2 - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSTuesday - Tuesday, January 17, 1995
Here are the new rankings in the AP top 25 with first-place votes in
parentheses. Records are through Jan. 15
1. Massachusetts (47)
2. Connecticut (16)
3. North Carolina (3)
12. Michigan State
13. Arizona State
14. Iowa State
15. Wake Forest
19. New Mexico State
22. Georgia Tech
Indoor track teams open year on positive note
Women top Indiana in season-opening dual meet as Blue grabs first in nine events'
Daily Sports Writer
In its dual meet with Indiana, the
Michigan women's indoor track and
field team got what it wanted - a
victory. The Wolverines defeated the
Hoosiers, 80-60, Saturday. However,
tri-captain. Monika Black believes
Michigan gained something more than
just a win.
"Throughout the meet we are
cheering for each other and support-
ing each other." Black said. "That's
the most important thing."
At the meet, there was much rea-
son for celebration on the Wolver-
ines' side as they captured first place
in nine of 12 events.
Tearza Johnson won heat one of
the 200-meters with the only NCAA
provisional qualifying timeofthe meet
(24.55 seconds) and she took second
place in the 55-meter dash (7.16).
Tri-captain Tanya Clay finished
second in the 600, only one-hundredth
of a second behind Indiana's Hilary
Bruening winning time of 1:35.03.
Jayna Greiner won the shot put with a
distance of 44 feet 5 1/2 inches.
But the Michigan victory parade
did not end there. Black grabbed first
place in the high jump with a leap of
5-9 1/4, and teammate Linda Stuck
took second (5-7 1/4.). However,
Black wasn't impressed with her per-
formance in the wake of her personal
best (6 feet) reached the week before
at the Wolverines' intrasquad meet,
and Stuck was similarly disappointed.
"One of these days I'm going to
have a good day," Stuck said.
Freshmen Wolverines shone
brightly during the meet. Deanna
Arnill won the mile run (4:51.11),
missing the NCAA provisional quali-
fying time by just over one-tenth of a
second. Freshman Brandy Taylor also
contributed a solid performance - a
second in the 400 (58.08) and victory
in heat two of the 200 (26.07).
But, it was freshman Tania LONGE
who gave arguably the best showing
in the meet. Besides taking second in
the shot put (42-11), she won the long
jump (18-1 1/2), the triple jump (37-
5) and the 55-meter hurdles (8.32).
Longe brought more points to the
Wolverines' scoresheet than any other
Not all the women could brag about
Pauline Arnill, who won the 800
hurdles, was disqualified for brush-
ing against Indiana's Krista Ferrara.
"Things were a little slow in the
first two laps," Arnill said. "I got a
little excited on the third lap and I
accidentally shoved someone. But,
better to have happened itow than at
the Big Tens."
The Wolverine most angered with
her performance was Lamika Harper,
who came in third in the 400 (58.51).
"I did really rotten," Harper said.
"I did way below expectation. I ran
faster in practice than I did during this
Harper's disappointment contin-
ued when she anchored the 4 x 400
relay team A. Throughout the event,
the A team ran second to Indiana -
until Harper took the baton.
On her first lap, she blazed past
Indiana's anchor to take the lead.
However, Harper eventually tired and
allowed the Hoosiers' runner to edge
just ahead of her at the finish line. The
A team finished second with a time of
3:53.54; Indiana's relay time was
"One thing Lamika showed in the
4 x 400 was her tenacity, her will-
power," Wolverine coach James
Henry said. "This is her first time
competing in two-and-a-half years,
and it's only January. In a couple of
months, she'll be giving us many",
Indiana head coach Sam Bell rec-
ognized his team's weaknesses dur-
ing the meet.
"We're really devoid of distance"
runners," he said. "And when yoU'
virtually give away the mile and the1
3,000 meter like we did, youjust have
to grin and bear it."
Men impressive in victory over Hoosiers:
By CHAIM HYMAN
Daily Sports Writer
If Michigan men's track coach
Jack Harvey had any fears going into
Saturday's Big Ten home opener
against Indiana, they were not realized.
The Wolverines pulled away with a
surprisingly large 82.5-62.5 victory
over the Hoosiers.
"I was a little concerned after our
intrasquad meets that we weren't as
sharp as we should be," Harvey said.
"This was a good competitive meet,
and a nice win for us."
Michigan began its dominance of
the meet with sophomore Kevin
Sullivan's first-place finish in the one
mile run with a time of 4:01.8. He was
followed by teammates Ian Forsyth
(4:10.5) and Kevin Louma (4:32.2).
In otherevents, the Wolverines were
equally successful. Sophomore Neil
Gardner even surprised himself with
first-place finishes in both the long
jump and the 55-meter hurdles.
"I did better than I had anticipated,"
Gardner said. "If I'm running this well
this early on in the season, I'll be look-
ing for bigger and better things in the
weeks to come."
Such sentiments were felt by others
on the team as well. Junior Felman
Malveaux was especially pleased with
his first-place finish in the 55-meter
"It feels great to run track where the
coaches have a lot of faith in my abil-
ity," Malveaux said. "I appreciate the
confidence given to me coming off an
injury, it helps me work harder."
Dwayne Fuqua, a freshman whose
third-place time of 49.60 in the 400-
meter run put Michigan ahead of Indi-
anain thatevent, agreed that hard work
had something to do with the Wolver-
"We knew we could beat them if
we worked hard in practice," Fuqua
said. "As long as we stick together
and work hard, we will not lose."
Michigan had a runner place first,
in ten of fifteen events. Trinity,
Townsend, a junior whose time of
47:62 gave Michigan a first-place fin-
ish in the 400-meter run, still feels thatf
the Wolverines have a long way to go,
"This was a good team, but basis
cally this only served as a tune-up meef
for us," Townsend said. "If we want to
be contenders in the Big Ten, we're
going to have to work hard."
Pretty much everyone was inP
pressed with Michigan's performance.
Even Sam Bell, Indiana's track and-
field coach, conceded that the Wolver-:
ines are good team.
"Michigan's got one of the bettetrs
teams that I've seen," Bell said. "I'll'
look for Michigan as one of the teams
in the hunt for the Big Ten. They have-
excellent runners and overall a ni e
TO NYA ROUIMualIy
Shotputter Brian Wildfong helped Michigan to a 20-point victory over Indiana
Saturday in the Wolverines' season-opening meet.
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