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Big Ten Men's
Gymnastics Championships
Friday and Saturday
East Lansing

SPORTS

Women's Basketball
vs. Iowa
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Crisler Arena

The Michigan Daily Sunday, March 4, 1984 Page7

Hoosiers outdistance

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By BRAD MORGAN
A dropped baton and a lost shoe. That
and a little luck is all that kept
Michigan from winning the Big Ten In-
door Track title at the Track and Tennis
Building yesterday.
Indiana used a world record perfor-
mance from Sunder Nix in the 440-yard
dash and victories from Terry Brihm
in the one- and two-mile runs to out-
point Michigan; 104-98. Wisconsin was
third with 74 points, while Purdue and
Illinois rounded out the top five.
THE WOLVERINES were keyed by
wins from Ron Simpson in the 1,000-
yard run and Chris Brewster in the
three-mile run. Brewster's thrilling
come-from-behind victory over
Wisconsin's John Easker gave
Michigan a 98-96 lead going into the
mile relay, the day's last event, but it
was there that Michigan's luck ran out.
Derick Stinson, running the first leg
of the relay, handed off to Bob Boynton,
but Boynton could not hold the baton.
Coach Jack Harvey said, "Boynton
may have just turned a little too soon.
We just screwed up the sticks."
While Michigan went on to finish
seventh in the relay, Indiana finished
second and scored enough points to take
home the championship.
THE LOST SHOE belonged to three-
mile runner Bill Brady. Brady lost the
shoe on the "second or third lap" of the
race but still managed to finish fourth.
With the shoe, Brady may have been
able to finish even higher.
s"I got spiked and the shoe came off
my heel, so I just kicked it off," Brady
said. "After that, I just concentrated on
the two Minnesota runners in front of

me and tried to do the best I could.
Chris (Brewster) was encouraging me
all the way."
Brewster's victory brought the
capacity crowd to its feet, and Brewster
said that was a big reason for his vic-
tory.
"I FELT good," commented
Brewster. "I wanted to go after him
(Easker) with 10 laps left, but Coach
(Ron) Warhurst was yelling to wait for
four laps. I had more than he did, from
a combination of his just running a
mile, and the crowd. That was to my
advantage.
Simpson attributed his victory to
"revenge," a reference to his sixth-
place showing in the mile run.
"In the mile," Simpson said, "it was
just strategy, I should have just run my
own race. (In the 1,000) I really needed
to win for the team and score some
points."
BRAHM won the mile with a time of
4:04:20. That, coupled with his victory
in the two-mile on Friday, earned him
the outstanding athlete of the meet
award.

Nix, whose time of 46.40 broke his
own record of 46.66, was more concer-
ned with helping his team than with
personal records. "This was a big win
for me, but it helps our team more."

Nix also said that he is expecting a
strong performance in next week's
NCAA meet.
Indiana got off to a quick start, using
wins in the mile and the 440-yard dash
to build an 80-69 lead. Michigan was led
early on by shot putters John Nielson an
Scott Erikson, who finished third and
fourth, respectively. Other strong pet-
formances for the Wolverines were tur-
ned in by Thomas Wilcher, second in
the 60-yard high hurdles; Boyton, third
in the 880-yard run; and Dave Wolley,
second in the pole vault.
HARVEY SAID he was pleased with
the team overall.
"We performed about as well as I ex-
pected today. Their relay team was
faster than ours, so we were hoping fot
a tie out of it, but we just got a bal
break."
Indiana coach Sam Bell was elated
with the win. "It was an exciting mee.
I'd have to say that it was one of our
more satisfying meets because
Michigan didn't lose it, they made us
earn it."

Nix

...breaks own world record

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Michigan shot putter Scott Ericson prepares to send the shot into orbit

during yesterday's Big Ten Championships. Erikson fin
event.

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Indiana smashes netters, 7-2
By SANDY PINCUS PERHAPS THE most suspenseful match of the evening
ie women's tennis team fell to a strong Indiana squad, was Naft's long three-setter. Many of the games contained
ng on the short end of 7-2 tally. marathon baselines rallies, with Naft forcing the errors.
though many of the matches were close in singles com- At 5-4, with Naft up a service break, the spectators were
ion, the Hoosiers capitalized on most of the big points, treated to some breathtaking shots. When Indiana's fourth
was the opening Big Ten confrontation for Michigan, in- singles player netted a backhand at 30-all, that allowed Naft
Ling that the Wolverines may have their work cut out for to finish off the match with a devastating passing shot.
this season. Head coach Ollie Owens said of Naft's play, "She performs
1E BRIGHT spots for the team were impressive victories best under pressure. She's really solid at number four, and
Mary Mactaggert and Juliet Naft, in the first and fourth I'd say she's playing the best tennis of her life."
es spots. Both players displayed steady ground strokes
Baring down their opponents. Other strong perforances came from the second and third
actaggart easily won her first set, blanking her opponent singles., Paula Reichert'and Karen Milczarski, respectively.
Then she seemed to lose her competitive edge as she Reichert utilized a beautiful two-flted backhand and took
ped the second set 1-6, setting up a pressure-packed final advantage of short balls by hitting to the corners. Her 4-6, 5-7
with both players going all out. Utilizing a sharp cross- loss was indicative of the closeness of the match. Similarly,
t backhand, Mactaggart finished off the match with 6-4 Milczarski had a down-to-the-wire match, being downed by
ry. identical 6-4 scores.
ctaggart commented after the match, "It felt great. I Unfortunately, all three doubles tandems lost handily to
entative in the second set, but played the way I wanted to the Indiana opposition.
efinal one."

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Special to the Daily
CHAMPAIGN - One major setback
and another minor setback dashed the
women's track team's hopes for a four-
th-place finish in the Big Ten meet
yesterday in Champaign, Ill. Instead,
the Wolverines settled for a sixth-place
standing, finishing behind Wisconsin,
Indiana, Purdue, Michigan State, and
Iowa.
The team's major setback occured
when sophomore Joyce Wilson came
down with the flu. Her efforts in the 440 -
yard dash, and the 600-yard dash.
Kiay have been hampered by this
illness.
The minor setback occurred when the
meet's judges took Sue Schraeder off
the track during the three-mile run. Af-
ter realizing that they had miscounted
her laps, the judges awarded Schraeder
with a fifth-place finish. She had been
running in fourth-place.
The only bright spot of the day was
freshman Dedra Bradlev. who finished
1third in the 440-yard dash with a :55.86.
mark.
women gymnasts triumph
Special to the Daily
YPSILANTI - Heidi Cohen, Christy,
Schwartz, and Kathy Beckwith led the
way in the women's gymnastics team's
win over Kentucky and Eastern
Michigan yesterday at EMU. The three
tied for first in overall competition with
scores of 34.85. Michigan had a total of
174.55 points.
Cohen's 9.2 mark in the beam won
that event while her 8.9 score in the
floor exercise was good for a third place
tie with teammate Karen Deaver.
Michigan's Andrea Scully, finished
second in the event.
SCHWARTZ WON both the bars and
the floor exercise with scores of 8.9 and
9 1, respectively.
Bechwith -garnered second-place
finishes in the beam and the bars.

today. The Gophers won the last
meeting between the two teams, 81-75
at Crisler Arena in January.
The Wolyerines, 2-13 in the Big Ten
and 4-19 overall, are coming off their
biggest win of the season - a 64-63 up-
set at Wisconsin. The winning basket
came from Sandy Svoboda with two
seconds left. It was the Badgers first
Big Ten loss at home.

play, then at 12:42 Reed Larson blasted
a shot past Doug Soetart from the right
point, also with the man-advantage, to
put the Red Wings on top for good.
-JIM DAVIS
Dupree signs
NEW ORLEANS (AP)-Running
back Marcus Dupree, 19, signed a five-
year, $6 million contract yesterday to
play vith the New Orleans Breakers of
the United States Football League,
spuring his final two years of collegiate
eligibility.
"He's the highest paid player in
professional football," said team owner
Joe Canizaro, who intervened per-
sonally to conclude the deal when
negotiations were breaking down.
"HE'LL BE on the sidelines Sunday
at Oakland," said Coach Dick Coury.
"He will be in uniform and carry the
ball several times in our home opener,
or our back field coach won't be
around." He and backfield coach Bill
Reddell laughed.
The Breakers open at home on March
11 against Memphis.
Dupree played at Oklahoma before
dropping out during his last football season
and enrolling at Southern Mississippi.
The NCAA said Dupree would have to sit
out the 1984 season to become eligible to
play college football again in 1985.
While Canizaro's claim that Dupree
is the highest paid player in professinal
football may be open to question, he is
certainly one of the most highly paid.

Sro boda
' hits winning hoop
Wings 6, Jets 1
Special to the Daily
DETROIT-Brad Park established a
new mark for assists by a defenseman,
breaking the old mark held by Bobby
Orr, and six different players scored for
Detroit as the Red Wings skated past
the Winnipeg Jets, 6-1, yesterday at Joe
Louis Arena.
Park, playing in his 1033rd career
game, assisted on Detroit's first two

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