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IOA - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 17, 1996

Home meet could be big for Bue

Afshin Mohamadi
For the Daily
The Michigan women's cross country
team, coming off a disappointing sec-
ond-place finish last Friday, faces its
toughest competition thus far on Sunday
in its lonehome meet of the season, the
Michigan Interregional Invitational.
After Michigan unexpectedly fin-
ished second at the Michigan
Intercollegiate Invitational, the
Wolverines may have something to
prove Sunday.
That task will not be easy, however, as
nationally-ranked Georgetown as well
as strong teams from Bowling Green
and North Carolina State will compete
in the Interregional.
The Wolverines know that defeating
the Hoyas may be too much to ask, but

they are hoping to keep the race close.
"We definitely want to win, but
Georgetown is very good," said fresh-
man Elizabeth Kampfe, who finished
sixth overall and first for the
Wolverines last Friday. "We want to run
with them. If we get second behind
them but all run good races, I think we
will be happy."
Michigan head coach Mike McGuire
agrees that the Wolverines need to focus
on teams other than the Hoyas.
"Georgetown is definitely the favorite
going in," McGuire said. "N.C. State is
the team we're looking to beat."
On Sunday, the Wolverines will have
the home course advantage over the
competition. They have been practicing
on the race course, the Michigan Golf
Course, all week.

McGuire says that knowing this par-
ticular course well is important..
"The (Michigan) course is one of the
toughest in the nation," McGuire said.
"The kids are familiar with it, so we
hope we can utilize the advantage."
Kampfe is particularly looking for-
ward to running in front of a non-hostile
crowd for the first time.
"It will be good to have support from
the hometown crowd," she said. "I think
that we will have a good number of fans
out there. That's definitely a bit of an
To please the friendly crowd, the
Wolverines must race the way they did
before the Michigan Intercollegiate,
which was the first invitational meet of
the season that they did not win.
Despite the pressure of racing at

home and trying to rebound from disap-
pointment, Kampfe says this week's
practice, for her, has been no different
than any other.
"I am focusing and preparing the
same way for this race as before," she
While Michigan may have had a poor
race last week, the situation on Sunday
may be right for a good showing.
McGuire sees his team improving and
believes that the Wolverines will get an
added boost by being at home.
"We are making progress," he said.
"Even though we were disappointed we
lost (on Friday), we did some good
things in that meet. A lot of runners have
family or friends coming to see them on
Sunday. I think the kids are going to be

Continued from Page 9A
will be an advantage for the
"We'll be running on familiar
ground, and a lot of guys have raced on
the course before" he said. "So it will
definitely be to our advantage."
Not only will there be a home turf
advantage, but also an expected large
cheering section for the Michigan run-
A crowd of more than 1,000 people
is expected to watch the event. The
invitational is being promoted by the
Michigan Athletic Department and all
the faculty and department personnel
were invited to attend.
Many area high schools are also
expected to watch the race because the
event is being publicized in various
local newspapers.
Warhurst's racing strategy for
Sunday will differ from last Friday's.

In Maine, Warhurst experimented witfl
the Michigan runners, having tW*
start at a slower pace to conserve ener-
gy for the end.
The plan did not proceed as he
hoped. At the two mile marker, the
Wolverine runners trailed Stanford's
running pack by 25-30 seconds.
Warhurst said that Michigan had to go
all out for the last three miles just to
catch them.
This week, he has learned from his
mistake and says the runners are co
centrating on going out faster and
being more aggressive during the first
half of the race.
"One thing I can tell you is we're
going to get the Michigan guys in
front, not 100 yards behind at the mile
The Wolverines won't have to travel
outside of the county for their next
meet. They will compete in the Eastern
Michigan Invitational in Ypsilanti
Oct 25.
Continued from Page9A
Marcia McDermott. "Her style is one
of versatility."
And what should the Wolverines
expect from the Badgers?
"We play a physical brand of soc@
and our players are tall and good n
the air," Badgers coach Dean Duerst
said. When asked how his team
matches up with Michigan he said,
"We don't match up to a team, we
make them match up to us by inflict-
ing our style of play on them."
The starting goalie for the Badgers
has local ties. Senior goalie Julie
Jnhncon hails from Ann Arbor.
attending Huron High School.
She ranks first in the conferer
with a .573 goals against average and
her record stands at 7-0-2. She has
allowed five goals all year.
Another factor that Michigan mt
consider going into this weeks play is
the memory of last years 3-2 overtime
loss to Wisconsin in Ann Arbor.
Jones was not in net for last year's
game, but she remembers it well.
"We outplayed them for most
the game but they managed to tie it
at two with only eight seconds lef'
Jones said. Then, they scored early i
Junior co-captain Debbie Flaherfy
said that last year's game will ie'a
source of motivation.
"We want to pay them back for last
Continued from Page 9A
To those people I can say, 'Look, you're
The primary reason for Dolan's visit
was to kick-off the American Lun
Association of Michigan's annul
Christmas Seal Campaign, of whit
Dolan is chairperson. Dolan spoke po
why he was involved with the progn
"One of the messages I want to
across is that having asthma - yes, it
is a setback"he said, "but no -it does
n't mean that you can't go ahead and d
the things you want to do day in and day
And when he came to Michigan(,
Dolan did, in fact, do the' things he
wanted to do. During his swimming
career with the Wolverines, Dolai
racked up nine NCAA championships
and was a 15-time All-American.
Urbanchek played the role of the c
summate optimist upon Dolan's arrival
to Ann Arbor. Urbanchek immediately

devised a system to take advantage of
the few positives of Dolan's asthmatic
"What (we) said was, 'Let's make
(Dolan's asthma) something positive.'
(Dolan breathes) less than the rest of the
"Tom's body is adapted to work'
without air - he does more wor
anaerobically, without air."
Modern medications control exer-
cise-induced asthma for most individuy
als. However, Dolan is anything but a
typical person.
Being an internationally-competitive
athlete poses restrictions on the swim-
mer, particularly in the usage of asthma
medications. Nevertheless, Dolan
remains unfazed for the most part.
"It is frustrating sometimes," he so
"because there definitely are medica-
tions out there that could help me to the
point where the pain would be much
more reduced?'
By International Olympic Commite
standards, it seems that Dolan shoId
have no reason to complain, espealy
in light of their recent advancements.
"The IOC has been particulary
understanding" Hurwitz said, 4
accept a number of asthma medicali
that were actually banned a numbeof
years ago"
So with complications from medica-
tion banning, Dolan's entourage hasbid
to move forward in his treatment2-
without the use of the best asthinic


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