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Page 8 -The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, February 9, 1988
'M' track team breaks
records at tournament

WOLVERINES BLAST GOPHERS AFTER LOSS TO CYCLONES

M'

Grapplers earn respect

By KRISTIN MATTHEWS
It was a day of personal bests.
Both individual and school
records were broken last weekend,
as the women's track team
jumped, sprinted, and hurdled its
way through the Michigan State
Invitational Relays at Jenison
Fieldhouse in East Lansing.
AMONG Michigan's star per-
formers was junior Dana McKei-
then, who placed in all three of her
events. Although this is the first
year in which the sprinter has at-
tempted to hurdle, she took second
place in the 55-meter hurdles with
an 8.29 clocking. Only three
women in Michigan's history
have previously run a better time
in this event.
McKeithen, the team's number
one sprinter, pentathlete, and now,
hurdler, was called "the work horse
of the day" by head coach James
Henry. "She was a key motivating
factor on the team. (The team) re-
ally depends on her to excite them
to excel," said Henry.
McKeithen also finished second
in the 200-meter dash (25.81) and
fifth in the 55-meter dash (7.25).
MICHIGAN'S Sonya Payne
broke her own school record with
a shot put throw of 49'11".

Payne's effort landed her one-half
inch away from the NCAA
qualification standards. Junior
Starry Hodge's toss of 43' 9 3/4"
secured her fourth place in the
event.
Michigan's two mile relay team
consisting of Chris Tyler, Chris
Danks, Mindy Rowand, and
Melissa Thompson, successfully
paced their way to a first place
finish with a time of 9:14.7.
Strong second place finishes were
captured by Rowand's collegiate
best in the 5000 meters (16:35.5),
and Mary Wyckoff's high jump of
5'5".
Finishing third were Lisa De-
Vries in the high jump (5'5"),
Gillian Osborne in the 55-meter
dash, with a personal record of
56.88 , and Julie Marchiano in the
long jump (18'10"). Osborne also
seized seventh place in the long
jump with a 17'3 1/2" effort.
Sophomore Jenni Saari grabbed
fourth place for the Wolverines in
the 3000-meter run (10:08.52), as
did Alana Davis in the 55-meter
hurdles, with her personal colle-
giate best of 8.48.
Sophomore sprinter Sophia
Dubreuil took fifth place in the
open 200-meters (26.35).

By STEVEN COHEN
At this time of year many
people trek to Iowa for political
purposes - candidates will make
speeches, babies will be kissed, and
hands will be shaken. T h e
candidates' stay in Iowa offers many
opportunities, and a successful
showing can mean the presidency.
The Michigan wrestling team's trip

to Iowa this past weekend presented
comparable opportunities.
A victory over Iowa State
would have given the surging
Wolverines their fourth straight
road win and their seventh straight
dual meet win. The Wolverines
couldn't pull it out, however,
losing Saturday, to the fifth-ranked
defending national champions,19-

15.
The heavier weight classes came
alive to lead 14th ranked Michigan
to a 21-17 victory last Thursday
night over tenth-ranked Minnesota,
however.
THE WOLVERINES have
been anxious to prove that they are
among the nation's best, and a
victory over Iowa State would have
meant instant acceptance into
wrestling's elite. Despite the loss,
Michigan established itself as a
serious contender for both the Big
Ten and NCAA titles.
"I'm proud that we went against
the defending national champs and
intimidated them," said coach Dale
Bahr. "The crowd was silent for
much of the match. If we wrestled
them again, I feel we would win the
same matches we won, a n d
probably would win some of the
other matches. We know we're a
top ten team."
Strong early performances by
Will Waters, John Fisher, Joe
Panteleo, and Mike Amine helped
the Wolverines take an early 15-8
lead over the Cyclones, which
served to quiet the partisan crowd.
Michigan's Dave Dameron lost a
close 9-8 decision, at 126 pounds,
to fourth-ranked Steve Knight.
FISHER'S match with Jeff
Gibbons was expected to be the
premier match. Respectively, the
two are ranked second and fourth
nationally. Fisher avenged a
previous defeat due to injury in
beating Gibbons, 10-5.
"I was glad because both of us
were healthy. Neither one of us had
an excuse. I did most of the
attacking and got an early lead,"
Fisher said.
The 150 and 177-pound matches
embodied the Wolverines'
determination. Sam Amine lost in a
tough match to top-ranked Tim
Kreeger, in what Kreeger thought
would be an easy victory.
"Kreeger went out there trying to
be cocky because he knew Sam was

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only a freshman. Sam tossed him
on his back. From then on Kreeger
knew he was in a match," Fisher
said.
MICHIGAN may have lost
177-pounder James Dye for the
season when he injured his knee in
his match against fourth-ranked
Mike Van Arsdale.
Dye's future will be determined
today after a careful examination of
his knee.
The Wolverines showed their
ability to come from behind, quiet
the home crowd, and overcome
questionable officiating during
Thursday ' night's win over
Minnesota.
"This was the first time in the
ten years I've been coaching here
that we've won at Minnesota. The
kids hung together and overcame
obstacles.", said Michigan Coach
Dale Bahr.
IF THE Minnesota match was
any indication, then the Wolverines
are for real. Instead of relying on
their first four wrestlers to establish
an early commanding lead, the team
was faced with the unenviable task
of coming from behind.
Minnesota's lead came from
Waters' loss to Keith Nix and
Dameron's loss to Jim Hamel.
Waters was leading ninth ranked
Nix 9-3, when he tried a risky
maneuver which backfired.
- Dameron lost his match because
of a stalling penalty he received
after the match.
. John Fisher pinned his
opponent, and Larry Gotcher tied at
142 pounds. Michigan's Sam
Amine was the second victim of
poor officiating, and lost his match
3-1. The match was decided by two
penalty points for roughness taken
away from Amine.
THE INTERMISSION after
Sam Amine's match offered
Michigan the opportunity to
contemplate their situation. They
were down 14-8.
"We went to the locker room and
coach Bahr said we had two choices.
He said we can either fall apart or
pull it all together", said co-captain
Joe Panteleo.
The team pulled it all together.
Panteleo won by major decision,
Mike Amine tied the tough Rod
Sande, and James Dye major
decisioned his opponent, giving
Michigan an advantage going into
the final two matches.
Jerry Curby, despite wrestling
well, lost his match at 190 pounds.
The heavyweight match was to
be the deciding match. It was no
contest as Bob Potokar crushed Jeff
Balcom to capture the victory.
If the Wolverines continues to
wrestle well, the Big Ten title can
be theirs. Iowa lost its aura of
invincibility in their loss to Penn
State on Saturday, their first loss at
Carver Hawkeye Arena.
Texas

Doily Photo by ROBIN LOZNAK
Michigan's Joe Pantaleo (top) pins Mark Laughlin of Michigan State in a
match last month. Pantaleo won both his matcheslast weekend and is rank-
ed third nationally in the 158-pound weight class.

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two
University of Texas football players
have been charged with assault in
the campus attack of a 26-year-old
woman.
Anthony Griffin, 23, and Gerald
Senegal, 22, were charged Friday by
University of Texas police after
they turned themselves in, Harry
Eastman, the university's assistant
chief of police, said Monday.
The men, seniors who started for
the Longhorns last season were re-
leased from Travis County Jail on
$750 bond each, he said.
The players said that they did not
assault theswoman, but that she at-
tacked them.
A hearing has not been set in the
case, Eastman said. If convicted of
the Class A misdemeanor, Griffin
and Senegal face maximum pun-
ishment of a $2,000 fine and up to
a year in jail. They also could face
disciplinary action by the univer-
sity.
The woman said she met Griffin,
Senegal and a third man in a cam-
pus-area restaurant and bar January
30, according to police. She said
she rode to the campus with them.
The four parked near Beauford H.

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