Page 18 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, January 16, 1989
No sweep for women's
track in first meet of '89
BY MARK KATZ
Although the women's indoor track team did not fulfill Coach James
Henry's prediction of a clean sweep, the squad took first place in seven-of-13
events in Saturday's Michigan Relays at the Track and Tennis Building.
The team's performance against nine nearby schools in their first meet of
the season still pleased Henry.
"Overall, I think in every event we participated in I was pleased," Henry
said. "We didn't win like I wanted to do but that was a challenge I presented
in front of the group."
THE DISTANCE runners, fresh off the cross-country team's seventh
place finish in the NCAA National Championships, continued their
dominance with first place finishes in the distance medley relay, middle
distance relay, two mile relay, and mile relay.
"Everybody just had a really strong, solid performance," said cross-
country coach Sue Foster, who coaches the distance runners during the track
Henry was "pleasantly surprised" with the performance of junior Lisa De
Vries, who, in the high jump, recorded the best jump of her college career at
"I was really pleased that (De Vries) attempted NCAA qualifying standard
the first meet of the year," Henry said.
IN ADDITION, rookie Alison Smith, in her first college meet,
impressed Henry by capturing first place in the long jump and the middle
distance medley relay, and second place in the high jump and shuttle hurdle
Henry's one disappointment involved Alaina Davis, who didn't get a
chance to compete because of a freak injury to her quadracepts.
The indoor track team returns to action next week at the Illinois
Invitational in Champaign, Ill., where the competition is sure to be tougher
"For next week, we're going to have to really get our minds on running
because if Illinois is ready to run or not, they're going to be very
competitive," Henry said.
Foster is optimistic about the teams chances next week. "I think we'll be
in there. Illinois has some really good sprinters but their distance runners
probably aren't as strong as we are," Foster said.
JOHN MUNSON/DOi *
Michigan's Dana Davidson (right) leads the way during the finals of the 60-yard hurdles. The Wolverines took first-
place in seven of 13 events at Saturday's Michigan relays, which were held at U-M's Track and Tennis building.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -
Pittsburgh, which already had lost to
Siena and Duquense this season,
upset third-ranked Oklahoma 99-91
yesterday, getting career
performances from Brian Shorter and
"I think we've shown that we are
capable of beating anybody... or of
losing to anybody,". Pittsburgh's
Sean Miller said.
Shorter scored 37 points and
Brookin had 24, and the Sooners got
no closer than five points in the
second half as their 11-game
winning streak ended. Pitt had lost
four of its last five, the only victory
coming against Syracuse.
BY JEFF SHERAN
The long awaited Michigan
fencing tournament yielded a double
victory for the Wolverines Saturday.
They foiled UM-Dearborn and
Oakland University before a sizable
turnout at the Coliseum.
The wins came against two
fellow club teams, but Michigan
finished behind the University of
Detroit, a varsity team, and Eastern
Michigan University, a club team.
Michigan State, a varsity squad,
edged the Wolverines by just one
Bright spots for Michigan
included _ Kevin Mills, Ted
Morrisson, Art Leibolt, and Mikail
Tretyak, each of whom won at least
nine of their bouts, and Molly
Buzdon, who as a beginner, notched
four victories in the women's
The team, which was pleased
with the results, received many
complements on how smoothly the
tournament was run. They now
prepare for a January 28th meet at
The Sooners fell to 13-2, losing
for the first time in 12 games they
had scored 90 or more points this
season. Mookie Blaylock had 37 for
Virginia 106, North
Richard Morgan scored a career-
high 39 points and Virginia beat
visiting North Carolina in the
Atlantic Coast Conference.
Morgan, a 6-foot-4 senior guard,
made a school record eight-of-14
shots from 3-point range. The
Cavaliers broke a five-game losing
streak and improved to 8-6 overall
and 1-2 in the ACC, while North
Carolina slipped to 14-3 and 1-1.
The Tar Heels played the last
5:23 without Jeff Lebo, who was
leading North Carolina with 26
points when he twisted his left
Louisville 67, Georgia
Kenny Payne hit two 3-pointers
in the final 77 seconds, both erasing
Georgia Tech leads, and the Yellow
Jackets lost for the second time in
Payne's first 3-pointer gave the
Cardinals a 63-62 lead; his second,
with 44 seconds left, put Louisville
ahead 66-64. Purvis Ellison had 260
points for the Cardinals, 12-2.
Brian Oliver missed a 40-footer at
the buzzer for Georgia Tech.
Florida State 101
Tony Dawson scored 30 points
and George McCloud added 29 as
Florida State beat visiting,
Florida State, 12-1, opened a 50-
28 lead in the first half and fougt
off several Tennessee spurts in the ;
second half. The Volunteers, 11-Zs,
closed to within 66-61 with 12:14
left in the game on Dyron Nix's 3.
point shot, but were never able te
get any closer.
Mark Messner throws his arms up in a blocking gesture as he
practices yesterday for the Japan Bowl at Yokohama Stadium
near Tokyo. The game was played early this morning.
Michigan fencers Ruth Wood, left, and Mike Weinberger practice for last weekend4
tournament at the Sports Coliseum.
fencing powerhouse Wayne State
The club holds practices every
Monday from 7-10 p.m. at the IM
building and Wednesday from 6-8
p.m. at the Coliseum. All are
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