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IT’S AN EFFORT: Pioneer Bruce Schneeberger’s facial expression seems a bit twisted during this pole-vaulting action in Saturday's Regional Meet at Wines Field. He cleared the bar at better than 11 feet here but missed qualifying for this week’s State Championships.

Ann Arbor Places Second In Regional Track Meet

By AI Schecter

Qualifying in five events and both relays for Saturday’s State Finals at East Lansing, Ann Arbor High placed second to Flint Northern in the Regional Track Championships Saturday at Wines Field.

Northern took top honors by winning its third straight regional title, scoring 56 ½ points to the Pioneers’ 35-7/10, and placing men in 10 positions for the State Meet.

Nick Rayer was the only Pioneer individual winner. The barefooted half-miler covered the distance in 2:05.8 in the first part of the two section race.

Both Pioneer relay teams finished second behind the Flint Northern quartettes. Tom Boyd, George Batsakes, Bill Burd, and Bill Thomas comprised the medley-relay squad and Bob Correll, Elmer Rush, Dick Williams, and Thomas made up the 880 team.

Rush qualified for two places as he took second in the 220 and third in the 100. The two other qualifiers were Bruce Schneeberger, third in the pole vault, and Tom Surd, second in the broad jump.

In Class B two records were broken and another tied as Adrian won its first championship since 1948.

Howell qualified four men for as many events as Doug Drew tied for first in the pole vault, John Clark ran second in the 440, Hal Haller took second in the 880, and Larry Goniea, picked off third in the high hurdles. Milan was stopped with one qualifier—Len Love, who tied for first in the high jump. These and other Class B thinclads will battle for state recognition in Saturday’s Class B and Class D section of the State Championships slated for Michigan’s Ferry Field track.

TEAM POINTS: Flint Northern 56 ½; Ann Arbor 35-7/10; Monroe 35-1/12; Plymouth 34-3/5; Flint Central 24; Jackson 14 ½; Lapee 3/5.
SHOT PUT – Ron Balk (Monroe), Distance 50 feet 2 inches.
HIGH JUMP – Tie among Paul Cummings (Plymouth) and Tom Ferguson (Plymouth), Height – 5 feet 7 inches.
BROAD JUMP – Russ MecKlenburg (Plymouth), Distance – 20 feet 8 ½ inches.
POLE VAULT – Ken Miller (Jackson), Height – 12 feet 1 ½ inches. (Meet record).
100-YARD DASH – Ernest Lansdown (Flint Northern). Time – :10.4.
220-YARD DASH – Blair Maitre (Flint Central), Time – :22.9.
440-YARD DASH – First Section: James Logan (Flint Northern), Time - :52.2. (equals meet record). Second Section: Chuck McKenna (Plymouth), Time – :55.
880-YARD RUN – First Section: Nick Rayer (Ann Arbor), Time – 2:05:8. Second Section: Larry Tilley (Flint Central), Time – 2:07.
ONE-MILE RUN – Chuck Garvins (Flint Northern), Time – 4:46.6
120-YARD HIGH HURDLES – Kelly Thompson (Flint Northern), Time – :15.3.
180-YARD LOW HURDLES – Kelly Thompson (Flint Northern), Time – :21.1.
MEDLEY RELAY – Flint Northern (Harrington, Dennis, Brown, Sharp), Time – 2:31.7 (equals meet record).
HALF-MILE RELAY – Flint Northern (Harrington, Sharp, Logan, Lansdown), Time – 1:33.2.

TEAM POINTS: Adrian 40-1/3; Carleton Airport 35; Livonia-Bentley 24 ½; Albion 21 ½; Monroe Catholic Central 21; Howell 16-5/6; Tecumseh 15; Milan 11 1/3; Hillsdale 9 ½; Eaton Rapids 4; Dundee 2.
SHOT PUT – Don Coulon (Adrian). Distance – 46 feet 2 ½ inches.
HIGH JUMP – Len Love (Milan), Height – 5 feet 7 inches.
BROAD JUMP – Mary Stull (Adrian), Distance – 19 feet 9 ¾ inches.
POLE VAULT – Dave Lint (Hillsdale), Height – 10 feet 7 inches.
100-YARD DASH – Ernest Baxter (Livonia-Bentley), Time – :11.
220-YARD DASH – Richie Davis (Tecumseh), Time – :23.7.
440-YARD DASH – First Section – Larry Masteller (Adrian), Time – :50.8 (new meet record). Second Section: Bob Flager (Livonia-Bentley), Time – :52.4.
880-YARD RUN – First Section: Jim Buckhave (Livonia-Bentley), Time – 2:04.3. Second Section: Dick Wells (Adrian), Time – 2:06.5.
ONE-MILE RUN – Dave Peelle (Adrian), Time – 4:36.8 (new meet record).
120-YARD HIGH HURDLES – Bill Osborne (Monroe Catholic), Time – :15.6.
180-YARD LOW HURDLES – Bill Osborne (Monroe Catholic), Time – :20.3 (ties meet record).
MEDLEY RELAY – Albion (Snyder, Hall, Phillips, Farley), Time – 2:38.8.
HALF-MILE RELAY – Adrian (Lunn, Saylor, Hood, Mastellar), Time – 1:35.4.