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Page 10- The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, January 31, 1984


Hoosiers dunk Blue swimmers
By PAULA SCHIPPER THE SENIOR co-captain won the 200-
ByPUL CHPERdfn. j'l 31.t - yard freestyle, breaststroke, and in-
rying to keep afloat against dfn blee ea
g Big Ten champion Indiana proved suffe rs O ule e e dividual medly events with times of
much for Michigan's men's swim 1:55.8, 2:26.1, and 2:10.7 respectively.
rm last Friday night. Esselstyn, a freshman, kept the
l sthough the Wolverines fell, 67-46, good race." By MIKE REDSTONE Wolverines close with wins in the 100-
meet was their first opportunity of Many Wolverine freshmen turned in Despite strong performances by and 200-yard backstroke while Fisch-
season to swim against top-notch fine performances against the Michigan's Sue Cahill, Jane Esselstyn, bach grabbed Michigan's other two fir-
mpetition. Hoosiers. Jim Bruzzese took first in the and Mary Fischbach, the women's st places by winning the one- and three-
E HAVEN'T had the cance to race 200-yard fly. In the 1000-yard freestyle, swim team lost to Indiana, 75-65, Satur- meter diving competitions.
nst a challenging team," si Jeff Gordon came second, less than two day in Bloomington. Despite the number of first place
a nchek. "Som, soe seconds behind ~Hoosier Roger Cahill led the Wolverines with finishes, Lindsay was not surprised that
sch we Jon stbutit'sokay, we had Madruga, who holds the conference "another tremendous performance his team finished 10 points behind the
title. Michigan's Dave Kerska finished according to coach Peter Lindsay. Hoosiers.
second in the 50-yard freestyle .2 secon- "WE BOTH have very young teams
ds behind Indiana's Doug Boyd. and our freshmen are having trouble
getting used to two meets within a three
Senior Mark Noetzel had has best or four day period," said Lindsay. "We
fl time of the season in the 100-yard free had a couple of our youngsters that
with a second-place finish. The closest weren't swimming well because they
race of the meet was the 400-yard free only had two days rest after the last
relay in which Michigan triumphed by ny meet (a win Thursday against
.08 of a second with the team of Noetzel, Michigan State)."
Joe Parker, Kirstan Vandersluis, and The Wolverines will be well rested for
Kerska. their next meet, though, as they have 10
MICHIGAN DIVER Bruce Kimball days to prepare for Eastern Michigan
had the most successful night for the on February 10th in Ypsilanti.
Wolverines as he clinched the one- The team will be swimming straight
meter and three-meter events, through that meet, however, according
m t e r su ds hrg e-ms teInden tsbr .ngto Lindsay, "because w e will have
The esuts gaist Idiaa bingalready started tapering for the Big
Michigan's record to 2-3 overall and 2-1 Ten meet."
in the Big Ten. "The outcome didn't This year's Big Ten meet will be held
Kimball matter that much," said Urbancheck Cahill February 23-25at theSchroeder Swim
who was pleased overall. "Our goal was Center in Milwaukee.,

...first in diving events

to go in and race head-on."

...won three events

Doily Photo by TOD WOOLF
This Michigan breaststroker helped the Wdiverines to victory over Michigan
State in action earlier this season. But Michigan did not fare as well against
Indiana last Saturday, losing 75-65.

Records smashed at Can-Am

While Michigan's women's track
team soared this past weekend, the
men's team is still trying to reach its
potential as both squads now look ahead
to their biggest meets of the year.
It wasn't a reflection on the city of
Windsor but at the Can-Am Invitational
the women thinclads ran as if they wan-
ted to leave town in a hurry.
THE WOLVERINE milers and relay
teams sped to their fastest times of the
season and dominated their events.
Perhaps the most impressive event
was the 1500-meter run in which
Michigan claimed the first, third, and
fourth positions. Sue Schroeder set a
school record in the race with a 4:25.8
time, which ranks her as one of the top
two Big Ten milers this season.
Freshman Jennifer Rioux finished
third and her time of 4:29.9 was also
faster than the previous school record,
set by Lisa Larsen last year. Kelly Bert
was fourth at 4:34.
"IT WAS OUR third meet, so we ex-
pectedthe speed to start coming," said
coach Francie Goodridge. "It (the
1500m) was a big confidence booster for
them, to see how good they are and how
far they're ahead of last year."
The Wolverines relay teams swept
the 4 X 200, 4 X 400 and 4 X 800 races.
Dedra Bradley ran well in the 200, while
the 400 team had its best time of the
season and the 800 team came close to
equalling the time of Tennessee, one of
the best relay teams in the country.
"We should have one of the top three
relays teams in the conference," said
The efforts of high jumpers Angie
Hafner and Dawn Rich who placed one-
two, highlighted the field events. Haf-

ner jumped 5'9" and Rich finished at'
5'7". Both jumpers had several near
misses at clearing the national
qualifying standard of 5'101/2".
THE MEN'S team, however, still has
a distance to go before it can measure
up to other top competitors.
After the weekend's relays at
Western Michigan, coach Jack Harvey
is now pointing to two big meets, the
Central Collegiates and the Big Tens.
"We're not running extremely bad,
we're running okay," said Harvey.-
"But the improvement is needed bet-
ween now and the Centrals (Feb. 18).
Eastern Michigan will be our biggest
competition there." %
Harvey did see some progress being
made at Kalamazoo. Phil Webb ran a
surprising 7.3 in the 55-meter high hur-
dles heats and then had a fine 7.4 time
for a third place finish in the finals.
Derrick Stinson placed second in 7.3

Long jumper Vince Bean continues to
leap well coming back after last year's
surgery. Bean jumped 24'8", four in-
ches short of qualifying for the NCAA
Championships. He finished second in
the competition.
Harvey likes the progress of Ron
Simpson, who won the one mile in-
vitatonal in 4:06.7. Simpson has the
potential to qualify for the NCAA's and,
overall, Harvey feels Michigan can
qualify five or six athletes in field even-
ts, perhaps three in the hurdles, and
Todd Steverson in the 600-meter run.
A world record was set at the Relays
by Eastern Michigan's sprint medly
relay team, as Mike Calhoun, Darron
Witherspoonm, Daryl Curry and Earl
Jones set a world record at the meet
with a time of 3:18.7.
The men's team has a meet this
Saturday at Eastern, while the women
have a two-week training period before
hosting the Wolverine Open on Feb. 11,
a meet Goodridge referred to as "The
last big shot at national qualifying per-
Olrnuplans arrive
SARAJEVO, Yugoslavia (AP) - An
18-member U.S. speed skating team
flew into Sarajevo last night, the first
American athletes to arrive for the XIV
Winter Olympics starting here next
Three members of the squad and the
team's head coach, Dianne Holum, did
not make the trip. They competed in the
women's World All-around Champion-
ships in Deventer, Holland, during the
weekend and failed to join the team as
"The kids are in good shape so I
would assume they would only do basic
workouts, speed work and familiarize
themselves a little bit with the track
and conditions," team manager Bill
Cushman said.
The ,leadoff event on the Olympic
speed skating oval will be the women's
1,500 meters, scheduled for Feb. 9.
Led by Eric Heiden's unprecedented
sweep of five gold medals, the United
States was the leading speed skating
nation at the 1980 Winter Olympics in
Lake Placid, N.Y., four years ago.

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