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Page 2-The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday - October 26, 1992

'M' Sports Calendar
Monday, October 26
No events scheduled.
Tuesday, October 27
No events scheduled.
Wednesday, October 28
Volleyball vs. Michigan State, 7:30 p.m., Cliff Keen
Arena.
Thursday, October 29
Field Hockey vs. Pacific, 7:30 p.m., Oosterbaan Field
House.
Women's Tennis at All-American Invitational, all day,
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Friday, October 30
Ice Hockey at Western Michigan , 7 p.m., Kalamazoo.
Volleyball vs. Wisconsin, 7:30 p.m., Cliff Keen Arena.
Women's Tennis at All-American Invitational, all day,
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Women's Soccer at Midwest Collegiate
Championships, all day, Columbus.
Saturday, October 31
Football at Purdue,12:30 p.m (ESPN), West Lafayette.
Hockey vs. Western Michigan, 7 p.m., Yost Ice Arena
Field Hockey vs. Kent State, 11 a.m., Oosterbaan Field
House.
Women's Cross Country at Big Ten Championship,
10:45 a.m., Champaign.
Men's Cross Country at Big Ten Championship, 11:30
a.m., Champaign.
Women's Tennis at All-American Invitational, all day,
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Women's Soccer at Midwest Collegiate
Championships, all day, Columbus.
Sunday, November 1
Field Hockey vs. Boston College, 2 p.m., Oosterbaan
Field House.
Women's Tennis at All-American Invitational, all day,
Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Men's Swimming and Diving at Northwestern
Relays, 12 p.m. Evanston.
Women's Swimming and Diving at Northwestern
Relays, 12 p.m. Evanston.
Women's Soccer at Midwest Collegiate
Championships, all day, Columbus.
All club sports teams wishing to have their schedules
printed in the SPORTSMonday Calendar should bring a copy
of their schedule to the Daily at 420 Maynard.

The top 25 teams in the Associated Press 1992 col-
lege football poll, with first-place votes in parenthe-

ses, records through Oct.;
Saturday's action.

Team
1. Miami (32)

Record

2.
3.
4.
5.

Washington (29)
Michigan
Alabama (1)
Texas A&M

6. Florida St.

7-0
7-0
6-0-1
8-0
7-0
6-1
7-1
5-1
6-0-1
5-1-1
6-0-1
6-1

24, and how they fared in
How they fared
beat Virginia Tech, 43-23
beat Pacific, 31-7
beat Minnesota, 63-13
beat Mississippi, 31-10
beat Baylor, 19-13
idle
beat Kentucky, 40-7
beat Missouri, 34-24
beat Kansas St., 54-7
beat Brigham Young, 42-16
beat Tulane, 17-13
beat Temple, 38-7

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Georgia
Nebraska
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10. Notre Dame
11. Boston College
12. Syracuse
13. Southern Cal
14. Penn St.

4-1-1 beat No. 13 Wash. St., 31-21

15.
16.

Stanford
Tennessee

6-2
6-2
5-2

beat West Virginia, 40-26
beat Oregon St., 27-21
idle

17. Arizona
18. Kansas
19. Washington St.
20. Florida
21. N. Carolina St.
22. North Carolina

4-2-1 beat California, 24-17

6-1
6-1
4-2
6-2-1
6-2
6-2
5-2
4-2

beat Oklahoma, 27-10
lost to No. 15 USC, 31-21
beat Louisville, 31-17
beat No. 18 Clemson, 20-6
beat No. 19 Georgia Tech, 26-14
beat William & Mary, 33-7
beat Arkansas St., 56-6
beat Houston, 45-38

23.
24.

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25. Texas

Others receiving votes: Ohio State 24, Georgia Tech 22,
Clemson 18, Air Force 17, Hawaii 13, West Virginia 9,
San Diego State 3, Auburn 1, Bowling Green 1

Michigan Daily Athlete-of-the-Week
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'M' women runners
dominate EMU meet

WHO: Derrick Alexander
TEAM: Football
HOMETOWN: Detroit
YEAR: Senior
ELIGIBILITY: Junior
WHY: In Saturday's Homecoming game against Minnesota, Alexander set a Michigan record
with four touchdown receptions. He scored on scoring strikes from Elvis Grbac covering 52,
13, 3 and 32 yards. For the day, Alexander had seven receptions covering 130 yards. The
Wolverines beat Minnesota, 63-13, to win its 17th consecutive Big Ten contest. The
Wolverines also retained the Little Brown Jug for another year.
BACKGROUND: Alexander has scored 11 touchdowns so far this season. He was Michigan's
second-leading receiver in 1990 with 31 receptions for 450 yards. Alexander also averaged
27.8 yards on kickoff returns. Last season, Alexander tore his anterior cruciate ligament in
the season opener at Boston College and missed the remainder of the season..He was named
by The Sporting News as one of the top freshman receivers in the country in 1989. In his
senior year of high school at Benedictine, Alexander had 3,711 total yards on his way to
being named a consensus all-state selection.

by Rich Mitvalsky
Daily Sports Writer
With several top runners side-
lined, a group of new Michigan
faces blazed the trails at the Eastern
Michigan Cross Country Invitational
Friday evening.
Led by redshirt frosh Mayrie
Richards, the Wolverines placed
four runners in the top ten positions
while dominating the field in an un-
scored contest.
Richards, who crossed the line in
18 minutes, 32 seconds, captured
second place overall, and was well-
supported by a host of other
Wolverines.
Rookie Amy Parker (18:51) fin-
ished in fourth place, while Jessica
Kluge, weighted down by a plaster
cast on her arm, and Kristi Wink fin-

ished sixth and ninth, respectively.
Had the meet been scored, the
Wolverines clearly would have

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emerged victorious.
"I thought all of the runners
turned in solid performances,"
Michigan coach Mike McGuire said.
"Mayrie ran what was her best race
of the year, and Amy Parker also had
a very good race."
The Wolverines compete in
Champaign next weekend in the Big
Ten Championships, and have their
roster almost complete.
"Right now we are trying to fig-
ure out just who will fill out our
roster for next weekend," McGuire
said. "We have eight positions filled
now, so we will take one more run-
ner and two alternates who will need
to stay ready to race.

Alexander

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Harriers gear up for Big Tens

by Wendy Law
The Michigan men's cross coun-
try team found its final three runners
for the Big Ten Championships on
Friday. Mostly because they found
the right way to the finish line.
Juniors Jay Schemanske, Shawn
MacKay, and Robert Lee qualified
for the 7th, 8th, and 9th positions
on the travel team based on their per-
formances in the Eastern Michigan
Classic Invitational.
Schemanske finished fifth overall
with a time of 26:07. MacKay
(26:17) and Lee (26:48) took the 8th
and 14th positions, respectively.
They will join seniors Matt
Smith and Chris Childs, sopho-
mores Ian Forsyth and Jim Fin-
layson, and freshmen Theo Molla
and Scott MacDonald, the top six
runners for the team, who qualified
for the conference meet at the
Michigan Invitational Oct. 18.
The Wolverines' top six runners
were held out of Friday's meet to
give them a rest before the Big Tens.
One of those runners, Smith,
didn't feel the EMU Classic was a
fair test. Apparently, Smith said, an
Eastern Michigan runner took a

wrong turn and took several runners
with him.
"It was a screwed-up race," Smith
said. "About a mile into the race,
half our guys went the right way and
half our guys went the wrong way.
It threw a lot of people off. The
guys that went the wrong way had to

went the wrong way, how do you de-
termine what happens at the end?"
But those are the breaks, and a
little suffering builds character.
"It's tough," Smith said. "That's
the nature of being on the hump,
though, when you're a seventh,
eighth, or ninth guy. A lot of us
have gone through it. It's a lot of

'if you're trying to make the team and half the
guys went the right way and half went the
wrong way, how do you determine what
happens at the end?' - Matt Smith

run a half-mile loop at the end
(before they) merged back in."
The extra distance took its toll.
"That really throws you off psy-
chologically, in the middle of the
race, to not know if what you're do-
ing is going to count because you
don't know how they're going to
score something like that," Smith
said.
"You know that you're going to
score," Smith added, "but if you're
trying to make the team and half the
guys went the right way and half

pressure each race. If you can get
through that pressure - that's what
we need in the big races."
Smith and the rest of the Wolver-
ines now have to prepare for the Big
Tens.
"I'm excited about the Big Tens,"
MacDonald said. "I'm looking for-
ward to it. I won't be nervous about
it until the day of the race. Right
now, though, I'm just anxious."
The Wolverines will compete at
the Big Ten Conference Champi-
onship this Saturday at Champaign.
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Running back Ron
Johnson scored five
touchdowns aginst

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