Page 10 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 11, 1983
M runs strong at Lehigh race
THE SPORTING VIEWS
By TIM MAKINEN
The Michigan cross-country team got
a look at this year's NCAA champion-
ship course when it travelled to Lehigh,
Pa, last weekend to run in the Lehigh
Invitational. Unfortunately for the
Wolverines, they also got a good look at
the heels of the defending NCAA cham-
pion Wisconsin Badgers. Nonetheless,
Michigan finished a very strong second
place in the 24-team race.
"WE HAD a very tight group with
everyone just 40 seconds apart,"
Michigan coach Ron Warhurst said.
"Right now we're strong but not very
quick and fast. I'm somewhat disap-
pointed because Wisconsin totally ran
away with the race."
Indeed, the Badgers were awesome.
[Notching the first, second, fourth,
eighth, and ninth spots, Wisconsin
tallied an incredibly low score of 24
points. Michigan, by contrast, had a
total of 98 points, followed by
Georgetown with 122 and Navy with 192.
Sophomore Dennis Keane paced
Michigan with a time of 30:41 in the
10,000 meter race for a 12th place finish.
He was quickly followed by teammates
Brain Diemer (30:50, 14th place),
David Meyer (30:58, 19th place), Chris
Brewster (31:01, 23rd place), and John
Chambers (31:20, 30th place) as the
Blue came across the line in a cluster.
Wolverine Bill Brady completed the
course in 31:06, but was entered in the
Open race where he captured second
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By racing at Lehigh, the Wolverines
now have first-hand knowledge of the
course where the NCAA championship
will be held in November. Warhurst
feels this will make the race "not seem
as long" for the Blue runners, and he
will adapt some workouts to match
special conditions of the demanding
"We've got a lot of improvement to
make," added Warhurst. "Wisconsin
looks awesome, but I don't think they
are going to get a whole lot better.
There's no way they are going to put
five runners in front of Brian Diemer
Women harriers second
After a disappointing performance in
its first meet, the Michigan women's
cross-country team bounced back to
finish second at the Western Michigan
Invitational meet in Kalamazoo.
Out of nine teams running in Satur-
day's meet, only Marquette managed to
outrun the Wolverines. Michigan
finished with 53 points, nine behind the
Warriors' winning total.
MICHIGAN State, the only other Big
Ten team in the meet, finished in sixth
place with 141 points, while host
Western Michigan took third with 78.
Sue Schroeder, Michigan's top run-
ner, finished sixth overall despite being
bothered by a foot injury.
"I'm really pleased with the effort,"
said coach Francie Goodridge. "I
thought we could beat Marquette but
that injury (to Schroeder) really hurt
us. If Sue was healthy, I would have
expected her to finish in the top one or
two places overall."
MICHIGAN HAD three other runners
place in the top 16 at the meet. Cathy
Schmidt, a transferstudenthfrom
Saginaw Valley, finished seventh, and
Kelli Bert, Bonnie Mc Donald and Carol
Lam finished in 11th, 13th, and 16th
"Our top five positions are really
shaping up and our freshmen are
beginning to make the transition to
college running," said Goodridge.
"We're still not where we should be, but
things should be improving in the next
couple of meets."
Spikers fall twice
While the cry of victory could be
heard all the way from East Lansing,
not all of Michigan's athletic teams had
reason to celebrate this weekend. The
women's volleyball team saw its con-
ference record drop to 2-6 with losses to
Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The squad's disappointing road trip
began on Friday in Madison with a loss
to the Badgers, 11-15, 12-15, 15-10, 15-13,
14-16. Despite a fine performance by
Alison Noble, Michigan saw a 13-8 lead
disappear in the last game when its
serving game fell apart. Noble connec-
ted on 29 kills for an impressive .490 hit-
ting percentage (kills minus errors
divided by total attempts). Noble also
paced the defense with 14 digs.
ON SATURDAY, the spikers
fared no better, suffering
another loss, this time to Min-
nesota. Scoring in the four-game match
went 7-15, 15-11, 13-15, 9-15. Taking a 7-0
lead in the third game, Michigan hoped
to turn the match around, only to watch
Minnesota come back and win, 15-13.
"Game three was the turning point of
the match," said head coach Sandy
Vong. "It was a tough loss, and after
that the girls were tired."
Jennifer Hickman's 11 kills and .292
hitting percentage accounted for most
of Michigan's scoring.
The weekend defeats left Michigan
with little hope to make it to the Big Ten
tournament, in which only the top two
finishers of each division are eligible.
"MATHEMATICALLY, we're not out
of it," said Vong. "But our chances
Golfers place fourth
The Michigan women's golf team
traveled to Big Rapids this past
weekend and placed fourth in the six-
team tournament held at Ferris State
Michigan's total of 690 was 45 strokes
off the pace set by tournament winner
Michigan State. Ferris State and
Bowling Green tied for second with 689.
Kathy Teichert of Michigan State won
medalist honors with rounds of 80 and
79 for a 36 hole total of 159.
Freshman Val Madill led the
Wolverines shooting scores of 87-82 for
a 169. She was followed by Missy
Bauer, 170, Sandy Barron, 174, Luanne
Cherney, 177, Jan Idomir, 187, and Lisa
Today, 7:00 p.m. at Eastern Michigan
in Ypsilanti. Coach Sandy Vong's team
came back from a weekend road trip to
Wisconsin and Minnesota without any
major injuries, but with two straight
losses. The 12-7 Wolverines hope to
bounce back with a victory over the
f walls and tunnels...
a sportswriter's first marathon
By SCOTT McKINLAY
SUNDAY, 9:00 a.m. 4103 runners, 46 rollers (wheelchair runners) and I
started the sixth annual Detroit Free Press Marathon. Five months and
some 1,000 plus miles of training and sacrifice culminated for me as the
mass of runners set out from Windsor.
By sacrifice, I mean being forced to miss something or having to do
something that no stable person would even consider. In the past 5 months
these sacrifices where many. They included having to 1) miss Chet Lemon's
famous Rod Carew catch, 2) forego Chicken McNuggets the night before the
race, 3) run in the same socks more than once between washings, 4) miss the
Lions whip Green Bay, 5) go to work with wet hair, 6) buy a new battery for
my digital watch, 7) miss Hill Street Blues twice, 8) look like an idiot waiting
in a ReadyTeller line while jogging in place, 9) fall asleep in the most ex-
citing classes Michigan has to offer, 10) go the last 17 days prior to Sunday
without so much as a sip of alcohol. (Did I see any of you at Charley's last
night?) Those were some soul-searching sacrifices; let me tell you.
After a nervous 10 minutes of waiting, the gun sounded and the bobbing
throng of runners started out from Jackson Park in Windsor. From there,
entrants traveled the only underwater mile in marathoning, through the
Detroit-Windsor Tunnel into the United States. From Detroit, runners went
through the cities of Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Park and (rosse Pointe
Farms, and back to the finish line on Belle Isle.
The people of "the Grosse Pointes" were unbelievable in their quest to be
kind to the runners. During my tour of the area, I was offered everything
from wet sponges, water and orange slices to peppermints and kleenex.
These people were openly excited about our attempt at finishing the 26.2
miles. The run just prior to entering the neighborhoods of the Pointes, along
the shore of Lake St. Clair, was a difficult one. The wind was blowing very
hard, slowing the pace for all. I though that maybe next year, with their big
tax base and all, the kind people of the Pointes would put a roof over Detroit;
it's just an idea, to help us poor runners.
Prior to Sunday's race, I had run in one marathon since high school, the 6.2
mile Emily's fun run in early summer. I had never run 26.2 miles before.
The farthest I had ever run in my life was 20 miles, and in training for the
Free Press 15 was tops. All the pre-race literature I had read warned me of
"the wall" I would hit sometime after 20 miles.
At the 22 mile mark, the deterioration began, I hit the wall head on. By the
24 mile mark, I was running so slow the wind was practically blowing me
backwards. Had I been prepared, I would have had knee pads for which to
crawl with. The wall I hit must have been built by the Chinese.
Lost more than my breath
I managed to finish in 3 hours 2 minutes and 35 seconds, good enough for
429th out of 3553 that also survived. Once I actually crossed the finish line, I
decided to get a second look at the coffee cake I had had for breakfast. I
threw up. Nothing like getting a little breathing room in the crowded finish
area. My shoes are a noticeably different shade of gray. After a few
minutes, I was well enough to sample some of the free food and drinks that
various sponsers donated. This included yogart, granola bars, pop (not
soda), applejuice and lots of water. For $8.50 it was not bad at all.
Incidentally, post race soreness is a definite reality. The day after the
race, speed is non-existant and stairs become mountains. If you were
"lucky" enough to get behind me on my way up three flights of stairs to my
10 o'clock in Mason Hall, you were probably as late, too.
Such were my rewards for finishing my first marathon. All taken into ac-
count, the race was a success. I look forward to the whole event next year,
except I think I'll skip breakfast.
... shines in losses
"MEET THE PRESS"
Guest Speaker of the Week
Vice President for Student Services
DAY: Wednesday, October 12, 1983
TIME: 4:00 p.m.
PLACE: The Michigan Union
ALL ARE INVITED TO ATTEND!!!
UPI Top Twenty
1. Nebraska (38) (6-0) ..............613
2. Texas (3) (4-0)...............575
3. North Carolina (6-0)............518
4. West Virginia (5-0)............436
5. Florida (5-0-1).... ...........402
6. Georgia (4-0-1)...................345
7. Ohio State (4-1)..................338
8. Auburn (4-1).....................318
9. Southern Methodist (5-0).......264
10. Alabama (4-1)..................204
11. MICHIGAN (4-1)................198
12. Miami (Fla.) (5-1)..............186
13. Iowa (4-1)......................110
14. Illinois (4-1).....................64
15. Maryland (4-1)...................63
16. Arizona State (3-0-1).............58
17. Oklahoma (3-2)................55
18. Washington (4-1).............44
19. Brigham Young (4-1) ..........43
20. Oklahoma State (4-1)........... 26
Practicing Pharm. D.s discuss
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A U-M College of Pharmacy seminar
open to all students
Wednesday, Oct. 19-7-9 p.m.
3554 Co C. Little Bldg.
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Congratulations are in order for
Michelle Sadler as she is this week's
winner in the Griddes picks. It was a
tight race as four people finished with
18-2 records but Sadler came closest in
her prediction of the Michigan score.
For her expertise Michelle can~
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3. Michigan State at Indiana
4. Purdue at Iowa
5. Wisconsin at Minnesota
6. Tennessee at Alabama
7. Arizona State at Southern Cal
8. Georgia at Vanderbilt
9. Kentucky at Louisiana State
10. Miami (Fla.) at Mississippi State
11. Nebraska at Missouri
12. Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
13. Stanford at Washington
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Focus on identifying and overcoming barriers to a more positive self-image. Large
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