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SPORTS
Saturday, March 19, 1983

Page 8

The Michigan Daily

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Bullard taking off

to new heights

Sabo leads batsmen

By JOE BOWER
For the last two years Joanna Bullard
has been striving to clear 6'0" in the
high jump. After many unsuccessful at-

tempts she began to think of the height
as a "barrier." She came ever so close
many times, but the best leap she could
manage was still 1/4" too low.

That all changed at last weekend's
NCAA track and field finals held at the
Pontiac Silverdome.On her second at-
tempt in the qualifying round, Bullard
soared over the 6'0" "barrier." Well,
maybe soared isn't exactly the right
word; actually she barely cleared the
bar causing it to wobble for several
heart-stopping seconds.
"AFTER THE jump I just stayed
there for a while watching (the bar)
shake," Bullard said. "I got off the pit
slowly hoping it would stay and then
waited for the judges' approval."
When approval was finally given, it
made all the long hours of practicing
under assistant coach James Henry
seem very worthwhile.
"I couldn't believe it when I made it,"
she said. "I was ecstatic at the time."
"IT WAS thrilling for all of us," ad-
ded head coach Francie Goodridge. "I
myself practically cried when she
made it."
Surprisingly, Bullard had not made
any major adjustments to her
technique that enabled her to, finally
clear the elusive height. "The week
before the Big Tens, James and I
changed my steps around slightly and
that helped, but we did nothing for the
NCAAs," she said.
"A lot of times in meets I'm trying to
work on something special in my form,
but at NCAAs I wasn't thinking about
any real specific item," the senior All-
American added. "I just concentrated
harder than usual because the com-
petition was more intense than regular
meets."
THE LEAP eclipsed her previous
record, and there appears to be nothing
to keep her from jumping higher. "Six
feet was a barrier just like 5'10" was
before," she said. "But now I think of
6'1" as nothing special."
Goodridge agreed. "Six feet was a
mental barrier which she finally beat.
Now she has to work on her style and
consistency ard then there's no telling
how high she can go."

Bullard plans on seeing just how high
and far she can go this summer when
she attends the Track and Field Cha -
mpionships, where last year she placed
seventh. If she can qualify she will also
try to compete in the Sports Festival
in Indianapolis against the nation's best
women high jumpers. Goodridge ex-
pects her to fare well.
"JOANNA IS a good competitor,"
said Goodridge. "In a tough meet she
can jump higher than competitors who
may have previously done better
heights than her."
Hopefully this competitive edge will
enable her to do well in other amateur
competition after she graduates. She
plans to continue training through next
summer when the Olympic tryouts are
held. "The Olympics are definitely a
goal of mine," she said.
Among today's women high-jumpers
a leap of 6'0" is not unusual (6'6" is the
American record). But, because of
Bullard's competitiveness she and her
coaches expect her to continue im-
proving and surpassing any barriers on
her way to the Olympics. Who knows
what heights she may reach? As she
declared, "After 6'0" the sky's the
limit."

to tenth'st
Special to the Daily
WINTER PARK, Fla. - The
Michigan baseball team came from
behind once again to win its 10th
straight game, 6-3 over Virginia
yesterday afternoon to clinch at
least a share of the Rollins In-
vitational Tournament.
Freshman Casey Close scattered
eight hits and 10 walks over 6V in-
nings to pick up his first collegiate
win and Chris Sabo cracked his fifth
homer of the year to lead Michigan
to victory. .
THE WOLVERINES are now 10-0,
which is the best start by a Michigan
team since 1909 when the team won
its first 12 games of the season.
Michigan won its first ten games in
1919.
After Virginia took a 1-0 lead in the
third, Michigan tied the score when
Dan Disher doubled and later scored
on an RBI ground out by Mike Wat-
ters. The Cavaliers recaptured the
lead 2-1 in the fourth before a five-
run rally in the fifth clinched the vic-
tory for Michigan..
Pinchitter Dan Sygar led off the

raight win
fifth with a walk. After C.J. Beshke
doubled, Sygar scored on Disher's
RBI single. Freshman Barry Larkin
then grounded into a force out,
scoring Beshke.Thirdbaseman Chris
Sabo followed Chuck Froning's in-
field single with a three-run homer
over the left field. Sabo's blast was
also his 19th career round-tripper,
tying him for second on the all-time
Michigan home run leadership with
Geroge Foussianes. Former team-
mate Jim Paciorek holds the record
with 32 career four-baggers.
Close got into trouble in the seven-
th when he yielded the third and
final Virginia run. But ace fireman
Tim Karazim came in and shut the
door, going the last 1% innings to
pick up his third save.
Ten and Counting
i R H E
virginia .............,....001 100 10 3 10 2
MICHIGAN .............001 050 Ox 6 9 1
P-M: Close, Karazim (7);
v: Kampschror.
WP-Close (1-0)
LP-Kampschror (0-3)
sAvE-Karazim (3.)
HR-Sabo (5)

NCAA ROUNDUP:

Hoyas down Alcorn St.

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Doily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Joanna Bullard smiles with satisfaction after clearing 6'0" in the high jump
at the NCAA Track and Field Championships at the Silverdome last week.

SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
McFarland vies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - All-American
Patrick Ewing scored 19 points and
hauled down 11 rebounds as No. 20
Georgetown held on to defeat Alcorn
State 68-63 in a first-round game of the
NCAA Midwest reginal last night.
Georgetown, 22-9, moves on to face
No. 17 Memphis State on Sunday in
second-round action in Louisville's
Freedom Hall.
LAST NIGHT'S other first-round
game pitted Iowa against Utah State.
Georgetown raced out to a 32-18 lead
with 3:10 remaining in the first half, but
Alcorn State outscored the Hoyas 16-2 to
earn a 34-34 tie with 25 seconds to go in
the half. 1
Anthony Jones hit two free throws to
give Georgetown a 36-34 halftime lead.
ALCORN STATE, 22-10, burst out on
top 40-38 in the second half, its first lead
since the early minutes of the game.
But Georgetown went on a 20-6 spurt
to build a 58-46 lead with 8:35
remaining. Alcorn cut the lead to five
twice, the last time at 68-63 on a basket
by Michael Phelps with 38 seconds left,
but could get no closer.
Jones added 12 points for

for U.S. squad

Georgetown, while Bill Martin and
Michael Jackson scored 10 apiece.
Phelps paced Alcorn State with 24
points and Aaron Brandon added 12.
Syracuse 74,.Morehead St. 59
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Leo
Rautins scored 17 of his 21 points in the
first half last night as Syracuse beat
Morehead State 74-59 in the first round
of the NCAA Eastern regional basketball
tournament.
Rautins scored 10 straight points for
Syracuse, 21-9, midway through the half
to give the Orangemen a 22-14 lead.
Syracuse led 37-27 at halftime. Rautins
also had six rebounds in the game.
MOREHEAD State ends its season at
19-11, while Syracuse meets Ohio State,
19-9, and the region's No. 4 seed, in the
second round Sunday. Syracuse was
seeded sixth.
Southwestern Louisiana, 22-6, met
Rutgers, 22-7, in another Eastern
regional game late last night.
The Syracuse zone defense in-
timidated Morehead State and limited
the Eagles' high-scoring Guy Min-

By GARY EFFMAN
For spectators of Michigan
wrestling, Joe McFarland has been
conspicuously absent from this year's
team meets.
The junior from Olmsted, Ohio chose
tq "red shirt" this season, so he could
concentrate more on refining his
technique and give' his body a well-
earned rest.
"IT'S A lot easier to concentrate on
the mental and technical aspects of
wrestling when you don't have to
worry about making weight all the
time," explained McFarland. J
The decision has proved to be a good
one. In the biggest open tournament of
the fall season, the Midland Champion-
ships, held last December, McFarland
beat two-time NCAA champion and 1980
U.S. Olympic team member Gene Mills

in the finals to capture the 126 pound
weight class.
The victory would seem to make Mc-
Farland the "King of the Hill," the man
to defeat in what could be the biggest
test of his wrestling career, the World
Cup trials, being held this weekend in
Grand Valley.
WHEN ASKED about any differences
between competing for a spot on the
U.S. team and the Michigan squad Mc-
Farland explained his wrestling
philosophy, "the only real pressure is
the pressure you put on yourself, a
match is a match so I'll just take each
match as it comes."
The coolness in his response reflects
the .confidence that comes from
knowing he has prepared himself. "I
don't think I've missed one practice all
year," said McFarland. Lately, in
preparation for the trials, that has
meant practicing six or seven days a
week.
A win at the trial would bring Mc-
Farland near home soil for the World
Cup Tournament being held in Toledo.
But winning will, without doubt, be a

formidable task. Standing in his way
once again will be Mills, as well as
reigning NCAA champion Barry Davis.
He spoke excitedly on the importance
of winning the trials, "It would be a
great feeling knowing you're the best in
your weight class. I've never competed
for the U.S. internationally, so this
would be a great experience."
Kimball grabs fifth
Special to the Daily
LINCOLN, Neb. - After the first
round of the three-day NCAA women's
championship swim meet, Michigan
finds itself in 12th place with 23 points,
thanks to four top-12 finishes.
Three Wolverines finished in the top
12 in diving, led by Vicki Kimball's fifth
place finish with a score of 428.5. Diane
Dudeck finished eighth with 425.8 points
and Leigh-Anne Grabovez took 12th
with 401.5. Their performances earned
all three swimmers All-American
honors.
Melinda Copp won the consolation
race in the 200-yard backstroke, with a
time of 2:02.67, good for seventh place
and All-American honors as well.
The championship, which is currently
led by Stanford's 1721/2 points, con-
cludes tonight.
Tigers 3, Blue Jays 2
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - Kirk Gibson
slammed a pair of solo home runs and
Enos Cabell, starting in his first
exhibition baseball game this spring,
tripled home the winning run in the
seventh inning as the Detroit Tigers
defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2
yesterday.
The Blue Jays had erased a 2-0; deficit
in the sixth when Cliff Johnson, the
designated hitter, belted a two-run
homer off reliever Dave Tobik.
But with one out in the seventh, John
Wockenfuss was safe at first on an
error by Toronto third baseman Tony
Fernandez. Cabell, sidelined with a
hand injury all spring, tripled into the
left-field corner to drive in the unear-
ned run off reliever Joey McLaughlin.
Both of the Gibson's homers came
against Toronto starter Luis Leal, in
the first and fourth innings. Gibson also
had a bunt-single in the ninth.
. -- w aamrweaaam

nifield to only two field goals in the first
half. Minifield, who finished with 12
points, didn't hit his first field goal until
13:54 into.the game.
MOREHEAD State crept within 41-37
with 3:17 gone in the second half, out-
scoring Syracuse 10-2. Forward Earl
Harrison, who led Morehead St. with 17
points, opened the drive with two
straight 15-footers.
But in the next 7:18, Syracuse got its
fast-break offense rolling and - sparked
by Erich Santifer - opened a 19-6
scoring spurt. Syracuse led 69-51 with
3:51 to go.
Tennessee 57, Marquette 56
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Michael
Brooks' four free throws in the final
1:01 earned Tennessee a 57-56 first-
round victory last night over Marquette
in the NCAA Mideast Regional basket-
ball playoffs. The Volunteers advanced
to Sunday's second round against No. 5
Indiana, 23-5.
In Friday night's other first-round
game, Oklahoma, 23-8, faced Alabama-
Birmingham, 19-3, with No. 2
Louisville, 29-3, awaiting the winner in
the second round.
TENNESSEE, making its fifth
straight NCAA playoff, trailed 51-46
with 5:51 remaining. Brooks' jumper
made it 51-48 and theVols did the rest of
their scoring from the free throw line
while the Warriors missed several one-
and-one opportunities.
Brooks, two free throws broke a 53-53
tie with 1:01 left. Marquette's Doc
Rivers made the first foul in a one-and-
one situation to cut the margin to 55-54
with 20 seconds remaining.
With five seconds left, Brooks made
another two free throws. Kerry Trotter
then scored at the buzzer for Marquet-
te. Tennessee posted its 20th win again-O
st 11 losses. Marquette ended the
season at 19-10.
ALL-AMERICAN Dale Ellis led the
way for Tennessee with 20 points.
Brooks added 11 and Wilie Burton 10.
Marc Marotta paced the Warriors
with 15 points, while Terrell Schlundt
added 12 and Mandy Johnson and
Rivers 10 each.
In the first half, Marquette led by asg
much as eight points, 22-14, before Ellis
hit three field goals to tie the score at
24-24. The score was 28-28 at halftime. r

AP Photo
Ann Arbor native Erich Santifer moves in for the score against Morehead State's
Guy Minnifield in NCAA tournament action last night. Syracuse won the first
round contest, 74-59.

SCORES

NCAA Basketball Tournament
Princeton 56, Oklahoma State53
NCAA Hockey Tournament
Harvard 6, Michigan State 5

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MSU advances on Willis jumper

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EAST LANSING (UPI)-Junior cen-
ter Kevin Willis' six-foot turn around
jumper with five seconds left lifted
Michigan State to a 72-71 victory over
Bowling Green in an opening round
National Invitational Tournament
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change the lead 12 times in the second
half.
SOPHOMORE GUARD Keith Taylor
nudged the Falcons into the lead for
the final time, 71-70, with 17 seconds left
on the clock. Taylor stole the ball from

the season with a 41-9 record, battled
back from a 12-point first half deficit
and gave the Spartans all they could
handle.
MSU seemed to sink when freshman
guard Scott Skiles exited with 3:45 left
in the first half when he nicked uD hism

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