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Page 8-Sunday, March 16, 1980-The Michigan Daily

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP MEET

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Wolverine tracksters finish ninth

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By ERIC LUTTINEN
Special to The Daily
DETROIT - The Michigan
Wolverines ended their 1980 indoor
N track season by finishing in the top ten
ELL i the 15th annual NCAA Track and
Field Championships at Joe Louis
Arena yesterday.
Michigan tied Houston for ninth place
by scoring 14 points. The Wolverines
ended up 62 points behind champion
Texas-El Paso, which won the event for
the fifth time in the last seven years.
Mike Lattany scored eight of
Michigan's points by taking second
place in the high jump, as Farleigh
Dickinson's Franklin Jacobs edged him
for the title. After the meet, Lattany
said, "I was disappointed with my per-
formance. My motion going over the
bar wasn't as fluid as it usually is. The
board surface interfered with my
steps."
"I THINK that I could have jumped
over 7-4 if I had been jumping on a syn-
thetic surface, like a tartan surface.
I've beaten Franklin Jacobs before and
I think I can do it again," he said.
The Wolverines garnered their other
six points on the strength of a distance
medley relay team that took third
place, although for a while it appeared
as though Michigan would win it. Dan

Heikkinen took the baton from Dan
Beck and was in fifth place at the time,
and gradually moved up into first
place. With a partisan Michigan crowd
on hand giving Heikkinen en-
couragement, it seemed certain that
the Wolverines would win the relay.
Suddenly Sydney Maree of Villanova
burst past Heikkinen and finished 1.45
seconds ahead of the tiring Michigan
runner. Keith Young of Tennessee also
managed to get by Heikkinen before the
wire, and Michigan settled for third.
THE RETURNING champions
reclaimed their titles for the most part
as Curtis Dickey of Texas A&M won the
60-yard dash for the third consecutive
year, and Suleiman Nyambui of Texas-
El Paso won the mile and two mile runs
for the second year in a row, becoming
the first man in history to accomplish
this feat.
Dickey, a football star for the Aggies,
faltered somewhat in his semi-final
heat, but recovered and went on to win
the final in a time of 6.12 seconds. His
time tied the NCAA record set in 1977 by
Greg Edmon of Houston. "I knew
everyone would be shooting for me, so I
had to run hard the whole race. That
last heat (the finals) is the toughest,"
said Dickey, who will certainly be a
high NFL draft pick later this year.

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between Health Service and students. We talk
directly to the Health Service administration about
vital health issues.
If you're interested in making a difference in
your Health Service, call SHAC:
663-2439 (Marty Garber)
662-6944 (Nina Blumenthal)

Dan Heikki,,en

Nyambui, who utilized a strategy of
taking the lead, slowing down the pace,
and then finishing with a blistering
kick, won the mile in 4:05.26 and the two
mile in 8:36.82.
DON PAIGE of Villanova also
showed that a strong kick is a runner's
best friend, as he won the 1000-meter
run with a time of 2:05.8, breaking his
own NCAA record which he set last
year.
Rodney Wilson of Villanova won the
60-yard high hurdles in 7.15. Michigan's
Marshall Parks finished fifth in his
semi-final heat of the hurdles.
Vernon Hall of Texas A&M won the
pole vault with a jump of 17-912, and
Mike Ricks of Kansas won the 600-yard
dash. Florida State won the mile relay
in 3:16.64, and Oklahoma won the two-
mile relay in 7:32.68.
Track Results
high jump--, Franklin Jacobs, Fairleigh-Dick
inson, 7-41s, equals meet record. 2. Mike l.attany,
MICHIGAN.7-31. 3, Larry Weaver. Louisiana State,
7.20
Distance medley relay-I, Villanova, lohn hunter.
Tim Robinson. Mike England, Sydney Maree
9:42.22. new NCAA # indoor record; old Texas-E
Paso, 1977. 9:43~.1 1. 2. Tennessee. 9:43.5. :1.
MICHIGAN, 9:44.9.
641-yard hurdles-1.' Rodney Wilson, Villanova,
7.15. 2. Anthony Hancock. Tennessee. 7.19. :1, Dan
Lavitt. Missouri. 7.23.
60-yard dash-. Curtis Dickey, Texas A&M, 6.12,
ties meet record: by Greg Edmond. Houston, 1977. 2,
,Jerome Deal. Texas-El FPaso, 6.13. 3, Stanley Ely,
Auburn.I6.
2-mile-I. Suleiman Nyambui. Texas-El Paso.
8:36.82. 2. Amos Kori, Villanova, 8:37.36, 3. Ji
Spivey. Indiana,8:37.71.
6m0-yard run-1. Mike Ricks, Kansas. 1:10.06. 2,
George Mehale. Texas-El Paso. 1:11,.56. 3. Brian
(rimes, Rutgers.I1:1.
1,000-yard run-I. Don Paige, Villanova; 2:(5.811.
new NCAA: indoor record: old 2:0)7.27 hy Paige. 1979.
2, Lee Martin. Ioa. 2:()8.47.:1. 1David Korir. Iowa
State. 2:09.010.
2-mile relay--I. Oklahoma. Mahlo Frickson., Jody
Jimerson. )yrk IDahl. .John lRohde. :42.8._
Auburn. 7::1.47. 3.Virginia Tech. 7:31041,U
Mile-1. Suleiman N a mbufiTexas -' Paso
4:05.26. 2, Ross D~onoghue. St, .John's. 1:0)6.29. :1.
Richard Haig. Colorado state. 4:07.36.
Pole vault-Vernon lall. Texas, A&M, 17-912~. 2.
Glen Colivas, Austin Peas. 17.:1. Tie: Lance Fox.
Indiana, and 1rian Kimball.nndiana. 16-6.
Mile relay-1 .Ilorida Stale. BobNelson. Reginald
loss. Palmer Simmons, Waller Mc(oy,.3:116.1. 2
Man land. :1: 16.75.:3. East Cayolina. :1: 17.141,

South African miler Maree runs

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By JOHN FITZPATRICK
special to The Daily
DETROIT-Sydney Maree, the black South African
middle distance star who runs for Villanova, confirmed at
yesterday's NCAA meet at Joe Louis Arena that he is seeking
U.S. citizenship in order to be eligible for international
competition and to represent the U.S. in the Olympics.
"I'm still young, and I want to be able to run against the
best," said Maree, "Because of my citizenship I'm not able to
get the competition I need. My country still does not allow me
and many others much freedom, so why should I compete for
them?"
Maree has run one of the fastest miles in history, a 3:53.7
recorded against weak competition in a South African meet
last year, and easily won the NCAA 5000 meter title in the-
1979 outdoor championships with a blistering last lap of 53.9
seconds.
The International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF),
the governing body for track and field throughout the world
and supervisor of the sanctioning and operation of every
major international meet including the Olympics, currently
will not allow Maree to compete with any non-South Africans
unless they are competing for U.S colleges because of his
citizenship.
"I hope to compete in the Olympics eventually, and I'll
only be able to do that if I'm a citizen in this country. I've
been told it might take up to five years to get my citizenship
approved, since it has to be passed through Congress as a

tinSt frustration
special bill."

Despite his current status, Maree hopes to compete on the
European track circuit this summer. "I talked to Suleiman
Nyambui (winner of the mile and two mile), and he said that
one of the European promoters would like to get me, him,
Rono (multi-world record holder Henry Rono), and Yifter
(Miruts Yifter of Ethiopia, ranked first in the world by Track
and Field News in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters last year)
together for a race this summer. I'd really look forward to
something like that," he said.
Despite having done almost no training ("The only think
I've done is lift weights."), Maree used a withering kick over
the last two laps of his anchor leg of the distance medley
relay to win the event for Villanova Maree took a mere
4:01.3 to cover the mile leg.
If Maree does have his citizenship approved quickly, it
would end months of frustration for him which began last
June when he was denied permission to race against a top
class field in the mile at a Philadelphia meet, a mile which
was won by indoor record holder Eammon Coughlan of
Ireland in the then world-leading time of 3:52.9. A
disappointed Maree, whose 3:53 had been the 1979 world best
before Coughlan's win, watched a race he could have won
from the stands.
But the ironic travail of Sydney Maree, a black penalized
for his nationality abroad and for his race at home, has begun
to end, as he wistfully waits for the slowly grinding wheels of
U.S. bureaucracy to decide his fate.

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SCORES
Basketball
NCAA TOU RNAMENT
Purdue 68. Duke 60
UCLA 85!Clemson 74
NBA
Cleveland 100,.San Antonio 98
Boston 123, New York 120
NH,
Washington 5, Detroit 2
Boston 2.Vancouver 2
Hartford 4, ColoradoI'1
New York Rangers 8. Toronto 4
New York Islanders 6,St. Louis 2
Exhibition Baseball
Boston 4, Detroit 2
San Francisco 3. Cleveland 2
Los Angeles 2, Houstond
Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 5
Milwaukee 5, Chicago (N) 4 (10 inn.)
New York (N) 8,.St.Louis 5
Kansas City 4,'Texas 2
Philadelphia 11. Toronto.5
Oakland 10. San iego :3
(alifornia 9, Seattle 4
Montreal 4, Minnesota I

SPORTS OF THE DAILY:

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Stabler-Pastorini deal confirmed

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP)-The
Oakland Raiders yesterday officially
announced what quarterback Kenny
Stabler had said Friday night-that he
has been traded to the Houston Oilers
for quarterback Dan Pastorini.
In announcing the straight player
trade, Raider executive assistant Al
LoCasale said the Raiders "may be
looking at a more long-run picture than
would be practical with Kenny.,
Pastorini is 30 years old, Stabler 34.
"THEY ARE both outstanding
players who have proved themselves in
big games and in the post-season," said
LoCasale, second in charge to Raider
managing general manager Al Davis.
Stabler, reached at his Alabama
home, said, "I felt it was in my best
interests to play somewhere else and it
was also in the Raiders' best interests.
"Going to Houston is a great chance
to play on a talented team with a
chance to return to the Super Bowl."
Pastorini, a nine-year veteran with
Houston, was not immediately
available for comment.

Iowa retains
mat crown
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP)-Iowascored
19.5 points in the consolation finals
yesterday to clinch its third consecutive
NCAA wrestling championship with
101.75 points.
IOWA STATE was second with 81.75
points and had two wrestlers in the
finals and Oklahoma State was third at
79 with three wrestlers in the final
matches.
Michigan's Steve Fraser, who
guranteed himself All-American honors
Friday evening by reaching the
consolation semifinals, faced Lehigh's
Colin Kilrain yesterday.
Bosox bomb 'Bird'
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP)-The
Boston Red Sox tagged Mark Fidrych
for six hits and all their runs in the first
three innings yesterday en route to a 4-2
exhibition baseball victory over the
Detroit Tigers.

Fidrych, plagued by arm trouble the
last three years after winning 19 games
as a rookie in 1976, was gvild, but threw
without any apparent pain in his second
appearance of the spring.
HE THREW 54 pitches-27 striker
and 27 balls. The six hits off him
included a 400-foot homer over the left
field fence by Dwight Evans.
The Red Sox posted their first victory
in three starts. Detroit's record slipped
to 2-6.
Swan's song: 'Iy'm in
the money ...'
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP).6
Pitcher Craig Swan became the highest
paid player in the history of the New
York Mets when he signed a five-year,
$3 million contract with the National
League club yesterday.
Swan, who was eligible to become a
free agent at the end of the 1980 season,
signed a guaranteed contract which
contained a modified trade clause and
no corporate tax clauses, the club
announced.
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