Page 10 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, April 11, 1989
Women's lacrosse nets victory
Men's track team returns from Texas with fair finishes
BY MICHAEL SPIRO
Despite one-hundred degree
weather and a dropped baton the
men's track team managed to come
home from this weekend's Texas
Relays with impressive results.
The Wolverines sent teams
south to compete in the distance
medley, two-mile relay, high jump,
and pole vault and were able to
place in all but one of those events.
"The guys ran pretty well,
especially in the distance medley,"
head coach Jack Harvey said about
his team. "It's a real good quality
invitational meet. I think they
(Michigan) did just about what we
thought they would."
After a slow start John Scherer
was able to make up the distance in
the 1600-meters and anchored the
distance medley team to a fourth
place finish behind Arizona,
Arkansas, and Georgetown. Claude
Tiller, Omar Davidson, and Brad
Barquist also ran well in the event.
Davidson, who usually runs the
400-meters and hasn't run a half-
mile race for a number of meets,
ran an impressive 800-meter leg in
Michigan was not so fortunate
in the two-mile relay. The start of
the race saw much jostling for
position (seventeen teams competed
in this event) and Michigan lead-off
man, Jeff Barnett was bumped from
behind forcing him to drop the
baton. Bamett was forced to retrieve
it and despite a valiant effort on his
part and that of his teammates (Neal
Newman, Kraig Watkins, and
Davidson) the Wolverines failed to
were turned in by Brad Holwerda in
the high jump and Brad Darr in the
However, he offers no predictions
of how Michigan will perform in
the future. "We'll have a better idea
later in the season when we go
down to Dogwood (Invitational)."
The Men's track team was not
alone in the lone star state. The
Michigan Women's track team also
participated in the Texas relays.
The Wolverines were led by
Mindy Rowand, who placed third in
the 3000-meters with a time of
Sonya Payne qualified for the
NCAA Tournament in the shot put
with a throw of 51 feet, six inches.
The throw was good for a third-
Kristen Engelbrecht also took
third place, although hers was in
the javelin. Her throw covered 153
feet, four inches.
Lisa DeVries tied for seventh
place in the high jump with a leap
of five feet, nine inches.
The Wolverines also had an
impressive finish in the 4x880-
meter relay. The team of Megan
Nortz, Mindy Rowand, Amy
Bannister, and Carrie Yates took
sixth place with a time of 8:54.55.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
In the midst of all the great sports feats of the
University of Michigan, women's lacrosse is usually
overlooked. Many people confuse it with field hockey,
but this weekend the team proved that women's
lacrosse is alive and well in Ann Arbor.
The Wolverines (1-2-2) competed in their, first
home game this past Sunday, defeating Lake Forest
Thegweather proved to be an obstacle for both
squads as a winter chill and snow fell on the field.
Michigan began the scoring with the first of three
goals by junior Stephanie Andelman in the opening
minute of the game. Seniors Diane Pentalari and co-
captain Sally Weltman also lead the team with two
goals apiece. Tallies by Net Meredith, Ellen Shapiro,
and beginner Carrie Page rounded out the scoring.
First-year student Abby Mason and junior Karen
Greenstein played tight defense, holding the Lake
Forest team to one goal in the second half. The defense
anchored the offense with strong stick checking and
consistent pick-ups. The midfield connectors, senior
Kelly Ryan and sophomore Heather DeGarmo, fed the
ball to the offensive players, who were then able to
easily set up their passing plays.
Even with the snow falling, the entire team was
right on the mark. "I've been playing at Michigan
since I was a freshman, and we never had a group of
women who were as spirited and dedicated as this
year's team," Weltman said. "I am really proud to be a
part of it."
The five-year-old club team was started by easterner
Hillary Farber in her first year at Michigan. Co-captain
Phoebe Stein believes that each year the spirit and
skill of the team grows stronger.
"It all came together on Sunday," Stein said. "It
was a great feeling."
The U-M Lacrosse Club meets Kingswood School
on Wednesday at Elbel Field at 7:30 p.m.
Marietta grabs new crew trophy from Blue
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Senior Omar Davidson, who
normally runs shorter races,
turned in an impressive (1:49) leg
of the 800-meter relay.
pole vault. Holwerda jumped six
feet, 9 1/2 inches and placed fifth
while Darr tied Pat Munson from
Kansas with a vault of 16 feet, 11
There were no team scores in the
Texas Relays and coach Harvey
used the meet mostly as a testing
ground for his team prepare for the
rest of the outdoor season.
BY RYAN SCHREIBER
Fighting cold, precipitation, and
strong headwinds, the Michigan crew
team lost to Marietta College, 48-
24, in a hard fought battle at Ford
Lake on Saturday.
In this developing rivalry, Mar-
ietta took home a silver trophy for
their efforts this year. The trophy, a
concept similar to the Little Brown
Jug, will be held by the victor until
the next meeting in the following
Although the final margin of
victory was large, Marietta took ad-
vantage of a scoring technique that
placed emphasis on varsity boats and
crews with eight competitors, as op-
posed to novice races and smaller
boats. In the winner-take-all point
system, Michigan won three of the
Marietta, traditionally a tough
team, holding 27 Dad-Vale national
championships with the last one
coming in 1983, expected a strong
match from the Wolverines.
"(The Wolverines) have a strong
(men's varsity) four and tough
lightweights," Marietta coach Tom
Stephanik said. "We rely on our
freshmen and have a strong women's
True to form, the Michigan
men's varsity four emerged vic-
torious in their race. Still, Peter Mc-
Issac, a junior member of the varsity
four crew, said the boat was not
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In the other two Wolverine vic-
tories, the men's lightweight eight
boat defeated Marietta by 4.5 seconds
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cruised to a one-two finish with the
victor defeating Marietta by almost a
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year racers defeated a strong Mich-
igan crew by less than two seconds
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crew in the final race of the day.
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