vs. Michigan State
Today, 2:30 p.m.
Liberty Sports Complex
Friday, April 17, 1992
Today, 3 p.m. (EDT)
The Michigan Daily
Purdue next stop for
'M' women's track
farewell with diving title
by Bernadette Ramsey
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's track
team looks to shift into high gear
this weekend in West Lafayette.
Michigan will take on Purdue and
Kentucky along with a smattering of
Division II schools at the Purdue
The Wolverines are looking to
improve on a second-place finish at
Virginia last weekend.
"We had some strong perfor-
mances at Virginia," assistant coach
Mike McGuire said. "What we are
concentrating on now is building on
those performances and figuring out
the best way to get everyone going
at their maximum ability."
One method the coaching staff
will implement in hopes of helping
the team obtain this goal will involve
moving some runners into different
events. With the exception of Kristi
Westerby; middle-distance and dis-
tance runners will run in races
shorter than they have been compet-
ing in this season.
"We're going to try moving some
people around to tune-up for the
Penn Relays," McGuire said. "The
Penn Relays start in the middle of
-the week, so we don't want people to
be burned out."
In spite of some bersonnel shifts,.
the Wolverines are looking to score
big and win the meet. The team will
have to do so, however, without the
help of runners Amy Banister and
Banister, a stabilizing force on
the team, has been given the week-
end off to concentrate on academics.
Bucholz is being rested, so she will
be at full strength next week.
"Amy will be running her longest
race of the season at 10,000 meters
at Penn." McGuire said. "It's her
first time at this distance and I think
she will do fine, but I don't want her
tired. I think racing this weekend
'and then racing the middle of the
week will be too much."
Sprinters Richelle Webb and Suzi
Thweatt have consistently finished
well and the coaching staff would
like to witness continued success.
"Suzi and Richelle are looking
strong," McGuire said. "They could
really gain momentum going into
Penn with a good showing at
In the field events, the
Wolverines will face some brutal
competitors from Purdue.
Michigan's Julie Victor, currently
with the fifth longest discus throw in
the Big Ten, will square off against
Purdue's Sami Jo Williamson.
Williamson presently has the third-
Javelin thrower Carrie Stewart
will also be pushed to her limit.
"Carrie has been throwing in the
150 feet range and Purdue has one or
two throwers who are capable of
that, so it should be close," McGuire
Stewart has recorded the third-
best throw of the season in the Big
Ten with a distance of 153 feet. She
is really just beginning to compete.
Stewart, who also plays on the
by Chad Safran
Daily Sports Writer
Julie Farrell-Ovenhouse was far enough
ahead on the one-meter springboard going
into the 10th and final dive that she was
already guaranteed a third-place finish. Yet,
she decided to take one more acrobatic
plunge into the pool. The result was an
inward one and one-half somersault that
clinched her second Phillips 66 National
Indoor Championship last night at Canham
Farrell-Ovenhouse, diving for the
Kimball Divers (the team coached by
Michigan diving coach Dick Kimball), blew
away the field with 485.61 points. Her
nearest competitor, Krista Klein of Mustang
Diving, could only manage a total of 440.43
points. Melisa Moses of Jacksonville, Fla.,
came away with 433.38 points, good enough
for a bronze medal. Farrell-Ovenhouse had
qualified for this event with the highest
Two other Kimball divers were in the
finals. A. Jill Schlabach, the 1991 Pan-
American Games champion, scored 409.14
points which gave her a sixth-place finish.
Former Michigan diver Cokey Smith ended
the one-meter in a disappointing 10th place
after qualifying for the finals in third.
In addition to her individual title, Farrell-
Ovenhouse, a member of the 1991 World
Championship Team, won two other honors
in the event. She was awarded an artistic
honor for her first five dives. That was
followed by an award for athletic excellence,
given as a reward for her final five dives.
This was the final competition in the one-
meter springboard for Farrell-Ovenhouse,
once known as "the one-meter diver," and
she is looking toward tomorrow's three-
"I'm very confident with my dives," she
said. "But I'm not so comfortable that I am
With the strong performances of all the
Kimball Divers thus far in the meet, the
squad is inching closer and closer to the
"We are really kicking some rear,"
Farrell-Ovenhouse said. "I think Dick
Kimball is very satisfied. Our team total is
continuing to multiply. He puts each
The women's and men's three-meter
finals will be held today at Canham. The
favorite in the women's event is Wendy
Lucero-Schayes, also of the Kimball Divers.
She will be trying to defend her three-meter
title of a year ago. Former Wolverine diver
Mark Lenzi will also attempt to defend his
1991 national crown.
Alison Brothers took 13th-place in the one-meter event
at the Phillips 66 Indoor National Championships.
women's basketball team, joined the
team after completing the basketball
season in March.
With good weather and track
conditions, the team hopes to gain
some extra momentum before next
week's festivities - the Penn
Relays in Philadelphia.
Tigers take three of four from Tribe
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CLEVELAND (AP) - Rob Deer
,homered twice, giving him four in
four games, and Mickey Tettleton hit
a thr.ee-run homer Thursday as the
Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland
2 Detroit won three of four games
In Cleveland after starting the season
with six straight losses. The Tigers
were 0-6 in Cleveland last year.
Deer led off the third with a
homer off Dennis Cook (0-1), then
hit a two-run drive off Scott Scudder
shortly after an 18-minute rain delay
interrupted the sixth inning.
Tettleton homered run off Rod
Nichols during the Tigers' seven-run
mers pace 1
seventh. Detroit had eight hits in the
inning, including a double and a
triple by Milt Cuyler.
Deer has hit a team-leading five
home runs in six games. He missed
four games because of a stiff neck.
Bill Gullickson (1-2), a 20-game
winner last year, gave up four runs
- one unearned - and seven hits in
5 1-3 innings.
Cleveland, which has lost four of
five and seven of 10, had a 2-1 lead
entering the fifth and momentarily
preserved it when shortstop Mark
Lewis threw Travis Fryman out at
home as he tried to score from first
on Cuyler's double to left. Cuyler,
however, went to third on the play
and scored the tying run on Cook's
Dan Gladden then doubled and
scored on Tony Phillips' single for a
3-2 lead. The Tigers didn't trail
Kenny Lofton scored twice for
Cleveland, setting up both runs with
stolen bases. He walked, stole
second, and came around on
consecutive groundouts by Glenallen
Hill and Carlos Baerga in the first,
then singled, stole second and scored
on Hill's single in the third.
DURHAM (AP) - Duke's pris-
tine image was called into question
Thursday by a taped diary Christian
Laettner kept for GQ magazine after
the university determined the project
wouldn't violate NCAA rules.
Laettner and the university said
they "categorically deny" a news-
paper article that said the three-time
All-American signed a contract with
GQ magazine during his senior year.
"I have never signed any con-
tract with GQ magazine," Laettner
said in a statement issued by Duke.
"The only agreement I made was to
submit a diary to the magazine after
See LAETTNER, Page 14
Duke's Christian Laettner's immaculate image suffered a blow yesterday.
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