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Wednesday, February 23, 1977

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Sever

Wednesday, February 23, 1977 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Poge Seven

2ND BIG TEN TITLE EYED

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By ERNIE DUNBAR ships, and added the outdoor vaulters su
If there was an award for titles his junior and senior "If you
the most consistent Michigan year. it'll just th
track performer, polevaulter Last season he became Big runway,"
Jim Stokes would be the odds Ten indoor champion, jumping the higher
on favorite to take the honor. 16-6 in Madison. Even with all stiffer the
Stokes has claim to both the this success, Stokes is by no give you m
Michigan indoor record of 16- means satisfied to sit back and top of the
6%, and the outdoor record of count his medals. MOST P
16-6. "I'd definitely like to get over polevaulte
HIS CREDENTIALS so far 17-4 this season," commented all the tec
this season include a new var- Stokes. "I could've done it a ter to p
sity indoor record set in the long time ago, but I'm just hav- jump. But
Spartan Relays (16-6%), plus ing super practices and then clearingt
first place honors infour of the not putting it together in the much a m
x M#five meets he's competed in. meets. physical.
The junior from Flint is no me"Iseither run a little faster "The ha
newcomer to polevaulting, tak- or do things a little bit more when. I w
} jing up the event when he was in rushed, and is doesn't work. vault was
fifth grade. ANOTHER PROBLEM the remarked
"I saw a few meets on T.V. mechanical engineering student main key
and some of the older kids in has encountered this season is "Getting
DON ADAMS of the Buffalo Braves bends back to retree ,my neighborhood used to trying to find the correct pole. tice is als
lONAD AMSoftnht'same thave Phoenixacen jump," Stokes said. "I'm just getting stronger like a hu
a rebound in last night's game with the Phoenix Suns. Den- "I started in my backyard, and quicker and I think I'm just come out
nis Awtrey of Phoenix (21) has his own designs on the ball jumping into a pile of straw. It a little bit too big for my pole," hurdles an
however. The Suns' effort came up short though as Buffalo was pretty shaky." Stokes said. "I have a new running ha
nipped them, 11S-114. Since his early days in the pole ordered, but it hasn't come loaf on t
sport, Stokes has racked up in yet." back ont
an impressive list of awards. While selecting the right never goin
DURING HIS high school ca- pole might seem trivial to the bar."
reer, he vaulted to three uneducated track fan, Stokes IN ANA
DD 7 LOGICstraight indoor state champion- feels it's very important to the technique,
McCULLY, HUGHES LEAD TANKERS;
By RICK BONINO 4 f

uccess.
get too stiff a pole,
hrow you back on the
he commented. "But
r your attempt, the
e pole must be to
more spring up on the,
vault."
PEOPLE watching a
r might marvel at
hniques he must mas-
roduce a successful
ut in Stokes' case,
the bar is just as
ental struggle as it is
ardest thing for me
was learning how to
to be aggressive,"
Stokes. "That's the
right there.
motivated for prac-
o a problem. It's not
rdler where he can
and loaf over the
nd still look like he's
calf way decent. If we
he runway, we land
the runway. We're
ng to make it over the
LYZING his jumping
Stokes feels that

Robinson...... .. 23-23
Thompson...........23-10
Baxter.......... ..22-1
staying calm is one of the ma- Staton..............23-13
jor keys to success. Hardy.....22-0
Linar...... .........19-0
"I'm pretty psyched by the er en..........19-0
time I get on the runway, said Lozier ................13-0
Stokes. "But I just try to re- Jones... ........ 8-0
lax. If I can relax, everything Team and others
will come along all right." . MICHIGAN .............23
While traveling around the Opponents ..23
country to various meets, AVERAGE MINUTES P
Stokes finds his talent as a pole- 28:09; Robinson 27:37; statoi
vaulter a slight disadvantage. BLOCKED SHOTS: Thon
"WHEN WE fly to meets it's Staton 7; Green 6; Bergen
really a hassle," said Stokes. nen ts 60.
"A lot of the times the bag- inson 1. Totals: MICHIGAN
gage people don't want to take
my poles.gItttakes quite a bit of
convincing to get them to putee DLbt"V
them on the plane." T
When the Big Ten indoor C T
championships roll around in STU
two weeks, Stokes will be bat- STUDENT
tling Bob Crites of Indiana and
Doug Laz of Illinois, who both
have better vaults than Stokes. Et F
But if his past record is any Appearing Thru Th
indication of his success under MIGHTY JOE
pressure, Jim Stokes just might 994-5350
be standing on the victory4
stand with his second Big Ten
championship.

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177-309
89-200
79-162
78-143
70-139
59-132
40-86
8-12
11-27
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84-104
94-145
50-71
61-77
33-45
33-48
23-35
13-23
2-2
7-13
4-5
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0-0
0-1
405-573

.808 2.9 45 51-3;
.648 12.7 31 81-1
.704 3.1 46 72.'2
.792 5.2 12 48-1
.133 3.9 11 90-2
.689 1.7 29 39-1
.657 3.2 24 66-2
.565 2.6 1 26.6
1.000 1.1 0 3-0
.538 1.8 5 25-0
.800 0.9 1 6-6
.250 0.9 1 2-6
1.0 0 0-0
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.707 43.2 193 473-14
.705 38.6 92 500-34'

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697-1464 .476 304-431

LAYED: Hubbard 34:06; Green 33:48; Grote
n 23:42; Baxter 17:12; Thompson 16:41; Hardy
2:02; Lillard 1:00; Lelich 0:04.
-pson 17; Hubbard 12; Hardy 9;; Roblison 7;
3; Baxter 1; Jones 1: MICHIGAN 63; Oppo-
Green 13; Hubbard 11; Hardy 9; Statof 7; Rob-
54; Opponents 18.

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YOU ARE ENTERING A WORLD WHERE FANTASY
IS FACT, WHERE THE BIZARRE BECOMES NORMAL
AND SATIRE IS THE ORDER OF THE DAY. YOU ARE IN
. THE BONIN-OZONE ...
Garry Grappler kicked the cat one last time and slumped
down on the couch. Weight-cutting always made him grouchy.
"What'm I doin' here?" Neil Young oscillated in the back-
ground, echoing Garry's tormented thoughts.
"What am I doing here? Why am I busting my butt every
week, starving and hurting, just so I can go out and do some-
thing that nobody but me seems to care about anyway? Why
couldn't I have been a basketball star, or a football hero, or ..."
And Garry Grappler dozed and dreamed .. .
.. . he was racing downcourt on the front end of a
three-on-one break. DUNK! Michigan by one, thirty seconds
left. The fans roared and the cheerleaders gyrated suggestive-
ly.
Cheerleaders! That's one thing the matmen never had. But
wait . . . we're in a stall, and they're shouting, "Rebound that
basketball!" Odd. And they sure pick some inopportune moments
for some pretty dumb stunts. Like that last shtick during the
time out with the score tied. Visions of cheerleaders on skates
flashed before his eyes . . .
Garry knew some of the audience could care less about the
cheerleaders. These were the pro scouts, the men who held the
key to his future. What a rush! Wrestling never offered a future.
Then it came, like a deluge. You need an agent, son? . .
you'd go hardship, Garry? You'd desert us? . . . what, there's a
big mess in the courts? There might not even be a draft?
And what if I simply don't make it? I'm not prepared to
do too much else, Garry thought. It's a lot harder to play
student during a thirty-game basketball season than a fifteen-
meet wrestling schedule, particularly with all that added
attention and pressure. Frightened, helpless, Garry began
to run ...
around right end. 15 . . . 10 . .. 5 . . .TOUCHDOWN!
Even more fans and cheerleaders roared in appreciation as
Garry moved the Wolverines out to a 7-0 lead against Archrival
State.
This is the life, Garry bubbled. National television and every-
thing. And these coaches even want me to eat all I can!
Suddenly, things went sour. Garry was making all his cuts,
but the holes just weren't there. His yardage total grew about
as quickly as an adolescent's mustache. This isn't my fault, but
it sure makes me look bad, Garry lamented. Jeez, I never had
to depend on anyone else when I was wrestling . . .
Post-game. The locket room. Wait, who are those strange
people wearing suits and carrying notebooks? Reporters?
Garry had heard of them, but rarely saw them during the
wrestling season. No one in the media had cared about him
then!
Hold it, though. This is the tenth time some overweight goon
has asked me the same dumb question! And it's not just after
games. They're bugging me all week long! Don't they know I
have my own life to lead?
Something behind Garry's eyes exploded. They were all
chasing him, the fans, the cheerleaders, the scouts, the agents,
the writers. Holy Westworld! This whole scene has gone bizarre,
Carry thought. He fought and clawed, kicked and scratched,
to reach the edge . . . and fell . . .
. . . onto his threadbare carpet with a jarring thud. Garry
opened his eyes. Hell? Cluse. Just his apartment. Garry stood,
rubbed his eyes and elbows, and felt a grin grow beneath his
nose.
"They can have it!" he declared to the empty room.
"Some of it was fun, but they can keep it! I didn't realize
how good I really had it!"
Garry bent down to his newly-awakened feline friend, who
instinctively yowled and began to scamper away. Shooting a
double, Garry grabbed the cat and cradled it in his thick arms.
"Don't you see, Dingle?" Garry waxed philosophical. "It's
like that old bit about the tree falling in the forest with no one
there to hear it. Just because no one seems to care about what I
do doesn't cheapen it. It's still real . . . it's about as real as you
can get!"
The clock chimed, ending Garry's soliloquy. Whoa, I'd better:
get to practice, he realized. Dropping Dingle and grabbing his
gym bag, Garry ran out to join all those other athletes - the
gymnasts, the thinclads, the swimmers, all the women - who
still competed for that most important audience of them all.,
SAY GOODBYE TO THAT WORLD OF SPOOF AND
SHADOW, OF TWISTED TRAPPINGS AND SERIOUSf
SEEDS. WE ARE LEAVING . .. THE BONIN-OZONE ...

By JAMIE TURNER
Last Thursday, Friday and1
Saturday the Michigan women'si
swim team set 11 Big Ten rec-
ords in winning the Big Ten
championships for the secondr
straight year. Of the 11 recordl
times, Katy McCully or Lori
Hughes personally accounted for
seven and assisted on two oth-
ers.
When talking to two of coach
Stu Isaac's "'Wonder Women",
it becomes obvious that the long
hours of work have paid off in
their minds.
BOTH swimmers came from!
the Kalamazoo area, McCully
from Norris High School and
Hughes from nearby Portage
Central. with both having to
fight similar obstacles to im-
prove themselves.
"We didn't have a team whenj
I was a sophomore (in high
school)," said McCully. "I swam
mostly in summer country clubs
and during the year at the 'Y' l

"I came here primarily nor Cully swam in seven events last
the school itself," revealed Mc- weekend - in every one she

Cully. "I wasn't necessarily'
counting on swimming here." t
"'I CAME HERE for swim-
ming because I didn't really
know what I wanted t be," ,
commented Hughes. "I know ]
that Michigan had the hest swim
program (having finished first
in the Big Ten's last year)."
Another area of quick agree-
ment was the subject of their
coach, Stu Isaac.]
"He's really good," exclaimed
McCully. "He works real hard
and treats everyone fairl, not
just the ones who are doing well
at the moment."
"HE MAKES us do thing: in
practice thatare good for us,"
added Huighes, "even when we
don't want to. I guess you.could,
say he has authority."
The day of a swimmer is a;
grinding one. Four hours out of
every day must be turned over
to nnt-tfopnti dri cihtC D iwnar

either came out with an individ-
ual Big Ten record (five) or a
team relay record (two).
During all this, Hughes wasn't
exactly standing still. She won
four events (two relays, two in-
dividuals) in five record times.
The fifth came when she broke
the Big Ten record in the 200
butterfly preliminary, tnen fol-I
lowed that up with a record in
the finals that was two seconds
faster than her own time.
While Hughes {basked in the;
warm feeling of her accomplish-
ments, McCully took a view that1
is more in keeping with Michi-
gan athletics.
"I was just glad that we wan
the Big Ten's, and espezially
that we beat (Michigan) State,"
stated McCully.

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when I got to Northern, they when it ends with
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N.Y. Knicks 119, New Orleans 102 14. Utah
Buffalo 115, Phoenix 114 15. Creighton
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20-3 278
22-2 204
19-4 170
20-4 144
24-1 143
18-4 106
20-4 103
19-4 90
19-3 50
22-3 46
21-3 26
19-5 25
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