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The Michigan Daily Friday, February 5, 1982-Page 9


Gemmell succeeds in
academics and sports

To the casual observer, Michigan swimr
Gemmell might seem to be a laid-ba
lackadaisical individual. "Once, before a
year, Coach came over to me just to ma
wasn't asleep," said Gemmell. "But I wen
swam really well."
Gemmell's easy-going exterior coversu
petitive nature that enables him
to excel both in the pool and in the
classroom. The Wilmington,
Delaware native is an excellent
individual medley swimmer and
a very strong backstroker, as
evidenced by the fact that he is
undefeated this year in the 200-
yard backstroke. When he isn't in
the pool, or hanging around with
his teammates, he is busy pulling down a 3
mechanical engineering.
MICHIGAN HEAD coach Gus Stager
isn't disappointed with Gemmell's effor
water. "He's been doing even better this y
expected," said Stager. "I think his stroke
bit better than last year. I think he's realize
is where he's going to make a different
proving his stroke, and working on his tur
position in the water."
Gemmell, who says swimming "is stillj
by," first swam competitively at age five
swim meet. He then went on to set 11 high s
records in Delaware, and now has his eyeo
titles. "I think I'll be extremely competit
Big Tens fora championship," said Gem
two events in which he has a chance at a ti
200-yard backstroke and the 400-yard

Just hangin' around
Dan Alber becomes the star attraction In last night's Michigan-
Northwestern basketball game as he takes the court to fix the rim broken
earlier by Eric Turner. The net fixed, Michigan went on to beat the Wildcats

"He's our best backstroker," said Stager. "But I While Gemmell has not yet made the times
mer Bruce think his better race is the 400-yard individual necessary to qualify for the NCAA nationals, he feels
ack, even medley, which is probably the second toughest event this will probably go hand-in-hand with winning the
race last on the program. He's a tough guy, and that's why he 200-yard backstroke" and the 400-yard individual
ake sure I swims it well." medley Big Ten titles. "I'm going to have to make
nt out and WHILE STAGER is impressed with the only junior them (qualifying times) if I'm going to win," said
letter-winner on the-squad, and with his efforts this Gemmell.
SWIMMING competitively and going to college
up a com- full-time, especially in a difficult major like
mechanical engineering, might not seem compatible,
'Once, before a race last year, Coach certainly not, if you expect to do well in both, But
Gemmell feels that the two go together well, at least
came over to me just to make sure I part of the time.
wasn't asleep. But I went out and swam "On a day-to-day, basis, swimming helps me
academically, it keeps me organized," said Gem
Sreally well. mell. "But at the end of the season, when we start
-Michigan swimmer going away for the Big Tens, and on trips, it starts to
Bruce Gemmell cut into schoolwork a little bit. But the professors are
.2GPA in pretty understanding; as long as they see that you are
making an effort to get the work done."
Right now, Gemmell is preparing for the
certainly year, Gemmell seems pleased with the coaching he's Wories mee a Ypsilanti this weekend agains
rts in the receiving. "Gus coaches differently than any coach Eastern Michigan. Unlike Stager, Gemmell doesn't
'ear than I I've ever had before," said Gemmell. "He has made seem worried about the meet, although the Michigan
e is a little me far more aware of what I'm doing when I'm in the squad will be without the services of ace tanker Fer-
ed that this water. He makes you think about your stroke and nando Canales
Ce, in m- your turns, and things like that.'' "EARLY IN THE season, they shaved and tapered
ns and his Although Gemmell seems a good bet to be com- for their meet with MSU, and they really romped
petitive in both events at the Big Ten championships, them," said Stager. "They've got four swimmers
just a hob- it's hard to tell exactly how good his chances are. The who could give us some real trouble. They've got.
in a local 400-yard IM isn't usually scheduled in regular dual some good times, some good-swimmers and we're not
chool state meets, -so it is possible that Gemmell will first meet counting on many first places."
on Big Ten the competition in the 400 IM at the Big Ten meet. Whatever the result, if you expect to see Gemmell
tive in the And although he is undefeated in the 200-yard showing his competitive side, only watch him when
smell. The backstroke this year, Gemmell has not gone up he is in the pool. As he said, when he is not swimming,
tle are the against Iowa's Tom Roemer, who Gemmell admits or working on school, his favorite hobby is "sitting,
individual will probably be "the guy to beat.'' down and relaxing.''
"I guess that first meet back I went all out knowing I had the cast on and figuring
it would slow me," Johnson said. "I put.more effort into running and I came out * Fine Chinese Food *
with a better time. But this year I'm going to put more effort into running-
period." fRIENT
THIS YEAR, the Inkster, Mi. native's efforts have already translated into a - E9
relay'team. And it he improves his time in the 60-meter high hurdles by one-
twentieth of a second, Johnson will qualify in that event as well. 324 S. State
"I hope I qualify," said the education major. "But I really wouldn't want to if at E. William, Ann Arbor
I'm just an average hurdler. It would be hard to place in the nationals with a 7.3 Daily Menu includes:
(his current best time is a 7.39;.05 slower than the NCAA standard). I'd have to run EGG ROLLS ............1.20
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Johnson's best chance to beat those times could come this Saturday at the TERIYAKI BEEF ..........1.65
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"WHEN I RUN against him, I go for a time," said Johnson. "This weekend I'm TERIYAKI. CHICKEN.2.69
going to go for a time." The pair split in two previous meetings, with Johnson vic- And many other favorites
torious at the Michigan Relays and Hamilton taking first at the WMU Invitational. 20% Off Any Purchase
Even if Johnson doesn't make the nationals in the high hurdles, he will almost WihTh A d*
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Last year, he reached the NCAA semifinals in the event. This year, Johnson hopes expires 2/12/82
to do even better.
"I hate making predictions," he said. "But I'll run a second better than last Open 7 Days a week
year. I guess it will all come down to motivation. I'm pretty self-motivated. But I Fast carry-out and
guess everyone down here is. We like to win because we like the prizes." s- 66serv ce

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In track and field, hard work is one ingredient that separates the good from the.
rest of the crowd. A runner can compete on talent alone, but he may not improve
J o l i SO or excel without putting in long hours of practice.
Shelby Johnson understands this philosophy and for the co-captain of the
Michigan track-team it has resulted in great improvement. After two and a half
u r d years of average performances, Johnson has broken through the motivation
barripr'to become one of the top hurdlers in the Midwest and has a chance to ad-
vance Zo the national level of competition.
"SHELBY REALLY didn't come into his own until this year," said Michigan
1i 1 o p e coach Jack Harvey. "He got real serious in training this fall. Up until then he
didn't have the burning desire to be in
the class of national competition."
m in Johnson agrees with Harvey's
becom ing assessment but believes his increased
effort began last spring when he broke
his wrist in a meet against the Chicago
Track Club. "After that meet I had to
Rnationa1 run with a cast on my arm. It was a
bear working out with it. It really threw .
my balance off, but the first meet back ,
I went out.and ran my best time (a 50.77
contenderIUI in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles,
good enough to qualify ;for the outdoor.nson
nia)NCAA semi-finalist

Hawkeyes hang Hoosiers, 62-40

IOWA CITY (AP) - Kenny Arnold
scored 15 points to led a balanced offen-
se that carried fifth-rated Iowa to a.62-
40 victory over Indiana in Big Ten Con-
ference basketball last night.
Iowa, beating the Hoosiers for the
third straight time, remained alone
atop the Big Ten with an 8-1 record and
hiked its season mark to 16-2. Indiana,
which shot only 31 percent from the
field, fell to 5-4 and 11-7.
*TED KITCHEL led Indiana with 11
points, all in the first half. Kitchel, the
Big Ten's Second-leading scorer,
picked up his third foul less than four
minutes into the secondhalf, went to the
bench shortly thereafter and did not
return to the game.
Arnold scored the first basket of the
gamne and the Hawkeyes never trailed.
Indiana kept pace for the first '12
minutes and trailed only 14-11 after Kit-
chel connected on a three-point play
with 9:09 left in the first half.
Howver, Iowa outscored the Hoosiers
12-2 over the next 5 minutes to take a 26-
rIlead and the Hawkeyes were ahead
30-19 at halftime.
Iowa scored 10 of the first 12 points
in the second half to open a 40-21 lead as
ndiana went 6:39 without scoring.

Ohio State 50,
Michigan State 49
COLUMBUS (AP)- Freshman
guard Troy Taylor's two free throws
with 1:13 remaining helped Ohio State
defeat Michigan State 50-49 last night in
Big Ten Conference play, the Buckeyes'
fifth overtime victory in their last seven
Taylor's two foul shots provided Ohio
State with a 50-47 lead and lifted the
Buckeyes to a 5-4 league record and 14-7
overall mark, matching their entire
victory total of last season.
Derek Perry, who led Michigan State
with 17 points, hit a basket to cut the
margin to 50-49 with 51 seconds left.
Illinois 88, Wisconsin 54
CHAMPAIGN (AP) - Senior guard
Perry Range scored 19 points last night
to lead Illinois to an 88-54 Big Ten
basketball victory over Wisconsin, the
Illini's fourth straight conference win.
Wisconsin scored the first two points
of the game but Illinois built a 47-20
halftime advantage and reeled off 14
straight points to open the second
Illinois improved its overall record to

13-5 and its Big Ten record to 6-3.
Wisconsin fell to 4-13 overall and 1-8 in
the conference to occupy last place.
Brad Sellers scored 19 points to lead the!
Minnesota 73, Purdue 50
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota
swing Man Trent Tucker scored 21
points as the sixth-ranked Gophers
manhandled Purdue last night, rolling
to a 73-50 Big Ten victory.
The victory boosted the, Gophers
record to 15-3 overall and 7-2 in the Big
Ten. The Boilermakers fell to 8-10 and

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-Slide & Poster Show & Dinner
-Lecture by a member of "Islamic Union of Iraqi
Time: FEB. 6th, 6:00 P.M. (sat.)
Place: Rm. 213, Pray Harrold E.M.U. Ypsilanti


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