he
said. "They shouldn't have lost to
Pittsburgh. Several of their better
swimmers didn't swim in the meet
and they just lost on the last re-
lay."
Nevertheless, he predicted, "I
don't think Princeton can beat us.
The Minnesota meet next Monday
night will be tougher."
Kimball outlined the Princeton
squad as one with good swimmers
in every category except the free-
style events. Besides the national-
ly prominent Graef and Green,
the Tigers have capable swim-
mers in butterflyer Jim Griffith,
and individual medleyist Dave
Kennedy.
Graef was second in both the
100- and 200-yd. backstroke events
at the 1962 NCAA Meet. In both
races, Graef was narrowly edged
by L. B. Schaefer of Ohio State.
At 100 yards, Graef lost by only
.2 of a second and at 200 yards
his time was .1 of a second bet-
ter than Schaefer's. In the latter
event, Schaefer was declared the
winner on a judge's decision.
Green took a second place be-
hind Michigan's Dick Nelson by
.3 of a second in the 100-yd.
breaststroke. In t h e 200-yd.
breaststroke, he finished third be-
hind Virgil Luken of Minnesota
and Nelson.
Griffith Captain
Princeton's team captain is Jim
Griffith, a 1959 graduate of Ann
Arbor High School. Griffitn's best
time last season for the 200-yd.
butterfly was 2:05.2.
Dave Kennedy, an individual

medleyist and butterflyer, Graef,
Green, and Dick Williams, a free-
styler from Birmingham, Mich,
make up, the medley relay team
which placed second at the NCAA
Meet behind Ohio State.
Princeton has two divers named
Andrews that Kimball believes will
give Ed Boothman and Pete Cox
a challenging contest. John An-
drews has placed in the national
AAU Meet. He was ninth in low
board competition and eighth on
the high board at the las; NCAA
Meet. The other Andrews, Scott,
has never placed in national meets
but is a competent diver.
Besides the two Michigan div-
ers, the Wolverine traveling squad
includes: freestyle distance swim-
mers Captain John Dumont, Roy
Burry, and Tom Dudley; sprinters
Steve Thrasher, Frank Berry and
Tom Burns; backstrokers Ed
Bartsch and M i k e Reissing;
breaststrokers Dick Nelson and
Geza Bodolay; butterflyers Jeff
Moore and Jeff Longstreth; and
individual medleyist Lanny Rep-
pert.

By BILL BULLARD
Ordinarily if a Michigan swim-
ming star like Dick Nelson, a two-
time NCAA champion, loses his
first race of the season it's some-
thing to worry about.
But when Nelson finished second
in the 200-yd. breaststroke event
against Purdue on January 12
there was no real cause for alarm.
In fact, considering that the swim-
mer who won the race was junior
Geza Bodolay, the event was ac-
tually a' hopeful sign for Michi-
gan's swimming team.
No one is worried about Nelson,
who is known to be a slow starter.
After two seasons on the varsity,
Nelson has not failed yet to be
ready for an important conter-
ence dual meet or the Big Ten
and NCAA Championship Meets.
Rarity
This was one of the few times
that Bodolay has ever beaten Nel-
son in regular competition. Since
last season Bodolay has worked
out with weights and has prac-
ticed swimming in the water with
a belt around his waist that is
anchored with a rope to the seats
in the Matt Mann Pool. "I think
I've increased my strength and
speed by working out with weights
and by using the belts," he said.

Baker form an unequaled trio.
Baker finished fourth in the NCAA
200 with a time of 2:18.1.
Outswam
Although Baker outswam him in
the NCAA finals, Bodolay was
fifth to Baker's seventh in the
Big Ten 100 and sixth in the 200
just behind Nelson. "I'd like to
get down to at least 2:15 or 2:14
this season," said Bodolay. "That's
what it will take to make the
NCAA 200 finals." Besides Nelson
and Baker two other finalists are
still competing this season. So
what was a national record ssv-
eral years ago may be a necessajy
performance to break into the
finals this season.
Usually
Bodolay usually could beat
Baker in the 100 last season but
Baker could often beat him in the
200. "I've improved in both events
this season," he said. "I'll certainly
try my best to beat Baker in the
200. I'd like to keep ahead of Nel-
son also if I could."
Geza lived in Hungary until be
managed to escape during the 1956
revolution. He started swimming
in his native land but didn't taxe
it up seriously until he came to
the United States. After two sea-
sons of competition for a high

school in New Jersey, Coach Gus
Stager convinced him to come to
Michigan.
"I came to Michigan because
it's a good school and because of
Gus," he said. "He made it pos-
sible for me to come here. I
couldn't have afforded going to
college otherwise."
Bodolay and Nelson will face
the best two breaststrokers in the
country outside of Chet Jastrem-
ski and Ken Nakasone of Indiana
in the next two meets. Gardiner
Green will lead the Princeton Tig-
ers in a meet Saturday at Prince-
ton. Virgil Luken and the Minne-
sota team invade the Matt Mann
Pool Monday night for a meet at
7:30 p.m.
Luken is the defending NCAA
200-yd. breaststroke champion. He
placed fourth at 100 yards. Green
was third at 200 yards and second
at 100 yards.
With Jastremski and Nakasone
competing at the Big Ten Meet
but not at the NCAA Meet be-
cause of Indiana's probation, the
former meet should be as com-
petitive as the latter for the three
Wolverine breaststrokers. But the
NCAA Meet is especially important
for Nelson as he tries for his third
straight 100-yd. championship.

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GEZA BODOLAY
....upsets Nelson
Last summer Bodolay practiced
only about 30 minutes a day just
to keep loose. In this fall he start-
ed serious training arid now is at
least in mid-seasor form.
His time against Purdue was
2:18.5 which would have placed
him in the NCAA finals last sea-
son. Bodolay's improvement gives
Michigan the best 1-2-3 punch for
breaststroke events in the coun-
try. Along with Nelson who was
first in the NCAA 100 and second
in the 200, Bodolay and junior Jon

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