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SPORTS

The Michigan Daily

Friday, January 14, 1983

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'M' running to repeat title

icers head north

By MIKE BRADLEY
Last year, the Michigan men's track
and field team won the indoor and out-
,door Big Ten Championships. Does it
plan an encore in 1983?
It's not likely.
"WE'RE HOPING this is kind of a
rebuilding year," admitted head coach
Jack Harvey. "We should realistically
be in the _ top three in the Big Ten.
The reason for this unenthusiastic
prognosis is the loss of some of the
Wolverines' most coveted performers
from last year's successful squad.
Standout sprinters Butch Woolfolk
and Andrew Bruce have been lost to

graduation, while Eric Allen, who was
fourth in the Big Ten meet in the 100-
meter dash last season, has left school.
His departure leaves Michigan with a
dearth of speed in the sprints.
"WE DON'T really have a short
sprinter," conceded Harvey.
So, Michigan will field a young squad
which will draw considerable talent
from the Wolverine's sixth-place
finishers in the NCAA Cross-Country
Championships.%
Cross country All-American Brian Diemer
and Gerald Donakowski will handle the
mile and two-mile runs respectively.
MICHIGAN'S second strongest area
this year should be the long jump, where

Derek Harper and Vince Bean return for.
the third straight season.
Another bright spot for the tracksters
could well be freshman Thomas.
Wilcher. The first year hurdler, also a
member of the football squad, turned in
impressive times in the 120-yard high
hurdles, and the intermediate hurdle
event while in high school. "He will run
right away for us. He's a great
athlete," said Harvey.
The other freshmen who will make
contributions for the Wolverines in-
clude distance runner Chris Brewster,
and sprinter Todd Stevenson, from Ann
Arbor Huron who will give Michigan
some punch in the 440 and is expected to
be a factor in the sprints.
JOHNNY NIELSEN, who competed
in last year's NCAA meet, Phil Wells
and Scott Erikson will put the shot for
the Wolverines, while Dave Woolley (a.
"sixteen footerhacccording to Harvey)
competes in the pole vault. Dave
Lugin, another veteran of last year's
national championship meet, is the
Wolverine high jumper.
Harvey will split the team up this
weekend, sending a contingent to
Eastern Michigan for an invitational,
and a smaller, veteran squad to East
Tennessee for an invitational.

By TAM BENTLEY
The Michigan hockey squad seems
to be on a streak, but the question is,
can it hold it? This time the odds ap-
pear to be in the Wolverines' favor.
Last weekend's series against the
Illinois-Chicago Flames marked two
turning points for the Wolverines. The

4-3 Friday night overtime victory
snapped a streak of eight straight
Friday night losses and the accom-
panying 5-2 Saturday night win gave
the Michigan team its first CCHA
league series sweep of the season.
THIS WEEKEND head coach John
Giordano and his Wolverines will
travel to the upper peninsula's Sault
Ste. Marie to take on the CCHA's 10th-
ranked Lake Superior State College
Lakers.
Statistically, the upcoming mat-
chup seems to be leaning in
Michigan's favor as the Soo Lakers
present an 8-14 overall record, 6-12 in
the CCHA.
The Wolverines, who are currently
tied for the CCHA's eighth-ranked slot
with the Ferris State Bulldogs, post a
10-12 overall record and are 7-11 in the
CCHA race.
IN THE AREA of individual scoring
leaders, Michigan also comes out on
top of the Soo Lakers as three, of its
players are in conference's top ten in
that category. Co-captain Brad Tip-
pett holds the number two slot (14
goals, 31 assists). Tippett is topped
only by Brian Hills of BGSU (26 goals,
30 assists). Fellow co-captain Ted
Speers (16 goals, 28 assists) is right
behind Tippett at number three while
freshman Chris Seychel occupies the
sixth place.

Lake Superior head coach Frank
Anzalone is well aware of the
Wolverines' scoring prowess. "The
big-gunners, the high scoring players
up front will be our biggest problem in
facing them," said Anzalone. "And
the fact that they're hungry for a
win."
The Soo Lakers only icer among the
top 30 scorers in the league this week
was captain right-winger Steve
Mulholland (13 goals, 11 assists) who
was 25th.
ANOTHER SOO Laker to be wary of
is left-winger Nick Palumbo. The 5-11
freshman scored four goals in the Soo
Lakers' series last weekend against
Notre Dame, including a hat trick in
the Saturday night 4-3 edging of the
Irish.
Giordano is expecting the Soo
Lakers intensity to be the toughest
aspect of their game to contend with.
"They're hard working and they like:
to hit," said Giordano. "We're trying
to come up and play well, we have to
win Friday night first before we can
think about the sweep."
Giordano and the Wolverines may
be up against a bit of opposition in that
respect, though. "We need two vic-
tories as much as Michigan, so we're
going in with a positive outlook," said
Anzalone.

Women hinc lads get
set for indoor opener

By JOE EWING
The Michigan women's indoor track
and field team hopes to pick up where it
left off last year in terms of im-
provement when it opens its season
tonight in a meet against Western On-
tario, Saginaw Valley, and the Ann Ar-
bor and London Track Clubs at 7:30
p.m. in the Track and Tennis Building.
This year, coach Francie Kraker
Goodridge's Wolverines return many
key performers from last season's
squad that cruised to a fourth-place Big
Ten and seventh-place national indoor
finish and then gained Big Ten runner-
up and fourth-place AIAW National
honors during the outdoor season.
LEADING THE pace for Michigan
will be senior distance runners Sue
Frederick-Foster and Melanie Weaver,
who were both members of last year's
All-American two-mile relay team.
Frederick-Foster also was last year's
Big Ten champ and record holder at
1,000 yards as well as runner-up in the
mile and 880-yard events. Weaver
placed sixth nationally in the two-mile
~ event and is the Big Ten outdoor cham-
pion in the 10,000-meter run. Rounding
out Kraker Goodridge's two-mile team
are middle-distance specialist Martha
Gray and miler Carol Lam.
Running the sprints for the
Wolverines will be Michigan 100-meter
dash record holder Brenda Kazinec.
Last year the All-American ran the an-
chor leg of the 400-meter relay team
that took the Big Ten outdoor cham-
pionship and nailed down fourth place
at the AIAW nationals.
Teaming up with Kazinec on the
highly-touted 400-meter relay is sprin-
ter/long jumper Lorrie Thornton, who
will also be counted on for a strong per-
formance in the long jump.
In addition, Kraker Goodridge is
looking for Kazinec and Thornton to
combine with freshman Joyce Wilson
and junior college transfer Darlene
Fortman in the mile relay.
In the field events, Michigan will
' count on high jumper Joanna Bullard
and pentathlon specialist Melody Mid-
dleton. Bullard captured the 1982 Big
Wings tie
Kings, 4-4
By JIM DAVIS
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - Willie Huber's
blistering slapshot with 34 seconds left
in the game while his own team's net
was empty gave the Red Wings a 4-4 tie
with the Los Angeles Kings last night
before 10,495 boisterous fans at Joe
Louis Arena.
Mike Murphy and Warren Holmes
baffled Detroit goalie Corrado Micalef
to give the Kings a 4-3 lead early in the
third period, but Huber's ninth goal of
the season beat Los Angeles netminder
Doug Keans, playing in his first
National Hockey League game, to
salvage the tie for Detroit.
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Ten indoor high jump crown and earned
All-American honors for her fifth-place
national finish. Middleton tallied 4,949
points while placing seventh in the hep-
tathlon at the 1982 AIAW outdoor finals
and totalled a school record 3,467 points
in the pentathlon at the 1982 Big Ten in-
door meet.

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Tippett
... second in CCHA scoring

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