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

SPORTS

Men's Tennis
vs. Michigan State
Tomorrow, 2 p.m.
Liberty Sports Complex

Dolan makes his mark
'M' swimmer sets American 400 IM record

"Michigan swimmer Tom Dolan set an American record in the 400 IM at the national swimming championships.

Women g
By REBECCA MOATZ
AILY SPORTS WRITER
; In an attempt to erase the memory
f a disappointing finish at the Snow-
bird Tournament at the end of March,
the Michigan women's golf team en-
tered last weekend's competition with
more confidence.
But, participating in the Indiana
Women's Invitational, the Wolverines
finished 15th out of 18 teams, beating
only Big Ten foes Purdue and North-
western.
Wisconsin won the tournament,
held at the IU Golf Course, with a total
949 strokes in the 54-hole event, 63,
strokes ahead of Michigan.
The Wolverines' first-day perfor-
mance placed them 16th after two
rounds with a score of 341 in the first
round, and 333 in the second. Sopho-
more Shannon McDonald led the team
* through the first day, carding a 153 on
the par-71course,just six strokes out of
first place.

ilfers finish 15th at I1

By CHARLIE BREITROSE
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
Members of the Michigan men's
swimming team built on the success
they had at the NCAA Champion-
ships to capture six titles at the Phillips
66 National Swimming Champion-
ships last weekend.
Freshman Tom Dolan came away
from Federal Way, Wash., with four
national titles and an American record
in the 400 IM. His effort marked the
most titles won by a male at the Nation-
als since Mark Spitz won four in 1972.
Swimming for his club team, Curl-
Burke, Dolan won the 400-meter, 800-
meter and 1500-meter freestyles, as
well as the 400 individual medley.
His time in the 400 IM (4:13.52) beat
the old American record by almost a
full second.
After a good morning swim, Dolan
knew he had a chance at the record.
"I was only .80 off in the morning,"
Dolan said. "I went real hard in the
morning, so I wasn't sure what I could
do at night. Going in to the breaststroke,
(during my night swim), I knew I had a
shot to break it. The crowd was really
behind me, helping me out. That gotmy
adrenaline going."
Ironically, Dolan beat ex-Wol-

verine Eric Namesnik, who placed
fifth in the same event. But Namesnik
is looking down the road for his best
performances.
"Eric (Namesnik) swam through
this meet unshaved and unprepared
so that's why he was not up to par,"
Michigan swim coach Jon Urbanchek
said. "His goals are for the World
Championships."
Urbanchek said he thinks Dolan has
a shot at the world record in the 400 IM
this September in Rome, Italy, the site
of the FNA World Championships.
Junior Gustavo Borges won the
other two titles claimed by Michigan
swimmers. The Brazilian won the 100
and 200 freestyles in times of 49.60
and 1:50.14, respectively.
The Phillips 66 meet was the quali-
fying meet for the Goodwill Games,
which will be held this July in St.
Petersburg, Russia. Although junior
Steven West placed second in the 200
breaststroke, he was the fastest Ameri-
can, and thus qualified for the Good-
will team.
"Steven West getting second in
the 200 breast was outstanding,"
Urbanchek said. "Earning a spot on
(the team) for Goodwill Games was a
big achievement."

Dolan said he will not go to the
Goodwill Games in order to concen-
trate on the World Championships
trials, which will be held in India-
napolis this August.
Two WOLVERINES QUALIFY FOR DIV-
ING NATIONALS: Senior Eric Lesser and
junior Abel Sanchez qualified for the
U.S. Diving Nationals last weekend as
well. Lesser will compete in the 10-
meter platform event and Sanchez in
the one-meter springboard at the Na-
tionals in Minneapolis in two weeks.
from staff reports
Michigan women's basketball
coach Trish Roberts was
issued a one-game suspension
by the Big Ten Conference
yesterday after published
remarks she made following
the Wolverines' game against
Ohio State Feb. 20.
"This situation with Trish is
being handled in accordance
with the Big Ten Conference's
unsportslike conduct policy
regarding comments made
about game officials," Michi-
gan Associate Athletic Director
Peggy Bradley-Doppes said.

The second day of play brought
harsh weather conditions, with rain,
snow and cold breezes hindering the
golfers. However, the Wolverines did
not let the wintry conditions affect their
golfing as the team carded a 338 com-
bined score for the final 18 holes of the
tournament, giving it a final score of
1,012.
McDonald continued topaceMichi-
gan, hitting an 86 in the third round for
a three-day total of 239, 16 strokes
behind tournament champion Holly
Reynolds of Kansas. McDonald fin-
ished 12th overall.
"Our short games weren't good,
we didn't putt and chip well," Michi-
gan coach Kathy Teichert said. "I
thought the second round would be
better."
In what may have been the biggest
surprise of the Wolverines' play, jun-
ior Jenny Zimmerman moved from
80th on the first day to 59th on the
second, posting the sixth lowest score

of the day (79).
"She came around and hit really
well," Teichert said of Zimmerman.
"Her chip and putt were good on the
first day and her confidence in-
creased on the second. It all came
together."
With the team playing qualifying
rounds for this weekend's USF Spring
Invitational Monday and today, the
Wolverines will have less time to
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