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The Michigan Daily-Friday{ May 18, 1979-Page 19

BLUE HOSTS BIG TENS

Can tracksters topple Indiana?

By KENNETH CHOTINER
It will take a little bit of luck and a lot
of skill for the Michigan track team to
upend Indiana when the Wolverines
host the Big Ten Outdoor Track and
Field Championships today and
tomorrow at Ferry Field.
"I'd have to say Indiana is the
favorite," said Michigan coach Jack
Harvey. "In order for us to come out on
top, we'll need to get some fortunate
breaks and Indiana will need to get
some unfortunate breaks."
The Blue thinclads got the breaks
they needed two weeks ago when they

teams that can win it," said Bell. "Our
dual meet up there (in Ann Arbor) was
one of those things you forget about and
start over. That was the worst effort
we've had from an Indiana team since
I've been here.
Wolverine high jumper Mike Lattany
set a school record with a leap of 7-3 in
the Indiana meet, while sprinter An-
drew Bruce and distance man Steve
Elliot turned in solid efforts as well.
Harvey will be counting on those three
along with Tim Thomas and Dan
Heikinnen to produce in the conference
championships. Thomas has run the

Action at Ferry Field begins at 4:00
today and 11:45 tomorrow. Tickets are
available at the Athletic Ticket Office
and at the gate.

outran a crippled Hoosier squad, 80-57,
in a dual meet in Ann Arbor.
"That win against Indiana gave our
people a lot of confidence for the Big
Ten meet," said Harvey. "Indiana is
the indoor champion, and, to be honest,
I was surprised we won the dual meet
against them."
Michigan claimed top honors in 12 of
17 events as they romped in their only
dual meet of the gutdoor season. The
revenge factor will therefore be strong
for coach Sam Bell and his Hoosier con-
tingent.
"To be frank, we're the only two

oily Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN
BLUE HIGH JUMPER Mike Lattany shows 'em how it's done and eases over
the bar, as he did two weeks ago in setting an indoor record at 7-3. Indiana will
most likely be the toughest foe when the Big Ten Championships come to Ann
Arbor this weekend.
SPOR TS OF THE DAILY:

Umps
ByTheAssociatedPress
NEW YORK - Agreement apparen-
tly has been reached on the basic
money issues in the contract dispute
between the major league umpires and
the two leagues, a spokesman for
American League President Lee Mac-
Phail confirmed yesterday. The um-
pires' negotiator Richie Phillips saw
Saturday as the target date for the
return of the regular umpires.
Both sides, however, insisted that
some issues remain to be resolved
before the agreement is finalized.
"We have had an agreement on the
basic things, like salary and per diem,"
said Bob Fishel, assistant to MacPhail,
adding, "at least they appeared to have
been agreed on, and I think those issues
are still resolved . .. the basic things
like salary, per diem and the like."
Fishel said there were some issues,
"such as assignments and the like" that
apparently are holding up total
agreement.
0 During a break in negotiations,
Phillips said he was optimistic that
agreement on the remaining issues will
be reached so that the regular officials
will be back at work on Saturday.
* * *
Picken hired
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Former

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Michigan defensive back James Penn State secedeS
Pickens has signed a contract with the SHAWNEE ON THE DELAW
Green Bay Packers as a free agent, it Pa. - Penn State University
was announced yesterday. decided to withdraw from the Ea
Fifteen other free agents were also Athletic Association, school off
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800-meter event in 1:49.5, best in the Big
Ten this year.
"Thomas and Lattany are both good
bets (to win in the Big Tens)," said
Harvey. "But in terms of individual
performances, Heikinnen in the
steeplechase is our best chance for an
upset."
Indiana currently holds the best
mark in the conference in 10 of the 18
events, leading Harvey to believe the
Hoosiers are truly the team to beat.
"Not only do they have individuals
who are best in an event, they also have
great depth," said Harvey. "In the pole
vault, Indiana has the only two vaulters
to clear 17 feet and they have a couple
events where three men can place."
Yet Harvey feels his squad will
challenge for the title. "Even though
Indiana is the favorite, anything can
happen. A dropped baton, a runner
leaves the blocks too quickly, and the
next thing you know, you're winning the
meet."
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* * *i
Preakness field set
BALTIMORE - Spectacular Bid and
four colts he beat in the Kentucky Der-
by were entered yesterday for the
Preakness Stakes Saturday at Pimlico.
The field of five three-year-olds was
the smallest in the Preakness since
Citation beat three rivals in 1948.
Named to oppose Spectacular Bid in
the 1 3/16 Preakness were General
Assembly, the Derby runner-up;
Golden Act, third in the Derby, and
Flying Paster and Screen King, fifth
and sixth, respectively, in the Derby.
If all five go to the post at 5:38 p.m.
EDT, the 104th Preakness will be worth
$235,300, with $165,300 to the winner.
Trainer Bud Delp and jockey Ron
Franklin, a couple of Marylanders, are
happy to be back at Pimlico where they
started on the glory road with Spec-
tacutar"Bid.
"It looks like we got the speed in him
if we need it," said Delp. "He's fresh
and sharp and ready to roll from the
quarter pole. He's better than he was in
the Derby."

annual convention.
"We felt that it was in the best in-
terests of Penn State's basketball
program to withdraw from member-
ship in the Eastern Eight," Edward M.
Czekaj, Penn State athletic director,
told the EAA's seven other members.
"We set very high goals for our
basketball program and we feel those
goals can best be achieved as an in-
dependent."
The withdrawal will be effective at
the end of the 1980-81 basketball season,
Czekaj said.

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