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Sports Editor
ctically the whole Wolver-
vimming squad will be corn-
in the Olympic Swimming
starting tomorrow and last-
hrough next Thursday.
ne will be going out to the
a Pool in Queens, New York
for the experience of com-
in a big meet. But others'
ling Captain Ed Bartsch,
s Bill Farley and Bob Hoag,
ophomores Carl Robie Russ
ry, and Paul Scheerer will
aking a determined bid for
to Toyko for the Olympic
s in October..

Robie seems to be the best
Wolverine bet to make the team
in this very competitive selection
process. The first three swimmers
in each event at the trials will
automatically qualify for the
Olympic team.
After Robie won two events with,
the fastest times of his career
last weekend, Jack Kelley, the
meet director, said, "If he doesn't
make the Olympic team, some-
thing's wrong."
Robie won the 200-meter but-
terfly at the National AAU Out-
door Swimming Championships
this summer for the fourth
straight time. The former world
recordholder won the event by over
two seconds.
Swimming for the Vesper Boat
Club of Philadelphia, Robie also
was third in the 400-meter in-
dividual medley as 17-year-old
Dick Roth set a world record in
winning the event. Robie also was
seventh in the 1500-meter free-
Bartsch, the 1964 NAAU indoor
200-yard backstroke champion,
didn't do as well outdoors at 200
meters. He placed eighth in the,
finals. But Robert Kiphuth, a
member of the U.S. Men's Olym-
pic Swimming Committee, still
lists Bartsch along with four
others as leading contender for the
three backstroke slots on the team.

Kingery, swimming for Vesper
as was Bartsch i the backstroke
race, placed sixth in the event. His
time was 2.6 seconds faster than
Outside of Robie, Hoag placed
higher in the meet than any other
Michigan swimmer. He finished
second to 'Don Schollander in the
100-meter freestyle by .5 of a sec-
ond. Schollander set an American
record with- a :54.0 time.
Farley placed in three free-
style events at the meet. He was
fifth at 400 and 1500 meters and
seventh at 200 meters. T'he Los
Angeles Athletic Club swimmer
represented the United States at
the 1963 Pan-American Games as
did Bartsch who won a backstroke
Gold Medal.
Scheerer was fourth in the 100-
meter breaststroke. He was 1.6
seconds back: of winier Chet Jas-
tremski of the.Indiara Athletic
Club. But the Olympic event is
200 meters and IScheerer didn't
qualify forr the finals at this dis-
tance for the NAATY Meet.
The best showing by .a Mich-
igan freshman was made by Ken
Wiebeck, former Detroit Thurstonri
standout. However, Wiebeck, who
set several state class A high
school swimming records, didn't
make the finals in any event.
In the diving trials on Septem-
ber 4-7, junior Bruce Brown, a
one-meter finalist at the 1964
NCAA Meet, is the top Wolverine
hopeful. Senior Ed Boothman,
runner-up in bothdiving events
at the NCAA Meet, did not train
this summer and will not compete
in the trials.
Snior John Candler will com-
pete for Great Britain in the
Games as he recently qualified on
the springboard. He also was a
member of his country's diving
team in ,the 1960- Games at Rome.
Former Wolverine Bob Webster,
now diving for the U. S. Army, will
have a shot at qualifying for the
team in the platform diving event.
He won the event at the NAAU
Meet. Another Michigan graduate,
Alex Gaxiola, was eighth in the
event and probably will represent
Mexico in the Games.
Barden's Bid
Falls Short,.
NEW YORK (JP)-Jack Barden,
former Michigan grappler, gave it
all he had but ended up losing out
his Olymipc wrestling bid by a
draw last Tuesday.
Barden, who .moved up in the
213.5-p6und class by outpointing
Larry Sciacchetano, of Union City,
N. J., earlier in the day, lost in
a draw match with Steve Shippos
of Ithaca, N. Y. Both Bar en and
Shippos elminated them elves in
tetie bout.
The 213.5 Olympic berth went
to Gerry Connine of Tacoma,
Wash., who pinned Joe James of
Chicago in 2:35. Connne gained
the finals by ousting Russ Winer
of Durand, Mich., 2-0.
Other Michigan entries elimi-
nated last Tuesday included Okla
Johnson of East Lansing, John
Rollins of Lansing and Charles
Ginther of Sturgis.
Johnson was outpointed by Keith
Kestel of San Francisco 7-1. after
an earlier 5-0 victory over Jim
Hazewinkel of St. Cloud, Minn.,
in ;the 114.5 class.
Ginther won by default over
Alfred DeLoeon of Britt, Iowa, in
the 138.5-pound category before
being outpointed by Bob Douglas
of Norman, Okla., 7-5.
Rollins also was eliminated in a
draw bout in the same class. He
tied Lou Giani of HuntingtoD, N.
Y., after an earlier pin over Rich-
ard Leonardol in 8:15.

NEW YORK ()-The United
States, putting together one of
its strongest teams ever, probably
will be favored in at least nine
of the 24 track and field events
in the 1964 Olympic Games at
Toyko, could win five ethers and
has medal possibilities in six more.
From a comparison of leading
performances by this country's
athletes with those of other na-
tions, it would appear that in only
four events-the 20,000 and 50,000
meter walks, the triple jump and
the javelin-does the U.S. face
the likelihood of being shut out.
By comparison, the U.S. won
eight track and field gold medals
in the 1960 Games in Rome, one1
of this country's poorest showings.
in recent years.
U.S. Events
It breaks down this way: U.S.
favored in the 100 and 200 meter
dashes, the 110 meter 'hurdles,
pole vault, shot put, discus, ham-
mer throw, and the 400 and 1,600
meter relays; U.S. possible vic-
tories in the 400, 800 and 1,500
meters, the 400 meter hurdles and
the broad jump; U.S. medal pos-
sibilities in the 5,000 and 10,000
meter runs, the marathon, high
jump, steeplechase and decathlon.
With Bob Hayes, the only man
to run a 9.1 100 yard dash, and
Henry Carr, holder of the world
record for 220 yards around a
turn, the U. S. has the world's
two top sprinters. Hayes, however,
has been troubled by a leg injury
and his recovery could have a
major bearing pn the U.S. show-
Jones in Hurdles
Veteran Hayes Jones, who. has
done everything that can be done
in the hurdles except win some
Olympic gold, and Blaine Lind-
grin form an ,impressive one-two
punch in the 110-meter hurdles.,
Jones has done 13.4 this year,
third best ever run, and Lindgren,
has been in at 13.6. , a
The U.S. long has been. domi-
nant in the pole vault. With Fred
Hansen the world record holder at
17-4 and John Pennel the only
other man to clear 17 feet, this

country should be one-two in this
The shot put probably will be
the United States' strongest event.
Dallas Long got off a fantastic
toss of 67-10 for a world record
in the Russian lmeet, and with
Randy Matson and veteran Parry
O'Brien the U.S. could sweep the
Connolly Holds Mark
Hal Connolly holds the world
record at 231-10 in the hammer
throw an dhas to be the favorite
there. Al Oerter has won the last
two Olympic discus throws, and
held the world record at 206-6
until a recent throw of 211-91/2 by
the Czech Ludvig Danek. Oeter,
however, has been far more con-
sistent at the 200-plus range and
probably will be favored.
Because of its ,depth, which is
unmatched, the U.S. undoubtedly
will be favored in both relays.
. Mike Larrabee and Ollan Cas-
sel were one-two in the 400 meters
in the Russian meet and have been
dominating the event on a tour
of Europe. Either is a potential
gold medalist.
Burleson-1,500 Threat
Dryol Burleson, generally re-
garded as this country's top miler,
and colorful little Tom O'Hara,
who holds the American record at
3:38.1 both are threats in the
1,500 meters.
Jay Luck, winner of the Olympic
trials, Rex Cawley and Billy Hard-
in give the U.S. great strength in
the 400 meter hurdles and a po-
tential gold medal.
Ralph Boston probably won't be
favored in the broad jump, but
went a windblown 27-5/4 in the
Olympic trials, the longest on
i'ecord, and could take it all. Mor-
gan Groth and Jerry Siebert have
potential at 800 meters.
Strong Distance Runners
,Bob Schul and Bill Dellinger,
who swept the 5,000 meters from
the Russians, young Jerry Lind-
gren who won the 10,000 meters
in the same meet, and Buddy Ede-
len in the marathon give the
United 'States its strongest dis-

OLYMPIC HOPEFUL Carl Robie displays the form he used to capture his fourth straight National
AAU championship in the 200-meter butterfly. Robie, a sophomore who has yet to compete for the
Wolverines, is given an outstanding chance of qualifying for the Toyko Olympics as he and'other
Wolverine swimmers compete for berths at the trials tomorrow through next Thursday in Queens,
U.S.Tra'ck HpsBihe

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