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Tourament basketball
vs. Fairleigh Dickinson
starting time is 7:07 p.m.


Men's swimming
Wolverine Invitational
Saturday, March 16
Matt Mann Pool

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I' produces three track All- Americans

The NCAA Indoor Track Champion-
ships proved quite a meet for the
women's track team last weekend in
Syracuse, New York.
-Three Michigan runners finished in
the top eight in the nation in their even-
"I WAS really impressed with how
well they ran," said head coach James
Henry. "The middle-distance and
distance crews are doing exceptionally
well. Their training with (assistant
coach) Sue Parks has paid off."
Both Cathy Schmidt and Melissa
Thompson earned All-American status
through their performances in the 1000
meter run. Schmidt was fifth in the
finals with a school-record time of
2:44.15, Thompson seventh with a per-
sonal best of 2:45.58.
"Any time you make the finals in that
meet, it's really an accomplishment,"
said Parks. "It was fantastic for
Melissa to make the final. She was pret-
ty much happy to be in the meet ... she
didn't really realize how well she could
"I don't think there was as much
pressure as there was for the Big Ten's
because the NCAA's were not for poin-
ts. I was not as nervous," Thompson
Sue Schroeder turned in a varsity

record of 4:25.4 in finishing seventh
overall in the 1500 meter run. Only six
runners qualified for the final.
Senior Dawn McGinnis was the only
other Wolverine to qualify for the meet.
She failed to reach the opening height of
5'10" in the high jump, half an inch
lower than her personal high set in last
month's Wolverine-Nike Open.
Men place one Al-American
If: the men's NCAA indoor track cham-
pionships last weekend in the Syracuse
Carrierdome had been held in the Pon-
tiac Silverdome maybe the Michigan
tracksters, with the exception of Omar
Davidson, would have seen more suc-
cess. On second thought, looking at the
Silverdome, maybe not.
Omar Davidson, a freshman from
Mt. Clemens, placed sixth in the 400-
meter finals at Syracuse, making him
an All-American.
DAVIDSON'S preliminary time of
47.43 placed him third in his heat. The
top two runners in each of the three
heats plus the next two overall fastest
times qualified for finals.
Davidson broke the school record at
the Big Ten Championships in Madison
with a time of 47.34 to qualify him for
Nationals. He also won the 1984 State of
Michigan 400-meter Championships
with a time of 46.6.
But in the finals of this meet, Omar
was boxed in on the inside lane "by

everyone," according to assistant
coach Ron Warhurst. Yet his time of
47.72 still made him the first individual
All-American freshman under coach
Jack Harvey.
WITH A time of 9:51.3, the distance
medley team placed sixth in
preliminaries. But only the top five
finishing teams qualified for finals.
Senior Bob Boynton led the race with a
half-mile time of 1:51. Junior Todd
Steverson ran a 47.1, 440. Then junior
Ronnie Simpson finished his three-
quarter mile with a time of 2:59.
AnchormanaChris Brewster,showever,
did not have a good race. His time of
4:13 in the mile did not come close to the
4:05.8 he ran last weekend in Madison.
One other disappointment was senior
David Meyer's preliminary 3000-meter
run time of 8:31.3, which did not qualify
him for the finals.
Next Wednesday the Wolverines will
be participating in the Domino Relays
in Tallahassee, Florida, their first
major relay carnival, according to
Warhurst. Nineteen runners will com-
Tankers second in Big Ten
Indiana captured its third straight
Big Ten swimming title Sunday, giving

Hoosier coach Doc Councilman his 23rd
championship over the past quarter
century of coaching.
Michigan, which had earlier
defeated the Hoosiers in a dual meet
this year claimed second place, but
never seriously challenged Indiana for
the title. The Iowa Hawkeyes took third
DESPITE the high expectations of
this young team coach John Urban-
chek only shed positive light on the
situation. "All in all the performance-of
our freshman was unbelievable," he
The Big Ten's served as a showcase
for one such freshman. Jan Erik Olsen
continued his asault on the record books
with a time of 2:01.98 in the 200 yard
breaststroke race. Olsen not only set a
new meet record with his time, but also
broke the all-time Big Ten record.
If there was a surprise at the meet it
would have to be the diving com-
petition. Mark Bradshaw of Ohio State
slipped past Michigan's highly ac-
claimed duo of Bruce Kimball and Kent
Ferguston to take first place in the
three meter competition for the 2nd
straight year.
For some of the team, the season con-
tinues. By virtue of their performance
over the weekend, fourteen team mem-
bers wil be heading to Austin, Texas the
last weekend of March for the NCAA
Among the group who will head south
is the 400-yard medley relay team of
Mike Creaser, Olsen, Dave Goch, and
Dave Kerska, who shattered the school
record with a time of3:20.10.
Urbanchek felt Indiana came out on
top because of greater depth. But his
team closed the gap on the Hoosiers by
41 points over the year and the coach
looks ahead to the NCAA's. Last year
Michigan placed 11th and this year Ur-
banchek wants the top ten.
Tumblers smash Central
The basketball team may not be the
only team going to the NCAA playoffs.
The womens gymnastics team's season
high score of 182 against Central

Michigan last weekend was not only
goof for a 182-172 triumph but also
could propel the team into the NCAA
regionals on March 31.
The top seven teams in each region go
to the NCAAs and the tumblers are
close to the birth going into this week's
Big Ten tournament in East Lansing.
The NCAA regional participants will be
determined after the meet.
Michigan coach Dana Kempthorn
was very happy with her team's per-
formance. "It was a real challenge for
us to score over 180," said Kempthorn.
"We worked all week on drilling the
small things that make the difference in
a high team score. The meets we had in
Colorado over break really nicked un

the teams confidence."
The tumblers were led by freshman
Angela Williams who set a personal
best with a 36.75 in the all around which
was good for first place. "Everything
we were working on in practice Angela
put it into effect," said Kempthorn.
"She has really gained confidence as
the season has progressed."
Senior Dana Samuelson had one of
hte best meets of her career. Her 9.3 on
the vault was a personal best that took
first place. She also finished third in the
all-around with a 36.5. "Dana gave a
great effort and it really paid off,"
commented Kempthora.


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. in search of enthusiasm

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By Aaron Bergman

"OSTENSIBLY, this column should
address those issues that pertain
specifically to jazz. However, today I
would like to discuss some of the trends
and problems in American music in
general. Jazz, though, will be my jum-
ping off point.
Jazz today finds itself facing in-
Yeresting problems - how to expand it-
-self artistically and originally, yet
remain true to its source.
According to Larry Kart, in an article
in last week's Chicago tribune, jazz is
failing in this regard. He writes,
"Always able until now to renew itself

environment for something fresh and
exciting. So what has risen in their
wake? "California Girls" and the jit-
terbug. They are cute, and even
pleasurable, but is that all thereis?
Classical music lives in the shadows
of the "old masters." Eighteenth cen-
tury audiences were exposed to
eighteenth century music. Twentieth
century audiences are still being ex-
posed to eighteenth century music. The
brilliance of Beethoven and Mozart is
irrefutable, yet their eternal
,recognition may be stifling the spirits of
our own generation.
Perhaps these problems can be un-
derstood by examining the current
political climate. We have chosen a
president who sought re-election on the
promise to "stay the course." A noted
pundit, George Will, is essentially a
nineteenth centry liberal rationalist;

not a twentieth century conservative.
In light of this, it is not difficult to
draw parallels between the American
obssession with conservative, even
reactionary, politics, and the trend
toward older is better in music.
This may not be as bad as it seems.
Much great art has risen out of tragedy
and despair. Perhaps artistic laxness is
a sign that we are faring better than in
the past.
All we are left with then, is a series of
questions. Can music maintain its in-
tegrity during times of prosperity? Is it
worthwhile to suffer for great art? Is
art valid and necessary in a society
like ours?
I am not sure of the answers, but I
would like your response to these
issues. Send in your opinions to the Arts
page, c/o the Michigan Daily, or just
drop them off in the Arts office. I will

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from within, jazz seems to be circling
back on itself, forgeing its history of
near ceaseless invention in the name of
,arious kinds of re-creation and
'revivalism. Also in the air is the related
iotion of a jazz fusion or blending ...
with Western concert music and or
k nmusics from other cultures, with a
'result being a so-called 'world music'."
He feels the reason for this decline is
the death of many of the great artists
during the last few years, such as
Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus, Art.
Pepper, and Sonny Stitt to name but a
.few. I do not believe, however, that this
.1s more than a cosmetic explanation.
The problem seems to run much
Zdeeper. It appears that the level of
,jazz's inventiveness is inversely
,,,proportional to its financial success.
-Jazz is currently enjoying its highest
level of popularity and acceptance. Ar-
tists are signing contracts for
.previously unreached levels of com-
pensation. Major record companies are
adding jazz labels to their rosters. Old
labels, including the best of them all,
.Blue Note, are making a comeback..
Unfortunately, the music does not
-,reflect this new fiscal vigor.
Today's musicians are playing more
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