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ri' Swimmers, Wrestlers Capture Close Deci
ong Finish Powers Wolverines Michigan Wrestlers Upset I
Big Ten Relays Victory over IU In Last-Minute Mat Thrille

By HAL APPLEBAUM
Special to The Daily
EAST LANSING - Michigan's
swim team retained their unof-
ficial Big Ten Relay championship
here today, but the verdict was
in doubt until the next to the
last event as Indiana battled the
Wolverines down to the wire.
The Hoosiers, p r e -season
choices to challenge the Wolver-
ines for national swimming hon-
ors, stunned Michigan by winning
three of the first four relays be-
fore., faltering under; a t'errific
stretch drive by the Wolverines.
Trailing 3-1 and faced with
their first defeat in three years,
Coach Gus Stager's Wolverines
unleashed a furious stretch drive,
winning the last five events to
make the final tally 6-3.
1(SU, Iowa State Shut Out
The other participating schools,
host Michigan State and Iowa
State, an invited squad from the
Big Eight Conference, were shut
out.
The final and anticlimactic
400-yard medley relay was won by
the Wolverines with MSU in sec-
ond and a tired Indiana team
third..
Stager admitted, "I am pleased
and proud that we fought back
the way we did, but we found out
that we are going to have our
work cut for us.'
"I really don't know if we will
be able to beat Indiana in dual
meet, Big Ten or national com-
petition," he added.
Astonishing Performance
Indiana's overall performance
was even more astonishing in
light of the fact that Mike Troy,

the world record holder in 200
meter butterfly, and breaststroke
stir Gerald Miki did not make the
trip.
The Michigan swimmers admit-
tedly somewhat "flat", neverthe-
less gave several promising per-
formances.
Most notable performances were
given by the Wolverines in the
400-yard breaststroke, butterfly
relay, the diving relay, and the
all-important 300-yard individual
medley relay and 200-yard free-
style relay.
Comes from Behind
At the end of the first 100 yards
of the 300-yard individual relay
Indiana's Dick Beaver held a 6-
foot margin over Michigan's Har-
ry Huffaker. The Wolverines' sec-
ond man, Fred Wolf, was only
able to gain a foot on Tom Verth,
but Tashnick, swimming anchor,
covered the last leg in the phen-
omenal time of :57 to catch
Hoosier Bill Barton and win by
inches.
With . Michigan leading for the
first time the Wolverines went for
the clincher in the 200-yard free-
style relay. Inidana, winner of
both the 500- and 400-yard free-
style relays, was favored.
In the first 50 yards Michigan's
John McGuire and Indiana's John
Parks finished even, but Fred
Rounds and Pete Sintz swimming
the second and third legs respec-
tively for the Hoosiers, were able
to give Indiana a five-foot lead at
the end of 150 yards. However,
Michigan sprint ace, Frank Le-
gacki, who failed to overcome his
Hoosier opponents in the earlier
freestyle .events, powered his way

to a 2-foot victory, defeating Bill
Beaver.
Superb Time
Legacki's unofficial time in the
meet-deciding 50 yards was a
superb :22.3.
In the 400-yard breaststroke,
butterfly relay the Wolverine
quintet of breaststrokers Ken
Ware and Ron Clark and but-
terfly specialists Dave Gillanders
and Tony Tashnick raced to a
15-yard victory, setting a relays
and pool record in the process.
Without Competition
The diving relay, in which the
scores of two divers are added to-:
gether to reach a team total, was
won by Michigan's Joe Gerlach'
and T. Francis, who were literally
without competition. Their near-
est rivals were the Michigan 'B'
team, of Ernie Meissner and Ron
Jaco, diving for exhibition, who
finished 44 behind.
The Wolverines' other victories,
in the 200-yard relay and the 400-
yard medley relay were .routine.
The 200-yardcombination of
John Smith backstroke, Ron
Clark, breaststroke, Tony Tash-
nick, butterfly and John McGuire,
freestyle, defeated Michigan State
by two feet with the crucial leg
being swum by Tashnick.
The 400-yard quartet of Smith,
Clark, Gillanders and Hanley,
who set a Michigan record Friday
night set a Relay's record in easi-
ly defeating the Spartans, but
their time was nine-tenths of a
second of their time of Friday.
Record Day
400-yard Freestyle Relay -- 1. In-
diana (Rounds, Verth, Parks, Sintz),
2. MICHIGAN (Darnton, Babcock,
Hanley, Legackl) 3. Michigan State.
Time-3:23.8 (new Relays and Paool
record).. -
300-yard Backstroke Relay - 1.
Indiana (Beaver, Barton, McKin-
ney), 2. MICHIGAN (Gaxiola, Wolf,
SmIth), 3. MSU. Time-2:50.1 (new
Relays and Pool record).
400-yard Breaststroke, Butterfly
Relay - 1. MICHIGAN (Ware, Gil-
landers, Clark, Tashnick), 2. MSU,
3. Iowa State. Time-3:59. (new Re-
lays and Pool record)
500-yard Freestyle Relay - 1. In-
l i a n a (verth, Rounds, Sintz,
,Parks}, 2. MSU. (MICHIGAN dis-
qualified) Time-4:28.9 (new Re-
lays and Pool record)
200-yard Medley Relay-1. MICH-
IGAN (Smith, Clark, Tashnick, Mc-
Guire), 2. MSU, 3. Indiana. Time-
1:44.5 (new Pool record) '
Diving Relay - 1. MICHIGAN (T.
Francis, Joe Gerlach), 2. MSU, 3.
Iowa State. Points 479.
300-yard Individual Medley Re-
lay-1. MICHIGAN (Huffaker, Wolf,
Tashnick), 2. Indiana, 3. MSU. Time
-2:56.7 (new Relays and Pool rec-
ord)
200-yard Freestyle, Relay -- I.
MICHIGAN (MGuireeDarnton,
Floden, Legacki), 2. Indiana, 3. MSU
Time-1:32.5 (new Pool record)
400-yard Medley Relay-1. MICH-
IGAN (Smith, Clark, Gillanders,
HanlIey), 2. MSU, 3. Indiana. Time
-3:47.3 (new Relays and Pool rec-
ord)

SPORT SHORTS:
North Trounces South
In Senior Bowl, 26-7

By The Associated Press
MOBILE - Cincinnati's great
passer, Jack Lee, tossed for two
touchdowns and directed the
North to a 26-' victory over the
South All-Stars in the 11th an-
nual Senior Bowl yesterday.
The slender Lee, named the
game's most valuable player, broke
the game wide open early in the
fourth quarter with a 73-yard
touchdown toss to Syracuse's Ger-
hard Schwedes. Moments later he
threw a 22-yard touchdown pass
to his'Cincinnati teammate, Ed
Kbvac. The latter came on fourth
down and 11 shortly after end
Curt Merz of Iowa covered a
fumble by Mike Dowdle of Texas
on the south 21.
In1 the third quarter, Lee set up
a go-ahead touchdown with a 57-
yard pass to Iowa's Don Norton,
who was caught by Jim Mooty,
Arkansas All-America on the
South 13. Jim Joyce, Maryland
fullback, rammed over from the
one five plays later.
, * *
East Favored in Hula Bowl
HONOLULU-On the strength
of .their backfield, the East All
Stars, coached by Paul Dietzel of:
Louisiana State, are a one-touch-
down favorite over Bud Wilkin-
son's West All Stars in the 14th
annual Hula Bowl Game today.
Dietzel's offensive backfield is
made up of quarterback Richie
Lucas, Penn State; halfbacks Billy
Cannon, LSU, and Ron Burton,

Northwestern, and fullback Char-
lie Flowers, Mississippi.
Wilkinson is counting on the
sharpshooting of Southern Metho-
dist quarterback Don Meredith
who passed the West to victory in
last week's Shrine Game in San
Francisco.
* * *
Patrick Named Sports Director
DETROIT-Van Patrick, veteran
Detroit sportscaster, has been
named Sports Director of the
Mutual Broadcasting System, it
was announced here yesterday.
Patrick will announce a major
league baseball game every day
for the radio network next sum-
mer. He had served eight seasons
as play-by-play announcer of the
Detroit Tigers until the club
switched beer sponsors last year.

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Anderson 19, Greene 18
Wenley 25, Michigan 24
Sctt 29, Cooley 23
Gomberg 33, Chicago 18
Strauss 47, Hayden 10
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