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Page 2 - The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday- February 19, 1990
Michigan Sports
Calendar
A compilation of Michigan sporting events and
information for the coming week.
Monday, February 19
No events scheduled
Tuesday, February 20
No events scheduled
Wednesday, February 21
No events scheduled
Thursday, February 22
Baseball vs. Oklahoma in the UNLV Tournament in Las
Vegas, NV, 10 a.m.
Friday, February 23
Ice hockey vs. Miami (OH) at Yost Ice Arena, 7:30 p.m.
Women's basketball at Michigan State, 7:30 p.m.
COED indoor track at the Big Ten Championships, time TBA.
Men's gymnastics at Navy, 7:30 p.m.
Baseball vs. Illinois in the UNLV tournament in Las Vegas,
NV, 1:30 p.m. and vs. UNLV at 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 24
Men's basketball vs. Northwestern at Crisler Arena, 1 p.m.
. (Raycom)
Ice hockey vs. Miami (OH) at Yost Ice Arena, 7:30 p.m.
Wrestling vs. Ohio State at the Varsity Arena, time TBA.
COED swimming in the Michigan Open at the Canham
Natatorium, time TBA.
COED indoortrack at the Big Ten Championships, time TBA.
Baseball in the Semi Finals of the UNLV Tournament in Las
Vegas, NV, 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 25
Wrestling vs. Wisconsin at the Varsity Arena, 2 p.m.
COED swimming in the Michigan Open at the Canham
Natatorium, time TBA.
Women's gymnastics at Illinois State, 1 p.m.
Baseball in the Consolation or Championship of the UNLV
Tournament in Las Vegas, NV, 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.

BIG TFN
continued from page 1
Lisa Anderson also went 1-2.
Friday night's final event, the
800 freestyle relay followed suit
with the rest of the day. In victory,
Michigan set a new Big Ten record
and again qualified for the NCAAs.
Increasing the point-spread by
another 96 points, the final day of
competition was another triumph,
team-wise, for the Wolverines, but it
was also plagued with individual
disappointments.
"I really have mixed emotions
about this meet," Richardson said.
"There are about three or four people
who didn't swim as well as they
could have, who could have qualified
(for NCAAs). They put a lot into
their season and they deserved to do
better in front of their parents and
friends."
Yet, a few sparks lightened the
day. Both Creighton, in the 1,650
freestyle, and frosh Missy McCrack-
en, in the 200 butterfly, made the
NCAA cuts in their events.
Sophomore Jen Love rebounded
from a disappointing 5th place in the
100 freestyle to anchor the 400
freestyle relay. Love forged ahead in
the final length to out-touch North-
western by six tenths of a second for
the victory and an NCAA qual-
ification.
But the highlight of the meet
took place out of the water when the
entire team stood arm-in-arm on the
winner's block. They accepted their
Championship plaque as their ren-
dition of Hail to the Victors rang
through the rafters.

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During Saturday night's finals at the Big Ten
finish in the 200-yard breaststroke, qualifying

Championships, senior Jennifer Eck swam to a second place
her for the NCAA Championship meet in March.

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In thetank

(Team) character
wins for Michigan

by Jared Entin
Daily Sports Writer
Whoever said "Winning isn't everything, it's
the only thing," doesn't know a thing about the
true meaning of collegiate sports.
Saturday night, the Michigan's women swim-
ming and diving team proved to everyone present
there is more to competition than just victory.
Every Michigan member remembered she was
a part of a team. Everyone remembered what the
word 'humble' meant and that, contrary to
popular belief, it isn't what's said before the
competition but what's done at the competition
that matters.
The first thing one noticed upon walking into
the Indiana University Natatorium were the great
number of posters hanging all around the pool.
They used catchy phrases, urging one team or
another on to victory. The OSU Buckeyes'
claimed "We worked ours off, to beat yours." The
Badgers had Arsenio Hall shouting "Kick it."
But if one continued to look around the
Natatorium the only thing he or she would notice
inspiring the Wolverines was a big blue cloth
saying "Michigan Wolverines."

Co-Captain Ann Colloton summed it up best
when she said, "We didn't put up any of those
posters, because we didn't need them."
The Wolverines got their excitement from
other places, like the desire to do well for the
team and from the entire team's cheers during a
race. When captain Amy Honig swam the 1,650-
yard freestyle, the meet didn't hang in the
balance. But if you watched the team's reactions
you might have been mistaken. The whole team
lined Honig's side of the pool and cheered. They
cheered for the entire race, the full 18 minutes.
The team seemed to follow the example of
head coach Jim Richardson. After a big race
involving two Michigan swimmers, in which
one won the race and the other finished 5th, who
did the coach praise? Not the winner,, but the
swimmer who finished 5th and achieved a
personal best. He gave her the highest adulation a
coach can give by saying, "I'm so proud of you."
Throughout the meet many Michigan swim-
mers qualified for the NCAA Championships and
riled the Wolverine bench. However, there were
some Michigan swimmers who didn't qualify but
weren't forgotten. The first words out of

Colloton's mouth when asked about next week's
meet (the Michigan Open) were, "It's a key, key,
key, KEY meet. We have three or four people
who still need to qualify."
The 'team comes first' attitude runs deep
within the Michigan squad. Deep into their
senior core.
Thankfully the team resembles the selfless
seniors. Coach Richardson, who centers the team
on the seniors, wants to continue the team's
attitude next year. "We are willing to take our
lumps next year, for team character."
At the close of the meet, the great character of
the swim team was still there. Traditionally, at
the end of a successful Championship meet the
team throws key people into the pool. But as the,
coaches and star swimmers were being thrown in
left and right and a dry swimmer's name was
called to be dunked, a responding cry was heard,
"Let her get her shoes (off)!"
After all was said, Colloton was asked if it
was sweeter to win the championship with pre-
sence of a great team attitude. Her reply: a
vigorous affirmative head shake.

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Swimmers overcome difficulties

by David Schechter
Daily Sports Writer_
With the the high-tech scoring
equipment in Canham Natatorium
out of order, the Ohio State
Buckeyes might have thought they
were faring well against the
Wolverines.
Not until after the meet, when
the scores were manually totaled did
the truth come out. Michigan 89,
Ohio State 42.
The scoring system was not the
only thing out of order Saturday.
Distance swimmer Scott Ryan,
hoping to post a season-best time in
the 1650 freestyle was hampered by
a weak hip flexer that had been'
bothering him all week.
"I didn't do too well. I had an off
day," said Ryan. He thinks that his
poor showing with a time of
16:23.80 is probably a by-product of

the injury.
"I've been icing it and treating
it... but in the mile, you know, you
need that kick to compliment your
pull, and I tried my best not to kick
because I was hurting in my hip,"

1650 at Big Ten's. Although his
seeding depends on how well
swimmer's around the Big Ten do in

'I hope to go much
faster at Big Tens
though, just because
the competition there
will be much more
intense and should
push me to go a lot
faster I would think.'
- Eric NaimsniK
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and I should be healthy in about two
or three days."
Fortunately, Ryan qualified
earlier this season for a seed in the

However, Namesnik felt his team
best time of 15:35.61, could have
been even better. "I went a little
slower than I was hoping to go. I
was trying to make the NCAA
qualifying time, but I was off by a
little bit."
He looks to the Big Ten meet to
record that qualifying time. "I'll just
give it another shot at Big Tens and
see how it goes. It should be a lot'
better I hope."
"I hope to go much faster at Big*
Tens though, just because the
competition there will be much
more intense and should push me to
go a lot faster I would think," he
said.
Namesnik has already qualified
for the NCAAs in the 400 meter
Individual medley.
Noetzel likes what he's seen from,
his distance swimmers, "If they
swim well in 1650 then they are,
pretty much writing their own ticket
to win the Big Ten Championship.,
Win it or go 1-2 (in the standings)."
Newcomer Brian Gunn swam a
season best in 100 butterfly posting '
a time of 50.42. He also picked up:.
'victories in both the 200 butterfly
and the 500 freestlye.
The 50 and 100 freestyle wereta
both captured by team co-captain
Brent Lang.
The Buckeyes won only two
events, thelOO0 breastroke and the
200 IM.

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this weekend's competition, Ryan
should be a able his spot.
"Depending on how well other
people do this weekend, like other
Big Ten teams might be swimming
the mile as well. If some of those
swimmer's beat my time I might end
up ninth instead. But I have a pretty
good time," Ryan said.
Still Ryan is confident. "I don't
see anybody knocking out of the top
eight."
Freestyler Eric Namesnik fared
better than his teammate. In fact,
Namesnik lapped Ryan in the 1650.
"I felt pretty good about my
swim. I felt really good during the
race,"said Namesnik.

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Senior Editors
Andy Gottesman
Taylor Lincoln

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