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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, March 5, 1986
Men tumblers go west for three meets

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By GREG MOLZON
.While most Michigan students were
able to find some free time and
relaxation over spring break, the
men's gymnastics team had no such
luck as it practiced all week and com-
peted in three meets. Don't feel too
sorry for the team, though, since it
was able to spend the week in Califor-
nia and Colorado and did very well in
competition.
The Wolverines finished the week
Saturday in Colorado Springs with a
meet against Air Force, and came
away with their best score of the year,

shines in win at Air Force

the all-around competition with a
score of 54.55. Meyerowitz was closely
followed by teammates Brock Orwig
(53.75) and Mitch Rose (52.05), who
took second and third in the all-
around, giving Michigan a clean
sweep.
Other standouts in the meet were
Greg Nelson, with a first place on the
floor exercise and Steve Yuan, who
finished second on the pommel horse.
Although the week ended with an
outstanding effort for the Michigan
squad, it didn't start off too well. The
Wolverines should have known they
were in for trouble when their plane
from Detroit was delayed two hours,
they missed a connecting flight in
Denver, and arrived in Berkeley at 4
a.m. EST.
THEIR TROUBLES continued the
next day with their meet at Cal-
Berkeley, where the western judges
had a slightly different scoring stan-
dard Darden said. "Because of that,
we were down a few tenths in our
overall score.''
However, the gymnasts were able
to adjust and finished second out of
four teams, with a team score of 261.6,
losing only to Cal-Berkeley's excellent
270.7.
Nelson garnered the team's only
first-place finish in the floor exercise
and also added a third on the horizon-
tal bar. Scott Moore received a second

on the vault and Meyerowitz added a
second on the pommel horse.
Meyerowitz also placed second in the
all-around.
TWO DAYS later, the Wolverines
competed in the Stanford Invitational
and came in third place, behind Stan-
ford and Cal-Berkeley. Although
Michigan had a good team score of
264.5, it couldn't compete with the
Stanford and Berkeley scores of 281.5
and 273.4. Darden termed these scores
"excellent" and "great" and said that
they were national contending totals.

"It was a real tough meet. We went
up against two very strong teams,"
said Darden.
The competition kept most
Wolverines out of the placing, except
for Orwig and Nelson, who took third
and fourth in the floor exercise.
The Wolverines must now prepare
for the Bronco Invitational this
weekend at Western Michigan and
striving to peak at the Big Ten Cham-
pionships in two weeks.

its second straight meet last week,
defeating the University of California
Santa Barbara 171.5 to 170.6
Leading the attack for the
Wolverines was Amy Meyer who
finished first on the balance beam and
first in the all-around.
"Amy pulled some very consistent
routines for us," said coach Dana
Kempthorn. "She is a confident per-
former and she has good mental

steady Heidi Cohen who took second
place in the all-around with a 34.7.
"Heidi has been very consistent for us
all year long," said Kempthorn.
Freshman Joan Lybrook also had a
good meet, finishing second on the
floor exercise and third on the vault.
Overall, Kempthorn said she was
pleased. "I was very happy with their
performances. There was a lot of
teamwork. The team score did not
even reveal how well we did, because
the judges were very critical."
Kempthorn has another reason to
be pleased after a solid performance
by Janne Klepek who, coming off of
an injury, took first place on the
parallel bars. "Janne is getting bet-
ter, her injury is heeling," said Kem-
pthorn.

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Women win second straight preparation."
The women's gymnastics team won FOLLOWING UP Meyer was the

--DOUGLAS VOLAN

O~rwig
... second all-around
267.2. Coach Bob Darden was ob-
viously pleased with the victory and
said, "We did real well. It was our
best (meet) of the year."
THE MICHIGAN gymnasts took
first place in every event and were led
by senior Gavin Meyerowitz, who won

UPI Top Twenty
1. Duke (39)...............599
2. Kansas (1).............544
3. North Carolina ............467
4. Kentucky .................452
5. St. John's .................363
6. Georgia Tech ..............362
7. MICHIGAN ...............288
8. Syracuse ..................276
9. Bradley ...................255
10. Memphis State ...........203
11. UNLV ....................175
12. Louisville ................167
13. Notre Dame ..............164
14. Indiana ..................129
15. Georgetown .............. 88
16. Oklahoma ................ 64
17. UTEP ...... ..........39
18. Michigan State........... 36
19. Illinois ................... 27
20. Pepperdine ............... 19

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LAIMBEER GRABS 21 REBOUNDS
Isiah, Pistons rip Nets

PONTIAC (AP) - Isiah Thomas;
tossed in 28 points and Kelly Tripucka
scored 13 of his 25 points in the
decisive third quarter last night to
lead the Detroit Pistons to a 120-103
NBA victory over the New Jersey
Nets.
The triumph ran Detroit's club-
record home winning streak to 15
games and lifted the Pistons to their
11th victory in 12 games.
New Jersey trailed by just six poin-
ts at halftime, but Thomas scored six
points and Tripucka four in the first
1:36 of the third quarter to extend the
lead to 63-47. The Pistons continued to
increase the margin, which reached

23 points with 1:10 remaining, before
settling for an 89-71 lead.
The Pistons, buoyed by a 68 per cent
to 30 percent first-quarter shooting
edge and a combined 26 points from
Thomas and Tripucka, opened a 36-20
lead early in the second quarter and
looked like they would finish the Nets
early.
But New Jersey rallied, outscoring
Detroit 21-13 over the next eight
minutes to trim the margin to 49-41
with 2:36 left before halftime. Another
late burst reduced the margin to 53-47
at intermission. Otis Birdsong keyed
the second-quarter spurt, scoring nine
points.
New Jersey was led by Mike Gmin-
ski's 20 points. Birdsong and Buck
Williams added 19 and 17 points,
respectively.
Vinnie Johnson added 18 points and
Bill Laimbeer had 21 rebounds for
Detroit. Thomas handed out 12
assists.

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Coles must smoke to
catch on with Tigers

Thomas
... grins at 28 pts.
Joe Dumars had the hot hand form
the field, hitting five of seven shots for
11 Piston points. Tripucka had the eye
from the line, though, connecting on
all seven bids from the charity stripe.

LAKELAND, Fla. (UPI) - Darnell
Coles will have the rest of spring
training to prove whether third base
belongs to him - or whether it
doesn't.
Detroit Tigers' manager Sparky
Anderson made that clear yesterday
when he announced Coles would play
every inning of every spring game.
"I'M GOING to play Coles every
day," Anderson said in revealing the
lineup that will face the Chicago
White Sox on Thursday in the first
exhibition game of the spring.
"Darnell Coles will be the busiest
player in camp," Anderson said.
Where does that leave incumbent
Tom Brookens? "Brookens will play
at short, second and in the outfield."
Dave Collins will lead off for Ander-
son and be the designated hitter while
second baseman Lou Whitaker will
start getting used to the No. 2 spot in-
the batting order. He has led off the
past several seasons.
RIGHT FIELDER Kirk Gibson will
bat third followed by catcher Lance
Parrish, first baseman Darrell
Evans, left fielder Larry Herndon,
center fielder Chet Lemon, Coles and
shortstop Doug Baker.
Baker is playing in place of regular
Alan Trammell, who insists his arm is
all right but who won't play many
exhibition games as a precaution.
Jack Morris and Frank Tanana will
pitch three innings each in Detroit's

first home exhibition with assorted
pitchers finishing up. Willie Hernan-
dez may work the ninth.
GONE ARE such experiments as
last year's abortive switch of
Whitaker to third to make room for
Chris Pittaro, now with Minnesota.
Seeing whether Herndon can come
back from two sub-par years and
whether Coles can handle third are
Anderson's big projects now.
"I know what Brookens can do,"
Anderson said. "I don't have to see it
down here. Besides, I want to see
Brookens some at short because I
don't plan on playing Trammell there
much in the early (spring) going.
"What Coles does in spring training
decides whether he stays or goes,"
Anderson said. "I want to know that
what I see from Coles is what I will get
during the season.
"I WON'T know what that is unless
I see him every day," the manager
said. "I don't want him sitting out a
game when suddenly there's a pitcher
I wanted him to face pitching for the
other team.
"I want to see him against all.kinds
of pitching," Anderson said. "I need
to know everything about him I can."
Coles had three stints with Seattle,
one in the fall, one where he had the
job won until he suffered a hand in-
jury and last spring where he hit .350
but still lost out to Jim Presley, who
hit .351 with morepower.

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CONSIDER THE BACHELOR
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DEGREE PROGRAM
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION ARE:
1. Junior status - 55 transferable credit
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2. English: English Composition (one term)
3. Principles of Economics (micro and macro)
4. Mathematics: Calculus (one term)
5. Principles of Accounting: (one term)
APPLICATION PREFERENCE DATE:
BY MARCH 15, 1986
Applications can be picked up in The School of Business,
The Office of Admissions and Student Services - Room 158.

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