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Softball
vs. Eastern Michigan
Today, 2:30 p.m. (DH)
Varsity Diamond

SPORTS

Baseball
vs. Eastern Michigan
Today, 3 p.m.
Fisher Stadium

The Michigan Daily Tuesday, April 21, 1992 Page 10

Record Breaker

Andy GottesmanV
Gotta Love It
Never say goodbye
With about two minutes left in the NCAA Championship game two
weeks ago, Duke fans began chanting the "Na-na-na-na, Hey-hey-hey,
Goodbye" song. It hit me pretty hard, not only because Michigan was
about to lose what would be my last sporting event as a student, but be-
cause I began thinking of what my next college event would be.
Graduation.
The tournament had been a godsend because it kept my mind focused
on something other than the fact that most of my classmates and I will
leave Ann Arbor this spring without plans for return in the fall. But as
the game clock ticked away, I realized that little stood between me and
the end of college. And then I started to think about the past, too.
With that cursed song ringing in my ears, I thought about the Miami
football game our first year. For those of you who don't understand why
seniors get angry when they hear the "Goodbye" song during a sporting
event, let me explain.
Here's the story: With Michigan beating the mighty Hurricanes, 30-
14, with roughly seven minutes left, the student section began chanting
the song. Miami then proceeded to score 17 points, including the final
three after a recovered onside kick. It was ugly, to say the least. So,
please, don't ever, under any circumstances, sing that song before any
game is completely over.
Piece of advice number one: Remember Miami.
Then I thought about the road trips all over the country, most impor-
tantly to Lexington, Ky., twice and Pasadena three times; the parties in
(and on) every corner of Ann Arbor; the nights and afternoons in some
bar or restaurant; the endless hours talking to and drinking with friends.
I remembered orientation at Alice Lloyd; meeting my first room-
mates; eating at a favorite greasy-spoon; and never-ending nights at the
Daily. That night I remembered more than I could write in a hundred
columns, with other memories yet to emerge.
I thought about Oreo cookies ... and milk. When stress became too
much for me at Michigan - not a difficult feat, considering classes, a
daily newspaper, the quest for summer jobs, and the future - I thought
about Oreos. and the simplicity of childhood. That generally made me
feel better.
Piece of advice number two: Eat Oreos and milk whenever you feel
like the real world is intruding.
And then it dawned on me that the real world looms ahead of us.
How can we avoid becoming part of the stress and not just victims?
Would Oreos be enough? Maybe they wouldn't have to be, I thought;
maybe we can change the real world. If I have learned anything during
college, it is that I hate to be called naive; I hate condescending "adults"
who pat me on the head and tell me that I can't go through problems,
that I must go around them. "You can't change the world overnight,"
they say.
I call bullshit.
I hope we all remember what we learned in college, and try to apply
it to the real world. Then maybe childhood and Michigan won't have to
be only good memories - Oreos only a symbol of the good times.
Believe in yourself, your beliefs, and your ability to change the world
with what you have learned at Michigan. Who knows?
One of my oldest recollections - I think I was about seven years old
- is of my mother figuring out that I would be in the class of 1992. It
seemed lifetimes away to a second-grader in 1977, and I never thought I'd
see the day. I hate to say it, but it's here.
Anyway, it's been a blast. "Na-na-na-na, Hey-hey-hey ... "
Just remember Miami, Class of 1992; Never say goodbye.
Gottesman is a former Daily Associate Sports Editor and Editor in
Chief.

Michigan frosh Johanning shatters Big Ten javelin record

by Robert Siegel
Two hundred and thirty-two feet,
eleven inches.
The distance from the CCRB to
the Grad? Nope.
The length of the average CRISP
line? Sorry.
The collective height of the Los
Angeles Lakers? Not even close.
Give up? 232 feet, 11 inches is
how far Michigan frosh Stan
Johanning threw the javelin Saturday
in the Michigan men's track team's
109.5-103 victory over host team
Purdue at the Purdue Invitational.
The throw shattered Iowa's Matt
Panther's 57 year-old Big Ten
javelin record by over 13 feet.
"When it landed, I didn't think it
was that far out there," Johanning
said. "I'm speechless."
Making the feat all the more im-
pressive is the fact that the Purdue
Invitational was only Johanning's
third collegiate meet. He has broken
the Michigan javelin record in each
of those three meets. The previous
record, set by Warde Manuel in
1990, was 196-6. Johanning has now
surpassed that mark by over 36 feet.
"I never expected the improve-
ment that I've had this year," the
Kansas native said. "I'm really
shocked at how well I've thrown.

It's unreal."
In addition to setting school and
conference records, the throw provi-
sionally qualified Johanning for the
NCAA National Championships.
"The beginning of the year, my
goal was to throw 210. I knew I had
to get close to the 230s to go to the
nationals, but the nationals were
never on my mind until last week."
However, Johanning is not look-
ing past the regular season.
"Right now, I just want to stay
consistent and win the Big Ten. It's
still gonna be a battle-there are a
lot of really good guys in this con}
ference."
If Johanning can hang on and win
the Big Ten javelin title, he will be-
come the first Wolverine to do so
since 1927.
Other first-place finishers for
Michigan Saturday included pole
vaulter Brad Darr, triple jumper"
Luke Gentles, long jumper Stan
Sharik and high jumper Dan Reddan.
Winning in running events for tkp
Wolverines were Mike Eccleston in
the 100-meter, Chris Childs in the
1500, Tony Carna in the 5000 and
the 4x100-meter relay team.
The team's next meet will be the
Penn Relays at the University of
Pennsylvania April 23-25.

Michigan high-jumper Dan Redden performs at a meet earlier this season.
This weekend the Wolverines placed first at the Purdue relays

'M' lacrosse captures third consecutive title

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by Chad Safran
Daily Sports Writer
The weather may have been poor
at the Big Ten club lacrosse champi-
onships last weekend at North-
western, but the Michigan men's
lacrosse team did not get lost in the
fog that swept over Evanston. The
Wolverines captured their third
consecutive conference title with a
9-6 victory over Wisconsin in the fi-
nal game.
Michigan (14-7), the top-seeded
team in the Eastern Division and
overall, faced off against a veteran-
laden Badger squad that was seeded
No. 1 in the Western Division.
After a tough first half that gave
the Wolverines a 5-2 advantage, the
Badgers came out in the second half
and outscored Michigan 3-2 to cut
the Wolverine lead to two. This left
Michigan coach Bob DiGiovanni
concerned.
"I wasn't real comfortable since
they had come back from a 7-3 third
quarter deficit to beat Purdue, 9-8, in
sudden-death overtime," DiGiovanni
said. "Going into the fourth quarter
it is really anybody's game."
However, the defense toughened

and conceded only one additional
tally to the Badger offense. Mean-
while, the Michigan offense put two
more goals on the board to clinch the
victory.
On the day, the Badgers fired 39,
shots with only six shots getting past
Michigan goaltender and tri-captain
Peter McPartlin.
"The defense did a fantastic job,"
DiGiovanni said. "Even-up they
were phenomenal. On man-down
they were even better, especially
since we were down two men sev-
eral times. Our defense simply

played the best defensive game
Michigan has played in years."
"It is a great feeling," tri-captain
Adam Levy said. "We thought we
could win it again. We proved with-
out a doubt that we are the best
(club) team in the Big Ten. We
picked it up a couple of notches and
got good production from everyone."
Attackman Will Clyde led the
Wolverine scoring attack against
Wisconsin with four goals and an
assist. For the tournament, Clyde
had 15 points (12 goals and three as-
sists) and was chosen the competi-

tion's top attackman. Attackmap
Tony DiGiovanni along with mid-
fielders Ranjiv Advani and Levy
each added a goal and an assist in
the winning effort that gave the
Wolverines their 11th win in the past
13 games.
"I think it (the championship)
was probably better than the others,
DiGiovanni said. "This was a very
good ending to one of the rockiest
seasons we've ever had. It was a
season we turned around (after a 3-5
start)."

Water polo prepares for regionals

by Greg Richardson
Daily Sports Writer
The Midwest regional women's
water polo championship will be
held Saturday at the Canham Nat-
atorium. Michigan seeks to earn the
automatic berth for the national
collegiate championships in Mary-
land. The Wolverines are not only
favored to take the title, they are not
even expected to break much of a
sweat against any of their foes.

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"We've played all the teams be-
fore, and they're teams we've beaten
pretty easily," Michigan coach Scott
Russell said. "Right now, we kind of
dominate (the Midwest Regional).
It's not very competitive, unfor-
tuneately."
Ohio State, Northwestern,
Illinois, Wisconsin, and Bowling
Green are the other teams participat-
ing in the regional. Two other teams,
Purdue and Northern Illinois, were
expected to also be invloved, but had
to drop out because of the tourna-
ment's coinciding with their final
exams.
The tournament will take a
round-robin format with two groups
of three. The Wolverines will be the
top seed in their group, while the
Fighting Illini will be the No.1 seed
in theirs.
As a result of the holidays, all of
the Big Ten teams will have a
chance to play each other. This year
there was no Big Ten tournament,
because the best teams in the
Midwest are from the Big Ten.
Russell is happy about not having to
play two seperate tournaments.

"My men's team had to play
both, and it was pretty much a waste
of time. It was great that (the extra
tournament) padded our record to 31
wins, but it took a lot of energy from
us," Russell said. "I think having
seperate tournaments would have the
same effect on the women."
Russell feels that Bowling Green
may be the spoiler in this tourna-
ment, because of the enthusiasm the
Falcons possess. However, the Wol-
verines pulverized the Falcons, 19-1,
six weeks ago.
Lori Barnard, Michigan's leading
scorer this season and hole-set, is not
concerned with whether or not her
team will win the regional.
"We just have to make sure we
have our heads in the game all four
quarters," Barnard said. "VWe
shouldn't have any trouble against
any of these teams."
Barnard stressed that last year's
main goal was to win the Midwest
championship and get to the national
tournament. This year the Wol-
verines expect to win the Midwest
and have set their sights on imp-
roving on last year's eighth-plage
finish at nationals.

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