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November 19, 1981 - Image 10

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Fast for aWorld Havest
hursday, November 19
The Committee Concerned With World Hunger
is sponsoring a FAST and BUCKET DRIVE for
And other Local Hunger Groups
Please donate the money you would spend on
food to help fund development projects in
Also Memorial Christian Church (Tappan and Hill) will hold a break-
fast dinner at 6:30 p.m. tonight followed at 7:30 p.m. by Jaqui
Chagnon speaking on

Page 10-Thursday, November 19, 1981-The Michigan Daily
Michigan harrier Schmidt runs


to improve
Cross country runner Jim Schmidt is
miles ahead of where he was one year
As a freshman last fall, Schmidt was
the 10th man of a nine-member
traveling squad: In .other words, Sch-
midt did not see much action, a fact
which did not result in the standard bit-
terness or frustration.
"I didn't race much last year, which
was kind of nice," the sophomore from
Grosse Pointe said. "I was right out of
high school, and I wassick of running."
THIS YEAR things have turned
around for Schmidt. He competed in
every race for the Wolverines, con-
sistently placing among Michigan's top
three finishers.
One person who is not at all surprised

his team position

with Schmidt's emergence as a fine
runner is his coach, Ron Warhurst.
"He's been coming on strong each
week," the harriers' mentor said. "He
just gets stronger and stronger."
Schmidt finished 36th last weekend at
the NCAA District IV Championships in
Milwaukee. Though it was the second-
best Wolverine time of the day,
Warhurst was not completely satisfied
with the sophomore's finish.
"HE COULD have run a little bit bet-
ter," Warhurst said, "but then you can
always find room for improvement."
While the cross country season is
over for him, Schmidt continues
training in preparation for the conver-
sion to indoor track.
"He'll be training for the two- or
three-(mile run), but mostly he'll be

training for the 10,000-meter (for the)
outdoor (season)."
SCHMIDT IS apprehensive about the
upcoming track season. "The longest
distance in indoor is the three-mile, and
that is just too short for me," he ex-
The engineering and German major
has set no long-range running goals as
of yet, but he does plan to finish the
remainder of his college career and
then "enter road races and maybe a
marathon." He simply states, "I just
want to run."
While at school, the trackster has
become a bit of a recluse. Weekend
meets, daily practices of two-and-a-half
hours, and the course load which the
double major has assumed provides no
"free time," he said.
SCHMIDT'S roommate, Mark
Finley, said that, for the most part, the
harrier does keep to himself. "And he
hates it when they (students on his hall)
put his name on our door after he races
in a meet.
"The only kind of publicity he likes,
was when a paper had, 'We should have
had three guys in front of this Schmidt
guy,' " said Finley, referring to a quote
by the captain of the Michigan State
squad after the Wolverines defeated the
Spartans in a dual meet. Schmidt had

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... moving up on the team
finished fourth overall in the race (third
among (Michigan competitors).
Part of Schmidt's advancement in
team placement resulted from the
misfortunes of fellow Wolverine
harriers. Brian Diemer, an Af -
American, was red-shirted this seasop
due to an injury, and seniors Gerard
Donakowski and Bill O'Reilly were also
hampered by ailments. While
Donakowski came back strongly
enough to qualify for next Monday's
NCAA Championships in Wichita, Kan:,
O'Reilly was never completely healthy
and suffered through a disappointing
With all three runners returning in
1982 and the possible addition of two
runners from Canada, Schmidt by no
means has a lock on the number two
position he captured in the last two.
meets this season.
All those who are interested in
refereeing intramural basketball
should meet at the Intramural Sports
Building on Hoover Street tonight at"7
The co-rec innertube water po010
playoff schedules will be ready at noon
tomorrow at the Intramural Building's
IM information center.
Touch football finals will begin Sun-
day and continue on Monday at the Tar-
tan Turf. The team racquetball and 0o=
rec innertube water polo playoffs will
begin on Sunday also.
The Daily Libels put their season-
long winning streak on the line thisO
week when they face the Ohio State
Lantern. And for the first time all
season, the Libels can lose, as they play
an actual game on the Tartan Turf
tomorrow night at 7 p;.m. Griddes
picks, normally due by midnight
Friday, must be turned in by 6:00
p.m. tomorrow at 420 Maynard.
The winner receives-a free, one iten-
pizza from Pizza Bob's. By the way, th
Libelles will also be playing on the turf,
preceding the heavy-hitting Libels con-
1. Ohio State at MICHIGAN
(pick score)
2. Wisconsin at Minnesota
3. Illinois at Northwestern
4. Michigan State at Iowa
5. Purdue at Indiana
6. SMU at Arkansas
7. Washington State at Washington
8. UCLA at USC
9. Clemson at South Carolina


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