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2- The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, November 1, 1993

Here is how the top 25 teams in college football fared this week-
end. First place votes are in parentheses.

Team
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5.
6.
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8.
9.
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Florida State (62)
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Miami
Alabama
Nebraska
Tennessee
Auburn
Florida
Texas A&M
West Virginia
UCLA
Louisville
Arizona
Wisconsin
North Carolina
Indiana
Kansas State
Penn State
Oklahoma
Virginia
North Carolina State
Colorado
Wyoming
Virginia Tech

Record
8-0-0
9-0-0
8-0-0
6-1-0
7-0-1
8-0-0
6-1-1
8-0-0
6-1-0
7-1-0
7-0-0
6-2-0
7-1-0
7-1-0
7-1-0
7-2-0
7-1-0
6-1-1
5-2-0
6-2-0
6-2-0
6-2-0
4-3-1
7-1-0
6-2-0

How they fared
beat Wake Forest, 54-0
beat Navy, 58-27
beat Penn State, 24-6
beat Temple, 42-7

beat
beat
beat
beat
beat
beat
beat
beat
idle

So. Mississippi, 40-0
Colorado, 21-17
South Carolina, 55-3
Arkansas, 31-21
Georgia, 33-26
SMU, 37-13
Syracuse, 43-0
Arizona, 37-17

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lost to UCLA, 37-17
beat Michigan, 13-10
idle
beat Michigan State, 10-0
beat Oklahoma, 21-7
lost Ohio State, 24-6
lost to Kansas State, 21-7
lost to N.C. State, 34-29
beat Virginia, 34-29
lost to Nebraska, 21-17
beat Fresno State, 32-28
beat East Carolina, 31-12

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Sullivan said. "Wefeltthatthis was our
best chance to win in the last four or
five years. We just had to put it all
together in one meet."
MacDonald (24:41.24) slipped by
Kevin Herd, from Iowa, right at the
finish line to earn fourth place.
"Menon and Herd had about 50
yards on me with the last quarter mile
to go," MacDonald said, "But I saw
coach standing there, and he told me

that I had to catch them, so I did."
Schroeder(25:11.47)poundedpast
several runners to take 12th place.
"I've been waiting five years for
this,"Schroedersaid."With thiscrowd,
wecouldn'thelpbutrunwell. Icouldn't
have written a better script for the end
of my cross country career."
Molla, who had fallen down earlier,
moved by several dozen runners in the
endof the race to place 13th overall in
25:14.95.
"I thought it would be good to start
out slow and move up on people in the
race," Molla said. "I was so far back
from falling butI felt strong in the end."

Finiayson fought off fatigue to be
Michigan's fifth runner. He crossed
I've been waiting five
years for this. I
couldn't have written a
better script for the
end of my cross
country career.'
- Matt Schroeder
the wire in 20th place with the time of

25:27.33.
"HowI felt physically didn't mat-
ter,"Finlayson said. "Thisrace was for
the team, and we came ready to run.
With the supportwe had, and the talent
we possess, this race was ours."
After capturing the conference title
the Wolverines are now focusing on
placing in the top five at nationals.
"I think we can be even better at
10,000 meters (length of the course at
nationals), Warhurst said. "We weren't
fading at all today. I think we can get a
top five finish at nationals"

Men claim Big Ten honors
By TOM BAUSANO
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
The Michigan men's cross country team accomplished a mission Saturday
when it squelched Wisconsin's hopes of capturing a ninth straight Big Ten
Championship.
The Wolverines claimed all the awards handed out at the conference meet-
Head coach Ron Warhurst was named conference coach of the year. Kevin
Sullivan won both the overall Big Ten Athlete of the Year and Big Ten Freshman
of the Year.
Although the team was ranked third going into the Big Ten Championships,
it was clear that Michigan had the personnel to win the conference. On paper the
Wolverines had the best team, but going into the meet they had been unable toput'
it together. Runners had overcame obstacles in order to win as a team.
ScottMacDonaldraced well despite sore knees. Matt Schroederovercame the
mental stigma of being the runner-up the last three years to have a gutsy
performance. Theo Molla fell down early in the race, but displayed a great deal
ofdetermination to work his way through the crowd to place 13th. Jim Finlayson,"
plagued by a knee injury and illnesses all season, pushed past his physical
ailments to be Michigan's fifth runner.
Sullivan ran an intelligent race to win the individual title. He let the other
runners in the lead packset the pace, and when they passed the six kilometermark,
he used his world class speed to put the race away.
"Today we proved to the rest of the nation that we are not a 17th-ranked,
team," Sullivan said."We are looking for good things to happen at districts and
nationals." n
Michigan's Rose Bowl record shows how common it is for teams to
experience a letdown after wining its conference. Despite jubilant moods the
Wolverines feel they still have something to prove to the rest of the nation.
Since day one Michigan has set winning the Big Tens and placing in the top
five nationally as its top priorities. The team must qualify for NCAA race by
placing third or better at the districts held November 13 in Bloomington.
"We all ran tough today," said junior Ian Forsyth. "We knew what we had to
do to win, but this team has much more to offer. We have three weeks to show
what we can do."

thet f the Wee
Wuo: Kevin Sullivan
TEAM: Men's Cross Country
HoMETowN: Brantford, Ontario
YEAR: Freshman
Eusiunry: Freshman
Wwn: Sullivan led the Wolverines to a surprising win at the Big Ten Championships this weekend with a
first-place finish in 24:15.89. The Wolverines outpaced favored Wisconsin 50-66. Sullivan has been
Michigan's most consistent performer all year.
BAcKGROUND: Sullivan was the top Division I cross country recruit in 1993. He is the fifth North American
and second Canadian to break the four-minute mile. He is the Canadian 1500-meter record holder.

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HARRIERS
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the two-mile mark, I knew it would be
Courtney and I at the finish."
McClimon and Babcock didn'thave
a monopoly on impressive perfor-
mances. Junior Karen Harvey finished
eighth in a time of 17:52, followed by
seniorChrisSzabo(11th in 17:57)and
Molly Lori (17th in 18:05). Other
finishers were HeatherGrigg in 18:10,
Katy Hollbacherin 18:17,JessicaKluge
in 18:18 and Jennifer Barber in 19:08.
"Across the board, I think we did a
good job," McGuire said. "We had an
outstanding race out of Molly Lori. I
was real encouraged, also, by Heather
Grigg. I thought Katy Hollbacher and
Jessica also ran solid."
What was most impressive about
Michigan's performance was the fact
thateveryone ran well, instead ofjusta
selectfew.

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I think that the races are different
every week," Lori said. "Some people
will run better than others. Somebody
will have a good race, while somebody
who has been running well will have a
bad race."
Although she won the race,
McClimon feels it took the whole team
working together for the Wolverines to
succeed.
"The team effort is what really
matters, though," McClimon said. "I
wasvery happy with how we did. Allof
us develop individually. That's what
makes our team successful."
Repeating as Big Ten champions
was definitely critical to McClimon,
who feels that winning the meet was
the first step on the way to reaching
higher goals.
"We will probably stay third in the
nation," McClimon said. "But hope-
fully, we will move up after nationals.
We definitely wanted to repeat this
year.
The Wolverines scored 21
goals in a 21-0 win over Ohio
State in the 1963-64 season

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