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Men's Basketball
vs. Minnesota
today, 4:00 p.m.
Crisler Arena


Big Ten Track Championships
today, 11:45 a.m.
Track and Tennis Bldg.



rhe Michigan Daily

Saturday, March 3, 1984

Page 7

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Maybe Ollie Owens should rethink his
practice schedule.
After returning from a hectic South-

s dumj
western trip, which saw his women net-
ters win just one of six matches, the
well-rested Wolverines proceeded to
promptly upset the 14th-ranked Duke
Blue Devils, 5-4, in their home opener.
MICHIGAN, WHICH only practiced
once this week due to weather, found it-
self tied at 3-3 following the singles.
They then locked up the match on the
strength of its first two doubles teams.
Paula Reichert and Juliet Naft fought
off the feisty Blue Devil combo of Sue
Taylor and Megan Foster 7-6, 7-6, The
second tandem of Mary Magtaggart
and Maryanne Hodges registered a
split-set victory.
"Paula and I were playing with more
confidence than we were during our
spring trip," commented Naft, who also
had a straight-set victory at number
four singles. "We stayed aggressive
and kept closing in on the net, which
gave us the edge."
The third doubles team of Jane Silfen






and Karen Milczarski fell 5-7, 7-5, 6-4,
however the Wolverines' victory was
secured by that point. Despite the set-
back, Silfen, who is on the mend
following a semester bout with ten-
denitis, was pleased with her perfor-
"ALTHOUGH I lost, this is the first
match where I was starting to play with
more confidence as I saw my game
coming back," said the two-year let-
Aside from Silfen the rest of the
squad appeared to regain form
following the five-game skein. Reichert
(second singles), Naft (fourth singles),
and Hodges (sixth singles) all notched
victories in straight sets. The latter's
two wins helped her to remain perfect
for the season at 8-0.
Hodges and company will have little
time to savor their victory, as Michigan
plays host today against Big Ten cham-
pion Indiana in the conference opener

at Huron Valley Tennis Club at 4:30.
If the Wolverines can complete the'
weekend sweep maybe Owens will give
his squad all of next week off.

..undefeated in '84

O w ens
..1oks for weekend sweep

'M tankers strong at Big Tens


Shown here on his record leap,' Michigan's Derek Harper set a new
fieldhouse record in the long jump and qualified for the Olympic Trials.
'M' leads Big Ten
track on record leap

men's swimming team was sitting in a
comfortable third-place position and
was only 19.5 points behind the first-
place Iowa squad (179 points) after
Thursday night's action at the Big Ten
Championships in Indianapolis.
Benoit Clement had the best place
finish of the night for the Wolverines.
The sophomore distance swimmer
finished second in the 500-yard freestyle
with an NCAA qualifying time of
4:25.29. Freshman Jeff Gordon also

Wolverines in third place
after second day's events

Michigan literally lept to the lead in
the Big Ten Indoor Championships, as
their trio of long jumpers finished one,
two, three. The long jump was one of
two finals held yesterday. Derek Har-
per, Vince Bean, and Scott Crawford
turned in personal bests for the
Wolverines to capture 24 big points.
Harper's distance of 25' 103/4" was an
oor school record, a fieldhouse
record, and also qualified him for the
Olympic Trials. The old school record
was 25'814" set by James Ross in 1981.
BEAN JUMPED 25'51/?" to qualify
for the NCAA championships next week
in Syracuse, and Crawford's mark of
24'73" was four inches further than his
previous best.
"We needed a good effort from
everyone," said Harper. "It was the
rst scoring event and we wanted to set

the pace. We knew we could finish one,
two, three."
IN THE OTHER final, Indiana's
Terry Brahm overtook Bill Shuey of
Purdue on the gun lap of the two-mile
run and went on to win in a time of
"In the first mile he started to get
away from me," said Brahm, "and I
thought it could go to anybody. Then the
pack came up, but it helped because
they brought me closer to Bill
Brahm will come back today to
challenge Michigan's Ron Simpson in
the mile run. Simpson had the best
preliminary time, 4:06.93, while Brahm
had the third best time, 4:07.56.
The Wolverines, Hoosiers, and Illini
qualified the most athletes for today's
finals and appear the teams to beat.
Currently Michigan leads with 25 poin-
ts, Indiana has 12, and Illinois has eight.

placed for the Wolverines, finishing
eighth in the 500.
MICHIGAN ALSO placed two swim-
mers in the top ten in the 50-yard
freestyle. Freshman Joe Parker
finished sixth in his first Big Ten meet
while Andy Montague finished seventh
to pace the Wolverines.
Alex Wallingford touched the wall in
the 200-yard individual-medley first for
the Wolverines with a time of 1:52.4;
good for third place.
The 800-yard freestyle team of
Clement, Dave Kerska, Kirstan Van-
dersluis, and Mark Noetzel also
finished strong with a time of 6:34.6; a
new Michigan varsity record.
In the one-meter diving competition,
Michigan's Kent Ferguson and Bruce
Kimball both qualified for the NCAA
championships. Ferguson finished
second overall, while Kimball took
fourth place.
IN LAST NIGHT'S action, three more
Michigan swimmers qualified for the
NCAA championships as the
Wolverines held onto third place with
360.5 points. Indiana took over first

place with 393.5 points while Iowa drop-
ped back to second place with a score of
383 points.
Alex Wallingford swam to a new
Michigan varsity record and a second
place finish in the 400-yard individual-
medley with an NCAA qualifying time
of 3:56.27. Clement made the NCAA cut
in the same event with a fourth place
finish in a time of 3:58.34.
Michigan's best showing of the night
came in the 200-yard freestyle where
the Wolverines placed four swimmers
in the top seven places.
Included in that group was Kirsten
Vandersluis who finished second in the
race and qualified for the NCAAs with a
time of 1:38.36.
Gmnasts at EMU
Michigan's women gymnasts have
one final meet prior to the Big Ten meet
at Ohio State March 9-10. This last
chance to "warm-up" is today at
Eastern Michigan's Warner Gym-
nasium against Eastern and Kentucky.

Since Michigan's highscore of 175.5;
tops bothEastern's and Kentucky's, the
Wolverines are optimistic for a wi r :
Kentucky sports a 3-6 record with a
high team score of only 170.15, while
Eastern, 3-4, trails both schools, with;a
team highscore of 165.90. The Hurons
have already lost to Michigan once this~
season, 170.45 to 157.45, and now suffer
from injuries. So "warming up" i§
precisely what the Wolverines will be
doing at Warner Gymnasium. Michigan
head coach Sheri Hyatt said that the
Wolverines are "looking for a good
week and a half of practice aiming
towards the Big Tens.'
Healing their "aches and pains" and
getting over the flu before the Big Ten
meet is highest on the Wolverines
priority list. Junior Dayna Samuelsob
did not compete in the All-Around At
Louisiana State last week due to an in-
jured foot. The Wolverines hope to sO
her back in the line-up for their Corf-
ference meet. Also, several other team
members, including Coach Hyatt her-
self, have come. downwith the flu.
"We'll try to keep healthy and heal the
aches and pains before the weekend," said

...grabs 2nd place


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