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Page F-10--Thursday, September 4, 1980-The Michigan Daily

GOLFERS CATCH UP, PASS ALL BUT OHIO ST.:
Cutting strokes the 'hol

The fatal blow struck at the Michigan
golf team last season was, oddly
enough, not of the linksters' own doing.
It was cast by the NCAA tournament
selection committee, which bypassed
the Big Ten runnerup Wolverines in
favor of offering third-place Indiana an
at-large bid to the prestigious national
finals.
"I'm very disappointed," said coach
Tom Simon. "But mostly, I'm sorry for
the team.

"We beat them (Indiana) both
times," he said, adding the fact that the
Wolverines defeated the Hoosiers an
additional time when they hosted the
Northern Intercollegiate Invitational.
"To make sure you go, I guess you have
to win it all."
Not all of the Blue contingent had to
stay home and mull over the puzzling
state of affairs, however. Junior John
Morse earned an NCAA individual ber-
th by capturing medalist honors in the

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conference tourney with an even-par,
72-hole total of 288 on the difficult Chip-
pewa Valley course in Madison.
Although the golfers were naturally
unhappy (some of them were downright
enraged) about not receiving the prized
bid, nobody could decry the fact that
Michigan had moved from a lackluster
sixth in the conference in 1979 to a
distant, but nonetheless solid, second in
1980. This was accomplished without
the services of Frank Sims, whose 1979
graduation left a gapigg hole in the
Wolverine lineup.
"We would have won it last year with
the score we had this time," said
Simon. "The competition is getting bet-
ter, that's all."
Simon also believes his team is bound
to be much better come next spring,
since last season's squad was devoid of
any seniors. One of those returning
linksters, junior Steve Maddalena of
This story was reported by Joanne
Schneider and written by Sport
Editor Alan Fanger.

Coach: Tom Simon (third year)
Last season: Michigan started slow
in Florida, then chopped off strokes
right on through the Big Ten Cham-
pionships, where they finished
second behind Ohio State. However,
third-place Indiana was awarded the
NCAA bid, leaving conference
medalist John Morse as the only
Wolverine player to compete in the
nationals.
This season: "Team looks just as
strong with return of Morse, Steve
Maddalena, and Ed Humenik,
another fine golfer. Other players
will have to improve if Flue linksters
are to catch the phenomenal
Buckeyes.

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Journalistic giants. Defenders of the
American way. Good kids.
We're the Daily Libels. We're, more
than devastating athletes who go un-
defeated in all intramural sports. We're
sportswriters, and we cover Michigan
sports more completely than any other,
newspaper.
If you have some time, come on down
to the Daily office at 420 Maynard. Ask

someone where the sports desk is. After
the individual gets done laughing, he or
she will point towards a solitary desk in
one corner. We're very informal. You
can start working and writing right
away.
We want people. Preferably women.
Preferably gorgeous. No; only kidding.
We want people of all sexes, shapes,
and sizes So join the sports staff. It'll
be fun, fulfilling, and educating.

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Simon
... sixth to second

Morse
... Big Ten medalist

Jackson, represented the Wolverines in
the 1979 NCAA's.
Still another team member, senior
Ed Humenik, distinguished himself on
a non-collegiate level by posting a high

finish in the Michigan Medal Play tour-
nament.
As Simon is more than eager to say,
"It's easy for me.to say we're going to
be strong, but we will be. We have that
much talent."

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By K. ANTHONY GLINKE
Make no bones about it, this was only
the third year of varsity competition for
the Michigan women's track team. But
the thinclads have also proven that
inexperience and bad seasons are not
necessarily correlated with one
another.
Witness the fact that two years ago,
the team sent nine runners to the Big
Ten meet and finished in eighth place.
This past season the Wolverines moved
up to fifth in their worst showing of the
entire season.
THE CINDERBURNERS were sim-
ply sensational on the invitational cir-
cuit. An early season second-place
showing at the eight-team Bowling
Green Invitational behind intrastate
rival Central Michigan set the tone for
the succeeding weeks. A week later it
was Michigan finishing third of nine at
Michigan State, then first of, eight in a
rout at Western Michigan. In that meet,
the 'thinclads piled up 198 points to
Western's 158-point, second-place
showing.
And wins kept sprouting up. At the
Central Michigan Invitational, the thrill
of revenge was in the air as the women.
totaled 127 points and narrowly edged

Central, as well as the rest of the seven-
team field. The season finale came at
the 22-team Becky Boone Relays in
Kentucky as the tracksters edged Big
Ten adversary Ohio State and captured
the first-place trophy.
And then the bottom fell out. Perhaps
it was the 14-hour ride in the van.
Perhaps it was the heat, 90 degrees in
the shade. Most likely it was a com-
bination of these and other unnameable
factors that made the Big Ten meet
such a disappointment. The same team
which had all season long garnered
triple-digit point totals was held to a
mere 41. As a result, many of the
team's national hopefuls were turned
away at the doormat.
THE THREE who did qualify were
quite a trio, however. For starters,
there was the swift-footed Melanie
Weaver. Weaver, who also qualified for
the indoor nationals earlier this winter,
is the distance ace. The fact that this
was only her freshman year gives
Coach Red Simmons a wall-to-wall
grin.
Penny Neer and Debbie Williams
competed in the field events. Neer was
entered in her specialty, the discus, and
Williams, who placed sixth last year,

again competed in her forte, the javelin
throw. Both will be juniors next season.
All. told, this season saw 23 school
records fall. Weaver had new records in
four events-the two-mile, three-
mile, 3000- and 5000-meter runs, plus a
leg in the record-setting distance
medley relay. Renee Turner set new
marks at 60 meters and in the 60-yard
hurdles, while simultaneously sprinting
legs of the sprint medley, and 880
relays.
BRENDA KAZINEC'S time of 36.06
in the 300-yard dash was good for a
record as was her participation in the
sprint medley, 880-relay, 440-relay and
distance medley.
In the middle distances, Suzie
Fredericks, yet another freshman, had"
two individual bests in the 800-meter
and 880-yard runs. In addition, she ran
legs of the two-mile relay and they
distance medley.
Simmons sees his team going'
nowhere but up, and he has the facts to
back his point - his entire team
(barring transfers or other unforeseen
departures) will return, and included.
among that group till be just a handful
of seniors.
- Two-time national qualifier
Debbie Williams prepares to
unleasth another shotput during a
meet last season. Williams has
been a major catalyst behind the
dynamic growth of the Michigan
women's track team, which is
heading into its fourth year of
existence. In addition to
Williams, discus thrower Penny
Neer and distance specialist
Melanie Weaver gainedberths in
the AIAW outdoor nationals last
May.

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Weaver
.. . national qualifier
Coach: Red Simmons (fourth
year)
Last season: Tracksters con-
tinued their path of
improvement, moving up to fifth
place in the Big Ten meet.
Simmons, however, feels the
Wolverines' first-place finish in
the Becky Boone Relays showed
their potential.
This season: Both the indoor and
outdoor seasons should find the
thinclads improved over the
previous year. Debbie Williams,
Penny Neer, and Melanie Weaver
should receive help from a large,
maturing cast.

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