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Page 8-Sunday, February 11f 1979-The Michigan Daily
Blue tumblers score ro

Speclalto the Daily
CHAMPAIGN-If the Michigan
women gymnasts could perform as well
in the other three events as they did on
,the floor exercises, the Wolverines
would be up among the national tum-
bling powers.
The Blue tumblers once again burned
up the mats in the individual portion of
the Big Ten Championships here
yesterday, but they grabbed singular
honors in only one event, the uneven
parallel bars. And even Sara Flom was
surprised with her sixth-place finish on
that apparatus.
Both Flom and Colleen Forrestel
,delighted the Kernney Gymnasium
-crowd with their strong, smooth tum-
bling, and earned second and third,
places in floor exercise with scores of
17.35 and 16.95, respectively.
The Wolverines have scored con-
sistently high on the floor, but Flom and
Vorrestel have been hounded by

stringent state juding and occasional
slip-ups in their routines. Yesterday,
they overcame both obstacles.

"I'm finally scoring like I did last
year," said Flom. "I think I was a bit
underscored. I'm just happy that I was
able to bring it back up to where it used
to be."
Forrestel echoed Flom's sentiments,
although she did find fault with the dan-
cing in her routine. "My dancing was
off-key," she said. "I think my en-
durance suffered because of my leg.
But I'm happy with how it went."
The sophomore all-arounder was
sidelined this past week with tendonitis
of the hip, yet she felt no pain during
her routine. "It didn't bother me and
that was important."
The other events were not nearly as
fruitful in their returns. Flom, using a
new bar routine, fell on a flip from the
higher of the rails, but regained her
composure to finish with a 16.55 tally.
"I think I'm getting more confidence
with the new routine," she said. "I was
surprised with the score."'
Co-captain Mia Axon was less for-

rn floor
tunate. The Ann Arbor junior missed a
front-semi-flip to start her bar routine,
and finished with a 15.75 mark,
somewhat below her usual performan-
ce. Axon came back with a strong floor
routine (16.15), but that was only good
for seventh.
The competition was tight in all even-
ts, and no single school consistently
dispersed its gymnasts among the top
three on each apparatus. Team cham-
pion Michigan State came closest to
dominance, as Colleen Smith took
second place on the uneven bars and
third in vaulting, while teammate Lori
Boes earned second place on the balan-
ce beam.
Ohio State sophomore Donna Silber,
who retained her all-around crown
Friday night, swept the first place spots
in every event, an occurence which
surprised few observers. Silber
reached the rare score of 9.0 or better in
three of eight instances, and recieved
an astronomical 9.325 from one judge
for her high-risk beam performance.
Despite her sterling efforts, Silber
isn't setting her sights on the 1980
Olympic Games. "I'm not thinking
about it at all, she said. "Collegiate
competition is plenty for me."
Michigan travels to Bowling Green'
Saturday for its final meet before the
state championships at Central
Michigan two weeks from now.

Sara Flom

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Aided by a four-goal outburst in the
span of 2:50 in the second period, the
Denver Pioneers defeated Michigan
Friday night, 7-4. With the Wolverines
leading 3-2, Denver scored the next five
goals before Dennis May notched
Michigan's final tally. Captain Mark
Miller, Doug Todd and Bill Wheeler
scored the other Wolverine goals. Greg
Woods and Glenn Anderson paced the
Pioneer attack with two goals apiece.
Michigan goalie Rudy Varvari turned
away 35 Pioneer shots, while Stuart
Birenbaum stoppedthe Wolverines 28
In last night's game, Denver led
Michigan, 5-2 after one period of play.
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Daily Photo by LISA UDELSON
THE STARTER'S gun cracks at yesterday's Michigan victory over Ohio State in
which Fernando Canales swam the fastest 100-yard freestyle in the NCAA so far
this year. It was Coach Gus Stager's last home dual meet appearance.


Ole! Canales has a r

Gus Stager coached his last home
dual meet and Michigan swamped Ohio
State, 71-42, in men's swimming action
at Matt Mann Pool yesterday after-
The highlight of the meet came in the
100-yard freestyle, as Michigan's Fer-
nando Canales set a pool and Michigan
record. His time of :44.90 stands
currently as the. fastest in the country
this year.
swim, "I was shooting for :45.51 (the
event's cutoff for NCAA's). I felt good.
Coach Stager wanted me to go :44.4. It
feels good (to have the fastest time),
but I know I'm not the best. I'm the
fastest but not the best swimmer. "
Michigan jumped off to a 34-9 lead,
winning each of the first five events.
THE MICHIGAN team of Paul Grif-
fith, Tom Ernsting, Scott Crowder, and
John Spaid won a hotly-contested 400-
yard freestyle relay with a time of
3:31.77. Big Ten champ Matt Chelich
took top honors in one-meter diving,
finishing with 304.50 points, just six
points ahead of the nearest Buckeye.
In the 1000-yard freestyle, Michigan's
Kevin Williamson finished first in
9:28.72, a strong time, but not quite in
keeping with Stager's game plan.
Williamson supposedly was to swim the
1000 just to win, and then try to make
the NCAA cutoff time in the 500 yard
freestyle. Williamson lapped the field
by over 16 seconds and lacked the
energy afterwards to make the cutoff in
the 500. Williamson still finished first
however, at 4:34.77.

In the 200-yard freestyle, John Spaid
and Tom Dudley grabbed the number
one and two spots, respectively, for
michigan, Spaid finishing in 1:40.74.
The Blue tankers swept the following
,event, the 50-yard freestyle, winning
with what according to Coach Stager
was "Tom Pederson's best time ever in
the 50. He had a 21.1 against North
Carolina, and today he had a 21.07. He's
getting ready for Big Ten's." Stager
was also pleased with third place
finisher Paul Griffith's efforts for the
day. "I'm happy that Griffith had a
good swim to win the 200 yard back and
place in the 50. Now he's gothis choice
of either the 50 or 200 (freestyle) to
ONE OF THE few disappointments of
the day came in the three-meter diving

ecord day
competition. Chelich was off form in
this event and struggled to make third
place, finishing just three points ahead
of the next competitor.
Freshman Scott Crowder was the
lone Wolverine in the top three in the
200-yard butterfly, finishing first with a
time of 1:54.38.
With the meet well in hand, Tom Er-
nsting and Dave Price took one-two in
the 200-yard breaskstroke with times of
2:10.03 and 2:12.58.
Coach Stager was happy with the win.
"The guys trying to make the Big Ten's
swam well. There were disappointmen-
ts, but overall I was satisfied."
"The guys are swimming well and
it's my last year. It's been a very en-
joyable year."

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Netters place 9th
Special to the Daily
MADISON-Despite posting wins in two of its. last three matches,
Michigan's men's tennis team placed ninth yesterday in the Michelob Light
Collegiate Indoor Tournament.
After losing to Tennessee and topping South Carolina Friday, the
Wolverines thrashed Oklahoma State, 7-2, yesterday afternoon. Thanks to
dominating performances from its top singles players, Michigan's victory
was never in doubt.
Jeff Etterbeek, playing first singles, won by default when Kris Kaskow
retired after dropping a 6-1 set. Matt Horwitch, number two singles,
smashed Reed Lauderback, 6-1, 6-3, and Judd Shaufler came back to defeat
Reg Luttrell, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2. Other singles triumphs were gained by Mike Leach
and Pete Osler.
In doubles competition, the highly-touted Etterbeek-Horwitch duo
steamrolled to a 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 win. The third doubles team of Osler and Jack
Neinken edged Oklahoma State's Rick Perry-Mike Pennell, 6-7, 6-4, 7-5.
Soviets knot series
NEW YORK-Vladimir Golikov swatted in a rebound at 1:31 of the
third period yesterday, capping a comeback and giving the Soviet National
team a 5-4 triumph over the National Hockey League All-Stars in the second
game of the Challenge Cup series.
The NHL Stars had scored on four of their first seven shots against
goalie Vladislav Tretiak, taking a 4-2 lead when Montreal defenseman Larry
Robinson potted a five-foot backhander at 5:06 of the second period.
But Boris Mikhailov netted a 10-foot power-play shot at 17:02 of the
period and Sergei Kapustin scored with a 25-foot shot just 45 seconds later,
bringing the Soviets even.
The Soviet victory tied the three-game series at 1-1, leaving today's final
contest to decide the championship. --AP
Wildcats top Tide
LEXINGTON, Ky.-Kyle Macy and Dwight Anderson combined for
42 points to negate a brilliant performance by Alabama's Reggie King and
lead Kentucky to an 80-71 upset of the 16th-ranked Crimson Tide in a
Southeastern Conference basketball game yesterday.
Macy led Kentucky with 22 points, including three crucial, consecutive
baskets early in the second period when Alabama was threatening to take
command of the game.
King led all scorers with 36 points, but Kentucky countered with a balan-
ced scoring attack that included 20 points by Anderson, 17 by LaVon
Williams and 11 by Jay Shidler.
Kentucky's regionally televised victory improved the Wildcats' record
to 12-9 overall and 7-7 in the SEC while Alabama, battling to stay within
striking distance of SEC leader Louisiana State, fell to 15-6 and 9-4.
Alabama trailed LSU by one-half game entering yesterday's contest.

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