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Page 10 -The Michigan Daily -Friday, February 2, 1990

face MSU
and Iowa
at Crisler
by Sarah Osburn
Daily Sports Writer
Even though the Michigan
women's gymnastics team has
posted lower scores than both Iowa
and Michigan State, they look to
change that in today's home meet
against the Hawkeyes and Spartans.
ChristinerFurlong, who has
slowly been returning to the line-up
from a thumb injury, will vault to-
day along with other teammates pre-
paring for difficult vaults.
"We are trying to upgrade (the
routines) a little at a time, we're do-
ing a little (upgrading) on vaulting.
On bars we will do the same rou-
tines but hopefully we'll hit them.
We've been very successful on beam
so far, so you know the saying, 'If
it's not broken, don't fix it."'
As for the intrastate rivalry, it ex-
ists in gymnastics as well.-
"They want to beat State just
because they're State," Fry said,
"just like every other Michigan team
wants to beat State."
While Michigan goes into the
meet at 4-1, Michigan State's record
is a deceptive 2-3, with their losses
coming against highly ranked teams.
Iowa is 2-1.
Fry refuses to make any score
projections: "The judges are going to
want to make sure that they are very
fair so I can't really predict a score1
but I am hoping that we will im-
prove our score from Sunday's:

Women prepare to go the
distance versus Michigan St.

'M' returns home
after impressive trip

by Eric Berkman
Daily Sports Wrter
If distance running were
everything, the Michigan women's
indoor track team would breeze
through this weekend's meet at
Michigan State.
"Distance is sort of our strong
point right now," assistant coach
Sue Foster said. And it certainly is
strong with Mindy Rowland and+
Molly McClimon leading the way.
Last weekend at Eastern Michi-
gan, Rowland qualified for the
nationals in the 5000-meter run with
a time of 16 minutes andl8 seconds.
McClimon did well for herself too,J
winning the invitational mile in a
time of 4:52.46.t

This weekend, Rowland will run
the 3000 and McClimon will com-
pete in the 800. Henry
"Mindy, Molly, and the rest of Sarah Neely looks good in the shot
the distance crew has done exceed- put.
ingly well," head coach James Henry "Sarah has been throwing per-
said. "Both Eastern (who will also sonal bests in the shotput at nearly
be competing) and State have good every meet," Foster said.
distance runners, but they've been
sick lately. That's where we'll stand Henry predicts a tight meet this
up." weekend. "Eastern and MSU will be

by Michael Bess
Daily Sports Writer
Over the past two weekends, the
Michigan men's swim team has
garnered its share of frequent flier
mileage. After facing some of the
nation's best teams in Texas and
California, the Wolverines will be
welcomed home tonight by the unde-
feated Spartans of Michigan State.
Michigan (7-2, 3-0 in conference)
is coming off an impressive first-
place finish in the Dallas Swim
Classic, besting the U.S. National
Team by nine points.
The Spartans have enjoyed
newfound success under head coach
Richard Bader. "Well, they're 8 and 0
and defeated Minnesota at Christmas
training," said Michigan assistant
coach Mark Noetzel. "Bader has
really built their program. They've

certainly come a long way."
Although the Spartans have yet
to lose, their caliber of competition.0
has paled in comparison to Michi-
gan's. Of course, emotions always
run high in an interstate rivalry.
"Michigan State has put together
some pretty good times," Noetzel
said. "There should be a lot of
The Wolverines are confident, but
not complacent. Coach Urbanchek
may experiment with his lineup,
placing some swimmers in some of 0
their weaker events.
"Some swimmers willwbe
swimming in off-events, but we're
not looking to have much problem,"
said Noetzel.
Michigan tackles Big Ten foes
Indiana and Ohio State later this
month, followed by the Michigan
Open on February 24th and 25th.

The Wolverines also look strong
in the sprints with Rhonda Ricketts,
and in the quarter mile with Diane
Jenkins and Gillian Osborne. la
addition, Lisa DeVries has a chance
to qualify in the high jump and

most competitive for us, as well as
Toledo," Henry said. "We've seen
them on and off the last couple of
weeks and it's been nip and tuck in
each event. And the fact that they're
local makes it easier to compete
without leaving the midwest"

Michigan men'


track sprints

into Michigan State Relays

Women swimmers
meet OSU, Minnesota

by Eric Berkman
Daily Sports Writer
Continued progress is the issue as the Michigan
men's indoor track team heads to East Lansing this
weekend for the Michigan State Relays.
"What we're looking for is continued improvement,
times getting faster and jumps getting higher," head
coach Jack Harvey said.
Harvey feels optimistic after last week's perfor-
mances at the Western Michigan Invitational in Kal-
amazoo, where the Wolverines had several first-place ef-
forts, including a 17-foot-2-inch leap by pole vaulter
Brad Darr.
"Even though Darr leaped only 17-2 last week, he
had an excellent attempt at 17-8 which would have been
an NCAA qualifier," Harvey said. "I do expect that he'll
qualify, but I don't know when. Maybe this week,
maybe not until the Big Ten."

In addition to Darr, Harvey hopes for a strong
showing from high jumper Brad Holwerda, who is
coming off of a one week layoff, but the coach says that
it is hard to do well at Michigan State.
"It's tough to jump at MSU because the jumpers
have to make their approach across the track while there
are other races going on, so the jumpers have to stop
and wait," Harvey explained. "I don't think there will be
too many outstanding 'jumps, but whatever there is,
Brad will be right in there."
He is also curious as to how running back/sprinter
Allen Jefferson will look in his first race of the year.
"It's going to be interesting," Harvey said. "He
hasn't been in a meet yet, so we're unsure how he'll do.
He's not in great shape for running yet, so we probably
won't see any great times for a couple ot weeks."
Nonetheless, he remains confident: "Michigan State
has two or three areas where they've got good athletes,
but teamwise they're not as good as we are."

by Jared Entin
Daily Sports Writer
The road to glory is paved as if it
were the road to hell. At least such
is the case for the women's swim-
ming team.
Actually, this weekend features
not one but two dances with the
devil for the Wolverines.
Friday, Michigan will travel to
Ohio State for an evening swim
meet before returning to Michigan.
The Wolverines will then head to
Minnesota to swim against the
Golden Gophers.
Just because Michigan is looking
ahead to the Big Ten championships
doesn't mean coach Jim Richardson
isn't aware of the talent he will see
this weekend. Ohio State has the
number one 200-yard backstroker,
the number one and two 500
freestyler, and the number two 200
butterflyer in the conference.

"It's good that we have to swim
against such strong competition,"
Richardson said. "Just because we
are going into taper (not practicing
hard in order to rest), we don't want=
to lose our aggressiveness. Nor, do
we want to lose our intensity."
Of course, Minnesota is no
pushover. Among the Gophers are
the number one 3-meter diver, num-
ber two 1-meter diver, and the num-
ber two 1000-yard freestyler in the
Big Ten. As a team, Minnesota is 3-
1 in the Big Ten.
Although many of Wolverines
may agree with diver Amy Hansen,
who said, "It's a bad case of very
poor planning," Richardson hopes
that this long weekend will be the
final step in fine tuning the swim-
mers for their goals, one of which is
just two weeks away.
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