THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THE MICHIGAN DAILY SATURDAY. FEBRUARY
Swimmers Meet Indiana in Crucial Meet
by Jim Benagh, Sports Editor
RON CLARK DAVE GILLANDERS
...American record-holder ... Pan-American champ
JOE GERLACH FRANK LEGACKI
... AAU champion ... NCAA champion
Wolverine Swim Team Overwhelms Wisconsin 65-30-;
Many Regulars Rest in Anticipation of Indiana Battle
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turned in a clocking of 2:03.3 this
McKinney appears to be ahead
of his competition in the back-
stroke, but the battle for second
place should be close. Indiana's
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#FMcJV K.1 N NEY AlexGaxiola, Fred Wolf and John
Smith are rated almost evenly and
second place will probably be de-
cided by a matter of inches.
Wolf will have to carry the
;..burden of Michigan'sattack in the
200-yard individual medley, where
3 , Michigan Captain Tony Tash-
nick's absence will be sorely felt.
v Tashnick, American record holder
Iin this event, has been sidelined
Backing up Wolf will be the fast
-Daily-Jim Benagh improving Babcock, but this duo
RECORD-BREAKER - Just one of the many record-holding will have their hands full with In-
stars competing today at the Varsity Pool is Indiana's breast- diana's Bill Barton. The Hoosiers'
stroker Frank McKinney. other possibilities in this event
are Frank Brunell and the versatile
Clark could be challenged by In-
diana's captain, Gerry Miki in the
breaststroke, but it is more likely
that Miki will have to battle team-
mate Barton and Michigan's Ken
Ware for second place.
Indiana has a decided edge in
the Medley relay in which their
combo of McKinney, Miki, Troy
and Sintz now hold the American
and NCAA records. Its time of
3:41.9 bettered the old mark by
nearly four full seconds.
Meanwhile the Michigan quar-
tet of Smith, Clark, Gillanders
400-yd. Medley Relay-1) MICH-
IGAN (Han, Ware, Pongracz, Reil-
ly), 2) Wisconsin. Time: 4:05.5.
220-yd. Freestyle-i.: Bechtel (M)
2) Mietzel (W), 3) Brown (M).
50-yd. Freestyle - 1) Legacki (M),
2) Woolley (M1), 3. McDevitt (WV).
Time :22.4. *
200-Indivdual Medley -- 1) Wolf
(M) 2) Hunold (W), No third. Time
One-Meter Diving - 1) Jaco (M),
2) Aleissner (:1), 3) Stone ( V).
299.45 points. ., . --.. ----.. --. --..
200-yd. Butterfly -- 1. Natelson
(N), 2) Pongracz (M), 3. Link (IV).
100-yd. Freestyle-1) McDevitt (W),
2) McGuire (M), 3) Floden (M)
200-yd. Backstroke - 1) Han (M),
2) Dewing (v), No third. Time:
440-yd. Freestyle -- 1) Bechtel
(M), 2. Pettinger (M) 3) Meitzel
(IV). Time: 4:49.7
200-yd. Breaststroke -- 1) Ska-
Under (W), 2) Ladwig (W), 3) Mc-
Guire (M). Time: 2:37.
400-yd. Freestyle Relay - 1) Wis-
consin (Hope, Hunold, Eidenberg),
2) Michigan. Time : 3:37.7.
and Legacki or Woolley has come
nowhere close to this time.
The freestyle relay is hard to
predict. This is the last event on
the program and most of the con-
testants in it will have already
swam two races previously.
Thus stamina is more likely to
tell the story here than speed.
Possible combinations are Sintz,
Rounds, Verth and Parks or Troy
for Indiana and Legacki, Woolley,
Morrow, and Kerr or John Mc-
Chuck McCaffree, Michigan
State coach, who's team has lost
to both squads, said that the meet
will probably be decided in favor
of the teams that scores the most
slams (taking first and second
place in one event) and the team
who's swimmers are in the best
condition and can swim three
events without fatigue.
Michigan casually swam to its
33rd consecutive dual meet victory
by downing Wisconsin 65-38 before
a crowd of 300 in Varsity Exhibi-
tion Pool last night.
Michigan, anticipating today's
showdown battle with Indiana,
went into battle last night with
most of their front-line swimmers
on the sidelines.
Coach Gus Stagera onlyallowed
his top men to go all out in one
event, the 50-yard freestyle.
In that race Frank Legacki, Carl
Woolley and Jim Kerr, swimming
in exhibition, swept the first three
places, defeating Wisconsin's tout-
ed Ron McDevitt.
Legacki, the winner, and Wool-
ley, who finished only inches be-
hind, were both timed in the out-
standing time of :22.4.
Kerr, a sophomore from Wauke-
sha, Wis., was less than a yard
behind the leaders.:
The only other Michigan regular
to see action was Fred Wolf, who
won the 200-yard individual in the
leisurely time of 2:14.6.
Michigan's reserves, however, had
little trouble in the remaining
events as the Badgers won only
three of the eleven events.
The meet's only double winner
was Wolverine sophomore
Bechtel, who won both the
and 440-yard freestyle.
HOW MANY American, NCAA and Big Ten records will fall? Is it
going to be the greatest college dual meet of all time? Is this the
best field of big name swimmers to compete in a dual swim meet?
Add these three questions to "Who will win?" and you will have
some of the biggest problems in Michigan swimming history as the
Wolverines prepare to enter the water against Indiana today.
The answer to question one isn't as vague as the others because
a host of record holders will be on hand to represent both teams. Any
time that junior backstroker Frank McKinney swims, a record is in
jeopardy. It's even easy to call him the best male swimmer in the
United States when you review his record to date. He holds AL
major marks in his event and placed in the Olympics four years ago
at age 17.
Then, there's handsome butterflyer Mike Troy, who like McKinney
holds most of the records in-his event. Add to this field athletes like
AAU record holder Ron Clark, NCAA record-breaker Dave Gillanders,
AAU and NCAA champ Frank Legacki, and you have yourself a good
start towards building America's next Olympic team,
As for the question of what is the best college dual meet, the
Michigan-Indiana affair has to be ranked among the top-and this
corner will call it the best ever. Only a couple of old Michigan-Ohio
State meets are in the same class.
Is this the best field of swimmers in a dual meet, it has been
asked. This corner says yes-and to support the statement look at
both the big name stars and tremendous depth of BOTH teams.
VENT BY EVENT, it lines up as so:
MEDLEY RELAY-Indiana busted the collegiate record this year
with a team of McKinney, Gene Miki, and sophomores Troy and Pete
Sintz. Michigan for the NCAA title last year whipped the Hoosiers
with a foursome that included returnees John Smith, Clark, and
Gillanders. Throw in free-styler Carl Woolley or Legacki as a fourth
man and the team automatically improves.
FREE STYLE SPRINTS (50-, 100-Yards)-Each team is allowed
two men to an event, so there's been some sleepless nights lately for
Michigan's Coach Gus Stager and Indiana's Jim Councilman. Each
has a fine group of sprinters who can swim several distances. Woolley
and Legacki should go for Michigan in the century while one of those
two will probably join JimKerr in the 50.-Transplanted Michigander
Sintz (he's from Birmingham) will give anyone a test in the 100.
John Parks will swim both distances. The Hoosiers' vacancy in the 50
is a tossup between a half-dozen swimmers,none of who havethe
class of their Wolverine counterparts.
200- AND 400-YARD FREE STYLE-Andy Morrow and' Bill
Darntori of Michigan haven't shown much this year, but it's a de-
ceiving assumption. They'll probably face Fred Rounds and Tom
Verth in both races. But these are the events where there's no
definite standouts. suggesting that the meet could be settled on these Y
' FREESTYLE RELAY-It's the last event, so any free styler who
has a breath left in him will probably make up the respective teams.
Since the juggling in the other freestyle events is so unpredictable, it
would be difficult to guess at these teams.
BACKSTROKE-Here's a rarity, Last year the NCAA final result
was: first, McKinney; second, John Smith, Michigan; third, Bill
Barton, Indiana; and fourth, Alex Gaxiola, Michigan. All are back this
year, and a fifth back-tracker, Fred Wolf of Michigan, is one of the
country's best newcomers. What more can you ask?
BUTTERFLY-Say you do want more? Try this race. Troy is
American record-holder after his, 2:00.8 dash this winter while
Gillanders is Pan-American champ.
BREASTSTROKE-Clark is probably America's best in the event;
butMiki is a fine racer. Keep an eye on improving Ken Ware of
DIVING-Terry Gum of Indiana has the easiest workout of the
day. He's not in the championship class of his Michigan opponents,
Pan-Am star Bob Webster and Olympic placer Joe Gerlach, but you
can only have two men in an event. That means Gum, who couldn't
rate among Michigan's top 10 divers, will earn a point.
3 And it's that point that could mean the winner in this meet that
has prognasticators going crazy.
Gymnasts Wallop Wisconsin, 73-38;
Skinner, Mont petit Take Four Firsts
to today's swim
By CLIOT MARKS strong performances throughout
In contrast to last week's Iowa the meet with several not count-
loss, Michigan's gymnasts scored th etwt evrlntcut
"too many" points in overwhelm- ing, as the entire squad showed
ing a game Wisconsin squad, up well, realizing that the Big
73-38, last night at the I-M gym. Ten Meet is only two weeks away.
Coach Newt Loken mercifully "If we can come through against'
held down the score against the Michigan State xlext Friday like
woefully weak Badgers, who made we did tonight," Loken said, "we'll
it evident from the start that they be ready for the Big Ten. We
would be no match for the classy have to withstand the pressure'
Wolverines. Loken used his men of the next two weekends in order
several times, not to count, which to prove ourselves. We showed
made the meet statistics rather I
meaningless as Michigan won its HOCKEY CON TR(
seventh against three losses. R+ .
Officially, Captain Bill Skinner
had the night's best record by
scoring firsts in the only twoe
eet thatdhe competed inree
exercise and tumbling. His run-
ning mate on the mats, Jim Brown (EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the see-
was withheld from the event, be- end of two articles dealing with
cause of a slight injury received the controversy that has arisen over
the extensive use of Canadian play-
in pratice.ers on American collegiate hockey
Two Firsts teams.)
Rich Montpetit chalked up two By MIKE GILLMAN
official first places and a second,
not to mention an amazing score American collegiate hockey
of 95 on the parallel bars, high teams, especially in the western
mark of the night. One of his part of the country, have long been
wins was a tie with teammate Al noted for the large number of
Stall on the side horse at 93.5 and Canadians competing for them.
the other came on the still rings. This has generally been the rule
Stall also had another "scoring" rather than the exception and so
first in the parallel bars, and had it was no surprise this year when,
a "best exhibition" 92.5 in the the pre-season polls ranked the'
high bar, which Wolverine Barry WCHA teams seemingly in de-!
Feinberg won with a score of 88. scending order as to the number
The other Michigan first was of Canadians on the respective
recorded by Tom Osterland on the squads. All-Canadian Denver was
trampoline, edging out a tired T. rated on top, followed by North
Francis with a good 91.5 perform- Dakota and Michigan with two
ance. Francis has just finished American regulars each. Picked
diving in the swimming meet for the league cellar was Minne-
against the same Badgers. sota which carries but one Cana-
Strong Performance dian.
Two other Wolverines, Ken However, the objections raised1
Sakamoto and Wolf Dozauer, gave .by Minnesota coach John Mariuc-
against Wisconsin that we haveI
capability, now we have to prove
it to theyrest of the Conference..
The meet was spiced with an
excellent exhibition by three girls
from Flint Junior College: Sharon
Phelps, Judy Klauser, and Teresa
Montefusco, member of the U.S.
team in last year's Pan American
games. The girls pleased the fanrs
with a routnie in free exercise
and on the "uneven" parallel
meet, the Wolverines' track and
basketball squads are also in ac-
At Yost Fieldhouse the Michi-
gan track team is hosting the
Michigan Open. The preliminaries
begin at 2 p.m. with the final
events being held at 7 p.m.
The meet will mark the first
appearance of Bennie McRae com-
peting in a varsity contest.
McRae, holderofdthe freshman
65-yard high hurdle record, is
entered in both the 60-yard dash
and the 65-yard low hurdles.
The Wolverines' opponents will
include Wayne State, University of
Detroit, Bowling Green, and West-
In an afternoon contest at Min-
neapolis, the Michigan cagers will
attempt to avoid their tenth
straight conference loss as they
take on the Minnesota Gophers.
The game was originally sched-
uled to be televised but will not
be because of television coverage
of the Winter Olympics.
Ohio State can wrap up the Big
Ten basketball crown today if they
defeat Michigan State before a
sellout crowd at East Lansing.
Calls for Non-Discrimination
ci to this situation have resulted,
in some disagreement in the league
over the present set-up.
Place a Limit
The aims of those who would
have a limit placed upon the ium-
ber of Canadians allowed to com-
pete are 1) that American high
schools take up the sport, 2) that
American colleges would then have
more players from which to make.
up teams and thus more colleges
would initiate hocey programs,
and 3) recruiting outside the
schools' own areas would be mini-
Michigan's hockey coach Al Ren-
frew, feeling that he is supported
by Michigan Tech's John Mac-
Innes and Denver's Murry Arm-
strong, has remained a supporter
of the current set-up.
Renfrew is quick to support the
aims given by the pro-limitation
group, but feels that the plan they
suggest would not be good for
college hockey and would not pro-
Michigan State and Michigana
"While I was at Tech, we talkeds
about it and the people up there:
felt that they would have a tough
time getting people to come toI
games if we had to turn to re-
cruiting just Americans."
The players on the Wolverine
team themselves offer a rebuttal
to the contention that more Amer-!
ican colleges would take up the
sport if the Canadian imports
were spread around. Said one, "If
any school wanted to get players
it wouldn't have any trouble. There
are a lot of Canadian junior play-
As to the question of recruiting
in distant areas, Renfrew points
out that Ontario is closer for
Michigan to go in search of play-
ers than Minnesota where the only
effective high school program out-
side of the East is functioning in
Strongly interested in main-
taining the level of competition in
hockey from both the players' and
spectators' point of view, Renfrew
says, "To maintain interest in the
sport you have to exhibit a good
game of hockey. The local hockey
program is now starting to develop
and if we can keep the kids in-
terested by showing them good
play, maybe some day kids from
Ann Arbor will be on the team
Support in East
Surprisingly, Renfrew has some
support in the East, where there
is a less intensive use of Cana-
dians. George Menard, hockey
coach at St. Lawrence University
(an early-season foe of Michigan)
declares that while St. Lawrence
has had a great deal of success
with a 50-50 ratio of Canadians
to Americans, this is just a school
Says Menard, "I believe that
a question that may be well tossed
gested reform toward that end-
around at the coaches' annual
spring meeting following the
NCAA playoffs in Boston this
"My own exberiences and observations have convinced me that fraternities
have a very definite place in college li fe."
Kenneth S. Adams
Chairman of the Board
Phillips Petroleum Company
Take on Ho
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167. Polz is normally a 147-pound-
er, but has been forced to grapple
at the higher weight because Pat-
terson recently lost six of his men
including five starters, for in-
eligibility and other reasons.
Wolverine heavyweight Fred
Olm won a close decision against
Illinois' Ken Kraml when the
Orange and Blue wrestler took a
last-ditch gamble for a victory
In the other two matches, Friez
Kellermann tnne o nao deiioAnn
o i liniRenfrew has long stated his
oW 1 apolicy - and that of the school -
as being non-discriminatory. It is
his feeling that such a limitation
ositers N ext would be an unreasonable dis-
crimination against a Canadian
athlete, who might now have a
chance for an education that he
experienced opponent in two days would not qualify for under a
when he takes the mats against limitation rule.
Thnatoinerngrapp'evenge' math.In addition to this, he does not
oosir grapr, who bat believe that such a change would
Fink, 4-2, last year, lost once result in an increase in the num-
early this season and since then ber of high school teams in Michi-
has picked up four victories. gan taking up the sport.
Sophomore Ron Hutcherson fig- Says Renfrew, "We tried to get
ures to give Wilbanks a good test high school hockey in upper Mich-
at 130. Ralph Carlino (123) and igan while I was coach at Tech.
Russell Smith (157) are other The junior teams were going to
Indianans that have a chance of transfer their equipment to the
winning, schools, but the schools didn't
Other probable starters for In- want the responsibility of another
diana are Pete Walker (147); sport, especially when they found
,rm_,., t*m .f Athat insurance was almost impos-
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