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MEN, WOMEN CHALLENGED BY KOREANS

The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, October 30, 1979-Page 1

Michiga
By LEE KATTERMAN
It's not often that a coach comes
away from a losing effort boasting a big
smile. But that's just how both
Michigan gymnastics coaches reacted
after their Sunday meet with the
Korean National Team.
For, while the Koreans, who are
tuning up for a possible Olympic berth,
were victorious over the Wolverine
stluads, the Michigan mentors couldn't
contain their pleasure over their own
team's performances.
V"SUPER STIMULATING," bubbled
men's coach Newt Loken. "I was elated
over our winning the rings."
Sheri Hyatt, making her debut as
women's coach, also praised her team's
efforts. "They (the gymnasts) threw
'some tricks'"they'd never done before
in competition)."
: THe final tallies showed the Korean
men on top, 266.80-254.90; their female
counterparts followed suit with a 145.65-
128.05 victory.
FOR THE MICHIGAN women, this
total represented a score nearly as good
$s the best from all last season.
Sophomore Theresa Bertoncin was the
leading all-arounder for the Wolverines
with a 33.6, including an 8.5 on the
uneven parallel bars. Senior Sara Flom
Earned tfie highest total for the
Michigan women of the afternoon with

gymnasts beam despite loss

her 8.7 on floor exercise.
The men's squad shadowed the
Koreans throughout, trailing by less
than three points after the first four
events. And considering the new rule
that requires five scores, instead of
four, to count toward the total, the 8.5
per man average in the first meet of the
year indicates a good amount of depth.
In all, the men took one first place
outright and tied for three others.
Junior Darrell Yee, last year's Big
Ten ring champ, topped all ringmen
with a 9.25. Tying with the Koreans for
a first place with nine plus scores were
senior Dorian Deaver on side horse,
freshman Kevin McKee on vault and
sophomore Marshell Garfield on
parallel bars.
IN CONTRAST to Loken and Hyatt,
the Koreans were a bit disappointed
with their performance. The team
manager, Myung-Sup Rim, explained
that his gymnasts did not perform up to
their potential.
"Our bus had mechanical problems,"
said Rim, "so we did not arrive in time
to complete our usual exercise
program before the start of the meet."
Rim went on to say that these teams
have been in training for one year,
hoping to qualify for the Moscow Olym-
pics during December's World Cham-
pionships to be held in Texas.

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Daily Photo by LISA KLAUSNER
WOLVERINE FRESHWOMAN Diane McLean begins her dismount off the
balance beam during Sunday's season opener with the Korean National
Gymnastics Team in Crisier Arena. In the background, a Korean gymnast
warms up on parallel bars. The Koreans brought their men's and women's
teams to Ann Arbor as the first of five meets in the Great Lakes area in
preparation for the World Championships to be held in Texas in December.

INJURIES HEALING, ATTITUDES IMPROVING:

Optimism marks cage practices

ASK THEM WHY
Ask Peace Corps volunteers why they travel to Africa, Asia
and Latin America to work with farmers, teachers, and
trades people. Ask VISTA volunteers why they work for a
year organizing poor people in their American neighborhoods.
They'll probably say they want to travel, help people, see
new places and meet different people. Ask someone who's
been there.

By MARK MIHANOVIC
The sound'of bouncing basketballs is
once again reverberating through
Prisler Arena as Johnny Orr's
Michigan basketball team prepares for
the 1979-80 season, one in which the
cagers are projected to go absolutely
nowhere by just about every hoop
analyst in the Midwest.
The Michigan players' aren't
Jistening, however, and the intensity of
yesterday's practice session indicates
that they are determined to overcome a
lack of size and proven major college
talent with hustle and determination,
two ingredients sorely missing much of
Jastseason. -
"Our practices so far this year have
been better than last year because Our
kids have come back in better shape,"
assistant coach Bill Frieder commen-
ted. "Considering the fact we've had in-
juries, our progress has been very

good."
The injuries Frieder was referring to
befell Paul Heuerman and Mark Lozier
early in the practice season, but both
are back at full strength. Currently
disabled is junior backcourt man John-
ny Johnson, with a fractured right foot.
Johnson has already missed one week
of practice and hopes to be back in
another week, but Frieder isn't as op-
timistic.
"It all depends on how the doctor
analyzes the fracture," the coach ex-
plained. "We're hoping he'll be back
here soon because we need him, but it
could be two to four weeks."
Johnson wasn't the only player
missing on the floor, as sophomore cen-
ter John Garris, home for the weekend,
missed his flight back to Ann Arbor.
Garris reportedly had an attitude
problem last year, but both Orr and
Frieder are enthusiastic about his im-

provement.
"Th:e biggest surprise has been
Garris because he's played so much
better and so much harder than he did a
year ago," Frieder said.
Michigan's first team yesterday
(which, Frieder made clear, is by no
means permanent), consisted of Marty
Bodnar and Keith Smith at the guards,
Mike McGee and ThadGardner at the
forward spots, and Heuerman in the
middle.
According to Frieder, Joe James,

Ohio AA Player of the Year out of
Youngstown RayenHigh School, shows
the most promise of the freshmen, but
he is also pleased with the work of Ike
Persons and Leo Brown underneath.
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SPOR TS OF THE DAILY
Blue harriers excel

By JOHN FITZPATRICK
"We beat Minnesota!," beamed an
elated Red Simmons after his women's
cross-country team finished second in
the MSU-Michigan-Minnesota meet
held- at East Lansing Saturday. The
final scores: MSU 29, Michigan 42,
Minnesota 50.
The reason for Simmons' glee? The
Wolverine harriers were expected to
finish third (i.e., last) in this triangular
meet, by virtue of the fact that the
Spartans and Gophers had beaten them
handily in previous encounters.
Melaine Weaver paced the Michigan
squad with her winning time of 18:49 for
the 5,000 meter course. She was
followed by teammates Sue Frederick
in seventh (18:55); Julie Clifford, ninth
(19:25'); Dawn Woodruff, 12th (19:53);
Sharon Wigglesworth, 13th (20:04);
Lynn Fudala, 15th (20:13); Martha
Carlson, 20th (21:01 ; and Dana
Loesche, 21st (21:27).
"It was the best team effort we've
had," said Simmons. "All of our run-
ners did well. Julie Clifford improved a
lot, as did Lynn Fudala. Melaine
would've won by a wider margin, but
she got lost along the course, and lost
some time there.
"I think one of the reasons for our
improvement is that our freshwomen
are becoming more accustomed to
high-pressure competition, whereas
they used to get the 'jitters' before,"
WOMEN'SCROSS-COUNTRY
At MAIAW Regional. East Lansing, Nov. 3
MEN'SCROSS-COUNTRY
at BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS, Iowa City, Nov. 3
VOLLEYBALL
CENTRAL MICHIGAN, Oct.30
at Albnon, Oct. 30
WOMEN'S SWIMMING
at howling Green Relays, Bowling Green, Nov. 3
HIOCKEY
Minnesota, Nov. 2-3
FOOTBALL
WISCONSIN. Nov.. 3

Simmons said.
Blihr A l-"Staxr couch
Michigan wrestling coach Dale Bahr
has been named the head coach for the
East-West Collegiate All-Star Meet to
be held in Iowa City on Feb. 4.
Bahr is starting his second season as
head coach with the Wolverines. Last
season, under Bahr's leadership, the
wrestling team placed fifth in the Big
Ten Championship, and 10th at the
NCAA's.
This is not the first time that
Michigan has been involved in the All-
Star Meet, as last year senior Steve
Fraser and now graduated Mark
Churella were the only East represen-
tatives to win matches.
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