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Michigan Thinclads Run a Lon

r Conference Grown


Way on Little More Than Guts

IVetters 1 ftK

It took a lot of guts.
And that's the biggest thing that
kept a rebuilding Wolverine track
team in the running for con-
ference honors last season. -
The loss of 13 lettermen after
the 1964 season left the cinder-
men the big task of shaping in-
experienced sophomores into re-
placements for the graduated
stars. So with Captain Kent Ber-
nard as the nucleus of 17 re-
turning lettermen, Coach Don;
Canham went to work training for
the indoor winter season in the,
confines of musty old Yost Field-
Most of the indoor season con-
sists of federation opens and re-
lays, in which team scores are not
kept. They serve the coach and
team as conditioning for cham-
piohship meets and "discovering"
new talent. However, before the
indoor championships in Chain-
paign this year, the tracksters
competed in three dual meets
against nonconference foes.
Take on Chicagoj
In January, Michigan traveled
to the Windy City to challenge the
Chicago Track Club for its first
competition of the year. A closev
meet indicated that the Wolver-
ines had a lot of work ahead of
them as the Chicagoans dealt
them, a 67-64 setback.
Michigan got a lot of help from KENT BERNARD
its experienced hands and some
encouraging performances by and Steve Leutchmian, both soph-
sophs, but sweeps of both the 70- omore shot putters, also keptt
yard high and low hurdle events working into the point-winning
by Chicago made the difference places And a couple of juniorsl
in the meet. who hadn't done much as sophs
A few federation meets saw began to come through in big'
much improvement in Wolverine ways. Bob Gerometta started run-f
thinclads before the next dual ning like a star quartermiler in
meet-this against traditional foe the dash and on the mile relay

Steadfast Bernard set, a new Big
Ten record of 1:09.9 in winning
the 600-yard run, breaking the
string just a tenth of a secoid
ahead of his long-time rival from
Wisconsin, Al Montalbano.
Bill Yearby put the shot just
over 54 for a second place, and
was toilowed by sophomore Har-
vey, who heaved the 16-pound
ball 53'6". Sweeney managed a
third in the broad jump, t-aveling
Canamare added another inch1
to his own pole vault record with
a 14'8" vault, but had to settle for!
fifth. Two more fifths were con-
tributed by Brian Kelley in the
1000-yard run and the mile-relayI
Alter the Big Ten meet came'
the first annual NCAA Indoor
Championships Only one Wol-
verine placed in the meet-
Canamare-and he did it in grand
style, too. He soared over the bar
at 15'4k1" to take a third in the
event and gain a varsity record.
The cindermen got their first
outdoor competition at the South
Carolina Relays, in which 171
teams participated. Things looked
good all the way as Michigan tied
with Maryland for most first
places (five), and added a second,
two thirds, and two fourths.
Harvey set a meet mark of 54'
7" in the shot put, Ted Benedict
set one of 9:11.9 in the two-mile
run, the mile relay team broke the
meet record with a 3:14.1 clocking,
and Canamare set an outdoor'
Imark with a vault of 15'334". The
two-mile relay team took the
other first.
Continue Improving
Michigan continued its improve-
ment at the Ohio State Relays
and Canamare again stole the
show with a new mark of 15'5".
When the dual meets began, a
rematch with the Chicago Track
Club was first on the agenda. This
time in Ann Arbor, the Wolverines
retaliated for the earlier loss with
an 89-37 pasting, winning 11 ofE
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The 1965 version of Michiaa
men in white served and volleyed
their way through the Big Ten
dual meet season with only one
loss and then took advantage of
clutch victories in the champion-
ship tournament to upset defend-
ing titlist Indiana and take their'
eighth conference tennis crown in
the last 11 years.
The season started out on a
seemingly dismal note when the
Wolverines were trounced three
times on their spring tour in late
March. However, it was the net-
ters first outdoor play and the
losses against the strong southern
teams gave the squad experience
'which was helpful in later play.
This season was the first in,
which dual meet victories had a
bearing on the championship.
Each team played a round-robin
scdedule and each doubles or
singles victory in the dual meet
counted as a point toward the'
roW vn.
Three Shutouts
The netmen opened conference
play with three perfect 9-0 white-
washes of dual meet opponents.
Following these victories came
an 8-1 trounching of Michigan
State and then Michigan's only
dual meet loss of the Big Ten
season-to Northwestern by a 6-3
After registering another 8-1
walloping and two more 9-0 shut-
outs over league foes, the netmen
met Indiana on the last weekend
of the dual meet season. The
Hoosiers were unbeaten and had
defeated Northwestern, the only
team to top Michigan.
The Wolverines, however, pulled
out a 5-4 victory over the Hoosiers
and entered the conference meet
trailing them by only one point.
Northwestern Third
By winning eight of their; nine
dual meets, the netters amassed
a total of 69 match victories and
12 losses. Indiana wound up the
regular season with a 70-11 rec-
ord, followed at a distance by

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wart upset their Wildcat counter- where Flood lost in three sets to
parts, 6-3, 6-4. Hedrick made a Rod McNerney of Indiana, 4-6,
otrong bid to top Power but was 6-3, 6-2, and Hedrick and Stewart
edged, 8-6, 10-8. absorbed a 6-3, 6-3 beating from-
The Wolverines performed ac- Power and McNerney.
cording to form at the other six -.
In the - number one single
positions and Michigan men ad- Graebner, who is ninth-ranket
vanced to Saturday's finals in
ihofnnspt.nationally, defeated Power,.,3 ;
ight of nine spots. 6-4. 6-3. It was the fourth con-
Vin in Rout secutive time that a Northwestern
Entering the final day of action player won the first singles crown.
with a slim three-point lead over Davis-Cupper Marty Riessen was
the Hoosiers, the Wolverines took victorious in the three touney
six of eight final contests to win preceding this one.
the championship in a rout.
At third singles, Jon Fraser Undefeated
took three sets to defeat Barry T wart and' Lowe, went thfrg t
Kane of Indiana 3-6, 7-5, 6-2.- Big Ten sea'son ad t'e .touia-
Sophomore Stewart mauled last mient without a loss and the dou-
year's sixth singles champ, Hoos- bles team of Flood and Swift also
ier Chuck Fichter, 6-1 .6-4, to e sta b i s h e d an unblemished
land the fourth singles title. record'.
Hal Lowe whipped MSU's Vic The- W6verines sustained heavy
Dhooge, 6-2, 7-5, and George iRus- raduatio'. losses from the cham-
sell defeated Mike Baer of In- pionship team as Captain Flood
diana, 6-3, 6-4, to land the fifth dndchahipions Lowe, Fraser and
and sixth singles crown, respec- Russell departed with diplomas.
tively. Returning as seniors will be cap-
Doubles - - ain-clect, Hedrick, Swift and Bo
In doubles Fraser and Lowe Ba',ker; aldg with junior-to-be
took the measure of State's Stewart.
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itke thue lead hrnm In-
- d they go(t themi.
hd Sinle" is clhpion
amroed ov'er Sheeh'ian,
: nmd iledrick and Ste-

Dlhooge and Jim PiJdlps, 8-6, q-L;.'(PthE21
for the second'doubles crown, and Indin-a.fd
Flood and Jim Swift beat. Fichter also hea-ily
and Bob Wham of Indiana, 7-5; loses. and1
6-3, for the number three title. g
Michigan's only losses name ii itneftsc ain bei
second singles and first- doubles uated senios.

two strong squads.
Northwestern, were
hit by graduation
Michigan may be
in '66 if replace-
found for the grad-

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Penn State.
The Nittany Lions came into
Ann Arbor ready to fight, but
when the dust had settled to the
floor of the fieldhouse, Michigan
had drubbed the visitors 92-49.
"Three days later the Wolverines
disposed of the Irish of Notre
Dame in their last indoor dual
meet of the season.
During the course of the winter
ieets the trackmen chalked up
some impressive marks. Bernard
was running good times in the
600-yards and the quarter mile,
while other lettermen were work-
ing into top shape in their respec-
tive events. Cecil Norde, Bob Jar-
ema, Bob Densham, Tom Sweeney,
Dan Hughes, Fred Lambert, Des
Ryan and Dore Reid all con-
tributed to Michigan's strengthen-
ing team.
But new names like Jack Harvey

Canamare Stars
Perhaps most impressive of all,
though, was pole vaulter George'
Canamare, who began an assault
on Michigan and Big Ten vault
records which is still going. He
cleared 14'7" in the Notre Dame
The Wolverines entered the
conference championships as un
derdogs to Wisconsin and Michi-l
gan State. and Minnesota was also
being talked . up. The Badgers
collected a winning total of 46
points to edge the Spartans by 21rz
points. Although Michigan took
third, it was a disappointing 21
points off the pace.
Still, there were bright spots in
the meet. Reid beat a strong field
in the 60-yard dash to win with a
clocking of :06.2, and sophomore
teammate Carl Ward finished fifth
behind him to add a point.

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