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2B -The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - March 29, 1999

The Michigan Cycling team competed in
the Miami University Criterium and Road
Race this weekend, and placed second in
the 18-team field. The results:
team Total Pts.
1. Marian 959
d. Michigan 233
3. St. Louis 220
4. Miami 186
5. Indiana 179

Road Race - Men's Category A
Name School p
1. Brian Adams GVSU 6
2. Derek Witte Marian 7
3. Ryan Barrett Marian t
4. Michael Tramontini Michigan5
5: Chris Hulse Missouri5
15. Seth Kleinglass Michigan9
Road Race - Men's Category B
Name School P
1.Joe McDonald Marian 4
2. Matt Walczak Marian 4
3. Brian DeRouen Marian
4. Tom Driver Indiana
5. Bryan McCormick Michigan2
11. Vince Chemilwelsi Michigan7

Men's NCAA Tournament
(1) Duke 69, (1) Michigan State 61
(1) Connecticut 64, (4) Ohio State 58
Women's NCAA Tournament
Purdue 62, Duke 45
(1) Purdue 77, (1) Louisiana Tech. 63
(3) Duke 81, (3) Georgia 69
Friday's results from NCAA tournament
East Reonal
Maine 4, Ohio State 2
Michigan 5, Denver 3


ATLANTA (AP) -Sophomore
Elton Brand of Duke and senior
Chamique Holdsclaw of Tennessee
were chosen as the winners of the
Naismith Player of the Year awards on
Sunday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. The
club also selected Mike Krsyzewski of
Duke and Carolyn Peck of Purdue as its
coaches of the year.
Brand is the third consecutive
Atlantic Coast Conference player to
win the award. Antawn Jamison of
North Carolina won last year and Tim
Duncan of Wake Forest won in 1997.
Stephanie White-McCarty, who led
Purdue to the No. 1 ranking and a
national championship, won the 1999
Wade Trophy Sunday.
The award, named for women's bas-
ketball pioneer Margaret Wade, has
been presented since 1978 to the
nation's top player.
White-McCarty was a unanimous
All-American and was inducted into
Phi Beta Kappa earlier this season. She
had a perfect 4.0 grade-point average
last fall and has a 3.58 overall average
to go with her 20-point scoring average
on the court


Road Race - Women's Category B
Name School Pts.
1. Kelli Emmett W. Mich. 32
2. Michelle Minikel Wisconsin 24
3. Erin Grose Michigan 18
4. Anne Spaete Mich. St. 15
5. Jen Hill St. Louis 12
6. Jenny Garrettson Michigan 9

Criterdum - Men's Category A
Name School
1. Derek Witte Marian
2. Dave Wenger Miami
3. Bradley Watkins BGSU
4. Ryan Barrett Marian
5. Seth Kleinglass Michigan
14. Michael Tramontini Michigan
Cdterium - Men's Category B
Name School
1. Matt Walczak Marian
2. Joe McDonald Marian
3. Brian DeRouen Marian
4. Tom Driver Indiana
5. Brian Banks Ohio
8. Bryan McCormick Michigan
12. Dan Marsh Michigan
15. Vince Chemhweisl Michigan


Saturday's major results ,
East Reional
New Hampshire 2, Michigan 1.
Maine 7, Clarkson 2.
West Reional
Boston College 2, Northern Michigan i
Colorado College 5, St. Lawrence 2
Yesterday's major results
West Reional
Boston College 3, North Dakota 1
Michigan State 4, Colorado College 3
Tomorrow. Mar. 30
Baseball vs Central Michigan, 3 p.m.
Baseball at Detroit, 3p.m.
Softball at Eastern Michigan, 3 p.m.
No events scheduled
Baseball vs. Illinois, 3 p.m.
Saturday. Apr 3
Baseball vs. Illinois, 3 p.m.
Softball at Ohio State, I p.m.
Men's Tennis vs. Penn State, I p.m,
Rowing vs. North Carolina and Virginia, in
Columbus, all day
Women's Tennis at South Florida, 11
a.m., in Tampa
Sunday Apr. 4
Baseball vs. Illinois, 1 p.m.
Softball at Ohio State, 1 p.m.

Criterdum - Women's Category B
Name School Pts.
1. Kelli Emmett W. Mich. 22
i Christy Blakely Toledo 16
3. Anne Spaete Mich. St. 13
4. Eris Grose Michigan 10
5 Lynn Gersch Wisconsin 9
Call 647-3336 with club sports results.

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HAVANA (AP) - When the sharp
grounder was scooped up at second,
Cuba's president and No. I baseball
fan, Fidel Castro, shrugged his broad
shoulders, made an "oh well" gesture
with his hands and turned to leave.
Game over.
The Cubans didn't beat the Baltimore
Orioles, but they sure came close, prov-
ing they have some of the best baseball
players in the world.
Harold Baines, only 6 days old when
major league teams last played in Cuba,
singled in the tiebreaking run in the
11th inning Sunday, giving the
Baltimore Orioles a 3-2 victory over a
Cuban all-star team.
The 50,000 specially selected fans in
Estadio Latinamericano left disappoint-
ed. Still, theCubans put on quite a show.
Jose Contreras allowed two hits over
eight shutout innings and struck out 10,
the most sparkling of several Cuban
players who showed they could play at a
major league level.
Baltimore took a 2-0 lead on Charles
Johnson's two-run homer, but
Roberquis Videaux hit an
RBI single in the seventh and Omar
Linares, Cuba's most renowned player,
singled in the tying run in the eighth.
The Orioles, who have a projected
payroll in excess of $80 million payroll,
would have been embarrassed if they
had lost to a team of amateurs who earn
an average of $10 a month.
Castro watched from the first row
behind the plate, sitting between base-
ball commissioner Bud Selig and
Orioles owner Peter Angelos, who first
broached the idea of the game three
years ago.
Major league teams once visited
Cuba regularly, but this was the first
game since the Los Angeles Dodgers
and Baltimore Orioles played on March
21, 1959, about 2 1/2 months after
Castro's revolution ousted dictator
Fulgencio Batista on New Year's Day.
This exhibition - agreed upon after
the Clinton administration decided in
January to ease the four-decade-old
US. trade embargo against Cuba -
ended the seemingly indefinite baseball
disassociation between two countries
that consider the game its national pas-
"For many years we've been trying to
have this match," Cuba third baseman
Omar Linares said before the game. "I
really wish this will not be the last game
when major league teams will play
Cuban national teams. I hope these
games will turn into a regular event."
There will be a rematch in Baltimore
on May 3, and perhaps the Cubans will'
fare better with the addition of players
who missed this exhibition because of
their involvement in the country's play-
This time, however, the Cuban ama-
teurs barely came up short when
Baines' two-single single off Pedro
Lazo scored Will Clark, who doubled
with one out.
Jesse Orosco then preserved the lead
in the bottom half after allowing Loidel
Chapelli's one-out single.

Second baseman Jesse Garcia made a
pair of sparkling plays, first snaring a
hard grounder by Videaux and retiring
the lead runner at second by inches,
then stopping Juan Manrique's hard
shot and throwing to first for the final
Cuba threatened in the first but was
thwarted by Baltimore's defense. Luis
Ulacia was thrown out by right fielder
Albert Belle trying to stretch a single
and Jose Estrado was cut down at the
plate trying to score on an infield
Baltimore went up 2-0 in the second
when B.J. Surhoff got a leadoff single
and Johnson drove a pitch from Jose
Ibar over the left-field wall. Ibar, who
went 18-2 this season, was given the
quick hook after hitting Brady
Anderson with a pitch to open the third.
The crowd was well-behaved by
Cuban standards, in part because they
were all invited by Castro's govern-
ment. There was no alcohol sold, no
drums or bells and few incidents in the
But they made plenty of noise in the
seventh inning, when Videaux hit an
RBI single to make it 2-1. The crowd
got even louder in the eighth when
Linares singled in the tying run.
The game was held in the refurbished
Estadio Latinamericano, which, like
Camden Yards, offers a panoramic view
of the city beyond the outfield bleach-
ers. Some fans beat the invitation-only
requirement by watching the game
from a couple of aging apartment build-
ings behind left field.
Notes: Baltimore third baseman Cal
Ripken missed the game due to the
death of his father Thursday. The
Orioles are wearing "7" on uniform
shoulders to honor Ripken Sr. ... The
teams used Cuban baseballs, which are
softer and smaller than balls used in the
majors. ... Belle went 0-for-5 after
drawing oohs and aahs from the crowd
during batting practice by sending sev-
eral balls deep into the seats.... Mike
Fetters got the victory and Orosco the
save. ... The umpires were all Cubans.
AL umpires refused to make the trip.
Yesterday's results
DETROIT 104, Seattle 87
ORLANDO 94, Miami 87
Indiana 101, BOSTON 93
TORONTO 91, Chicago 78
Milwaukee 94, MINNESOTA 85
CHARLOTTE 105, Cleveland 84
Home team in CAPS
Yesterday's results
BUFFALO 4, Pittsburgh 3
CAROLINA 3, Tampa Bay 3 (OT)
EDMONTON 5, San Jose 2
CHICAGO 3, Saint Louis 1
COLORADO 7, Los Angeles 2
DETROIT 3, Philadelphia 2
FLORIDA 2, New Jersey 2
Dallas 3, NASHVILLE 0
Calgary at ANAHEIM, inc.
Home team in CAPS
Yesterday's results - Grapefruit League
BOSTON 9, Minnesota 8 (in 7)
Minnesota 6, CINCINNATI 4
CLEVELAND 7, Toronto 6
DETROIT 5, Philadelphia 4
KANSAS CITY 10, Houston 9
MONTREAL 3, Florida I
Pittsburgh 11, TEXAS 9
St. Louis 6, NY METS 6 (in 10)
Tampa Bay 8, NY YANKEES 5
LOS ANGELES 3, Atlanta 2

Yesterday's results - Cactus League
COLORADO 7, Anaheim 4
OAKLAND 9, Chicago Cubs 6
SEATTLE 4, San Diego 2
SAN FRANCISCO 8, Milwaukee 7

Who: Nikki Peters
Hometown: Willingboro, NJ
High School: Willingboro High School

Why: Peters scored her first perfect "10' to take first place on the
uneven bars at the Big Ten Tournament this weekend. Her perfect
"10" helped the Wolverines to win the Big Ten title.
Background: All-Big Ten performer on the uneven bars for the past
three years. She was also an All-American on the vault in 1996-97
and on the uneven bars in 19972'98. Peters was born on June 23,
1997. She is enrolled in the Division of Kinesiology and majoring in
movement science.

Justin Toman led the Michigan men's gymnastics team in appearances this week-
end and auallfied In four events. The team won the Big Ten championship.
Three gynastsz
take individual
BigTen ttles


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By Dan Dingerson
Daily Sports Writer
IOWA CITY - After capturing the
Big Ten team championship on Friday
night, six Michigan men gymnasts took
their top scores from the evening and
competed for individual championships
on Saturday night.
The event featured the eight best
competitors in each event from the
competition on Friday night.
In Friday's competition Michigan's
individuals scores were amongst the
best. The Wolverines recorded top
scores in four events. Justin Toman led
the Wolveines in appearances, qualify-
ing for event finals. Michigan had
twelve q lifying scores in all.
The competition opened with the
floor exercise and pommel horse. The
two events were competed alternately.
In qualifying Toman had recorded
the highest score on the floor exercise
with a 9.65. In the individual finals he
raised his score to 9.6625, but finished
only in third place for the event.
"I was a little disappointed in floor, I
haven't missed the dismount all year
and I took a hop on it;' Toman said.
"That was the only time all year that I
took a hop on it."
The pommel horse was also a bit of a
disappointment for the Wolverines. In
qualifying, Daniel Diaz-Luong led all
competitors with a score of 9.825. His
score dropped to 9.625 leaving him in
sixth. Toman was able to finish just
ahead of his teammate in fifth, with a
score of 9.675.
Iowa swept the top three spots on the
pommel horse with Don Jackson cap-
turing the event title with a score of
The next two events - the still rings
and the vault - brought Michigan back
into the hunt for individual champions.
On the still rings Kenny Keener won
the event with the highest score of his
career, 9.9125. Keener received a per-
fect score of 10.0 from one judge, and
five of six judges scored his routine
above a 9.90.
"I knew that I did my best routine,
but it was really tough competition,"
Keener said. "I wasn't sure if I was
going to win or not. I am just so happy
right now."
In qualifying Keener had finished
second behind eventual runner-up Ron
Roeder of Penn State. Scott Vetere fin-
ished fourth in qualifying but his grip
broke on the dismount in the finals.
Vet had the opportunity to perform
his utine again, but decided that he
was . hysically too tired and did not
wan to get injured.
I qualifying for the vault, Michigan

Sport: Gymnastics
Height: 5'4
Year: Senior

teammates Brad Kenna and Diaz-
Luong finished first and second.
Although the two couldn't repeat that
finish, the event was still a success.
Diaz-Luong improved his score from
9.75 to 9.812 and won the title. Kenna
finished with a 9.275. Vetere qualified
for the vault but did not compete due to
a sore knee.
"It's very satisfying to win after t*
discrepancy on the vault yesterday,"
Diaz-Luong said. "I'm only a fresh-
man, I didn't know what this would be
The final two events of the eveping
were Michigan's strongest and weakest
- the parallel bars and the high bar.
The parallel bars brought Michigan's
best performance of the evening. Vetere
led the event with his score of 9.$3
until the last competitor of the eveni;T
- Toman. The only consolation, fur
Vetere's second-place finish is that he
was beaten by teammate.
"He's my teammate and I wanted him
to do good, but at the same time I ant-
ed to win,"Vetere said. "It didn't matter
who won though, first and second is
Toman scored a 9.9125 to edge out
Vetere. Toman received one perfect
10.0 from the judges. The individu
title is the second straight Big T..
championship for Toman on parallel
Toman, along with Keener, won
Golder's performers of the weekend
award for receiving the scores of I0:0.
The high bar was certainly the weak-
est event for Michigan all weekend.
Toman took a fall on the event and-did
not place amongst the leaders.
The Big Ten awards for the seas*
were announced at the end of the com-
petition on Saturday. Michigan contin-
ued its success by winning two out-of
the three awards.
Vetere claimed Freshman of the Year
honors beating out teammate Diaz-
Luong. Vetere followed his teamtmte
Kevin Roulston who claimed the awatd
last year.
"It came down to me and Daniel, and
actually I thought that he should hae
gotten it," Vetere said. "He was W
consistent throughout the year."
Coach Kurt Golder claimed Coach of
the Year honors in only his third season
as head coach of the Wolverines.
"To get this is a pretty big honor for
me," Golder said. "In 25 years of
coaching I've only been named coach
of the year once, and that was at the
club level. This is just great."
Gymnast of the year was given &
Iowa's Todd Strada who edged out

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