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Page Eight


Thursday September 4, 1975

Page Eight THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday September 4, 1975


Track: Lettermen to play key role

By ANDY GLAZER i with the talented but oft injured
"Michigan track is building- sophomore Jim Grace. In addi-
there were a lot of freshmen on tion, Bo Schembechler's prize
this year's team, and we did halfback recruit, Harlan Huck-1
pretty well. The improved show- leby of Detroit Cass Tech, has
ings will help us recruit." already run a 47.8 quarter and,
That quote is from the recent- may be one of the nation's finest,
ly graduated Jim Howe, a fine young sprinters.
sprinter for last year's team The added speed and depth
and the only senior letterman could mean a lot for the Wo
lost to Michigan track. verines come Big Ten and NCAA
Coach Jack Harvey is wel- championship time.
coming 25, freshman recruits, The other sprints and relays
and so on numbers alone the should also be well manned.
team appears stronger. But Footballer Rob Lytle ran a 6.2
there are other reasons why the 60 yard dash, and recruits Tom
tracksters should improve . on+Seabron (Cass Tech), Arnolt,
last year's fourth-place Big Ten Chisholm (Inkster) and Donald
finish. Wheeler (Washington, D.C.) are
Last season the team scored all sub-ten second hundred yard
many of its points with a fine men.
mile-relay squad -- Dave Wil- mn
lams, Jeff McLeod,, Doug Hen- Chisholm and Wheeler are
nigar, and Dave Furst. But Mc- also superior hurdlers-a glar-
Leod was injured during the ing Wolverine weakness last
championships, and his 47.4 year. They may move right into
quarter mile was sorely missed. starting positions on the shuttle-
McLeod's presence might hurdle relay.
have given Michigan two more The middle distances have
wins (in the mile-relay and also been blessed with some
quarter-mile), completely al- promising new runners. Jim
tering t h e championship's Baumgartner (1:53) and Ken
character. Brown ,1:55) are fine half
All the members of that fine milers, and should team with
relay team are back, along standout juniors Andy John-

son and Greg Meyer to form
a tough two-mile relay.
Michigan's m o s t consistent,
high scoring unit last year was
the distance twosome of Mike
McGuire and Bill Donakowski,
who finished fifth and seventh,
"Michigan track is
building - th e r e
were a lot of fresh-
men on this year s
team, and we did
pretty well. The im-
proved showing will
help us recruit."
-Jim Howe
respectively, in the NCAA three-
mile i n d o o r championships.
Both of them also ran well in
the two mile.
In the mile, though, the Wol-
verines were weaker. Only
Mark Foster's 4:08.2 was note-
Two newcomers could be of
help here. If Pontiac's Steve
Elliot (4:13 and a 9:13.7 two

mile, both state of Michigan
bests) and Grosse Ile's Jack
Sinclair (4:21) can show expect-
ed improvement, the mile could
become a Michigan strongpoint
instead of a weakness.
I The field events produced va-
ried results for the Wolverines
in '74-75. Pole - vaulters Jim
Stokes and Ed Kukla were us-
ually good for 15'6", and high-
jumpers Doug Gibbs and Jeff
Swanson hit 6'10" consistently.
But the points the Wolverines
scored in these events were us-
ually offset by a dearth of suc-
cess in the shot put, where
Randy Foss's best effort was 52
The times and abilities of
many of the newcomers look
so good that one has to won-
der how Jack Harvey man-
aged such a fine recruiting
This isn't the first time, ei-
ther. In his first year as coach,
Harvey fielded 27 letterman-
17 freshmen, four sophomores,
five juniors, and one senior.
"D o n Canham (Michigan's
Athletic Director) has done
amazing things around here,"
said an admiring Harvey,
"We've got a special Tartan
surface outdoor track, and a
wonderful Tartan indoor sta-

dium (the Multi-Sports Build-
ing). I'd be willing to match
facilities with anyone in the
"It's a big help in recruit-
ing when we show a kid what
he can run on here.
"The school's academic re-
putation helps, too," he add-
ed. "It's a great attraction.
And the football program brings
us some fine sprinters and
weight men - especially this
year. We have so many non-
scholarship things going for us,
that if they did away with
scholarships, we'd be one of the
toughest teams around."
Much of the credit must go
to the sheer energy and per-
sonality of Harvey and his
assistant, Ron Warhurst. The
two have injected strength
and a winning attitude into
Michigan's track program.
The Wolverines simply can-
not help but be better in 1975-
76. With the graduation of
Stan Vinson from Eastern Mich-
igan, Dave Williams becomes
the leading 600 yard man in the
nation. If Randy Foss can im-
prove, or if one of Harvey's
football players can step in and
do the job on the shot, the
Wolverines weaknesses will be

Daily Photo by SUE SHEINER
Greg Meyer
The Wolverine's Greg Meyer, Big Ten Steeplechase champion in 1974, rounds the curve at
the new Track and Tennis building in last season's indoor competition. Meyer ran third
in the steeplechase in '75 but will be back to compete with Michigan's strong two-mile relay

"We will not be


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Final score: Michigan 80, Re-
mainder of Big Ten, one.
That is domination. Plain,
simple, and total.
Michigan's netters met every
Big Ten school once during the
past season and just once did
an opponent manage to win as
much as one match out of nine.
With number one singles star
Victor Amaya out of action, and
everyone else playing a notch
above his usual spot, Illinois'
Webb Hayne managed to defeat

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Michigan captain Jerry Karzen
in three sets, in a tiebreaker.
With the likes of seniors-to-
be Amaya, Fred DeJesus
and Eric Friedler around, the
Wolverines have had few
problems dominating the Big
ten the past few years. Wit-
ness Wisconsin head coach
Dennis Schacter:
"You know you're going to
get clobbered when you come
to Michigan," said Schacter,
"you look to win a match here,''
a set there. They've got a ma-
ture program, and the rest of
the Big Ten is just now starting
to catch up."
The Big Ten did a little more
catching up at this years Big
Ten Championships, once again
with the aid of a sub-par Ama-
ya. The 6-7 Holland, Michigan
native suffered heat prostration
in the second set of his final
round match with Ohio State's
Francisco Gonzalez, and Gon-
zalez went on to win 3-6, 7-6,
The Wolverines captured ev-

ery title after first singles -
including the first doubles title
with Buddy Gallagher subbing
for Amaya - until third dou-
bles, when Wisconsin's Marty
Goldin and Eric Collen defeat-
ed Jim Holman and Brad Hol-
The Championship's most im-
pressive effort had to be De-
Jesus' final round, a 6-1, 6-2
shellacking of Indiana's Dan
The Big Ten, however, has
never been known as an out-
standing tennis conference.
So what of the Wolverines
NCAA Championship hopes?
(The Championships were be-
ing held at Corpus Christy,
Texas, at press time).
Last year the Wolverines fin-
ished third in the nation behind
defending champ Stanford and
USC. In their biggest test thus
far this year, the National Col-
legiate indoor Team Tennis
Championships, t h e Blue fin-
ished second - to Stanford.
There was cause for both ex-

citement and disheartenment
with the accomplishment.
"I was quite happy with our
performance at the NCITTC,"
explained Michigan coach Brian
Eisner, "we beat SMU, the na-
tion's number four team last
year and just as solid this year,
7-2, and handled an awfully
good Texas team by the same
"Our only loss of the season
came there, 6-3 in the final to
Stanford. But they are just
"To win the national cham-
pionship will be difficult, he
continued. "Much will depend
on the draw and it will come
down to who wins the close
matches. I'd say we are in the
top three teams, along with
Stanford and UCLA."
Bruce Shoals, an Ann Ar-
bor teaching pro, agreed
with Eisner about the draw.
"I don't think anyone can
beat Stanford in a head to
head team match," said
Shoals, "but in the NCAA

format a lot of
have shots at t
and Michigan c
Regardless of
performance, it's
perb season for t
Eisner calls "the
team in Michigan
that includes th
Things also bod
coming year. The
of Amaya, DeJes
ler will return a
should insure an
championship. In
notch sonhomor
Brad Holland an
lagher will have
college tennis
belts and Eisner
n nhbln i h

f people will
their players,
ould win."
their NCAA
been a su-

some parts of his game that
will have to be changed" said
Eisner, "but with his attitude
that will be no problem, and
he will fit in well."

he group that Scholarships aren't the only
finest tennis way Eisner gets players. He
n history, and has several other recruits that
e 1957 NCAA he feels will attend Michigan
but "can't be sure of until the
ie well for the last minute." And any incom-
e "Big Three" ing student is welcome to get
us and Fried- in touch with Eisner right at
nd that alone the beginning of school to get
other Big Ten into his tryout tournament. It's
addition, top- produced varsity players be-
es-to-be like fore And varsity tennis at
d Buddy Gal- Michigan is status.
a full year of After all, how many teams
under their get a school song named after
has used his their top player?
nlarehin ff-

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one arnieric scnoiarsnip e rec-
Jeff Etterbeek of Holland,
Michigan is Eisner's prize. Un-
defeated in high school while
retaining his State Class A title
the past two years, he was
ranked number one in the mid-
west in the top junior group-
Boys 18.
Etterbeek also, played high
school basketball, proving
that he isbno "tennis ball
machine" but a fine all
around athlete. It's for this
reason that Eisner feels that
he can still improve his
"I've talked to Jeff and both
he and I realize that there are

MICHIGAN 5, Alabama 4
MICHIGAN 7; Texas 2
Stanford 6, MICHIGAN 3
MICHIGAN 9, Purdue 0
MICHIGAN 8, Illinois 1
MICHIGAN 9, Northwestern 0
MICHIGAN 9, Wisconsin 0
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Football ticket info
EDITORS NOTE: Ticket information courtesy of Michi-
gnn Ticket department.
Students purchasing football tickets this year will be charged"
$21 through the Student Accounts Office. This charge is due Sep-
tember 30 and should be included in your first tuition payment.
Each student will be given a football coupon during registra-
tion. This coupon should be exchanged at the Track-Tennis build-
ing for a season ticket on the proper dates as listed below. Seat-
ing preferences for students is determined on the basis of the
" Group No. 4-ID imprint shows ZBDES Y3 or No. 2
to the right of your name.
* Group No. 3-ID imprint shows DES Y3
" Group No. 2-ID imprint shows S Y 3
" Group No. 1-ID imprint shows 3
" If your ID card does not indicate your proper priority
according to years in attendance, bring your transcript on the
correct ticket distribution date.
. Group No. 4 tickets begin at the 50-yard line
" Group No. 3 tickets begin at end of group no. 4
* Group No. 2 tickets begin at end of group no. 3
" Group No. 1 tickets begin at end of group No. 2
* Exchange will be at Track-Tennis Building from 8:30 a.m.
to 4:00 p.m. Use the North entrance. The Track-Tennis building
is located beyond the rightfield fence of the baseball stadium
on Ferry Field and southwest of the outdoor track on South State
. Group No. 4-Friday, Sept. 5
* Group No. 3-Monday, Sept. 8
" Group No. 2-Tuesday, Sept. 9
" Group No. 1-Wednesday, Sept. 10
" Group no. 4 are seniors, no. 3 juniors, no. 2 sophomores, no.
1-freshmen. Tickets are issued to each group on a first-come,
first-serve basis.
After September 10 (final day of distribution at the Track-
Tennis Building), tickets will be distributed at the Football
Ticket Office on the corner of Hoover and South State Streets,
through noon of September 20.
A student may present his football coupon with his ID card
and three other football coupons with corresponding ID's at the
regular distribution window and receive four season tickets.
Grouping of more than four will be permitted at the special
group window. A student may bring an unlimited number of
football counons with corresponding ID's. This must be done on

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