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The Michigan Daily -- Thursday, January 25, 2001 9A

4lue looks to four-
peat at Intercollegiate

Sharing the stage,
athletes raise funds

By Adam Kaplan
Daily Sports Writer
It's that time of year again. Almost
*ebruary and the snow ,,,,,,,,,,,
is starting to pile up SAT U
"again. But that won't
stop the Michigan MOUNT I
women's track team as it what Michigar
travels to a pleasantly wret Field ever
high place - the apex 10:30 m.
of its success the past Track events -
three years. Where: Jack Sk
The Wolverines will Track, Centra N
participate in the University.
M i c h i g a n
.tercollegiate Saturday in Mount
leasant, a meet Michigan has won the
past three years.
The Wolverines will compete
against Eastern Michigan, Western
Michigan, Central Michigan and the
University of Detroit in a battle for
state bragging rights.
"We take pride in this champi-
onship, Michigan track coach James
enry said.
WMichigan has won 11 of the last 12
Michigan Intercollegiate meets.
"I think it's going to be a competi-
tive meet," Hen-y said. "We have been
successful, so our expectations are
high."

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The Wolverines currently have no
major injuries, although they are a lit.
tle banged up.
"We probably have our fullest team
right now," Henry said.
I D AY Coming off a five-win
showing in track events
.EASANT last week at the Red
ntercoleglate Simmons Invititational,
s - Michigan must continue
to run well and improve
2:30 a.mn in its field events in order
g Indoor to place high in the
rhlgan upcoming meet.
The Michigan
Intercollegiate meet will
be the Wolverines' first test on the
road.
Michigan has four individuals hop-
ing to repeat in their events as
Michigan Intercollegiate champions.
These athletes include Regine
Caruthers in the 400-meter dash,
Nicole Denamur in the high jump,
April Phillips in the shot put and
Tasha Phillips in the 60-meter hur-
dles. Katie Ryan will also be gunning
for a chance-to improve on her run-
ner-up finish from last year in the
3000-meter run.
The field events start at 10:30 a.m. at
the Jack Skoog Indoor Track. The run-
ning events will begin at 12:30 p.m.

By Kujeten Fldh
Daily Sports Witer
Creative costumes filled the stage.
And then, to further please the audience,
most of those costumes were removed.
Last night, in the second annual Mock
Rock, over 100 of Michigan's varsity
athletes sang, danced and performed
comic routines in hopes of catching the
judges' eyes - as if the attire alone did-
n't.
But besides ensuring each attendee a
hearty laugh, the athletes accomplished
another momentous feat.
The proceeds of last night's event
secured the $100,000 needed to endow
the Jeff Reese Scholarship fund.
"I can't think of a better way to com-
memorate Jeff's life," said volleyball
player Annie Maxwell, who helped orga-
nize the concert.
Jefferey Reese, a member of the
wrestling team, died December 9, 1997
after wearing a rubber suit while exercis-
ing. The scholarship will be awarded
each year to the student-athlete who best
displays spirit and dedication to his or
her sport.
"This was a great effort by all of the
student-athletes;" Martin said. "It really
means a lot for them to work so hard in
memory of a person who meant so much
to the Michigan athletic community."
Martin, assistant athletic director
Megan MeCallister, crew coach Mark
Rothstein and former running back
Jamie Morris all took on the challenge
of judging the competition, while Doug
Karsch, host of Fox Sports' Wolverine
Magazine, was the master of cere-
monies.
"I gave three groups a 10 -- volley-
ball-football, field hockey and the
wrestling teams," Martin said.

Members from the volleyball and
football teams collaborated to steal"the
show with a performance titled "Get It
On."The skit began with volleyball-play-
ers dressed in football jerseys trying to
get the attention of seductively-dressed-
volleyball players, Nicole Kacor and
Katrina Lehman.
Then, fulfilling all expectations, the
Spice Girls appeared. Kyle Froelich,
Brodie Killian, Emmanuel Casseus,
Deiton Duboc, and Rudy Smith invaded
the girls' closet for a bump-and-grind
routine that had the crowd in hysterics.
"Did you have to convince them to put
on those outfits?" Karsch asked volley-
ball player Annie Maxwell.
"No" she said.
Needless to say, the volleyball-foot-
ball effort won the coveted plaque.
Maybe it had something to do with the
Spice Girls graciously kissing each of
the male judges.
Also receiving a notable nod were
members of the field hockey team, who
broke out choreographed talent for a
butt-shaking dance performance
The wrestlers were saved for last and
the audience learned that coach Joe
McFarland wasn t kidding when-he said
that his boys could dance.
For a "battle of the boy bands;" hosted
by Otto Olson, five members bravely
dressed as the Village People and five
impersonated 'N Sync to "Bye Bye
Bye" and "It's Gonna Be Me."
But the most-creative-thing-to-do-
with-animal-costumes award goes to
Jonathan Cohen, Andy Derr and Ike
Okenwa of the men's track and field
team. As a frog, an elephant and a duck,
the trio taught the crowd a few original
moves to "My Way" by Frank Sinatta.
"That was really weird," Karsch said
after they left the stage.

BRANDON SEDLOFF/Daily
Katie Easton and the women's track team will compete in the Michigan
Intercollegiate this Saturday in Mount Pleasant.

Swimming won't look past Indiana

y Courtney Lewis
.For The Daily
After wins over Purdue and Penn
State last weekend, the Michigan men's
swimming team is full of confidence
and aiming to maintain its perfect Big
12'en record and finish the season 5-4
overall. But the Wolverines won't be
overlooking Indiana when they travel to
loomington this weekend. They've
earned that lesson the hard way.
In the last 19 seasons, Michigan has
had four losses in Big Ten dual meets
and three of them have been against
Indiana.
"You can never underestimate what
they can do," coach John Urbanchek
said. "Quite often they've surprised us.
Netters set
ay Albert Kim
Daily Sports Writer
It's going to be a colorful weekend at
the Varsity Tennis Center as the Michigan
mnen's tennis team gets set to take on the
Green Wave of Tulane Saturday and the
Blue Demons of DePaul on Sunday.
Michigan comes in fresh off of a
rinating 7-0 whitewashing of
cstern Michigan last weekend. The
Wolverines showed that the depth miss-
ing in their doubles play last year might
be a thing of the past. The doubles came
through strong by sweeping all three
matches in straight sets, and the singles
held their own by winning across the
board.
"I feel like we can overwhelm teams
with our doubles, and I felt that we didn't
have the confidence last year," sopho-
ore Chris Shaya said.
The Wolverines will need all the
depth and doubles they have as they take
oti Tulane Saturday. The Green Wave
pt-oved to be too much last year as they
erased the Wolverines 4-3 at Tulane. Not
surprisingly, Michigan lost the doubles
point, and that proved to be the deciding
factor.
"They're a good team year-in and
year-out, and they're well-coached,"
lichigan coach Mark Mees said.
On Sunday, the Wolverines will face
regional foe DePaul, whom they have
blanked 7-0 the past two years. But the
Wolverines. aren't taking anything for
THIS WEEKEND
VARsIrY TENNs CENTER
-Who: Saturday, Michigan (1-0) vs, Tulane (tl
, A):$aturday vs. DePaul (1-0)
~Wh~ets noon toth~ days.

We were maybe looking beyond them at
the Big Tens and bam!" ,
Indiana is coming off of a disap-
pointing loss at Ohio State last week-
end, but the Hoosiers are returning
home to the Counsilman and
Billingsley Aquatics Center, the site of
both of its wins this season. Indiana has
yet to face a team of the same caliber as
Michigan and a win against ninth-
ranked Wolverines would make the
Hoosiers' season.
Michigan is also fighting injuries.
Dan Ketchum, who's been battling a
muscle strain, is close to returning to
top form, but Garrett Mangieri has a
more serious herniated muscle and will
not compete on Saturday.
But Urbanchek likes the way the two
for colorful
granted.
"DePaul, they're dangerous," Shaya
said. "It's only a little that separates a
team from winning 7-0 and losing 4-3."
Undoubtedly, the strength of
Michigan is its serving. The aces will fall
early and often if the Wolverines are on
their game. The picture will get even
brighter if sophomore Chris Rolf and his
big serve return from an inflamed elbow.

teams.match up. The relays should be
particularly competitive and provide a
further measure of Michigan's improve-
ment. Indiana's strength is its relays,
and although Michigan set personal
bests against Purdue and Penn State in
relays, it still has some things to work
on. In Friday's non-scoring meet against
Penn State, the 200-yard medley relay
swam an excellent time, but was dis-
qualified because of a faulty exchange
So while the Wolverines are on a roll
and head to Indiana with their confi-
dence high, they have learned from
prior experiences and will be focusing
their full attention on the Hoosiers.
"You can never take Indiana lightly,"
Urbanchek said. "You have to always be
alert and ready to go."
matchups
After this weekend, the Wolverines
will have only two more matches - both
at home - until the Big Ten season
starts. This weekend will be crucial in
setting the stage for the conference
schedule.
"We're a deep team," Shaya said.
"Spot for spot we can play with anybody
in the Big Ten, or in the country for that
matter."

SATURDAY
COONSI{MAN AN) BLLANGSLEY
AQUliATIC CENTER
Who: No. 9 Michigan (2-0 Big Ten, 34 Over-
all) vs. Indiana (0-3, 24)
When:1 pxm.
Latest: The ioosters are lool ing to redeem
their season by upsetting the Wolvennes and
spoiling Michigan's perfect Big Ten record.
The Wolverineafe on a roll after a slow start
in the non-conference season.

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