2 - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, January 30, 1995
Associated Press Top 25
Here are the weekend results for the top 25 teams in the AP men's
basketball poll. First-place votes are in parentheses.
North Carolina (3)
New Mexico State
How they fared
lost to No. 7 Kansas, 88-59
beat No. 16 Wake Forest, 62-61
lost to California, 100-93
lost to No. 9 Arkansas, 94-92
No. 2 Conn., 88-59
No. 5 Kentucky, 94-92
Kansas State, 87-79
Oregon State, 111-98
No. 17 Oregon, 79-76
George Mason, 128-98
lost to No. 3 N.C., 62-61
beat Southern Cal., 85-82
vs. No. 13 Arizona State
lost to St. Louis, 75-68
beat Florida State
beat Providence, 88-67
beat Mississippi, 72-57
beat Nebraska, 82-72
Michigan coasts to
win over Hoosiers
Athlete of the W eek
WHO: Kim Johnson
TEAM: Women's swimming and diving
HoMEowN: Richardson, Texas
WHY: The freshman freestyler took the 100-yard freestyle event Saturday when Michigan met Auburn at
Canham Natatorium. She also was a factor in Wolverine victories in the 400 free medley and the 400
BACKGROUND: Johnson holds a top 15 world ranking in the 50 freestyle. She finished second in the 200-
meter individual medley, fourth in the 50 and 100 freestyles, and anchored the winning 800 free relay
at the 1994 Olympic Sports Festival. In addition, she finished seventh in the 50 free at the 1994
Goodwill Games and held the No. 2 national high school rank in both the 200 IM and 100 free.
By Dan McKenzie
- Daily Sports Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - If the Michi-
gan men's swimming team had any
concerns going into its matchup with
Indiana on Saturday, they didn't show.
TheWolverines(2-OBig Ten,'7-1 over-
all) returned to their old form after a
loss to Stanford two weeks ago, trounc-
ing the Hoosiers (1-3, 2-3), 140-95.
However, overflowing with excite-
ment would not exactly be an accurate
description of how Michigan felt about
"We've still got a big part of the
season ahead," team captain Gustavo
Borges said. "It's good to help us see
where we're at. It's just part of train-
In fact, the meet appeared to offer
the team an excuse to stop training for
a few hours. The Wolverines' day be-
gan with an early morning full work-
out. After that, they ran home, ate,
then hopped on the bus for the five-
hour ride down to Indianapolis. From
there it was on to the training table, if
you consider the Olive Garden to be
part of a strict athletic regimen.
However, if Michigan appeared
to lack motivation heading into its
meet with the Hoosiers, no one can
-accuse them of not coming up with
One of the bigger surprises of the
day for the Wolverines was freshman
Owen Von Richter's first place finish
in the 1650-yard freestyle.
"I had never swam the mile before
in my life," Richter said.
Regardless, his performance puthim
into good qualifying position heading
- into the national championships, which
: are a little over a month away.
Another important event was the
400 individual medley, where
Michigan's Royce Sharp and Jason
Lancaster placed first and second, re-
"Jason and Owen's performances
were pleasant surprises," coach Jon
Urbanchek said. "They're very impor-
tant for seeding purposes."
As far as the Hoosiers were con-
cerned, the meet was another setback
in what has been a mediocre season.
. "Our goal coming in was to beat
Michigan as much as we possibly
could," Indiana coach Kris Kirchner
However, the Hoosiers failed mis-
erably, winning only four of 13 events.
Indiana's top swimmer, Brian Barnes,
placed first in both the 200 and 500
freestyle races. Teammate Greg
Ruminski won the 100 freestyle and
Indianaclaimedfirstin the 800freestyle
relay, squeaking past Michigan by a
margin of .17 seconds.
The Wolverines won all the other
events, including the one-meter and
three-meter diving competitions. Abel
Sanchez and Alex Bogaerts placed
first and second respectively in both
of those events.
Besides providing Michigan with a
chance to see where it stood in the Big
Ten heading into the conference cham-
pionships, the Wolverines also got a
chance to test the waters at Indiana
University Natatorium, where the na-
tional championships will be held.
"It's the fastest pool in America
today," Urbanchek said. "It's a step up
from most other pools in the country.
There's an aura about it."
Meet at Indianapolis rehearsal for NCAAs
By Michelle Lee Thompson
Daily Sports Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - "NCAA IN-
DIANAPOLIS NCAA INDIA-
NAPOLIS NCAA" read the flags over
the scoreboard pool at the Indiana
University-Purdue University at In-
From the second the Michigan men
swimmers and divers walked onto the
pool deck - and for many seconds
preceding that moment - they knew.
meet in Indianapolis was a dress re-
hearsal, merely a practice on the stage
of the real thing - the NCAA Champi-
onships, two months from now in the
IUPUI pool. It's the same pool as the
U.S. Olympic trials are held in. The
pool Michigan head coach Jon
Urbanchek calls "the fastest pool in
"It was just a good experience for
us to be here before the big show,"
freestyler Owen von Richter said.
In a meet that meant nothing to the
No. 1 Wolverines, von Richter's likely
qualifying time of 15:16.11 in the
1650 free was very possibly the high-
light of the meet for Michigan.
With NCAAs looming less than
two months away and von Richter
planning to swim that event, it was
about time he got his first mile in. The
Canadian freshman had never swum
the event in a 25-yard pool.
"I guess I did OK. The coach said
I did OK so I guess I did OK," von
Urbanchek said he attempted to
use the pool to qualify von Richter
and others for the NCAAs.
"This is the fastest pool in America
and it's exciting ... even though the
Michigan pool is just as good - 25
yards is 25 yards," Urbanchek said.
Michigan freshman Jason Lancaster,
an Indianapolis native, agreed.
"It's just the little things (that make
the difference)," said Lancaster, who
swam many high school and age group
meets in the IUPUI pool. "It's nice,
being able to say 'I know this pool,
maybe better than you."'
Hoosier coach Kris Kirchner said
Urbanchek scheduled the meet to get
some of the newer swimmers' feet wet.
"Anyone that comes here who gets
to use (the pool) gets an advantage,"
IUPUI Natatorium was built in
1982, and has since set the standard
for the fastest pools in America. The
dive-in end is nine feet deep, which
deepens to 13 feet at the other end.
The lane lines are sharp and doubled-
up and the water stretches three feet
under the deck on both sides of the
pool - factors which all but obliter-
ate a swimmer's wake.
"This pool was built for competi-
tion purposes," said Fletcher Graham,
a referee at the pool since its inaugu-
ral meet. "This was not a compromise
However, the pool is an hour drive
from Bloomington, so it's not exactly
"They built it where they had all
the hotel rooms," Graham said.
Those hotel rooms have filled up
over the years as the natatorium has
played host to the U.S. Swimming
and Diving Championships, the World
Cup Championships, the Nationa4
Sports Festival and the Pan American
And the Wolverines will fill up
their share of the rooms at Indianapo-
lis this March for the NCAAs.
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