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vs. Miami-Ohio
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena


Men's Cross Country
Michigan Open
University Golf Course

The Michigan Daily

Thursday, October 13, 1988

Goodridge finds.
as coach at Wake


Golfer Hartman
gets back into
swing of things

Francie Goodridge doesn't scare
That would help explain how
a Goodridge, known then as Francie
Kraker, became one of the world's
top middle-distance runners. The '73
Michigan graduate not only battled
other runners, but she also competed
wth sexist attitudes that plagued
women athletes.
Even after she stopped competing,
Goodridge had to find similar courage
to leave her job as Michigan's
women's cross-country/track coach to
start a brand new team at Wake
Goodridge led her Michigan teams
to a 1982 Big Ten Cross Country
Championship and a 1983 Big Ten
Indoor Championship.
BUT IN 1984, Goodridge and
her husband, John, went to Wake
Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C., to
coach the women's and men's teams,
respectively. The Wake Forest
program she inherited was made up
of entirely of non-scholarship
Alumni Update
"I didn't know anything about
(the team), but it was really quite
exciting," said Goodridge. "These
young women were enthusiastic,
smart and motivated, and really fun
to coach."
Her first team finished fifth out of
eight teams in the Atlantic Coast
Conference. As she was able to bring
in her own recruits, the team began
to take off, moving up to third in
In 1986 and '87, her teams have
had two consecutive second-place
finishes. Last year, her Deacons were
edged out for the ACC title by North
Carolina State, the eventual national
runner-up. Her 1987 squad ended the
year as the country's seventh-ranked
team, finishing 10th in the NCAA
team meet.
BUILDING a strong team in
one of the nation's toughest

Square Garden, I had to find

a guard

I would work out at
IM Building, and


watched Cazzie Russell
work out with the
basketball team. He
would wear that maize
and blue jersey with the
'M' on it, and I envied
- Michigan graduate
Francie Goodridge

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conferences has won Goodridge the
respect of her rival coaches.
"Her teams struggled at first," said
N.C. State coach Rollie Geiger, "but
she came into a conference many
outstanding established programs.
She was able to get high caliber
athletes from high school, and she
stuck to a plan. She didn't come in
and expect to be competitive
immediately, she developed program
over the years."
Women's cross country has
become an important sport at Wake
Forest, and Goodridge is recognized
for her efforts in Winston-Salem.
"People on campus know who
she is," said Wake Forest women's
athletic director Diane Daly. "When
they finished 10th in NCAAs, there
were banners up around campus
congratulating the team. People on
campus know that this is an
outstanding team."
THE PEOPLE who are closest
to Goodridge offer several reasons on
why she has succeeded.
"Francie is a knowledgeable
coach," said current Michigan cross
country coach Sue Foster, who ran
for Goodridge during her career with
the Wolverines. "She has always
been a good recruiter and motivator.
Most importantly, she believes in
her athletes and gives them

Liz Becker, Wake Forest's top
women's cross country runner, who
is sitting out this season because of
illness, said: "She will do whatever
she can to help you. She is a caring
person, who is concerned about her
team on and off the track."
DALY ADDED: "Francie is
good role model for her team. She
has done well here because she has
been able to attract good, intelligent
people, who respect her abilities.
One reason people respect her
because she has been an athlete and
she knows what it is to compete."
Her achievements on the track
stand as Goodridge's greatest
accomplishments. Besides being the
first Michigan-born runner ever to
compete in the Olympics, Goodridge
once held two world records. In 1967,
Goodridge broke the world indoor
record in the 60-yard dash and held it
for three years. Later that same year,
she broke the indoor 880 mark, and
her record stood for 12 years.
Even as one of the world's top
runners, she had trouble getting
recognition and respect as an
American woman athlete.
"(At that time) indoor track was
dominated by the Russians and the
Germans, Americans were seen as
totally worthless," said Goodridge. "I
had to beg to run, but I would win.
Once before a meet at Madison

to get into the meet. He didn't
believe me when I told him I was an
GOODRIDGE might have been
even greater if she could have found
more competition. That may have
happened if she had run on the
Michigan women's team.
That is, if Michigan had a
women's track team in the early
'70s. At that time, women's sports
were not a large part of Michigan
athletics. When Michigan finally
formed a team in 1973, Goodridge
was told she had to try out - despite
her previous achievements - to be
able to compete with the Wolverines.
Goodridge, insulted by the
request, considers this her greatest
"I would work out at the IM
Building, and I watched Cazzie
Russell work out with the basketball
team," said Goodridge. "He would
wear that maize and blue jersey with
the 'M' on it, and I envied him. I
wanted to run for my school. My
senior year, the first year of the
varsity team, they told me I had to
try out. I had run in two Olympics,
but they didn't want me to compete
for them."
She never held any bitterness
toward Michigan, and that's why she
accepted the offer to coach the
Wolverines in 1981. Yet when she
got the Wake Forest offer, she knew
it was time to move on.
This year's team, even without
Becker, has made a good showing
early and is again expected to finish
as one of the top four teams in the
conference. While Goodridge has had
to work hard to build an established
program, she has never had any
second thoughts about leaving
"It was hard to think about
leaving, but I feel like the pressure is
off here," said Goodridge. "Ann
Arbor is a very high-powered place,
and I've been very happy here. I feel
very good about what I'm doing."

After breaking her ankle in a
match last year, Michigan
sophomore golfer Mary Hartman
has battled back to become a bona
fide team leader.
"Mary has improved a great deal
since her freshman year and has
become a quiet leader for the entire
squad," Michigan women's golf
coach Sue LeClair said.
Hartman has toned down her
game while improving her attitude
and composure. With this two-
folded process, the native of
Chicago has shaved about five
strokes off her game this season.
She takes a course average of 82
into today's Lady Kat Invitational
in Lexington, Ky.
her improvement to her ability to
bounce back after a bad shot and to
her deadly short game. However,
the key factor is her newly refined
After a duck hook into a pond or
a banana slice into the woods,
many recreational golfers remedy
frustration by hacking trenches in
manicured fairways, or hurling
clubs like a discus thrower (which
always seem to nestle in the limbs
of an unforgiving oak tree), or more
likely, shouting obscenities at the
top of one's lungs.
Such is not the case for
Hartman; frustration is pacified by
her ability to compose herself.
"You have to step back, take a
deep breath, forget about it, and go
on confidently," Hartman believes.
This cool and collective approach
characterizes her role as- a quiet
SHE ALSO motivates her
teammates by offering advice in
times of frustration and depression.
"I try to show composure and
consistency," she said. "I want

everyone to do well; if they have a
bad round, I tell them, 'Hey, don't
get down on yourself. There's
always another day."'
Off the course, Hartman has a
variety of interests that fill her
spare time, which isn't much
considering the team's demanding
travel schedule. But that certainly
doesn't bother her: "It's great.
Minneapolis was the best. We go
to San Diego for spring break and
Tampa later in March."
A multi-talented athlete,
Hartman still remains active in
several intramural sports, including
basketball and softball, which she
played back in high school. Like a
true Chicagoan, she exclaimed, "I'm
a big Bears fan, and (Michael)
Jordan is great. I love watching
him; he's just amazing."
NOT WILLING to label
herself "outgoing" or "reserved,"
Mary sees herself as a product of
her various moods. "I'm a split
personality," she explained. "I can
be obnoxious and outgoing as well
as quiet and reserved. It all depends
on my mood."
However, Hartman has no
qualms with labelling herself as a
classical rocker. She frequently
jams to the riffs of' Led Zeppelin,
Eric Clapton, The Guess Who, and
the Beatles.
Though she possesses much
love and attachment to golf,
Hartman is skeptical and quite
objective about the likelihood of
her joining the pro tour: "It's pretty
unrealistic; you really have to be a
superstar. If I wanted to play
(professionally), I'd have to drop
out of school and play year-round."
Although she is undecided about
her major, she expressed some
interest in communications, which
could steer her in the direction of a
television career.


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In 1985, Petr Klima gained his
In 1988, Petr Klima lost it.
-G Where did it go? And where have
the Red Wings gone?
One day Klima grabbed hold of
s the American dream - and became
an American success. Hiding in the
back of the car, Klima came from
behind the Iron Curtain in
- Czechoslovakia to America, the
NHL. He gained the three F's: Fame,
Fortune, and Freedom.
.: HAILED AS Eastern Europe's
answer to Wayne Gretzky, Klima
p became an instant hero for putting
his life on the line for freedom.
The glitz and ritz came, the fame
p came, the English language followed.
A house in preppy Birmingham, a
girlfriend, and yes, hockey all
involved Klima in the fast lane of
American life. Fans adored the wild
moves - sneaking and speeding
p around defenders, finessing his way
in front of the goal - and then
w letting fire that wicked shot. Women
r loved more subtle things - his face,
from Ec
" Choose from sma


Red Wings' Klima living
life of shattered dreams

his smile, his muscles, his haircut.
In most people's mind, Petr
Klima was a hero.
But not all dream's have happy
endings, and Klima continues to flirt
with death.
been in Detroit Red Wing coach
Jacques Demers' doghouse for selfish
play and poor checking. Lately, it's
been barking loudly.
Avoiding the moralistic "Don't
Drink and Drive" speeches, the story
of Klima is quite sad. It's not
because he drinks. It's not because he
violates his probation. Judge not
unless he wish to be judged..
Everyone has vices, everyone has
The problem with Klima is that
he doesn't give a damn.
Klima seems unconcerned with
his actions and is unwilling to accept
responsibility. This past weekend he
was involved in his second alcohol-
related accident, violating his
Jukebox Saturday Night bar, Klima

hit a car behind him when he shifted
into reverse while in a turning island
on Woodward Avenue. He then left
the scene. A police officer witnessed
this incident and pulled over his
truck. Klima tried to trade positions
with one of his female companions
in the truck to avoid the blame.
Again he was caught.
Klima's probation sentence
includes a suspended 29-day jail
sentence - which he now will
probably have to serve. This comes
in the face of being suspended
without pay by Demers for
consistently violating team rules
with his drinking clown, Bob
The Red Wings are not the team
they were last year, overflowing with

controversy, and without both Klima
or Probert.
K L IMA'S actions indicate he
could care less about his teammates.
He lacks respect for the organization
that gave him a chance, or a coach
who continuously grants him a
second chance.
Now, his credit line may have
finally run out.
Petr Klima was presented with an
opportunity few others were
He didn't use it. His American
dream is now becoming a nightmare.
In 1985, Petr Klima gained his
In 1988, Petr Klima threw his
freedom away. But instead of the
Iron Curtain, it'll be the iron bars of
opportunity lost.

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Oct. 13-14
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