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Page 12-Tuesday, February 6, 1979-The Michigan Daily
Tracksters qualify
for NCAA tourney
By STAN BRADBURY
Michigan's Tim Thomas qualified for the NCAA indoor championships
as he won the half mile run in 1:51.82 at the Indiana Relays on Saturday.
Thomas will join Mike Lattany and the two-mile relay team for the national
} event at Cobo Arena on March 9th and 10th.
"The only other winner for Michigan at the Indiana Relays was Lattany
who took the high jump -at 7' 0". The mile relay team placed fourth in the
:tough cornpetition.
"It was good competition," said Wolverine coach Jack Harvey. "The
other teams were not a whole lot faster than we were but there was a whole
lot more quality in depth at the meet."
Harvey added, "It was a good experience for the runners. We had to go
through prelims Friday before the finals Saturday, something we're not-
used to yet."
Only half the team went to Bloomington, the other half traveled to>
Kalamazoo for the Western Michigan Relays.
At Western, James Ross won the long jump with a 23' 5'" leap while!
teammate Neil Fairclough took the triple jump (46' %") and Dave Lewis ofr
the Wolverines captured the 5000 meter run in 14:31.16.
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Gymnasts tumble toward title

Men edged by Bucks

Women take tri-meet

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BY LEE KATTERMAN
The Michigan gymnasts infused new
life into their run at the Big Ten title
this past weekend. A strong Ohio State
team came to town for a two-day affair,
and while they did beat the Wolverines,
Michigan posted its best score of the
season.
Michigan took Sunday's optionals,
210.3 to 208.25, winning floor exercise,
side horse, parallel bars and high bar.
It wasn't enough, though. The Buckeyes
had build a four-point bulge in the com-
pulsory exercises, on Saturday
evening, and held on to take home the
victory, 420.25-417.75.
SENIOR CO-CAPTAIN Bob Creek
had the meet's high score, totaling 19.0
of a possible 20.0 for his high bar
routines. "I hit my routine well," said
Bob. "Gerald (Martin, of OSU) is my
main competition in the Big Teh, and
today I beat him."
Most of Bob's comments were about
the team's showing. "Ohio State has a
great team, and beating them in the op-
tionals will really pick us up. The team
is getting more interested in each
other's success. It's important to have a
cohesive unit for a multi-team meet like
the Big Ten."
Including Creek's high bar, Michigan,
gathered four firsts. Jim Varilek led the
way for Michigan, winning the floor
exercise, with 18.10. Still rings went to
sophomore Darrell Yee for his 18.65.
Nigel Rothwell took the top spot on
parallel bars at 18.30, en route to win-
ning the all-around competition. Over
the two days, Rothwell performed on
twelve events, averaging 9.0 per event,
for a total score of 108.10.
Buckeye Coach Mike Willson was ap-
parently unhappy after Sunday's
session. In the middle of an interview
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with all-around standout Martin, he
herded his team into the locker room
without any comment.
THE DUAL MEET was held
simultaneously with the women's gym
team before a good-sized crowd. "I
think it really helps when they (the
spectators) respond," according to
Rothwell. "It makes you feel good to
get positive feedback after a routine.''
Rothwell went on to say, "I was fired
up for this meet. This'is the first year
I've tried to put a lot of difficulty into
my routines. Despite some problems in
pratice I was able to hit, especially on
high bar."
Symbolic of the squad's deter-
mination was freshman Al Berger, an
all-around .competitor. After the meet,
he sat at the scoring table, writing on
the back of a program. When queried as
to the meaning of the notes, Berger
said, "I like to write down all the
problems I had during the meet, so I
can remember what needs work in
practice."
We'll soon know if Berger and the
rest of the Wolverines can put it all
together in the Big Ten meet next mon-
th.

By ALAN FANGER
Like a Grand Prix race driver taking
a practice lap, the Michigan women
gymnasts tuned up for this weekend's
Big Ten Championships by swamping
Eastern Michigan ,and Illinois State
Sunday in their final home meet of the
season.
The Wolverines (20-2) used the meet
to - experiment with several new
routines, and their added difficulty
resulted in a team score of 127.75, a
season high. Eastern finished second at
117.8, while Illinois State was third with
117.45.
With all-arounder Colleen Forrestel
nursing a painful hip injury, Coach
Scott Ponto dipped into his reserves,
and received a surprising performance
from freshwoman Laurie Miesel, who
placed third all-around (30.9) behind
perennial scoring leader Sara Flom
(32.5), Mia Axon and Teresa Bertoncin,
who tied at 31.9.
Miesel's first-place balance beam
performance (8.0) highlighted an ini--
proved Michigan effort (31.0) in that
event, while Flom ended her short
slump with wins in both vaulting (8.1)
and floor exercises (8.55).

"We still made some mistakes," said
Flom, whose 32.5 all-around total was
her season best. "The important thing
for us was to get confidence for the Big
Ten's, and this meet helped to do that.'
Ponto was satisfied with the success
of his "experiment". It was importait
that we get the new tricks in," he said.
The risky movement was a front semi-
flip on the uneven parallel bars that
was performed by Flom, Bertoncin and
freshwoman Lisa Uttal.
The first-year coach also shrugged
off any major concern about Forrester,
one of his top all-arounders. "We think
that she'll be able to work with us down
in Champaign this weekend," ,he said.
"baut she won't be .working out until
Friday. We'd rather have her healthy.'
The Wolverines will now t rget their
efforts toward a conference title chase
in which they may be a frontrunner. "I
see a lot of teams in the race," 'said
Ponto. "Ohio State, Minnesota, and
Michigan State are all real strong: "We
can contend, but we're going to need
every tenth (of a point) that we can
get."
"Realistically, we .lave an excellent
shot at lit,"',said co-captain Axon. "With
Colleen back, our score should be even
higher than it was for this meet."
SCORES'
COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Notre Dame 84,Loyola, 111.66
Louisville 102,Memphis St. 82
Pitt 71, Hawaii$2,
VMI 63, Marshall 58
Colgate 77, Army 75 (OT)
Richmond 66, Niagara 65
St. Bonaventure 101, Hofstra 81

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FRESHMAN ALL-AROUNDER Al Berger shows his prowess on the rings in last
weekend's gymnastics action at Crisler Arena. A fine performance by the Blue
tumblers in Sunday's optionals wasn't enough to overtake the Buckeyes, however,
and Ohio State won the meet 420.25-417.75.
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1. Notre Dame (25)
2. Indiana State (20)
3. Duke (7)
4. UCLA
5. Louisville (2),
6. North Carolina
7. Syracuse
8. LSU
9. Marquette
10. Michigan State
11. Texas A&M
12. Texas
13. Ohio State
14. Arkansas
15. Iowa
.16. Alabama
17. Vanderbilt
18. Georgetown
19. Temple
20. Illinois

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2. Indiana State (16)
3. UCLA (1)
4. Duke (3)
5. Louisville
6. North Carolina
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8. Marquette
9. Michigan State
10. Syracuse
11. Texas A&M
12. Ohio State
13. Iowa
14. Arkansas
15. Texas.
16. Vanderbilt
17. Temple
18. Purdue
19. (tie) USC
19. (tie) Georgetown

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