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Goodell is six for six (500-1650 frees, 400 IM) his first two
years at Westwood and he's aiming to make it nine for nine
When he won his unique triple the first time at Long
Beach in 1978 (it had never been done before — those
three particular races) Goodell joined the illustrious Mark
Spitz and John Naber as the only freshmen to ever triple at
the NCAA Championship.
If he wins his expected three this weekend, only Naber
will be ahead of him in total career wins. Long John has 10,
while Washington's Jack Medica and SC's Roy Saari won
The Bruins are strong in the distances with Goodell and
captain Tony Bartel (a fine flyer in his own right), and in the
sprints will rely on All-America sophomore Robin Leamy.
The fly is a UCLA strongpoint with Pan-Am Games 100
champ Bob Placak and Mike Saphir, who was a national
finalist two years ago in the 400 IM.
UCLA also has Montreal Olympian Chris Woo in the
breaststrokes plus IMer-breaststroker-sprinter Bill Barrett,
a versatile competitor who could triple in both
breaststrokes and the 200 IM.
Coach Peter Daland's Southern Cal Trojans, four-time
winners during the seventies (1974-77), has the "F Boys" —
Jeff Float, Jamie Fowler and Kurt Fredericks — as their
"big guns." Float, World Champion in the 400 free in 1978,
can score in the distances, 200 fly and 400 IM. Fowler is a
threat to win both backstrokes and the 200 IM while
Fredericks is a fast flyer-sprinter.
SC can also call upon such talents as breaststroker-IMer
Scot Matsuda, Canadian Olympian Steve Pickell (100 back,
100 fly), sprinter Mike Malony and Swedish breaststroker
Other teams capable of cracking the Top 10 include Tennessee, with Coan, freestyler Kent Martin,
backstroker— IMer Bob Weldon and breaststroker Gary
Faykes; SMU, with double Pan-Am breaststroke gold
medalist Steve Lundquist, favored in both breast and the
200 IM events; Indiana, with PAG 100 back silver medalist
Romulo Arantes and flyer Jim Halliburton plus freestyler
Chuck Sharpe and breaststroker Marc Schlatter; Stanford,
with backstroker Wade Flemons, breaststroker-lmer John
Simons and new head coach Skip Kenney; Southern Illinois and Iowa, which threatened to give Indiana a run for
the Big 10 title.
Finally, there's Michigan, led by sprinters Fernando
Canales and Bob Murray and breaststrokers Bob Lazar
and Tom Ernsting; Arizona, with all its prior NCAA champions (Tim Shaw, Bob Jackson, Greg Jagenburg) now eligible after transferring (with Coach Dick Jochums) from Cal.
State Long Beach; and host Harvard, with IMer-
breaststroker David Lundberg distance free aces Hackett
and Larry Countryman, and backstroker Ron Raikula.
The NCAAs have long been acclaimed as swimming's
most outstanding competition. Combine the stress of
three relays all squeezed into three days and, baby, you've
got a real pressure cooker. There just isn't any rest and by
the third day, 12 swims after the gun sounded for the first
event, the competitor is mentally and physically drained.
The competition is the toughest. The qualifying standards the highest. The emotional strain the greatest.
But, Goodell concludes, "I wouldn't want it any other
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