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September 04, 1992 - Image 29

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-09-04

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Detroit won big in this
Sunday morning event, with
several individual and team
medals. In the 13-14 divi-
sion, Mike Durante placed
second and Joey Edwards
third in the 2.4-mile race.
They teamed with Eric Adel-
man, Adam Estrine and
Aaron Kobernick for the
team gold medal.
Jody Reimer, Elyse Adel-
son and Jodi Shapiro
teamed for the team gold
0 medal in girls 15-16. Track
coach Joel Kashdan repre-
sented Detroit in the adult
race and finished fifth.

The team came on with a
rush on the last day of golf
matches. Starting out 14
strokes behind Los Angeles
and seven behind Philadel-
phia, Detroit closed to with-
in one stroke of gold medal
winning L.A.
Stuart Schwartz, who had
been sick for two days, had
to withdraw after 14 holes.
This put pressure on team-
mate Jason Raznick, who re-
sponded with the lowest
13-14 score of the day, an 84.
The best 13-14 score was
added to the best 15-16 score
each day in the team corn-
petition. Despite not having
a medalist, Detroit finished
with the team silver medal.

Heidi Goldman paced the
competition on the balance
beam, taking the gold

Yaakov Krieger missed a
medal by .2 in kata, a karate
demonstration style.

Detroiters faced stiff com-
petition from East and West
Coast teams and did not

The boys team showed
strong team play and spirit
throughout the competition.
They played Orange Coun-
ty, Calif., to a standstill in
their first game, losing 1-0
on a penalty kick.
The defense and goalie
Phil Adler took over in the
second game, against
Boston-Newton, but the
team lost 1-0. In their final
game, Bronx-Riverdale, the

Soccer players Jennifer Gruber, Julie Sachs and Michelle Berris watch boys basketball.

boys tied 1-1 with a goal by
Brandon Robinson, assisted
by Justin Trivax. Coach
Gabriel Attar cited Brad
Zimmerman's play in all
three games.
The girls team faced
tough competition, losing all
three games to bigger,
stronger teams. "They were
angry, frustrated and hot,"
said coach Larry Harwin.
Cari Aronoff scored both De-
troit goals in the 8-2 loss to
Pittsburgh. After the game,
the girls took turns dunking
their heads into a bucket of
ice water.

The boys were defeated by
Los Angeles 4-2, then lost a
heartbreaker to Baltimore.
Detroit spotted Baltimore 10
runs and then battled back,
but lost 13-12 as time ex-
pired. They defeated
Venezuela the next day, but
the Baltimore loss cost them
a chance for a medal.
Coach Lisa Slovis' girls
had a difficult week, but im-
proved through each game.
They lost to Toronto, 12-0,
to Chicago, 22-5, and to Bal-
timore, 13-5. Slovis praised
the play of Abbie
Schwartzberg and Heather

and Kevin Schwartz for a
silver in the 400 medley re-
lay and a bronze in the 400
free relay. Stegman also
won a bronze in the 200 fly,
just .2 from first place.
Jodi Shapiro, who hasn't
been swimming since last
fall, placed 11th in the 15-
16 100 back and 100 breast-
stroke, and 12th in the 200
breast. Steve Bocknek
placed 11th in the 100
breast and 12th in the 50
In girls 13-14, Lath Buch
was 8th and Laura Ham-
burger 13th in 100 breast.
They finished 6th and 12th
in 200 breast.

The 13-14 team lost to
Venezuela and Kansas City,
but beat Pittsburgh. The 15-
16 team lost to Cherry Hill
and Great Britain, then beat

In one of the strongest,
and most disorganized, tour-
naments of the week, Jared
Miller won a bronze medal
in 15-16 singles. He lost to
Alex Zayat of Mexico, 6-7 (7-
9), 3-6.
Elite Ben-Ozer advanced
to the finals of the consola-
tion bracket. None of the De-
troit doubles teams
advanced to the medal
David Stegman brought
the Detroit swim team to
Coach Linda Okun was
the end of his lane in the 13-
of the play of Justin
14 100-yard butterfly.
He lost a tough
Stegman had been seeded
heat on Tues-
first in the event going into
out of his
the meet, but was touched
mind. He had nothing to be
out in the preliminaries.
ashamed of." After finishing
With his teammates on the
his match, Justin filled his
bulkhead cheering, he won
hat with water and put it
the gold in the finals with
a 59.3.
Stegman teamed with Je-
remy Block, Aaron Freilich

Sixteen of the 19 Detroit
track athletes came home
with medals. Elyse Adelson
did it the hard way.
Adelson took four fourth
places, missing a bronze
medal in the 800 meters by
.6 seconds. But in the 300
meter hurdles she took the
bronze in 56.0.
Chad DeWolf spent the
week chasing Andy Hunt of
Los Angeles in the 13-14 di-
vision. But he came home
with four individual medals:
200 meters, 25.8, bronze;
high jump, 5'6", gold; 100
meters, silver; long jump,
1711", silver.
Other medalists: Michael
Grant: 15-16 110 hurdles,
20.5, silver; Jessica Fields:
13-14 800 meters, 2:53.2,
bronze; 1600, 6:16.9, silver;
3200, 14:00.3, bronze; Adam
Estrine, 15-16 800, 2:15.4,
The following relay teams
also medaled: 13-14 girls
4x400: Liz Dubin, Shira
Weiss, Jessica Fields and
Rachel Weiss, 5:21.1, silver.
13-14 boys 4x400: Adam Es-
trine, Joey Edwards, Mike
Durante, Chad DeWolf,
4:14.3, gold. 15-16 boys
4x400: Marty Madden, Ryan
Sills, Daniel Ben-Meir, Ge-
off Werber, 3:57.8, silver.

While the boys team
fought and earned the silver
medal, the girls battled for
a place in the medal rounds.
They defeated Ottawa and
Philadelphia, but lost to Los
Angeles in the semi-finals.
The team earned the bronze
medal by defeating Syra-
Detroit's coed volleyball
team played in the boys
bracket and did not



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