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Page 8-The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, February 16, 1988

Trackster Rowand sparks Blue

By KRISTIN MATTHEWS
Kenneth "Red" Simmons kindled the
audience's excitement last Saturday as h e
enthusiastically tipped his hat to the many fans
and athletes at the fifth annual Red Simmons
Track Invitational held in his honor.
Simmons founded the Michigan's women's
track and field team in 1960 and is the only man
who has been honored with both the Honorary
"M" Man and "M" Woman awards.
In actual competition, sophomore Mindy
Rowand proved to be the celebrity of the day.
She beat Eastern Michigan's star runner Donna
Donakowski and qualified for the NCAA Finals
in the 3,000-meter run with a winning time of 9
minutes, 22.37 seconds.
Trying hard to choke down her excitement,

Rowand said, " It was the best; feeling (to
qualify). I took 40 seconds off my best time, but
I still can't believe I really did it!"
IN THE 5,000, Traci Babcock took the
early lead and blew past the finish line, preceding
the next closest finisher by 100 meters. Babcock
won her race with a 17:38.93 clocking.
The Wolverines captured several third places,
including senior distance runner Cheri Sly in the
3,000 (9:43.94), sophomore Chris Tyler in the
800 (2:15.8), and sprinter Sophia Dubreil in the
300 (37.46). Dubreil also gained a fourth place
for Michigan in the 60- yard hurdles (7.28).
In the field events, Michigan' s Sonya Payne
landed a first-place finish with a toss of 49 feet, 9
inches in the shot put.

Marchiano (17 feet, 9 inches) snatched fifth and
six place finishes respectively in the long jump.
Sophomore Lisa DeVries took a third in the high
jump (5 feet, 6 inches) as did senior Mary
Wyckoff.
The Wolverines fared well in the 500 too, as
first-year student Kelli Henderson placed third
(1:21.01), Hanna Dubinski fourth (1:23.15), and
sophomore sprinter Elizabeth Skinner fifth
(1:24.22).
To round out 'a victorious day for the
Wolverines, the versatile Dana Davidson earned
a fourth-place finish in the pentathalon, and
senior distance runner Melinda Thompson
contributed a third in the Invitational Mile with a
time of 4:56.46.

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Men tracksters finish
fifth int Iowa tourney

By JOHN McDERMOTT
The men's track team finished
fifth last weekend at the Central
Collegiate Championships in Cedar
Falls, Iowa.
Eighteen teams competed at the
meet, with 15 of them keeping
score. The Wolverines finished with
44 points behind Illinois (130
points), Eastern Michigan (107.5),
Wisconsin (65), and Kent State (46).
The two-mile relay squad of Rol-
lie Hudson, Kraig Watkins, Neal
Newman, and Matt Butler netted one
of Michigan's two first-place fin-
ishes with a time of 7:35.41. John
Scherer continued his dominance in
the 3000 meter this season, running
a 8:04.96 for the team's other first.

He was two seconds off of the
NCAA qualifying time. Brad Bar-
quist finished third in that race at
8:12.91.
Michigan placed in three other
events as well. Hudson was second
in the 1000 meter with a time of
2:28.5. Butler finished third in the
800 meter, and his time of 1:50.64
missed qualifying for the NCAAs by
only .06 seconds. Claude Tiller ran a
48.36 in the 400 meter to place
fourth in that event.
Eight of the Big Ten teams were
represented in Iowa. Michigan head
coach Jack Harvey said, "The meet
was good competition. It gives us
some indication of how we stack up
in the Big Ten."

Daily Photo by ROBIN LOZNAK
Dana Davidson, seen here in the long jump, finished fourth in the pen-
tathalon at the Red Simmons Track Invitational last weekend at the
Track and Tennis Building.
Penn St. nHips gymnasts

In TRIBUTE to

MALCOLM X

Wednesday, February
7:30pm
Hosted by Amazin' Blue

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(Continued from Page 7)
score of 180. Michigan is in seventh
place out of 28 teams, but coach
Dana Kempthorn feels her team
needs to pull their average up a few
points to assure themselves of a re-
gional birth.
With five meets remaining, the
record-breaking performance also
gives the team a shot of confidence
that they will need down the stretch.
"It was our best meet so far. There
were very few mistakes, it was a real
good team performance," Kempthorn
said. "We're looking to perform like
that the rest of the season."

In Columbus, Ohio, the injury-
ridden Michigan men's gymnastics
team broke no records. They were
readily beaten by Ohio State 273.80
to 259.75.
Junior Tony Angelotti provided
some excitement to the dismal meet,
finishing first in the floor exercise
with a 9.65, and second on the
parallel bars with a 9.25. Ken Haller
finished second on the rings, also
with a 9.25.
The team next travels to Tempe,
Ariz., where it will play Arizona
State on Saturday.

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