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    The Nebraskon
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Swimmers Take Best" Mark
In 20 Years to
8 Meet
Wednesday, Mar. 1, 1961
By Hal Brown
Nebraska's swimmers will
enter me Big Eignt swim
ming meet beginning tomor
row at Norman, Okla., with
the best dual record since
Coach Dick Haas's tankers
compiled a 9-4 'dual record
this season for the best mark
By Hal
When the Board of Regents and Chancellor Clifford
Hardin meet later this month to discuss a replacement for
departing Athletic Director Bill Orwig, we hope they give
the matter some serious thought.
Some talk has arisen regarding combining the posts of
head coach and athletic director. This arrangement has
worked well at several schools and prob
able would work at Nebraska.
If this setup were followed it would
raeaa that either the football coach or
basketball coach would also assume the
duties of athletic director. Basketball
coach Jerry Bush says he definitely is not
a candidate for the bead position and this
leaves only football coach Bill Jennings.
With the record Jennings-has compiled
m recent years as bead grid coach it would
be a foolish more to give him the added
responsibility. Another possible move
would be to hire someone else as bead football coach and
athletic director.
A solution that we recommend would be to appoint an
interim director until nest February when Jennings' con
tract expires and then act according to the football record
of the coming season.
If an interim director is appointed it should be Some
one who is familiar with the athletic setup at this University
and the logical choice here would seem to lie between ii
F. "Pop" Bein and A. J. Lewandowssi
Both men are thoroughly familiar with the alhletic pro
gram. Klein Is preseikly assistant to Orwig and Lewaudow
ski is business manager.
Whatever is done there is only one month in which to
do it
Too Many Guards
For those of you who wonder why Nebraska did cot get
Al Peithman, the Hebron ace. It is our understanding that
be chose Kansas State over Nebraska because at the time
Nebraska had an abundance of guards and the Wildcats
cod not. -
Nebraska bad AI Maxey, PhO Earth, Jiai KewalLe. Al
Roots and Rex Swett and prospects were din for breaking
into that lineup. But Maxey tripped scbelasticaQy, Barth
signed a professional baseball contract and Kowalke has
been bothered since Cbristmas with an ankle injury.
Husker coach Jerry Bush made a determined effort to
get-tbe Hebron star, but you can't get them aH
The first casualty of the college baseball spring train
ing season was a broken arm suffered by a pitcher at
Oklahoma State.
Batting practice was held up at the Cowboy camp when
pitcher ""Iron Mike" was temporarily sidetracked when bis
throwing arm broke at the elbow.
Mike, an automatic pitching machine, snapped the
metal ana in a recent workout and coach Toby Greene's
inexperienced mound staff was rushed is for temporary
relief. .
A disgruntled batter, who bad feist ducked a few wild
southpaw sophomore slants, was beard to Hnrtter
leaving the batting cake, ! wish that danged plumber
would bet bere wiih that new pipe, belt and w aster, so we
can relax a little in Che batting cage,"
Oklahoma Cop Queen Prize Again
For the third straight year, a IMversily off Oklahoma
co-ed has won Sport magazine's national qaeea contest.
Patti Bledsoe, the Sooners' sophomore cheerleader from
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. won the most voles of Sport readers.
Her bobbies are skiing and cooking. In 1958 Deanna Brwia
eff Hsnryetta, Okla., won and m 1959 Trudy StaDdn of Sioux
City, Iowa, took the top prize.
Radio station KSPI of Stillwater, Okla, began airing
(be Oklahoma State wrestSng matches this season and the
cuM-rlroest has been so well received that they are
planning to broadcast the XCAA championships from Cr;
vaEis, Ore, Mar. 28-ZS. -
Burnett Tops Phi Gams
For Weight Lifting Croim
Burnett Bouse beat Phi Gamma Delta, 21-28. in the Cflyni
pic lifts division off the fetramural weight lifting content
Burnett boasts three daw champims. Charles SnDer
esanyi Gary Peterson and Pablo Kin-en mn the titles of the
122, 148, and 181-pound classes. -
fun-en alsu woo cue raj
standing Msiftual lifter
award as he brotoe records in
the snatch.' press, and clesffl!
and jerk. He lifted the record
breaking total of 745 poondf :
In the Ill-pound class,. ,
This Olympic weight tifto'
division win will be combinei
with Burnett's victory in S3ae
etementary lifts division to
give Burnett the al-Univer-sity
weight lifting team title.
Sigma Alpta Ma won the
fraternity division of the ele
mentary lifts coropPtitoon, but
didn't compete an (Khe CHyn
pic lifts contest and were oirtr
soored by Phi Gamma Delta
in the final tally team
points, 4M7-
The top teams of Che con
test were Burnett, Phi Gam
ima Delta, Sigma Alpha Mia,
Oaaa- TaatAam AasacV
I n i Ulf
'.Mini t alW an he Woat Cwaal
EZf Stuart VMS. Lineala . Nat
, since the 1940 Husker squad
that went through a six-meet
season unbeaten.
Klaas sees a possible third
place finish for the Huskers.
"We have probably the IS
most versatile swimmers ia
Nebraska history oa the basis
of their performances daring
the past season," Klaas says.
Seaton, Boucher, Phi EpsSon
Kappa, Acacia, ana SeJiecs
House in that order .
The indMAual winners of
She Clympic lifts comietitkon
are Boa Fac'telmaiL, tlzs;
Charles SxmeresanyL 132;
Gary Peterson, 148; Dennis
Barton, ICS; Pablo Kirven,
11: Dave Wooeter. 198. and
Dave Strove, heavyweaght.
JLain Feature dock
Varsity: a (fee
TmmC 139. 3.30, Ts,
f - - V
"It still will be necessary tor
our swimmers to have their
best performances at the con
ference meet," he adds.
The Husker swim mentor
sees Colorado and Kansas as
the chief threats to a third
place finish for his team.
Two sophomores, Jay Groth
and LaVern Bauers are ex
pected to be among the top
Nebraska point makers
Groth owns varsity records
in the 220 and 440-yard free
style events and has swum
the 1500-meter free style un
der the Nebraska record in
Groth Swims ISM
The 1500-meter event is not
contested in dual meets but
Klaas says be expects Groth
to break the Husker varsity
record in the conference
meet -
"We expect Jay to hit his
peak in the conference
meet," Klaas said, "but there
is more depth than ever at
this distance and it will be
tough to earn a place."
To illustrate. Klaas points
out that a 22:05 clocking was
gw enougn ior sixia place
in the 1500 meters in the 1960
Big Eight meet. Klaas be
lieves this year's sixth place
time win be well under 21
Klaas also figures the 440
yard free style to be meek
tougher this year and says a
time of five minutes wLU be
necessary for sixth place.
Last year's sixth place time
was 5:2L
Groth holds the varsity rec
ord in the 440 at 4:53.6 and
in the 220 at 2:16.3. These
marks rc 19 seconds under
the former 440 mark and five
Nebraska Sophomore
Says 880 Toughest
One of Nebraska's top hopes in the Big Eight indoor
track championships Friday and Saturday at Kansas City,
Mo., will be sophomore Bill Kenny.
Kenny has run every race from the 440 to the 1930-yard
and be rates the 8S0-yard run as the toughest.
"The SS0 takes more endnr-
ance and
keyed up
yon have to
all the way,"
The Waterloo, Iowa, native
was unbeaten in the 100-yard
run until Saturday when, be
finished second to Oklahoma
Buddy Stewart in the first
loss of the season for Coach
Frank Sevigne's Huskers.
Kenny's best time in the
10M was 2j2L7 against Colo
rado and Kansas State two
weeks ago. He had a mark
of 2:12.8 as a freshman. The
latter mark is approaching
the stadium record of 2:15.7
held by Joe MuHins.
Kenny's best traae in the
600 is 1:13J8, only :02..4 .sec
onds off the record als9 held
by MiiHins.
, Kenny w as state champion
in the $81 as a high school
senkr with a 1:57 J clacking.
He has Ivwered his time in
this ev ent to 1:25.7 since com
ing to Nebraska.
Kenny says be prefers to
let someone else set the pace
m-heahe is raining the 1000.
like to run second or
third, but never first until the
end off the race, BiH sail.
""If the pace is slow I gen
erally start ray kick ia the
final 150 yards, but if it is
fast I just try to hang on and
then kick the final 50 yards.
BiH runs to win w f t h a t
fboiight S setting records.
The important thing at to
wis and I try to run that way
without tthinVing about the
time, Kenny sail.
The Easter sophomore
F reshman Baseball !
Meeting Thursday
Xebrasfca basebal coach
Tony Sharpe w5JJ cwndact a'
meeting at 7 p.ra. Thursday
in fbe Nebraska FMtUaouse.
for al freshmen interested m
partldpating in freshman
baseball this spring. ,
AM baseball prospects are
urged to attend, according to
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seconds better than the old
220 mark.
Bauers never competed in
swimming at York High
School lut he is the first Ne
braska swimmer in 10 years
to swim the 50-yard free
style under 24 seconds.
Bauers Holds Record
' He broke a 14-year-old rec
ord Saturday in the 100-yard
free style with a 53.0 clock-
ing. The Husker sophomore
swims the 50 in 23.7 and the
200-yard breaststroke in 2:35,
second only to teammate Joe
Stocker in Nebraska swim
ming history.
"Bauers will improve tre
mendously in the next two
years," Coach Dick Klaas
believes, "'because the o n 1 y
swimming he had done in
competition prior
to coming
to Nebraska was some sum
I nm-
mer AAU swimming.
Klaas figures Bauers win'"'.? J0"1?'"? "because I was
place in the Big Eight chain-
ninnshins in the 50-vard free
style with Baron Housel and
Garrett Mams of Okianoma
and Eldon Ward of Kansas
providing the toughest com -
petition. Ward is deienaine
champion and swims the
event in 23-2.
The conference meet which
ends Saturday will be the fi-
nal competition for the swim-
Probable Nebraska entries:
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Mto4 tamcrtr: Bow BoropM, It
rar kaekstratae. Hvar4 aaricamibe, m
aWiosal meiier; Braaei Wataa. aw act
thtenM rtae: m Gacama. SU-j-m
in aoie. MNtraa' tree atrfe. frae tr
rxlxr: Urrr Fnrre Wnrf taoksoafee,
HH'-rar aailmuaai. aanfit RtaF.
FU Sm-mm. mSt VRlxr, free atrte
Trior, Ian raa awtr; Jar Gmtfe.
lim nw frar 4Mrwrt few atrie.
Ztu-rn frar as; LaVera Kaom. Su-sr-ar4
fnv atrtr. Wfcmt tmsmMmitatlT
anlr rrtw: fea Madnnl. vm ir
ilatrte. kiwrar tree aviie.
majoring in business admin
istration where his last over
all average was 7 A.
Sports Writers
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Russell Boosts Nebraska
Outlook in High Jump
By Janet Sack
Using a new style of high
jumping in one of the AAU
meets last summer, Tom Rus
sell cleared the bar at 6-5.
Russell, a native of New
York City, wants to put the
! new si vie 01 jumping 10 lis
. ""el
i "suci-
In the fan of 1 he started
"lla wiuing w iry aimosi.600 runners Irom along the
"v"" nce. Kasseil also
"a crss ntlT u nd-p
As a sophomore he ran so
, many 880-relays that he took
up mgn jumping again to es-
i cape running them.
j In his junior year Russell
j placed l&h in the Bronx
cross country championships
in a field of 250 runners.
I in the indoor season he ran
, the 830-vard run for the first
j time and turned in a clocking
of Z:10. Russell corrected his
mistake, and in a second at-
tempt ran a i:59. in a
season meet.
Developed Fast
Throughout the indoor
season Russell ran the 880 in
1:59.8, the 1000 in 2:23, and
high jumped 64). Russell said
be developed faster in the
high jump because it was
something he taught himself.
i mm lAirc wAa-ava J:WU VI uu
junior year, be gave up run
ning the 50 and changed to
the 440. He also concentrated
.on the high jump and taught
himself to hurdle.
Russell's fastest 44f out of
the blocks for that year was
a :50.2. He said. It seems
that I bad the strength, but
I didn't fcave the speed."
In the county champion
ships be won the high jump
with a kap of 6-1 and took
third in the 120-yard high
hurdles in :15.4. In the city
championships, comparable to
Nebraska's state meet. Rus
sell took third in the high
jump with a 6-1 mark.
During the summer he kept
running so he would be in
shape for his final year of
cross country at Morris the season, the Queens-I o n a
High. Relay Carnival, Russell ran
In his senior year Russell the third leg on the mile re
was co-captain of the cross lav an( was clocked in :49.0.
country team. At the county For the 440 out of tha start
cross country championships inS blocks Russell was tuned
Russell plaed third. In the
city championships he placed
I lace in .auunai
In the national rroi mnn
. trv chamnionshins Russell
J placed 18th in a field of 500-
.entire East coast.
In the last indoor meet for
Morris High Russell won the
city championships in the
high jump with a 6-3 effort
In the first outdoor meet of
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know for i o&rartat wW.' Ifietr sreoet op
pottvmiSiet or for profottiooel Jiofaei
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March 6, 1961-londay
March 7, 1961-Tucsday
we iasiesi ot nis ca
In the county meet ho
pulled his first double. He won
the high jump in 6-3 to set
a new record, and he placed
second in the 120 high hurdles
with a :14.9.
Russell, a five sport letter
man at Morris High School,
was elected Athlete of the
Year as a senior.
After he graduated Russell
spent the summer and fall
"just loafing." In April of
1960 he started working out
with the Xew York Pioneer
Club. While he was with the
Pioneers, Russell ran the 400
meter hurdles in :56Jt, his
first and last attempt.
"One day I saw tha bop,
step, and jump. I entered for
the fun of it, and the first
time I leaped 42-1. It wasnt
much, but it was enough to
win my first gold medal in
AAU competition," Russell
Betters Mark
Since that first time Rus
sell has increased his own
hop, step, and jump record
to 46-2.
Russell said, "Everyone has
a best day in track. I had
my worst. Looking back, my
worst day in track and field
was in the AAU Junior Met
ropolitan Championships in
the spring of 1960. I ran the
400-meter hurdles in :56.8 and
placed fifth.
I broad jomped 224 and
placed font. I Mga jumped
64 and placed fourth. I did
the bop, step, and jump in
464 and placed fourth. I was
oa the field aO day and the
only thing I got was tired'.
Russell's best season was
last summer when be took
part in seven AAU meets and
went undefeated in the high
jump. He averaged 64, and
bis best jump, a 6-5 mark, be
did using a new style of jump
ing. WITH