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By STAN BRADBURY
Villanova took full advantage of a
relay disqualification handed to defen-
ding NCAA indoor track champion
Texas-El Paso to claim the 1979 te!am
title by one point last weekend. The
Wildcats of Villlanova won the meet on
the last event with a first place finished
in the mile relay to edge the Miners 52-
-The victory was sweet revenge for
the Wildcats, who finished second to the
Miners last year.
IT CLIMAXED an amazing
comeback for tht Wildcats as they'
trailed UTEP 27-2 after the first day of
the two day meet that concluded March
10 at Cobo Arena in Detroit.
The controversial and meet deciding
disqualification came in the third leg of
the two mile relay when El Paso's Jan
Boogman accidentally tripped Chuck
Aragon of Notre Dame. The slip cost
UTEP eight points (they would have
taken second in the event) and the
national collegiate title for the fifth
time in the last six years.
The Michigan tracksters were held to
only six points as they tied for 31st with
eight other teams. High jumper Mike
Lattany tallied all the Wolverine points
with his third place finish.
MICHIGAN COACH Jack Harvey
said he was not really disappointed with
the team outcome although he added,
"We probably ran one of our poorer
performances of the year."
Harvey said the n
opposite last year wh
finished sixth in thej
we couldn't do any
year we couldn't do a
felt the biggest reas
loss of last year's
Donakowski, Jim Sto
The Wolverines qu
dividual running eve
ter in any of tho
strained a hamstring
the meet and was no
open 880 or the dista
Steve Elliott (m
Baumgartner (1000 y
to run in the distanc
Gardner (600 yarder
neet went just the THE STACKING strategy in the
hen the Wolverines relays backfired as the mile relay team
nation. "Last year of Gardner, Ronald Affoon, Ted Dodson
'thing wrong, this and Charles Crouther narrowly missed
nything right." He making the finals and the distance
on for this was the medley relay team also failed.
seniors like Bill "In retrospect, the distance medley
kes, James Grace. ran so poorly I almost think we should
ialified for four in- }have run the guys in the opens," sai
nts but failed to en- Harvey. "But it's always easy to secon
se. Tim Thomas guess."
g in practice before Michigan also ran a two-mile relay
t able to run in the team consisting of three freshmen and
ance medley relay. long distance man Dan Heikkinen.
viler) and Jim Harvey said this was 'done to give
yarder) were saved freshmen Mike Shea, Mark Polemar
e medley and Ken and Mark Pruente experience runnin
) was saved for the on the elevated board surface.
HARVEY SAID he was extremely
pleased with Lattany's performanceir
his first NCAA indoor competition. "II
did very well," said Harvey of th
junior who cleared 7-2 . "He certainl
<<sr < could make 7-3 in the future."
UTEP was led by freshman Suleimar
Nyambui, who doubled in Saturday'
competition, winning both the mile anc
the two-mile runs. Besides Nyambui
the other top star of the meet was work
record holder Renaldo Nehemiah o:
Maryland. Nehemiah broke three
NCAA records in the 60 yard high hur
dles en route to successfully defending
his title in that event.
Noticeably missing from the corn
petition were high jumper Franklii
Jacobs of Farleigh-Dickenson an
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distance runner Henry Rono of
Washington State. Rono, track athlet
of the year in '78, was out with the flu
while NCAA record holder Jacobs wa
suffering from a basketball injury.
VILLANOVA'S comeback on Satu
day was led by Don Paige, wh
repeated as 1000 yard run champio
and Sydney Maree and Amos Kori
who finished 2-3 behind UTEP's Nyam
bui in the mile. The Wildcats also cap'
tured a third in the distance medley
Michael Musyoki's victory for UTEP
in Friday night's three mile run final
had helped the Miners out to their early
Curtis Dickey, Texas A&M tailback,
repeated as indoor sprint champion as
he successfully defended his title from
last year in the 60 yard dash, just
edging Olympian Harvey Glance.
Auburn captured third place in the
team competition followed by Ten-
nessee and Kansas tied for fourth
Filling out the rest of the top ten teams
were Maryland in sixth, Harvard sven
th, and Dartmouth, Wisconsin
Missouri and Indiana tied for eighth.
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP)-Mann
Sanguillen hit a three-run homer as th
Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Detr(
Tigers 7-4 yesterday, snapping th
Tigers' three-game exhibition basebal
Sanguillen's homer came in the sixth
to give Pittsburgh a 5-0 lead.
John Wockenfuss hit a three-rui
homer for Detroit in a four-run eighth
inning, but the rally fell short.
Bert Blyleven pitched the first thre
innings for the victory.
Dave Rozema hurled the first thre
innings for Detroit and suffered th
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