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Page 8 Sunday, March 15, 1981 The Michigan Daily
'M' ELIMINA TED FR OM PLAYOFFS
Tech icers stop Blue, 7-1
By MARTHA CRALL spelled doom for the Wolverines, who locker room. Fricker came back in af- a Michigan Tech power play, Rick
Special to thc Daily now hold a 23-17-0 record. Michigan's ter Varvari's 2:42 shift and wound up Boehm shot a rebound past Fricker
HOUGHTON - Michigan's hockey slim hopes for a spot in the NCAA Tour- with 42 saves, twice as many as Tech's from the right side. Boehm's 18th goal
season probably ended last night as the nament ride on a possible at-large bid. netminder Frank Krieber. of the season was assisted by Al
Wolverines were overpowered by Michigan kept the game close until Krieber had only 21 saves, but 13 Mickalich and Per-Ake Johansson.
Michigan Tech, 7-1, in their second the third period when an awesome Tech came in the critical third period when The Huskies successfully killed two
round Western Collegiate Hockey squad scored seemingly at will, tallying he had to be tough. The Huskies assured Michigan power plays in the period,
Association playoff game at the Student five unanswered goals. themselves of a bid to the NCAA's with while Michigan Tech enjoyed three one-
Ice Arena. After Tony Stiles, Ward Sparrow and the win. man advantages and a 16-second five-
The Huskies blew out the Wolverines Nick Schwartz scored goals on Paul Giordano; who joined Varvari among on-three opportunity.
by eight goals in the total-goal series. Fricker, who played well but was left those requiring stitches after taking MICHIGAN TECH scored first in the
A SWARMING, SHARP Michigan vulnerable by his defense, head coach a stick to the chin, was disappointed af- second period, giving it a 2-0 lead and a
Tech offense and nearly perfect defense John Giordano put senior Rudy Varvari ter the game but said, ,"We've got three-goal advantage in the period.
in goal. nothing to be ashamed of. We came a Boehm notched his second goal of the
BUT VARVARI HAD even worse long way with what we had this season." night, but it wasn't particularly in-
luck, as the first shot on goal after his The play of both teams during the fir- pressive. At 2:33 Boehm centered the
arrival by Michigan Tech's Jim Bissett, st period looked somewhat like a repeat puck to the right of the net, but it ap-
went into the net to make the score 6-1. of that of Friday night, but with peared to be deflected into the net off of
The second shot on goal was a slap shot Michigan Tech emerging from the first defenseman Dave Richter's skate.
by Ron Zuke that smashed Varvari in 20 minutes on top, 1-0. Michigan then came back and made
the face, sending him bleeding to the The goal was scored at 14:29 when, on it 2-1. At 11:58, only 16 seconds into a
Icer Blues power play, Steve Richmond turned
FIRST PERIOD M-Lundberg (elbowing) 14:48; MT-l jelmquist Boehm's trick, knocking the puck in off
Scoring: 1. MT-Boehm (Mickalich, Johanson). (holding) 17:40. of Mark Palkovich's skate. Richmond's
or M oeh en, anss um HIR PE~oD22nd goal of the season was assisted by
81Penalties: M-Lundberg (slashing) 5:46; M-Blum THIRD PERIOD2ndgaoftessnwsasiedb
(holding) 7:31; MT-Mickalich (tripping) 11:22; M- Scoring: 4. Stiles (Terry) :52; 5. MT-Sparrow Ted Speers and John Blum.
Milbrun (slashing) 13:47; M-McCrimMon (inter- (Pearson, Bissett) 3:47; 6. MT-Schwartz (O'Connor, Michigan Tech had many more op
ference) 14:44; MT-Hjelmquist (holding) 19:25. Watters) 6:51; 7. MT-Bissett (Pearson, Krieber) portunities than the Wolverines, taking
S DR7:22; 8. MT-Johansson (Boehm, Schwartz) 14:46. 29 shots to Michigan's 11. Fricker
SErOND PER)IO. Penalties: M-May (holding) 10:31. checking in with his second super,
Scoring: 2. NIT-Boehm (Schwartz) 2:33; 3. WI Saves cekn nwt i eodspr
bic n nd Richmond (Speers, Blum) 11:58. Fricker........................9 17 16-42 outing in as many nights, picked up 11
Penalties: MT-Wylie (interference) 3:36; M- Varvari.......................... ....1-1 saves in the stanza, while Krieber only
...lone 'M' goal Richter (holding) 9:16; MT-Boehm (slashing) 11:42: Krieber.........................5 3 13-21 saved three.

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LEWIS DOUBLES UP AT NCAA:
Michigan relay team na

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By SARAH SHERBER
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - Though Michigan was
only entered in one final event during
yesterday's NCAA indoor track cham-
pionship, the host team did not let the
9,000 fans down, as the distance medley
team rallied to a third-place finish.
Their performance, coupled with
James Ross's fourth-place jump on
Friday night, gave the Wolverines 10
total points in the meet and tied them
with four other teams for 15th place in
the nation.
Michigan pooled its resources for the
relay. Both Mike Shea and Dan
Heikkinen had qualified for the NCAA's
in individual events, yet they decided to
devote their talentsi to the distance
medley event.
"IT WAS UP to Heik (Heikkinen),"
said Shea. "If he wanted to run (in the
relay) we were going to do it. I think of
it this way - if Heik runs well, he'll
make me an All-American."
Heikkinen received plenty of help

from his fellow teammates as the quar-
tet did just that - captured all
American honors.
The race got off to a shakey start
when the Bowling Green and Villanova
half-milers fell during the first leg and
forced Shea to run around them.
Though the mishap devastated the
Falcons, Bowling Green went on to win
the heat.
RUNNING THE MIDDLE legs for
Michigan were Ken Gardner, who ran
the quarter-mile, and Brian Diemer,
who posted the best time for the 1,320-
yard leg with a time of 2:57.6.
Michigan coach' Jack.Harvey,. who
was named NCAA track Coach of the
Year, wasn't surprised by the relay's

finish. "I saidbefore the meet that we'd
finsih in the top three, and we finished
third," he said. If a couple of breaks
had gone our way, we would have done
better."
Texas-El Paso (UTEP) captured its
sixth national title in the last eight
years by winning the team competition
with 76 points. Following UTEP were
Southern Methodist and Tennessee,
with 51 and 33 points, respectively.
EIGHTEEN OF UTEP'S points were
accounted for by the 27-year-old Tan-
zanian Suleiman Nyambui. The 1980
NCAA cross country champion was
favored to win the two-mile run, but in
the most exciting race of the champion-
ships, Doug Padilla from Brigham

POLE VAULTER CAPTURES TITLE:

Langford
By RON POLLACK "They wou
Special to the Daily on the run
DETROIT - In winning an NCAA together,a
championship with a mark of 17'912", really hel
Purdue pole vaulter Ed Langford en- the incon
countered and overcame obstacles that know whe
were far from. expected. In fact, before One thi
the meet even began, Langford found pensated i
himself at a disadvantage. port of th
"I didn't have thepoles I wanted; I When thet
lost them in shipping, and I had to use a jump anyl
shorter pole. But I guess you have to barrass y
use what you have," said Langford af- Langfor
ter his victory. personal t
ONCE THE COMPETITION began, achieveA
Langford faced yet another problem. goes to th

leaps
ildn't let me put my markers
nway, so I put some pop cans
and I could see that, and that
ped," said Langford. "With
sistent runway, you have to
re your mark is."
rg that Langford said com-'
for his problems was the sup-
e crowd. "I like the crowds.
crowd's behind you, you.can
thing. You don't want to im-
ourself," he said.
d's victory was niore than a
riumph, as he also sought to
All-American status which
he top six finishers) for his

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Young and Nyambui ran neck-and-neck
into the gun lap. Padilla pulled ahead at
the stretch to win the race with a time
of 8:26.52. Padilla is the only American
collegiate runner to ever defeat Nyam-
bui in a track event.
Nyambui got revenge in the mile run,
however, when his time of 4:01.85
proved too much for Padilla, who
finished in 4:01.96.
Carl Lewis, who won the long jump on
Friday night, became the only double
winner of the meet when he ran the 60
yard dash in 6.16. Herschel Walker, the
freshman football sensation from
Georgia, qualified for the semi-finals,
but then finished last in his heat.
obstacleg
coach, Dave Rankin.
"MY COACH HAS been coaching for
some thirty-plus years and he's had lots
of All-Americans. On his wall he's got a
lot of All-American certificates.
There's one spot left on the wall. We've
been kidding around that we'd fill it this
year before he retires. That was
priority," said Langford.
.Langford did not enter the meet
thinking of himself as the favorite, but
he was not surprised by the results.
"I didn't expect to win it, but I knew I
had a shot," said Langford. "My
progression has been perfect. We
geared this whole year to the Big Ten's
and nationals. Now is when you want to
be on."
Although his victory is one worth
savoring, Langford has set a goal for
himself which, if reached, would over-
shadow yesterday's feat.
"I FEEI LIKE 1984 is my year. I
train for the Olympics. That's
everyone's goal, to win the gold medal.
Especially since it's here in the United
States," he said.
Because of his victory, Langford
believes that the Midwest pole vaulters
may finally gain some overdue
publicity. "People are going to have to
look around, because track isn't only in
the east coast and west. There are a lot
of good performers who are in the mid-
west that sometimes get overlooked,"
he said.
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