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iIKI'Swimmers Tied for Secon


Special To The Daily
LAFAYETTE - Powerful Indi-
ana raced off to 69% points on
the opening day of the Big Ten
Swimming championships here
yesterday to take a substantial
lead over runnersup Michigan
(401), Ohio State (402) and
Minnesota (37 ).
The Hoosiers are expected to
continue the run-away in the re-
maining events -- six today and
seven tomorrow.
Michigan would have picked up
another eleven points with a third
place. finish in the 400 yd. med-
ley relay but was disqualified for
an illegal start. Except for the re-
lay team each of Coach Gus Sta-
ger's entrants placed in the meet.
Indiana started off like a lion

by going 1-2-3 in the opening 500
yd. freestyle. The real surprise
was that Alan Somers, defending
440 yd. champ, was defeated. But
it was teammate Gary Verhoeven
who did it, in a record time of
Michigan's Tom Dudley and Roy
Burry finished fifth and sixth.
John Dumont placed eighth.
In the new 400 individual med-
ley Hoosier Ted Stickles set a
record of.4:17.6 to edge out team-
mate Cary Tremewan by a mere
.9 seconds. Lenny Reppert finish-
ed fourth while Jeff Longstreth
and Jeff Moore took seventh and
ninth respectively for the Blue.
Minnesota's Steve Jackman
swam a 21 second flat 50 yd. free-
style to break his own record of
:21.1. Jim Riutta and Tom Burns
both swam their best times in

qualifying for the 50. Riutta swam
a :22.1 final but still edged Wis-
consin's Graham McMillan despite
a :22.1 time.
Hoosiers Score
This year Indiana even manag-
ed to take the diving title from
OSU as Rick Gilbert carded 450.4
points. Ohio State's Lew Vitucci
and Juan Botella took second and
third. Pete Cox, Ed Boothman and
John Chandler placed fourth, fifth
and eighth for the Wolverines.
In that ill-fated relay, Michigan
was challenging Indiana for the
lead. But a blazing 45.7 second
anchor by the incomparable Jack-
man brought the Gophers from 10
yards back to win.
Although almost no one noticed,
Minnesota's Wally Richardson
swam a :49.9 butterfly leg to put
his anchor man within striking
distance. His split was 2 seconds
below the American record (:51.9).
Jackman, a tall powerful veter-
an from Rochester, Minn., was the
star of the first day. He shaved
one-tenth of a second from his
American and Big Ten records in
winning the 50-yard freestyle. He
returned an hour later and
anchored the Gopher 400-yard
medley relay team which spilled
the Hoosiers at their specialty.
Minnesota was clocked in 3:34.8
for Big Ten and NCAA records.
However, the time, nearly 2 sec-

onds faster than the U.S. stand-
ard, will not be counted as an
American record because the
Gohpers' touch on turns didn't
comply with technical require-
And Hoosier sophomore Rick
Gilbert became the first Indiana
diver to win a Big Ten title in the
half-cenutry-old history of the
meet by edging NCAA double win-
ner Lou Vitucci of Ohio State.
Second Place
500-YD. FREESTYLE: 1. Verhoev-
en (Ind); 2. Somers (Ind); 3. Town-
send (Ind); 4. Wickens (P); 5. Dud-
ley (M); 6. Burry M). Time: 4:59.0
(new event-Big Ten record).
Stickles (Ind); 2. Tremewan (Ind);
3. Gretzinger (MSU); 4. Reppert
(M); 5. Milota (Minn); 6. Shima
OSU). Time: 4:17.6 (new American
and Big Ten records).
50-YD. FREESTYLE: I. Jackman
(Minn); 2. Hayden (Ind); 3. Matt-
son (MSU); 4. Riutta (M); 5. Mc-
Millan (Wis); 6. Stauffer (Minn).
Time: 21.0 (NCAA and Big Ten rec-
(nd);2. Vitucci (OSU); 3. Botella
(OSU); 4. Cox (M); 5. Boothman
(M); 6. Walker (Ind). Points:
nesota (Ericksen, Luken, Richard-
son, Jackson); 2. Indiana; 3. Ohio
State; 4. Michigan State; 5. Purdue;
Michigan disqualified. Time: 3:34.8
(NCAA and Big Ten records).

Third Consecutive Title
On Line for Gymnasts

-pally--Bruce Taylor
CHAMP UPSET-Defending NCAA diving champion Lou Vitucci,
shown here in the Michigan-Ohio State dual meet where he took
a first place, was upset by Indiana sophomore Rick Gilbert in
the one-meter diving yesterday at the Big Ten Swimnming
Championships. Vitucci lost to Gilbert by only 4.25 points..
This Weekend in Sports
SWIMMING-Western Conference Meet at Lafayette, Indiana
WRESTLING-Western Conference Meet at Evanston, Illinois
GYMNASTICS-Western Conference Meet at East Lansing
SWIMMING-Western Conference Meet at Lafayette, Indiana
TRACK-Milwaukee Journal Games at Milwaukee, Wisconsin -
. BASKETBALL -at University of Wisconsin, Madison
WRESTLING-Western Conference Meet at Evanston, Illinois
GYMNASTICS-Western Conference Meet at East Lansing

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Special To The Daily
Weekend, and Michigan's gym-
nasts are ready.
This afternoon at 2:00 the Big
Ten gymnastics meet gets under
way at Jenison Field House. The
tournament continues through
this evening and winds up after a
full afternoon of activity tomor-
The Wolverines go into the meet
solid favorites to take their third
straight conference championship.
If they win it; they will have.
picked up their second jewel in
their own personal triple crown of
Celtics Drop
Pistons by 11
DETROIT (o) - The Boston
Celtics reeled off 16 points early
in the first quarter and then went
on to beat the Detroit Pistons for
the eighth time is as many games
this seaon, 115-103, in a National
Basketball Association game last
By winning, the Eastern Divi-
sion champion Celtics alsp in-
creased their lead to 2% games
over the Los Angeles Lakers, the
Western kings, in their battle for
over-all regular season honors.
The defeat sliced Detroit's ad-
vantage over San Francisco for
the third and final playoff spot
in the West to only one full game.
The Pistons and Warriors will
meet head-on in Fort Wayne,
Ind., tonight.
* * *
SYRACUSE {mil--The Syracuse
Nats fought off a couple of late
New York rallies last night and
beat the Knicks 129-118, the Nats'
seventh straight National Basket-
ball Association victory.
The loss was New York's 22nd
straight at Syracuse.
The Nats took a 35-26 first per-
iod lead and were on top the rest
of the way, although New York
cut the margin to four in the
third period and closed to within
five again in the fourth.
A 13-1 New York burst, paced
by Richie Gerin and Gene Shue,
pulled New York to within four
at 90-86 before Syracuse ran off'
10 straight points.
"Keep A-Head
of your Hair"
We specialize in
near Michigan Theatre

gymnastics. The first was an un-
defeated dual meet season, which
they accomplished with relative
ease in six outings. The third-and
by far the greatest challenge of
all-will be the NCAA champion-
ships at Pittsburgh March 8 and
Balanced Squad
Be that as it may, Newt Loken
and his troops are fastening their
attention on the business at hand,
that of defending their crown.
Loken has brought a 10-man team,
consisting of seniors Gil Larose,
Jim Hynds, and Barry Spicer,
juniors Arno Lascari, Phil Bolton
and Paul Levy, and sophomores
Mike Henderson, Gary Erwin, Fred
Sanders, and John Hamilton.
Soph all-arounder Alex Frecska's
injured wrist hasn't responded to
treatment, and he will not see
any action. "It's one of those
things that developed slowly," said
Loken, "and it's going away just
as, slowly. But we're pretty sure
that Alex will be all right for the
All of the Michigan juniors and
seniors scored points in last year's
meet at Columbus. In fact, of the
163 points scored by the Wolver-
ines in 1962, 104 were scored by
these six members of the current
Lead Charge
Larose and Lascari led the on-
slaught, each piling up points in
six events. The present captain,
working with a painfully swollen
finger, finished third in the all-
around, stillrings, high bar, and
parallel bars, fourth in the floor
exercise and ninth on the Tram-
poline. Lascari copped Michigan's
only first, on the p-bars, and
wound up second in the all-around
and fifth in the sidehorse and
floor ex., tying for fourth on the
high bar and sixth on the ririgs.
The dependable Hynds contri-
buted his share, notching a second
on the p-bars, fifth in the ver-
satility contest, and sixth on the
p-bars. Each of the remaining
three contributed points in his
specialty, with Spicer third in floor
ex., Bolton fifth in tumbling, and
Levy seventh in the horse.
Edge Hawkeyes
Lascari's efforts contributed 44
points to the Wolverine cause, and
Larose's 41. Both totals bettered
the score of the entire Iowa team
-and the Hawkeyes finished
fourth in the tournament with
their 35.
Today's program includes the
qualifying rounds for the seven
basic events, plus the finals in the
longhorse valut, all of which go to
determine the all-round cahmpion
of the meet. Tomorrow will see
execution of the seven remaining
finals, and by the time the sun
sets, the Big Ten gymnastics
champs for 1963 wil have been


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