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Sports Monday Trivia
Name the two pitchers who
led the league in ERA in
their final seasons.

Inside Sports Monday
Sports Calendar 2
IM Fraternity Top 20 2
Women's gymnastics coverage 2
Get Rich Quick 3
NCAA tournament coverage 3
Wrestling coverage 4
Men's swimming coverage 4-5
Baseball coverage 5
Hedging My Bets 5

(For the answer,
bottom of page 2)

turn to the

The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday - March 26, 1990

Wolverines

bitten

by

Cardinal
Stanford edges 'M'
for third at NCAAs.

by Mike Gill
Daily Sports Editor
INDIANAPOLIS - Ten minutes
after competition ended at the NCAA
Men's Swimming and Diving
Championships in Indianapolis,
Michigan coach Jon Urbanchek
stretched out his hand to swimmer
Brent Lang.
"I'm sorry," Lang said while
shaking his coach's hand.
"It's not your fault, you gave us
a helluva lead," Urbanchek replied.
Urbanchek and Lang had just
witnessed Stanford grab third place
in the final team standings from the
Wolverines by placing third in the
championship final of the 400-yard
freestyle relay. Michigan finished
seventh in the event.
The Wolverines overtook Stan-
ford for third place with a strong
showing in the platform diving
event, leading 327.5-322 and needed
to finish only two spots behind
Stanford in the final event to clinch
third. After Lang, who swam the

first leg of the relay, grabbed first
place and Stanford stood in seventh,
Michigan seemed right on track.
By the time Noel Strauss had fin-
ished the third leg for Michigan, the
Wolverines saw their lead over Stan-
ford shrinking (they held third; Stan-
ford fifth), but Michigan was still in
control. The conclusion saw Cardi-
nal Byron Burson overtake Michi-
gan's Jarret Winter to place third,
while the Wolverines finished sev-
enth, sinking Michigan's third place
tournament hopes, 354-351.5.
"We knew after this morning that
it would come down to the relay,"
Urbanchek said. "Whoever was go-
ing to win the relay was going to
win the meet. All we had to do is
stay two spots behind Stanford in
the relay. We didn't do it."
The disappointing conclusion
stole some of the thunder the
Wolverines had garnered in the
events leading up to the finale. Lang
won the 100-yard freestyle, while
See SWIMMERS, page 4

JOSE JUAREZ/Daily
Michigan swimmer Mike Barrowman waves to his teammates after winning the 200 breaststroke with a winning time of 1:53.77, a new American
record. Fellow Wolverine, Eric Wunderlich, to the right of Barrowman, finished third.
Women gymnasts improve,
take sixth at Big Ten meet.....F

by Sarah Osburn
Daily Sports Writer

performance

Michigan women's gymnastics coach Beverly Fry were rankeds
had one goal for this season: to improve the team's do the best f
standing in the Big Ten. The team achieved this goal by count two fa
finishing sixth in the Big Ten Championships Friday and they wer
night. Last year
A sixth place finish out of seven teams is usually place. The
not something to get excited about, but last year the performances
Wolverines finished last in this competition. "Anything final total.
better than seventh I am happy with," Fry said. "I told Wisconsin
my team that coming into the meet, and I still say that. competition
I'm happy and I am proud of them." pectively.
Illinois walked away with the meet, scoring 188.75 Michigan1
points and winning two out of the four events. The this meet. T
Illini's most impressive performance was the uneven the floor exe
bars where they scored 48.25 out of a possible 50 place finish.
points. routine, scorn
Michigan State edged out defending Big Ten champs The Wol
Minnesota by .05 to take second place. The Spartans where they ca
were the top scorers on the balance beam with 47.15. her handspri
"We knew that this was going to be a really close finals with a!
meet," State coach Jill Hough said about her team's
Wrestlers shutout
at national meet

"Coming into the meet this evening, we
second in the Big Ten. We were striving to
loor routines we could, and we still had to
ills. Our girls went out their to compete,
e really mentally prepared.
's winner, Minnesota, dropped to third
Gophers had some strong individual
s, but major breaks on the floor hurt their
.n, Ohio State, and Iowa rounded out the
finishing fourth, fifth, and seventh, res-
recorded three of its highest event scores in
he Wolverines began the competition on
ercise, and totaled 46.95 points for a third
Laura Lundbeck did a very clean floor
ing a 9.55 to qualify her for the finals.
verines were also successful on the vault,
ame finished second. Diane Armento nailed
ng front-salto vault, and qualified for the
9.5.
See GYMNASTS, page 2

.JUU I1JLLMAWaily
Tina Blair of Michigan's women's gymnastics team is shown here on the uneven bars in this weekend's Big
Ten Championships. The Wolverines showed improvement over last year, finishing sixth.
HORSING AROUND

--am

by Jeff Sheran
Daily Sports Writer
COLLEGE PARK, MD.- In a
wrestling tournament with 330
competitors and 780 matches, it is
easy to get lost in the shuffle. Such
was the fate of Michigan's four
qualifiers, as they all failed to place
among the all-Americans.
Oklahoma State captured the title
with 117.75 points, 13 points ahead
of Arizona State. Iowa, North-
western and Nebraska rounded out
the top five. Michigan finished a
distant 31st, its worst finish since
1973.
Advancing the furthest for the
Wolverines was tenth-seeded frosh
Joey Gilbert. Gilbert (134 pounds)
wrestled to a 3-2 record, but was
eliminated by Ohio State's Mark
Marmnelli (No. 8 seed) one match
before clinching all-American status.
Both defeats came at the hands of
Big Ten opponents: Marinelli and
Tony Hunter (No. 7) of Indiana.
Marinelli defeated Gilbert, 12-7, by
countering the Wolverine rookie's
single-leg shots and converting them
to defensive takedowns. This was
because the Buckeye junior, who
defeated Gilbert in their dual meet

Michigan gymnast Glenn Hill
leadership with flair on the p

provides

team

Marinelli fourth, and Gilbert fifth,
while Marinelli placed fourth again
last weekend. Incidentally, confer-
ence 134-pounders accounted for the
two top placers, where Iowa's Tom
Brands defeated Minnesota's Dave
Zuniga for the national champion-
ship, avenging his loss to Zuniga in
the Big Ten finals.
Justin Spewock (167), who also
remained alive into the second day of
competition, was ousted by Edin-
boro's Frank Zelinsky, who pinned
his Wolverine opponent in 3:40.
"What can you say when you
lose?" Spewock said. "It's a tough
tournament, and Zelinsky's a tough
wrestler." Spewock finished with a
1-2 mark in the tournament.
Spewock and Larry Gotcher (158)
both completed their Michigan car-
eers last weekend, as they graduate in
May. Gotcher (No. 12) posted a 1-2
record, losing to Cal State-
Bakersfield's Jeff McAllister (No. 5)
and Purdue's Dave Walter, who
placed seventh and eighth, respec-
tively.
Fritz Lehrke, Michigan's junior
190-pounder, held the highest seed of
any Wolverine at fifth. But Lehrke
drnnned , A .1 X-1oertme erki-nn

I

9'mmel horse

Spewock
NCAA Wrestling
Championship Finals

118 lbs Jack Griffin (Nor'western)
major dec. Zeke Jones
(Arizona St.), 12-4.
126 Terry Brands (Iowa) dec.
Jason Kelber (Nebraska),
3-2.
134 Tom Brands (Iowa) dec.
Dave Zuniga (Minnesota),
9-7.
142 Joe Reynolds (Oklahoma)
dec. Thom Ortiz (Arizona
St.), 7-3.
150 Brian Dolph (Indiana) dec.
Gary Steffensmeier
(Northern Iowa), 11-5.
158 Pat Smith (Oklahoma St.)
dec. Scott Schleicher
(Navy), 11-7.
167 Dan St. John (Arizona St.)
A-Rn.rnv.nln

by Albert Lin
Daily Sports Writer
What most athletes strive for,
Glenn Hill may already have.
When asked aboutaHill, coaches
and teammates all describe him
with the same word: consistency.
And he is consistent in many
facets of life.
"He's a consistent performer,"
co-captain Shawn Martin said. "He
trains real hard. Everything he
does, he does really well. He
doesn't do some of the huge tricks
a lot of guys do, but the ones he
does, he does almost perfectly."
Hill himself said, "if I do the
routine as well as I can, the score
is going to be there... it's not
necessarily shooting for a score,
it's just aiming for perfection."
And this excellency which he
shows in the gym as an athlete is
matched by his personality.
"He's the best man we have in
the clutch, and he's a good team
player," co-captain Jim Round
said. "Only doing a couple of
events, some guys might get away
from the team part of it a little,
but he's a big help to the team."

to the team athletically and in
attitude, and Glenn is a leader in
that category," he said.
His high school coach, Gary
Greening had only the best things
to say about Hill and agreed with
Darden.
"As far as a high school coach
is concerned, Glenn is probably
the most giving, the most helpful
athlete that I ever coached," Gre-
ening said. "People would coach
forever if they could always have
athletes like Glenn," he added.
A sophomore in the School of
Physical Education, Hill chose the
Wolverines following a storied
high school career at Jefferson
High in Bloomington, Minnesota.
He had already told several schools
that he intended to take a year off,
but after having a talk with
Darden, the two "decided that

maybe it was in his (Hill's) best
interest to continue his academic
profile at Michigan."
He began his athletic career as
a diver, but after trying gym-
nastics on a suggestion from his
diving coach, Hill switched to
gymnastics full time because he
liked it better.
Hill's older brother, Ron,
Minnesota's high school all-
around champion his senior year,
played a big part in convincing
Glenn to come out for the high
school team though he was only a
seventh grader. A six-letter career
with numerous accomplishments
soon followed.
In his sophomore year, Hill
was state all-around champion. He
took first on the floor exercise at
the United States Gymnastics
Federation's Junior Olympics in
his junior year. And at the
National High School All-
American Gymnastics Champion-
ships, he won both the parallel
bars and pommel horse, and placed
fifth in the all-around.
Unable to compete in the state
meet because of inurv in his

W------m........

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