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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, June 8, 1978-Page 15
AAU meet attracts track's elite
By DAVE RENBARGER Drake Stadium. assistant coach Ron Warhurst to UCLA further their track careers," said head
With Wire Service Reports He'll face six others who have gone 18 are 10,000 meter man Bill Donakowski coach Jack Harvey.
- Mike Tully feet or better - Larry Jessee, Jeff quarter miler James Grace, high jum- AAU gives then a chance to get some
and Mac Wilkins are primed for world Taylor, Earl Bell, Ralph Haynie, Don per Mike Lattany and hurdler Gary real good competition and to rub elbows
record assaults at the Amateur Athletic Baird and Dan Ripley, Hicks.r g
Union Track Field Championships that Also in the world-class pole vault field The first three have already com- with the big guys, so to speak. It'll give
UnionTrackthem a good background coming back
open Thursday at UCLA, but an out- will be Michigan's Jim Stokes,,with a pleted their collegiate eligibility, while forn ead
standing field of sprinters could rewrite personal best of 17-1/4. Stokes is part of Lattany and Hicks are underclassmen. next year.
some records, too. a seven-man contingent of Wolverine The quintet represents the finest from WILKINS HOLDS the worldstandard
thinclads who journeyed down the coast the Michigan team, and they are en- 232-6 hLds the mscuar
UCLA's TULLY recently set a pen- from Eugene, Ore., to compete in the tered in the meet to gain the experience of 232-6 i the discus, and the muscular
ding - and disputed - record of 18 feet, star-studded meet. of running against the best in the world. Olympic champion said he hopes to
8%34 inches in the pole vault, and could "Donakowski and Stokes and Grace rewrite that mark before he begins a
top that at the familiar surroundings of ACCOMPANYING Stokes and are all good enough and they want to European tour this summer. The AAU
meet will be his last chance to do so.
A MThe meet, running through Saturday,
has attracted 1,100 entries, and both the
men's and women's fields appear to be
the strongest for the nationals in recent
The sprints shape up as among the
meet's most spectacularly competitive
The 100 meters includes Clancy Ed-
wards, Houston McTear, Harvey Glan-
ce, Steve Williams and defending AAU
champ Don Quarrie. Jim Hines' 10-
year-old world record of 9.95 could well
be broken. 1
MANY OF THE same sprinters will
compete in the 200, although Quarrie
h" has said he'll concentrate on the 100.
Edwards, who helped Southern Cal
win the NCAA team championship last
week by winning both the 100 and 200,
could post with another double in the
AAU Meet.
Some of the luster will be missing
from the distance events, since
Washington State's Henry Rono - the
Kenyan who's currently the best
distance man in the world - is not
competing. That does, however, make
AP Photo the distance races more wide-open
USC'S JAMES SANFORD (right) breasts the tape ahead of Auburn's Harvey Glance in lasst weekend's 400 meter relav events.

finals. Glance will be among the many world-class sprinters at this weekend's AAU meet
sports of the DAILY
Trojans advance in Series
OMAHA-Hard-throwing Casey Lindsey of Arizona State scattered six
Miami hits last night to win his second start in the College World Series with
an 11-3 victory over the Hurricanes in a losers' bracket contest.
The loss eliminated Miami, 50-12, from the series. In Wednesday night's
second game, undefeated Southern California faced North Carolina, which
had lost one game.
Lindsey, a southpaw who won the Sun Devils opener against St. John's,
gave up only a run-scoring single and a solo home run to Randy Guerra and
boosted his record to 7-1. _
Lindsey needed relief help in the eighth inning when Miami's Rick Pazo
singled and Ron Batter walked. Arizona State Coach Jim Brock took no
chances and brought in freshman Ken Jones to finish off Miami. Jones gave
up the third Miami run in the ninth when Tony Brewer tripled and a fielder's
choice allowed the run to score.
Guerra was brought in to relieve loser Aguie Ruiz, 13-4, in the Sun
Devils' four-run sixth inning. The Hurricanes committed two errors that
contributed to three of the four Arizona State runs and the Sun Devils
finished Guerra off by battering him for five funs in the ninth inning.
* * *
Quotables quotes dept.
The award for most cliches and mixed metaphors in one sentence
'elivered by a professional athlete during the 1977-78 NBA season goes to
Washington Bulleta guard Kevin Grevey.
With Seattle leading the series 3-2 and needing just one more victory for
the title, Grevey was asked how important it was for Washington to win
game 6 la'st Sunday. The answer was obvious, but Grevey rose to the oc-
"It's do or die for us, our backs are against the wall because the chips
are on the table," he replied.

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