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Page 14-Friday, April 6, 1979-The Michigan Daily

Sprinter an exception

Ronn Steele doesn't exactly fit the
mold of a top intercollegiate sprinter.
For one thing, he's white. Besides being
Michigan's only white sprinter, he is
usually the only white to end up in the
finals of each of his four events (the 400
meter relay, and the 60-yard, 100-, and
200-meter dashes).
"In the prelims, the ratio will be
about two (blacks) to one (white),"
said the smiling sophomore. "By the
time it gets down to the finals, I'll be the
only one in there and I'll kind of stand
STEELE DOESN'T mind this

uniqueness, though. "It's been that way
since high school, so I've gotten used to
it. It doesn't bother me at all-it's just
kind of amusing. Like at meets, people
will be yelling out jokes about it. Other
than the fact that I expect this kidding
at meets, being the only white (sprin-
ter) doesn't affect me at all."
But by being what he is-white as
well as very fast-Steele is uninten-
tionally keepng alive somewhat of a
"tradition" which has developed in
Michigan track over the past few years.
Before Steele arrived, Dough Hennigar,
who holds the Michigan 100-meter dash
record, was the only white sprin-

ter-and Hennigar followed
sole white sprinter himse
tradition was brought to Steele
tion by Lenny Paddock, th
team's trainer.
"Once when I was getting
rubbed down, he started telling
every team of the last six ye
has had just one white sprin
how I've taken over Henniga
Lenny has even given me He
nickname-"The Great WhiteI
sprinteresque" attributes is
height, which is fairly shor
NCAA-class sprinter.

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Brewer bats bomb Guidry, 5

to the rule
another The Muskegon native reflected on
lf. This this point. "I think if you're shorter you ,
e's atten- can usually have a quicker start. In the
he track 60-yard dash, you'll be better off fr
because it's not going to take you as
my legs much time to really get going out of the x
g me how blocks. There's also an advantage to
ars or so running the curves."
rter, and These advantages make Steele well
ir's spot. suited for running the first leg of the
ennigar's 800-meter relay. Besides being able to
Hope." shoot the starting blocks well, this first
'"non- runner must be able to run a tight cur-
his 57" ve, because the start is placed just
t for an before the first turn.
'longer' comes in anytime when you,
start running any kind of distance," the
trackster added. "I think I'd like to be a
little taller as far as running is concer-
ned, but I can't do anything about it so I
have to make the most of what I've got..
That's why I work on the start and the'"
curve a lot."
Steele became especially animated in
in the nin- discussing the relay team. "Track is'
win their generally an individual sport, and'
st the Los that's the way I've always felt about it.,
I'd like to be an individual and stand out
hen relief as an individual-but I'm so enthused
led a fast about the relay team-and I think theA
pitch. other guys on it are too-that we'll stay,
" said the there an extra hour after everyone else
rter Burt has gone, and do handoffs-trying to
the loss. get it down perfect."
-year-old With luck, the handoffs will be perfect
,y Young on Saturday, when the tracksters will
be at the University of Illinois for the
kes us old first meet of the outdoor seasonr. h
erry said. That is, as Steele joked, "if it doesn't
lly do the snow too much. We might end up put-
ting chains under our track shoes."

By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - The Milwaukee
Brewers, held without a base runner for
five innings, jumped on Cy Young
Award winner Ron Guidry for four runs
in the sixth yesterday and opened the
season by defeating the world cham-
pion New York Yankees 5-1 behind
Mike Caldwell's eight-hit pitching.
Caldwell, whose 22-9 record a year
ago earned him the runner-up position
in the Cy Young voting behind Guidry's
25-3, allowed a run and three hits - two
of them flukes - in the first inning, but
only two over the next five innings.
Guidry, who had won 37 of 41
decisions since Aug. 10, 1977, did
everything last year except pitch a no-
hitter, and the Yankee Stadium crowd
of 52,719 began to anticipate that - and
perhaps even a perfect game - when
the hard-throwing left-hander retired
the first 16 batters in Milwaukee's
power-packed lineup.
Boston 7, C0101,land I
BOSTON - Jim Rice belted a three-
run homer and Dwight Evans and Fred
buff s
Top-seeded Jordan Fleetwood, of
Wayne State, and Julie Fitzpatrick, of
the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
have advanced to the quarter-finals of
the Pabst National Collegiate Billiards
Championships at the Michigan Union.
Fleetwood, making up a 53-pt. deficit,
came back to defeat Elton Brown of
Texas A & M, 100-85. Fitzpatrick easily
defeated her opponent, Jackie Gold-
stein of SUC-Brockport, 52-13.
The Championships continue today.

Lynn belted solo shots yesterday,
powering the Boston Red Sox to a 7-1
victory over the Cleveland Indians in
their 1979 American League baseball
Dennis Eckersley, a 20-game winner
last year waiting to sign a five-year
contract extension worth $2.5 million,
allowed only two hits in seven innings
before reliever Dick Drago took over in
the eighth, allowing one hit the rest of
the way.
Rice, the league's Most Valuable
Player after hitting 46 homers and
driving in 138 runs last year, gave
Eckersley all the cushion needed with
his homer off an upright near the 379-
foot mark in left-center off Cleveland
starter Rick Wise in the third inning.
Mts 10, Cuhs 6
CHICAGO - Richie Hebner drove in
four runs with a homer, a pair of
doubles and a single yesterday to lead
the New York Mets to a 10-6 opening
day victory over the Chicago Cubs.
Hebner, recently acquired from the
Philadelphia Phillies, singled to set up
the Mets' fi st run, homered in the four-
th inning and capped a three-run rally
in the fifth with a two-run double.
Hebner also doubled in a run and
scored another when the Mets locked up
the decision with five runs in the seven-
th inning.
San Diego 4, L.A. 3

men headed for the same bagi
th inning but still scored to
National League opener again
Angeles Dodgers 4-3.
The winning run came in w
pitcher Lance Rautzhan hurl
ball high and away for a wild p
"It just got away from me,
left-hander who relieved sta
Hooton and was charged witht
The victory went to 40
Gaylord Perry, the NL's C
Award winner last year.
"When the bell rings, it mal
guys ready to go again," P
"Spring training doesn't real


ANGELES-San Diego's
fouled up a bizarre game of
on first" yesterday when two

Major League Basetall
Milwaukee 5, Yankeesi
Boston 7, Cleveland I
Mets 10. Cubs 6
San Diego 4, Los Angeles 3
Buffalo 9, Boston 3
islanders 3, Philadelphia 1

Boned Bourbon.

AP Photo

Close to the edge
CLEVELAND RIGHTFIELDER Bobby Bonds goes way back and way up in an
attempt to get a handle on a Jack Brohamer fly ball, but it fell in for a triple
in yesterday's action at Fenway Park. The Red Sox won the contest, 7-1.

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