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May 04, 1978 - Image 19

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The Michigan Daily-Thursday, May 4, 1978--Page 19
sports of the DAILY
Women improve
The Michigan State Invitational, held this past weekend in East Lansing
was something of a breakthrough for Michigan's women's track team. Not
only did the team fare well (unofficially third of eight teams, according to
coach Red Simmons) but seven varsity records were set as well.
"I couldn't believe the team improved so much," said Simmons of the
striders' accomplishments.
The 1500 meter relay squad of Sherrie King, Christina Smith, Katherine
Benner and Darlynda Key placed first with a time of 4:01. Key also set a new
school record with her 177'71" long jump.
The 400 meter relay squad of Roberta Brown, Karen Preston, King and
Pam Moore finished with a time of :49.8, giving them second place and a new
record. Other records were set by Moore in the 200 meter with a time of :24.5,
Benner in the 800 meter with a time of 2:20 and Key in the 400 meter with a
time of :59.8. Moore and Benner both earned second place with their times
and Key pulled a third place.
Abby Currier's discus throw of 119'7" put her in third place with a new
record and Julie Clifford's time of 4:55 in the 1500 meters also set a new
school standard.
Simmons attributed his team's all-around good showing to the improved
conditions. "The weather has improved, we've reached a point where we can
train harder, more intensely," he said. -ELISA FRYE
Pristine pitching
Junior right-hander Tom Owens continued the recent tradition of
Michigan pitching excellence with a 6-0 no-hitter over Notre Dame, com-
pleting a doubleheader sweep of the Irish.
Owens recorded six strikeous while walking only one in raising his
record to 3-2 and Michigan's to 18-11. The only threat to the no-hitter was in
the seventh when an Irish hitter with two out bunted. Owens threw wildly to
first pulling Bob Wasilewski off the bag. Owens received an error on the
Freshman Mark Clinton made his first start for the Wolverines in the
first game, and received relief help from first-year man Mike Thomas in
whitewashing Notre Dame in the opening game 4-0. The two limited the
weak-hitting Irish to only four hits while the Wolverines decided the contest
with a three-run outburst in the fifth. -DAILY SPORTS

fruitless effort r
In spite of Mitch Kupchak's attempts to keep the ball out of the hands of the
Philadelphia 76ers, he and his teammates on the Washington Bullets were downed
by the Sixers, 110-104.




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