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SUNDAY, MARCH 6, 1955

THE MICMGAN DAILY

PAGE SEVEN

MTNDAY MAIWW B. 19~5 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Records Fall as Ohio State

Wins Swimmin eet

Wiggins, Konno, Oyakawa, Jones Set
Marks; Michigan Leads in First Places

Rodriguez, Haney,Pearson,
Kaul Win Wrestling Honors

By DON LINDMAN
Special to The Daily
A scarlet and grey tidal wave hita
the Big Ten swimming champion-
ships, turning what was expected
to be a tight contest into a last-
minute OSU rout.
The Buckeyes celebrated Coach
Mike Peppe's 25th year as OSU
mentor by running up a 123-point
total to swamp the second-place
Wolverines, who garnered 150%.
Ohio State Inspired
Typical of the inspired Buckeye
performance was the effort of Van
Leer Hoffman, Ohio State's breast-
stroker, who finished a surprising
second in the 200 yard orthodox
breaststroke, despite being nearly
bedridden with an attack of the
flu.
Yesterway was just not Michi-
gan's day. The Wolverines, who
entered the final competition only
one point out of #rst place, fell be-
hind from the start of the after-
noon preliminaries when four
maize and blue potential point-
getters just missed qualifying.
The Wolverine disaster contin-
ued when Coach Bruce Harlan's
diving corps nearly collapsed be-
fore an inspired OSU aggregation,
sparked by the nearly perfect per-
formances by Jerry Harrison.
Michig n's main consolation was
the knowledge that the Maize and
Blue squad captured the most in-
dividual titles, gaining seven to
OSU's six. This was the Buckeyes'
seventh straight championship,
unprecedented in Big Ten swim-
ming history.
Wiggens Wins
The deciding race was the in-
dividual medley in which Al Wig-
gins, Ohio State's sophomore sen-
sation established a new Ameri-
can, Big Ten, NCAA, and pool rec-
ord. In fashioning a time of 1:24.3,
it marked the fourth time that the
towering Buckeye has lowered the
mark for that event this year.
This race virtually assured OSU
of the championship as the result
left Michigan 8% points off the
pace, needing an almost-impos-
sible 5 point victory in the div-
ing event. y
rSchlundt Wins
Scoring Title
BLOOMINGTON (R) - Big Don
straight season tonight and his
Schlundt won the Big Ten season
scoring record for the third
straight season tonight and his
Indiana team, the defending
champs, escaped the league cellar
by beating Ohio State, 84-66.
Schlundt's 47 points, tying his
own record, gave him the season
title with 369. Dick Garmaker of
Minnesota finished second with
348 and Northwestern's Frank Eh-
mann third with 343.
The huge center, All-America
last year, set a new conference
record of 25 free throws in to-
night's game.
Schlundt also set his old single
game scoring record against Ohio
State in Bloomington last year.
He had held the Big Ten record
of 17 free throws in one game and
watched Michigan State's Al Fer-
rari beat it with 21 last Monday
night.

BUMPY JONES
...new event, old champ

59 more than the winning score
which teammate Morley Shapiro
racked up last year.
In what have become ordinary
performances for them, Yoshi
Oyakawa and Ford Konno each
were repeat - winners, Oyakawa
setting a record in the 100-yard
backstroke event ,and Konno
breaking the 440-yard freestyle
mark. The 100-yard backstroke
proved to be one of the top races
o fthe evening.
After the first 50 yards, War-
drop and Wiggins were tied, with
Oyakawa only six inches behind
them. Wardrop pulled into the
lead briefly but was caught by
both of his opponents at the 75-
yard mark.
Oyakawa then put on a burst of
a speed which neither of the other
two was able to match. Wardrop
and Wiggins were clocked in iden-
tical times for second place but the
judges awarded the position to the
Michigan swimmer.
Jones Wins Again
Bumpy Jones, Michigan's versa-
tile captain ,established a new rec-
ord in a new event as he finished
ahead of Ohio State's Hoffman in
the 200 yard breaststroke in
2.27.3.
Michigan picked up more points
in the 100 yard freestyle as Ron
Gora won and Bert Wardrop fin-
ished fourth. Gora's time of 50.9
was outstanding.
Michigan won the final event,
the medley relay, with Bert War-
drop, Mike Delaney, and Gora, but
by then the Buckeyes had com-
piled enough points to put the
meet beyond reach.

Wiggins opened up a five-foot
lead on Michigan's Jack Wardrop
in the second twenty-five yards of
the breaststroke leg. He picked up
more distance on the Scotsman in
the freestyle and the backstroke
and won by eight feet.
Aside from Wiggins' outstanding
performance the most exciting dis-
play of talent of the evening was
shown by Jerry Harrison, the
Buckeye diver. Harrison was as
near perfection a's a diver could
hope to be on any one occasion.
Michigan's Jim Walters finished
third behind OSU's Morley Sha-
piro.
He continually picked up 9's and
10's with brilliant exhibitions as
he amassed a total of 593.25 points,

Photo Courtesy of Fritz Dawson
GRAY WINS FOR MICHIGAN-Pete Gray scores a victory in
the 1,000-yard run in yesterday's Big Ten Track Meet at East
Lansing. The Michigan speedster later copped the 880 event to
become a double winner. Murray Keatinge of Iowa finished sec-
ond, and Wolverine Hobe Jones, in the background, took fourth.
Trackmen Win Six First
Places, Tie for Seventh{

(Continued from Page 1)
Iowa had an excellent chance to
win, as they had men in the final
three events. Michigan had fin-
ished its matches, and registered
its total of 50 points. The Hawk-
eyes needed three wins to overtake
the Wolverines, or two wins and
a pin to tie Michigan. However,
Keen would not be denied his an-
niversary gift, and the best that
Iowa could do was capture the
177 lb. class title.
Second Straight Crown
Andy Kaul climaxed his Wol-
verine career by copping his sec-
ond straight Big Ten title. The
popular senior from St. Mary's,
Pa. also won the 137 lb. title in
last year's event.
Kaul garnered two points on a
takedown, one on an escape, and
the final one for riding time. Al-
though the Maize and Blue cap-
tain shut out his opponent, the
match was very close, and was
not decided till the final period.
Don Haney continued his un-
beaten streak by defeating Bud
Weick of Purdue. Haney was
awarded the victory over the de-
fending conference champ on the
votes of the three referees. The
match ended in a 5-5 draw, and
the officials gave the win in the'
see-saw battle to the Maize and
Blue grappler.
Rodriguez Pins Foe
Mike Rodriguez, former Michi-
gan state high school wrestling
champion pinned Jerry Seeber in
1:44 of the second stanka, to gain
honors in the 157-1b. class.
The Maize and Blue grappler
had dominated the matchl, and
piled up a considerable lead in
points at the time of the pinning.
Seeber, the Wisconsin ace, entered
the match with a 9-0-1 record,
but was no match for the fiery
Rodriguez.
Max Pearson completely over-
whelmed John Ontiveron of Illi-
nois, to win the 130 lb. class title.
Pearson, who got off to a slow
start, dominated the match and
almost pinned his foe in the sec-
ond period, but could not hold him
down for the count.

Track Statistics
BROAD JUMP - 1. Edgar Brabham, Michigan State, 23 feet 8 inches; 2. Lee
Williams, Ohio State, 23-41/; 3. Junior Stielstra, MICHIGAN, 23-3; 4.
Tom Hendricks, MICHIGAN, 23-/; 5. Bill Garner, Minnesota, 22-11.
SHOT PUT-1. Dave Owen, MICHIGAN, 53 feet 14 inch; 2. Charles Thomas,
Wisconsin, 50-1; 3. Joe Savoldi, Michigan State, 49-%; 4. Clarence Lane,
Indiana, 48-11%4; 5. Larry Staff, Illinois, 48-8%4.
POLE VAULT-1. Dale Foster, Illinois, 14 feet I% inches; 2. Charles Coy-
kendall, Michigan State, 13-8; 3. Brealon Donaldson, Indiana, 13-4; 4.
Tie between George Best, Michigan State, and Bob Appleman, MICHI-
GAN, 13. Betters old Jenison Field House record of 14-1 by Dick Cole-
man, Illinois, in 1951.
HIGH JUMP-1. Tie between Mark Booth. MICHIGAN, and Calvin Boyd,
Indiana, 6 feet 5% inches; 3. Joe Savoldi, Michigan State, 6-4; 4. Tie
between Howie Liverance, MICHIGAN, and Les Stevens, Iowa, 6-3.
60-YARD DASH-1. Edgar Brabhalin, Michigan State; 2. John Johnson,
MICHIGAN; 3. Travis Buggs, Michigan State; 4. John Vallortigara,
MICHIGAN; 5. Lee Williams, Ohio State. :06.2. Betters old Jenison
Field House record of :06.3 by Art Pollard, Penn State, in 1955.
ONE-MILE RUN-1. John Moule, MICHIGAN 2. Rich Ferguson, Iowa; 3.
James Lambert, Indiana; 4. Len DePalma, Northwestern; 5. Guy Bere-
tich, Ohio State. 4:21.3.
440-YARD RUN-1. Kevan Gosper, Michigan State; 2. Len Robinson, In-
diana; 3. Jack Mansfield, Wisconsin; 4. Al Roberts, Ohio State; 5. Don
Ward Indiana; :48.2. Betters old Jenison Field House record of :48.5
by Kevan Gosper, Michigan State, in 1955.
70-YARD HIGH HURDLES-1. Willard Thomson, Illinois; 2. Joe Savoldi,
Michigan State; 3. Milt Campbell, Indiana; 4. Ken Toye, Northwestern;
5. Les Stevens, Iowa.':08.5. Betters old Jenison Field House record of
:08.6 by Rod Perry, Penn State, and Joe Savoldi, Michigan State, in 1955.
1000-YARD RUN-1. Pete Gray, MICHIGAN; 2. Murray Keatinge, Iowa; 3.
Eugene Sultze, Wisconsin; 4. Hobe Jones, MICHIGAN; 5. Bob Dintel-
mann, Illinois. 2:18.7.
600-YARD RUN-1. Kevan Gosper, Michigan State; 2. Mike Cusick, Indi-
ana; 3._ Grant Scruggs, MICHIGAN; 4. Bob Brennan, Wisconsin; 5.
James Ely, Indiana. 1:11.3. Betters old Conference record of 1:11.4 by
Leroy Ebert, Iowa, in 1954.
300-YARD DASH-1. Ralph Fessenden, Illinois; 2. Edgar Brabham, Michi-
gan State; 3. Dick Flodin, MICHIGAN; 4. Joe Hoffman, Wisconsin; 5.
Ed Hampton, Indiana. :30.8. Equals Conference record, set Friday night
by Fessenden.
880-YARD RUN-1. Pete Gray, MICHIGAN; 2. John Moule, MICHIGAN;
3. Henry Cryer, Illinois; 4. Bob Anderson, Wisconsin; 5. Murray Keat-
inge, Iowa. 1:54.7.
70-YARD LOW HURDLES-1. Jim Love, MICHIGAN; 2. Abe Woodson, Il-
linois; 3. Lee Williams, Ohio State; 4. George Moyers, Northwestern; K,
Tom Hendricks, MICHIGAN. :08.0.
TWO-MILE RUN-i. Ron Wallngford,MICHIGAN; 2. Jon Dalton, Wiscon-
sin; 3. James Lambert, Indiana; 4. Lloyd Bartel, Ohio State; 5. Tony
Pentino, Indiana. 9:26.4.
ONE-MILE RELAY-1. Indiana (Don Ward, Jim Ely, Mike Cusick, Len
Robinson); 2. MICI4IGAN; 3. Michigan State; 4. Ohio State; 5. Wis-
consin. 3:19.2. Betters Jenison Field House record of 3:19.5 by Penn
State (John Morin, David Leatham, Robert Matz, Arthur Pollard) in 1955

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(Continued from Page 1)
Cann and John Winder won titles.
away with ease near the end.
Wolverine shotputter Dave
Owen broke up a close battle when
he heaved the 16-pqund ball 53'
%" to take this event. It was
Owen's best toss of his career by
almost two feet, and exceeded
Fritz Nilsson's winning heave of
last year, 52' 7%". Closest to Owen
was Wisconsin's Charles Thomas,
at 50' 1".
Little Ron Wallingford finish-
ed at the top of the two-mile heap
with ease, whipping Badger Jon
Dalton by over thirty yards in the
time of 9:26.4. Although this was
nowhere near his brilliant 9:18.3
clocking of last week, it was a sit-
uation parallel to that in the mile
run-no one present who felt like
setting a fast pace.
Jim Love pulled a major upset
when he dethroned Illinois' Abe
Woodson in the 70-yard low hurd-
les.
Mark Booth, favored in the high
jump, ran into stiff competition
from Cal Boyd, Indiana's star.
Neither could clear the 6' 7" bar
in three tries so the two had to be
content with a deadlock in the
event. The official measurement
was 6' 5%".
The Spartans pleased the home
town fans with their second-place
showing. They had even led after
nine of the fifteen events had been
completed, but avid State rooters
didn't realize that their "strong"
events were finished, while the
middle-distance events, where
Michigan was powerful, were just
coming up.
Enthusiasm by the MSC fans
was caused by three "iron men,"
Joe Savoldi, Kevan Gosper and
Edgar Brabham. Brabham won
the broad jump and 60-yard dash
and placed second to Illinois'
Ralph Fessenden in the 300.
Savoldi, who impressed every-
one with his game spirit, placed
second in the high hurdles and

third in both the shot put and
high jump. The versatile athlete,
son of the famed Notre Dame
football star and professional
wrestler, is considered one of the
country's better decathlon pros-
pects for next year's Olympics.
Gosper, an Australian product,
won the 600 in 1:11.3 to set a new
Big Ten record. He previously had
copped the 440 in 48.2 to estab-
lish a new Field House mark.
Illinois had but three first-
place winners and dropped out of
the running because of its depth
problem. Winning for Leo John-
son's squad were talph Fessen-
den, who set a Conference record
with a :30.8 clocking in the 300,
Dale Foster, who won the pole
vault, and Willard Thomson, who
repeated last year's victory in iie
high hurdles

CLIFF KEEN
.. an anniversary gift
In consolation matches. Michi-
gan's Dan Deppe took fourth place
in the 123 lb. match, losing to
Vern Whilney of Purdue. Tom
Krause also placed fourth, losing
the 177 lb. consolation match to
Ed Mathews of Wisconsin.
After the meet, Coach Cliff
Keen commented that this was
a great team victory, and that he
was very happy to win on his an-
niversary.
STATISTICS
123-Terry McCann (Iowa) defeated
Dick Meeks (Ill.), 12-3
130-Max Pearson (Michigan) defeated
John Ontiveros (Il.), 4-0
137-Andy Kaul (Michigan) defeated
John Sinadinos (MSC), 4-0
147-Don Haney (Michigan) defeated
Bud Weick (Purdue), 6-5
157-MikeeRodriguez (Michigan) pin-
ned Jerry Seeber (Wisconsin) 4:44
167-Larry TenPas (Illinois) defeated
Harlan Jenkinson (Iowa), 5-2
177-John Winder (Iowa) defeated Dick
Anthony (Indiana), 4-3
Hearvyweight-Bob Konovsky (Wiscon-
sin) defeated Ken Leuer (Iowa), 2-1.
TEAM POINTS
MICHIGAN ......................50
Iowa ...... .......................46
Illinois ............................37
Wisconsin ..........................33
Purdue .,.......................16
MSC .............................15
OSU ..........................14
Indiana ......................... 9
Minnesota .........................7
Northwestern.........4

Illinois Wins
Conference
Gym Crown
Special to The Daily
MINNEAPOLIS - Led by Bill
Winkler who won fourth place on
the trampoline, Michigan's youth-
ful gym squad collected 38 points
to wind up solidly in fifth place
at the Big Ten gymnastics meet
held at Minneapolis yesterday aft-
ernoon.
Finishing in front of Michigan
were Illinois, Michigan State, Iowa
and Minnesota in that order. In
accumulating their 139.5 points,
the Illini grabbed their sixth
straight title in as many years for
coach Charles Pond.
The meet's outstanding individ-
ual performer was MSC's Carle-
ton Rintz. He accounted for the
majority of the Spartan's 91.5
points by taking three firsts, a
second, and a third.
Going into the meet with three
championships at stake, Brintz de-
fended two successfully, lost one,
but gained another. His phenomi-
nal performance on both the side
horse, and the flying rings plus a
win in the all around gave him
his three crowns. He notched a
tremendous total in each event,
taking 274 points on the side
horse, 273 points on the flying
rings, and he amassed 1,560 points
in sweeping the five all-around
events.
The afternoon's two other vic-
tors were Sam Baile of Iowa and
Tom Gardner of Illinois. Baile be-
came the new horizontal bar
champ, taking 258 points, and
Gardner successfully defended his
parallel bars crown by topping the
event with 266 points.
Coach Newt Loken was also
pleased with Nick Wiese and
Frank Adams. Both Wiese and
Adams had the disheartening ex-
perience of finishing sixth, only
one point away, from a fourth
place decision. Adams finished
sixth in tumbling and on the
horizontal zar, and fifth on tram-
poline. Wiese was sixth on the fly-
ing rings.
Tony San' Antonio was the only
other Wolverine to place higher
than sixth. His routine on the par-
allel bars accounted for a fifty}

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