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May 27, 1978 - Image 15

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Mended runners lead
eindermen in CCC's

A pair of once hobbled Wolverine
distance men combined to give
Michigan 14 first-day points and put the
team in fifth place heading into this af-
ternoon's conclusion of the Central
Collegiate Conference Outdoor Track
and Field Championships.
MIKE McGUIRE, on the shelf for
more than a year with mononucleosis,
turned in a 34:42.8 in the 10,000 meter
run to grab second place. Teammate
Dan Heikkinen, idled by a stress frac-
ture last fall, finished third in the 3,000
meter steeplechase with a personal
best of 8:55.91.
Western Michigan jumped out to the
early lead with 39 points. Only 6 of 21
events were decided yesterday, as the
377 athletes representing 22 schools
competed for berths in today's finals.
The hosting Wolverines are low-
keying this meet all the way, as coach
Jack Harvey has elected to save his
best runners for next week's NCAA
Championships in Eugene, Ore.
Nonetheless, the Blue thinclads placed
12 qualifiers into today's finals.
"I didn't expect anybody to be fired
up," said Harvey, who only bothered to
enter in two of yesterday's six finals.
"Overall I'd have to say things went
pretty well."
McGuire, running his first 10,000 in
three years, stayed with eventual win-
ner Dave McDonald of Pitt through the
first four and a half miles of the six
mile-plus race before falling back,
"I THINK THAT there's still some
hope for me," said the junior who won

All-American cross country honors in
1975. "People have been writing me off
for so long now that even I was begin-
ning to believe them."-
Heikkinen has also been running well
of late, after sitting out the entire cross
country campaign. In knocking off
more than six seconds from his
previous best steeple, Heikkinen's only
complaint was that he "took the last
water jump with my right foot instead
of my left. That kind of messed me up."
While McGuire and Heikkinen are
continuing their comebacks, another
familiar Wolverine began one yester-
day. Harlan Huckleby who ran on a Big
Ten champion mile relay team as a
freshman, returned to the track yester-
day to run in his first race in over two
Huck, normally a quarter-miler,
didn't break any records, as he finished
sixth out of six in the 100 meters with a
time of :11.24. He was not disappointed
"I GOT STARTED pretty good, but I
lost it after 50 yards," said Huckleby,
who begain training only three weeks
ago. "I haven't developed what sprin-
ters call 'fifth gear' yet. I've got a long
way to go.'
Ho's tailback left Harvey's squad just
before the 1977 season, preferring to
concentrate on one sport. Now, he says
that running track will help get his in-
jured left hamstring back into shape.
"The hardest part of it all is that I've
got to accept the fact that I'm gonna get
beat by guys I used to walk on for

Daily Photo
MICHIIGAN'S CHIARLES CROUTIIER reflect, a look of relief yesterday after
posting the faste.st qualifying time in the 400 meter ron at the Central Collegiate
Conference track championships being held at Ferry Field. Croother'. time of
48.87 pots him into today's final.

sports o the DAILY
Who has Joe? ByhA
TORONTO-Charlie Finley can't seem to make up his mind about Joe
The Oakland A's owner let Coleman, his veteran lbelief ace, go to the
Toronto Blue Jays recently for the $10,000 waiver price after the pitcher ser-
ved up a home run ball to Lamar Johnson of Chicago White Sox.
Now, says Toronto President Peter Bavasi, Finley wants his pitcher
back and is willirng to pay the Jays double what he cost them.
Bavasi, of course, figures there's something fishy in Chicago, from
where Finley inns his baseball operation.
Bavasi isn't kidding himself that the A's want to keep Coleman, even
though the pitcher was the club's most effective bullpen hurler before Finley
blew his top.
"Somewhere there's a smoking gun," says Bavasi, "and we're going to
find out where it is.
"Here's what we gueas has happened. There's a club that would have
liven Charlie a lot more than we gave him for Coleman. It probably was
prepared to give upsa player whom Charlie would like to have ...
"What we have to do is find out which club it is. Meanwhile, we play
along with Charlie. I'm going to keep Joe informed of what's going on. W~e
have to consider his feelings in this thing, too."
Homers doom Detroit
BOSTON (AP)-Dwight Evans hit two home runs and Jim Rice slammed
a two-run shot last night, powering the Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory over
the Detroit Tigers.
Rice staked left-bander Bill Lee, -1, to a 2-0 lead by drilling his 16th
homer-and his 11th this month-into the right field stands off Detroit star-
ter Milt Wilcox, 3-2, in the first inning.
Detroit's Rusty Staub. hit his fifth homer with the bases empty in the
fourth inning and, after Evans hit a solo in the fifth, the Tigers pulled into a 3-
3 tie an inning later on a double by Staub and Jason Thompson's i2th homer
into the screen in left-center,
The Red Sox quickly regained the lead in their half of the sixth. Jack
Brohamer got a bloop double, Evans walked and Fred Kendall heat out a in-
fle 'h'it filling thbabes,. Rick Burle~op blooped a, single, to. shallow left-
nt- 1ing BrohamtT- Evans sor f, p e -= ss:

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