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Page 8-The Michigan Daily- Sports Monday- February 1, 1993
Individual perfoiaices stand
out for women s track at Ypsi

by Tom Bausano
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's indoor
track and field team enjoyed success
Saturday when it ventured next door
to Ypsilanti to compete at the East-
ern Michigan Open. In an unscored
meet, the Wolverines placed well
against host Eastern Michigan, Cen-
tral State Ohio, Macomb, and York.
The field event athletes made the
biggest impression, performing well
in the foreign enviornment. Ronda
Meyers continued her undefeated
season in the shot put, capturing first
place with a toss of 44' 10 1/4".
Julie Victor took third place with a
put of 43' 1/2".
In the high jump, the duo of
Monika Black and Linda Stuck tied
for second place with jumps of 5' 8
"The high jumpers did real well,"
Michigan assistant coach Mike
McGuire said. "Monika Black did a
good job."
Laura Jerman and Lisa Adams
represented the Wolverines in the
pentathalon for the first time this

season. Jerman ran a personal best in
the 55-meter hurdles on her way to
placing second overall, scoring
3,534 points. Adams, a senior
competing in the multi-events for the
first time, placed third accumulating
3,250 points.
The winning spirit carried over
into the running events. Richell
Webb bolted to a third-place finish
in the 200-meter sprint, posting a
time of 25.36 seconds.
The 800 proved to be another
bright spot for the Wolverines.
Kristina Westerby took third, run-
ning a time of 2:11.05. Because
Westerby missed a great deal of
training in December due to illness,
she has been running unattached so
that head coach James Henry could
redshirt her if necessary. However,
she has never run the 800 that fast
this early in the season.
"The plan is to run her in uniform
this weekend," McGuire said.
"When she gets on the oversized
track, she should hit the provisional
time for nationals."
The Meyo Invitational at Notre
Dame is the next stop on the

Wolverines road trip. The track at
Notre Dame is 300 meters, or five
laps to a mile, which allows for
faster times.
Michigan's Karen Harvey fin-
ished fourth in the 800 with a time of
2:11.19 while Jessica Kluge finished
fifth (2:11.26) and Molly McClimon
placed sixth (2:11.78). Both Harvey
and Kluge had personal best perfor-
mances in the event.
"I was more relaxed then I
thought I would be," Kluge said. "I
was lucky to be in good position to
move at the end."
Chris Szabo set a personal record
in the mile, placing second at
4:52.15. First-year runner Katy
Hollbacher was fourth running
"I was really happy with my
race," Hollbacher said. "After my
races the last couple weeks I feel
ready for the World Cross Country
Junior trials."
Hollbacher will be joined by fel-
low classmates Molly Lori and Amy
Parker at the trials in Oregon next

Laura Jerman is successful in clearing the high-bar in Saturday's Eastern Michigan Open on her way to a second-
place pentathlon finish. Jerman was competing in the pentathlon for the first time.

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King's clutch performance
clinches wrestlers' comeback

Men runners come up
short against Ohio State
by Jesse Brouhard "Actually I had a bad day. I
Daily Sports Writer the flu bug this week, so actua


by Bob Abramson
Daily Sports Writer
Northwestern wrestling coach
Tim C3sewski predicted that the
contest against Michigan at Keen
Arena would come down to the last
match, and he was certainly right.
With No. 12 Michigan (2-2 Big
Ten, 8-3 overall) trailing 19-17 to
Northwestern (3-2-1, 5-4-1) heading
into the final match, the Wolverines
needed only one decision to take the
match. Michigan heavyweight Steve
King, ranked seventh in the country,
scored a technical fall over
Northwestern's Eric Stroner and
helped Michigan escape with a 22-
19 victory.
"I was a little nervous going into
the match," King said. "But I felt a
lot better after Jehad Hamden
whipped on their guy at 190 pounds.
It got me all pumped up just watch-
ing Jehad munch that guy. That was
Hamden changed the course of
the match with a technical fall over
the Wildcats' Jason Case. With the
victory, the Wolverines cut North-
western's lead from 19-12 to 19-17.
Michigan coach Dale Bahr felt
that Hamden's performance altered
the way in which King had to
wrestle his match.
"I'll tell you, if there's a guy that
lowered my blood pressure quite a
bit, it was Jehad," Bahr said. "When
he got his technical fall, that really
put us in a position to win. If Jehad
had only gotten a decision, then he
would've put a lot of pressure on

Steve King. But he took the heat off
King because now Steve only
needed a decision for us to win."
Northwestern stormed out to a
16-4 lead. The Wildcats' Jeff
Mirabella began the meet at 118
pounds by pinning Michigan's Brian
Perkins at 1:31 of the first period.
The Wolverines' Jason Cluff re-
versed the tide at 126 pounds, scor-
ing a 12-4 major decision over Dusty
Maudlin of Northwestern. The
Wildcats Anthony Pariano (134) and
Paul Andreotti both tallied decision
over Michigan's Mike Mihalic and
James Rawls. Dave Blanke also de-
livered a major decision over the
Wolverines' Mike Ellsworth at 150.
It came down to Michigan's up-
per weight classes in the end, and the
Wolverines' third-ranked 158-
pounder Sean Bormet began the run
that would propel them to victory.
Bormet overpowered Brent
Shiver of Northwestern for a techni-
cal fall, giving Michigan five points
and cutting the lead to 16-9. No. 10
Lanny Green of Michigan squeaked
by for a 3-2 decision over Roger
Williams, cutting the lead again to
19-12. With the eventual victories
from Hamden and King, the
comeback was complete.
"I think they beat us on experi-
ence," Cysewski said. "We have
some young guys on our team, and I
thought between 177, 190, and the
heavyweight division, we had a
chance to win one of those three
matches. We just didn't win."

INy it

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Michigan's Jehad Hamdan (top) wrestles with Northwestern's Jason Case
in competition yesterday. Hamdan won this 190-pound matchup.

The joy of heading along U.S. 23
away from Ohio never materialized
for the Michigan men's indoor track
team, as the squad delivered a less
than exemplary performance in
Columbus Saturday afternoon.
Michigan did not reach its expec-
tations in its first scoring meet of the
season. The Wolverines lost their
opportunity to place second overall
in the last event, the triple jump,
when host Ohio State posted a leap
of 55 feet to snare the Wolverines'
chances of edging out Penn State.
The Buckeyes won the meet with
a total of 72 points. Penn State
squeezed by Michigan for second
place with 48 points to the Wolveri-
nes' 46. Kentucky and Michigan
State rounded out the meet, coming
in fourth and fifth, respectively, with
totals of 37 and 33 points.
The loss was a setback for
Michigan after its strong perfor-
mances put forth the preceding week
at the Michigan Relays.
"I think we are disappointed in
our overall performance," Michigan
coach Jack Harvey said.
The team realized that Ohio State
would be a tough team to beat on its
home turf. The Buckeyes con-
sistently have strong runners
throughout the track events.
However, the Wolverines weak-
nesses in the sprints continue to
hinder their performance.
"Ohio State scores heavily in the
hurdles, 200-meter, quarter mile, and
mile events," Harvey said. "They're
also fairly solid in the field events,
the pole vault and shot put.
"We needed to offset their
strength in the track events with our
field performances."
Junior pole-vaulter Toby Van
Pelt did come through in the field for
Michigan. Van Pelt won the pole-
vault by clearing 15' 11". The vic-
tory was Van Pelt's second in the
last two weeks. At the Michigan Re-
lays one week before, Van Pelt won
the event by clearing 17'0" in his
first meet back after recovering from
a pulled hamstring.

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was a bad jump," Van Pelt said.
"The competition wasn't really
strong seeing as how it's still early
in the season."
Senior Dan Reddan was the other
exemplary performer for the
Wolverines in the field events. He
won the high jump, leaping 6'9".
Freshman Scott MacDonald
checked in with the outstanding
'We always know there
is pressure on us to
get the points we're
capable of getting,
competing at the level
we do.'
- Toby Van Pelt,
Michigan pole-vaulter
track performance of the day for the
Wolverines in the mile.
"Scott MacDonald won the mile
in 4.07.85 which is an excellent time
for him this early in the season,"
Harvey said.
Michigan's continued weakness
in the sprints was further hampered
by the absence of sophomore Tyrone
Wheatley in the 55-meter dash.
Wheatley reported in Thursday with
back spasms and was held out of the
meet. Last week, he won the 55-me-
ter race at the Michigan Relays. The
lack of strong sprinters put pressure
on other components of the team to
perform up to their potentials every
"We always know there is pres-
sure on us to get the points we're ca-
pable of getting, competing at the
level we do (in the field events),"
Van Pelt said. "We are strong in the
field and got to get some points
The team does not have much
time to ponder the results of the
meet. The Michigan State relays
loom ahead this Saturday in East

Continued from page 5
opponents have scored four goals. On the season, the Wolverines are giving
up an average of 2.38 goals per game.
At the same time, the penalty-killing unit made sure that the man-advan-
tage was no advantage for Illinois-Chicago or Michigan State. The opposi-
tion went 0-12 on the power play. The Wolverines have now successfully
held their opponents without a goal on 35 consecutive power-plays.
IN THE BOX: Michigan forward Kevin Hilton hadn't made a visit to the
penalty box all season until Friday night. At the 15:05 mark of the third pe-
riod against Illinois-Chicago, the freshman forward was sent off the ice for a
high-sticking foul.
Hilton made another visit to the sin bin Saturday when he was called for
a roughing penalty in the game's final stanza.
The only Wolverines without penalty minutes are goaltenders Gordon
and Al Loges.
THAT'S ALL FOLKS: Friday's game was the last regular season game
at Yost that will be played while school is in session. Because of spring
break, tickets to games against Ferris State, Lake Superior, Bowling Green
and Notre Dame are not included in the student package. Tickets to these
games can be purchased through the athletic ticket department.


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