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Page 12-D-Thursday, September 10, 1981-The Michigan Daily

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Nine NCAA qualifiers return as thinclads
shoot for third straight conference title

By JOE CHAPELLE
If the results of the last two years are
any indication, it would appear as
though winning Big Ten championships
is becoming something of a habit for
Michigan men's track team. And ac-
cording to Coach Jack Harvey, the
situation should not change during the
coming year.
"I'm very optimistic about next
year," said Harvey. "We had 46 points
from our freshmen class (at the Big
Ten outdoor meet), and we qualified
nine people to compete at the NCAA's.
WHILE THE 1981 senior class of
Wolverine thinclads failed to score any
points at the conference meet, this

year's group should accumulate quite a
few. Andrew Bruce returns to the team
after capturing first place in both the
100- and 200-meter dashes at the out-
door Big Ten meet. He is the current
record holder in the Big Ten 100-meter
dash with a 10.25 clocking.
Wolverine gridder Butch Woolfolk is
Michigan's other top senior dash man,
having placed third in the 100 and
second in the 200 meters at the Big Ten
meet.
Another senior who should provide
points for the Wolverines is long jumper
James Ross, who claimed the league
title in his event last year with a leap of
25'614". Ross is the Big Ten indoor
record-holder in that event.
ROUNDING OUT the corps of senior

standouts is distance runner Dan Beck,
who placed third in the 1,500-meter run
at the Big Ten meet. Harvey was
pleased by Beck's improvement
throughout the season, saying, "I was
really surprised by the way he came on
in the end."
In addition to Bruce, Woolfolk, and
Ross, six other Wolverines qualified for
the NCAA outdoor championships, in-
cluding Dave Lugin, who captured last
year's Big Ten crown in the high jump,
John Neilson, who took third in the con-
ference shot put, hurdler Shelby John-
son, and distance runners Gerard
Donakowski and Dave Lewis.
Despite Michigan's banner season,
Harvey pointed out that his team has
the potential to be even better. "I think
that everybody is in a position to im-

prove, and I think that because of our
youth, everybody can improve. We all
can improve," he said.
TWO OF Harvey's top recruits for the
upcoming campaign are pole vaulters
Chip Chevilette, a Jackson Community
College transfer, and Dave Wooley, a
freshman from Kitchner, Ontario.
Both have vaulted 16'7" and should
help the Wolverines in the field events.
"I was really surprised that we won
the Big Ten Championship (last year),"
said Harvey. "Everyone just put out for
the meet. We're going to have to keep it
up if we are going to win the champion-
ship again next year."
With such a talented squad to work
with, it appears as though Harvey has
an excellent shot at keeping the Big Ten
trophy in Ann Arbor.

COULD CHALLENGE IN BIG TEN:
Top tracksters return

By JOHN FITZPATRICK
With the majority of its top perfor-
mers returning from last year's squad,
the women's track team would appear
to be a force to be reckoned with in the
upcoming indoor and outdoor seasons.
The Wolverines, who finished seventh
in the Big Ten indoors last season and
fourth outdoors, look to move up the
conference ladder this season. Leading
the way in the weight events will be

Lugin
.. Big Ten high jump champ

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Debbie Williams, the league's best
javelin thrower, and Penny Neer, who
easily won the Big Ten discus title last
season with a toss of 172 feet and also
competes on the women's basketball
squad.
LORRIE THORNTON represents the
Maize and Blue in the long jump,
having leaped over 19 feet. Joanna
Bullard holds the school record in the
high jump at 5'8%', but gained a great
deal more fame last season by ap-
pearing in a "Go 4 It" commercigl for
WDIV-TV in Detroit, shot on location at
Ferry Field. Bullard's record could be
challenged next season by Dawn Rich,
a newcomer from Deckerville High,
School who has a 5'10 " jump to her
credit.
The Wolverines are deepest in the
distance events, with returning
veterans such as Melanie Weaver, who
took third in the Big Ten 10,000 meters
last season with a fast 34:38, Lisa Lar-
sen, a sub-five-minute miler, equally
adept at running the two-mile or 5,000
meters, and Sue Frederick, who was
fourth in the Big Ten 1,500 meters with
a 4:28 and also holds the conference
record in the indoor 880-yard run with a
2:08. Joining these experienced per-
formers in the upcoming campaign will
be cross country recruits Jane Wilson
and Janet Fulkerson.
Though lacking the depth of its
distance counterpart, Michigan's sprint
corps is indeed talented. Cathy Sharpe,
who was sixth in the Big Ten 100-meter
dash, returns, along with Brenda
Kazinec, who finished sixth in the con-
ference in the 200-meters, Kathy Kam-

pen, and hurdlers Dawn Woodruff and
Renee Turner. Also competing in the
sprints will be Thornton, who ran a leg
on Michigan's 4 x 100 meter relay team
that took third at the Big Ten meet, and
Bullard, who took third in the 100-meter
hurdles.
Also joining the tracksters are in-
coming freshmen Judy Yuhn, a Walled
Lake Western product who has a 17:54
5,000 meters to her credit, and Lisa
Kozack of Zanesville, Ohio, the Ohio'
state champ in the 880.
If the Wolverines can continue to get
quality performances out of their talen-
ted tracksters, Big Ten powerhouses
Wisconsin, Michigan State and Iowa
could be challenged by Michigan in this
year's Big Ten indoor and outdoor
competitions.

Daily Photo by DAVID HARRIS;
MICHIGAN'S BRENDA KAZINEC takes the baton across the finish line for
a first place for the Wolverines. Kazinec, a junior, is a member of Michi-
gan's indoor and outdoor record-setting mile relay teams, as well as the
record-holding 80-yard relay and the sprint medley.

Michigan linksters dip to

7th at Bi'g T,
By JAMES THOMPSON
After finishing in second place in the Big Ten in 1980, the
men's golf team took a sudden dip in last year's tournament,
placing seventh. Under head coach Tom Simon, entering his
fourth year, the Michigan squad will attempt to climb back to
conference respectability in 1982.
It has to make that climb, however, minus the services of
standout John Morse. Morse was the Big Ten champion two
years ago, but had to settle for 20th place in last season's
competition. Other linksters lost to graduation are Tom Pur-
sel and David Koch.
THE RETURNING crop of Wolverine golfers must put

en Sin81a
the game of golf. Simon, who doubles as the golf pro at theE
University Course, hopes that his teaching will enable the
Wolverines to take the Big Ten title, something they have not
done since 1967.
Caras, who also performs most of the recruiting chores
for Simon, has lined up a few newcomers who are expected to
lift the team out of the conference's second division. Dan
Roberts, from Ypsilanti High, is "one of the finer college
freshmen," according to Simon. Roberts was an all-stater in
his senior year, and Simon will count heavily on him to help
fill the gap left by the departure of Morse, Pursel, and Koch.
Art Monty, an excellent player from Rochester, N.Y.,

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LET'S PLAY

last season's disappointments behind it in order to turn who was recommended to Simon by former amateur champ
things around. Senior Steve Maddalena, second on the team Sam Rosetta, and Matt Christy from Southfield will also be
in average swings per round last year, and Ed Humenik, who swinging their clubs for Michigan this year.
finished right behind in third place, are expected to pace The Big Ten teams which the Wolverines have to catch
Michigan. are Purdue (the 1981 Big Ten champion), Ohio State, In-
Entering his fourth year as Simon's assistant coach, Jim diana, and Minnesota. "I'm pleased with what we have and
Caras takes care of the administrative end of the team's feel optimistic about the outcome of the coming year," said
operations, relieving Simon to do what he does best - teach Simon.
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19 victories in his rookie season as
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that is not the case, because DeCarolis'
team folded down the stretch, losing 10
of its final 16 games and failing to
qualify for the AIAW regional tour-
nament. "The last few weeks were

very, very frustrating," said
DeCarolis. "(During) the last 14 games
our batting average dropped from .273
to .232. In the state tournament, our
three and four hitters in the batting or-
der went 0 for 10. . . our hitting was
nonexistent."
DECAROLIS credited much of his
team's lackluster hitting performance
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the end of the campaign.
In order to offset the top-notch pit-
ching which the Wolverines must face,
DeCarolis (who doubles as an assistant
business manager for the Michigan
athletic department) hopes to land two*
pitching recruits of his own, either of
which, he claims,' "will turn the
program around for us."
Whether or not DeCarolis is able to
sign either prep pitcher, he will at least
have one talented moundsman on
whom he can count in 1982: Laura
Reed. The senior righthander from
West Bloomfield, Michigan enjoyed a
banner 1981 season, compiling a 9-*
won-loss record while leading the
Wolverine staff in innings pitched;
complete games, strikeouts, and ear.
ned-run-average (1.03). Reed was
named the softballers' Outstanding
Player.
The two players whom DeCarolis
looks to provide much of his club's of-
fense next year are seniors Diane Hat=
ch and Tammie Sanders. Hatch's .280
batting average last season was thq
lowest of her career - a far cry from
her .358 sophomore mark - but she was
nonetheless named to the SMAIAW All-
State team at left field by the coaches.
First baseman Sanders led Michigan
with a .292 average and 21 runs-batted;
in last season.
The rest of the squad returns intact,
as well. Among these will be three
sophomores who saw considerable
playing time in their freshman year,
Melissa Thomas, Jodi Humphries and
Diane Puhl. DeCarolis feels that these
three, particularly Thomas and Hum-
phries, will help4he team a great dealA

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