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Fred Lynch

State College swim team 1971

Posted Monday, April 18, 2016, at 12:00 AM

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March 4, 1971 Southeast Missourian

Freshmen have played a vital role in the State College swimming success this year. Above, Coach LaVerne Lauxman talks with a group of his new men. Ray Shanks is the fellow standing at left, and at right it's Larry Mercer. In the water, it's Kurt Hanneman, Phil Hogan and Steve Stiffelman. The Indians will host the MIAA swim championships this weekend, starting Friday at 2 p.m.

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March 5, 1971 Southeast Missourian

State College swimming coach LaVerne Lauxman, right, talks with veteran members of the Indian tank squad prior to the 2 p.m. opening of MIAA swim championships today. Five conference members--Cape Girardeau, Maryville, Warrensburg, Springfield and Rolla--are competing in the two-day meet at the Indians' Olympic-sized pool. Swimmers above are: front, Ron Anfinson; back, Mark Copper, left, and Charles Young.

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The 1971 MIAA swim championships were held in the swimming pool in Parker Hall. By 2003, the swimming pool was closed. The area was filled in and renovated to provide new space for printing and duplicating. The university built the aquatic center for swimming activities next to the Show Me Center.

March 8, 1971 Southeast Missourian

"The meet was a high quality meet," said tourney director LaVerne Lauxman, first-year head man of the swimming State College Indians. "No one ran away with any event, and although we finished fifth, I feel that our boys did real well. We set ten new school records."

Indian records came in the following events:

50-yard freestyle, Steve Stiffelman, 23.7, fifth place.

100-yard backstroke, Phil Hogan, 1:02.3, fourth place.

100-yard breaststroke, Ron Anfinson, 1:08.4, fourth place.

400-medley relay, Phil Hogan, Ray Shank, Ron Anfinson, Steve Stiffelman, 4:04.4, fifth place.

1,650-yard freestyle, Mark Cooper, 21:16.3, seventh place.

200-yard medley, Larry Mercer, 2:14.8, second place.

100-yard freestyle, Steve Stiffelman, 52.5, fourth place.

200-yard backstroke, Phil Hogan, 2:18.3, fifth place.

400-yard freestyle relay, Cordry, Mercer, Stiffelman, Watson, 3:37.0, fourth place.

3-meter diving, exhibition, Charles Young, 375.9 points, fourth place.

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