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6B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - January 8, 2001

Urappler's victorious
in Keystone excursion

The 'Cobwebs' fall
away for Blue track

y Nate Unsley
_nd Jeb Singer
Daily Sports Writers
A 10th-place finish at the Cliff
'Keen Invitational on Dec. 2 might
asvwell have happened in a different
iMson. Right now, the Wolverines
we a team on a mission.
-By defeating No. 7 Lehigh and
20 Pennsylvania this past week-
nd, the Wolverines' dual meet
Jdord is now 4-0.
"-Our guys were ready to wrestle,"
uch Joe McFarland said. "We are
tting after (the opponents) more
tin early in the year. Andy Hrovat
started us off well (at Lehigh) and
'ok the crowd out of it."
. Against Pennsylvania, the team
;Wtn eight of 10 matches. Foley
Dowd (133) and 174-pounder Otto
;Olson both recorded their second
aijor decisions of the weekend.
. ur guys got bonus points,"
6arland said. "Foley had a good
,Hrovat, who ranked 16th in the
,'J84-pound class, demonstrated his
ability to win tight matches against
quality opponents. On Friday, he
beat seventh-ranked Rob Rohn, 3-2.
Yesterday, he scored an escape with
six seconds left in the match to top
Pennsylvania's talented freshman
Marcus Schontube, 10-9.
"Andy got us started right on
Friday," McFarland said. "He took
the crowd right out of it."
Hrovat's win helped catapult the
Wolverines to an 18-3 lead.
Lehigh's 16-match dual meet win
streak was in great jeopardy after

Michigan freshman 141-pounder
Clark Forward escaped from the
bottom to win 2-1 in a double-over-
time decision versus eighth-ranked
Matt Goldstein.
"I knew who I was going to wres-
tle," Forward said. "When I walked
onto the mat, I knew it was going to
be a big match."
Having won three state titles in
high school, Forward is not used to
losing. But amidst his 14-4 record
this year, he lost two close matches
to Michigan State's highly-regarded
Mike Castillo. This weekend's wins
demonstrated Clark's conditioning
and ability to win the tight matches.
"I kinda had him gassed,"
Forward said. "We put it to a top
team pretty well. Everyone knows
that Michigan is for real."
With a 4-0 record and many indi-
vidual wins, the Wolverines are off to
a great start.
Wrestling in energetic opposing
arenas hasn't fazed the team.
With only two seniors in the start-
ing lineup, it would be easy for the
young Wolverines to consider them-
selves a team of the future. But they
are already amongst the top teams
in the nation and one of the better
teams in recent program history.
In two weeks the Wolverines will
have a chance to wrestle No. 1
Oklahoma State, No. 2 Minnesota
and No. 3 Iowa at the National Dual
Meet Championships.
"We need to have two good hard
weeks in practice," McFarland said.
But McFarland is optimistic about
his team. "We have answered every
test put to us so far."

By Shawn Kemp
Daily Sports Writer

After training for three consecu-
tive months, taking three weeks off
for winter break can diminish an
athlete's base.
However, for Michigan's men's
indoor track team, the break served
as a chance to train without the
hassle of classes.
The team showed off its dedica-
tion Saturday as it hosted the Jack
Harvey Invitational. The non-scor-
ing meet served as a tune-up for
the upcoming season.
"The kids just got back
Wednesday, so this was a chance to
get the cobwebs out," Michigan
coach Ron Warhurst said.
But the Wolverines had clear
goals as they took five of the eight
individual running event-titles in
the meet.
Michigan sophomore Phil Stead
finished third behind Eastern
Michigan's second-place runner
Travis Gunn. Athenian Athletic
Track Club member Trinity
Townsend, a former Wolverine,
won the race.
Additionally, Michigan harriers
Mike Wisniewski, Ryan Hesselink
and Mark Pilja took 2-3-4 in the
3000-meter run, bested only by
assistant Wolverine coach and
Olympian Kevin Sullivan.
In the only relay of the day, the
quartet of Kevin Lamb, Ike
'-Okenwa, Jeremy Schneider and
Ravi Smith won the 1600-meter
relay for Michigan over Eastern in

Each of the relay members also
won their individual events. Lamb
won the 400-meter dash in 50.06,
just .1 seconds faster than
Eastern's Antoine Morton.
Okenwa outleaned Eastern's
Gerald Rasool by .01 seconds in
the 60-meter dash, winning in
Michigan swept the 800-meter
run as Schneider won in 1:54.4,
followed by teammates Kevin
Rogan and Terrence Rindler.
Smith beat out the only other
runner in the 200-meter dash, run-
ning a winning time of 22.9 sec-
Despite Smith's wins in the 200
and the 1600-meter relay, he was-
n't in top condition at the meet.
"I didn't do nearly enough,"
Smith said about training over the
break. "I've been running myself
sick every day. I may be in shape,
but that doesn't mean I'm in good
enough shape to run at full speed."
Other top performances included
Rob Arnold's fourth-place effort of
6-feet-6 inches in the high jump
and Nick Rogers' third-place finish
in the shot put with a toss of 53-5.
Pole vaulters Charles DeWildt and
Brent Sheffer soared to 16-6 and
16 feet, respectively, while fresh-
man Tom Greenless won the mile
in 4:22.7.
Following his successful cross
country season, Greenless was
glad to get back into racing.
"After cross country you take a
long break and you don't race fast
for awhile - it was good to run
fast again," Greenless said.

The Michigan men's track team hosts indiana next weekend. The Hoosiers
return a majority of their athletes from last year.

However, racing at top speed is
not a priority for the team early in
the season, Warhurst said.
"It's not a matter of running
fast," Warhurst said. "We don't


expect people to run PR's (person-
al records) or even attempt to qual-
ify for nationals this early."
"Nice, solid efforts - thdt's
what we have to look forward'td."

184 - Hrovat (16) dec. Rohn (7), 3-2 Mich. 3, L
197 - Trenge (4) dec. DeGain (17), 9-3 Mich. 3, L
Hwt - Brink (8) dec. Laughlin (20), 3-1 (OT) Mich. 6,1
125 - Grant (4) tech. fall Clendenin, 20-4 Mich. 11,
133 - Dowd major dec. Shave, 18-6 Mich. 15,
141 - Forward dec. Goldstein (8), 2-1 (20T) Mich. 18,
449 - Esposito (4) dec. Kulczycki (16), 8-6 Mich. 18,
157 - Bernholz (10) dec. Owen, 11-5 Mich. 18,
165 - Vitale (11) dec. Rawls, 8-5 Mich. 18,
174 - Olson (1) major dec. Dillon, 13-4 Mich. 22,
4wt - Brink (8) dec. Faust, 6-2 Mich. 3, P
- Grant (4) dec. Lenhard, 5-2 Mich. 6, F
13 - Dowd major dec. Mousetis, 18-6 Mich. 10,
X41 - Forward dec. Hanlon, 7-2 Mich. 13,
'9 - Kulczycki (16) dec. Henson (14), 12-5 Mich. 16,
r7 - Nakamura (4) dec. Owen, 6-2 Mich. 16,
= 5 - Marteili (19) dec Ortman (20), 3-1 (20T) Mich. 19,
174 - Olson (1) major dec. DeAngeio, 22-9 Mich. 23,
- Hrovat (16) dec. Schontube, 10-9 Mich. 26,
7 - Fickell (11) dec. DeGain (17), 8-2 Mich. 26,

LU 0
LU 3
LU 3


Women get points
for conditioning

LU 12
Penn 0
Penn 0
Penn C
Penn C
Penn C
Penn 3
Penn 3
Penn 3
Penn 6

By Rhonda Gilmer
Daily Sports Writer


a!set _

Wrestling records
-Wgt, Wrestler Record
125 A.J. Grant (4) 17-3
133 Foley Dowd 16-4
141 Clark Forward 14-4
149 Mike Kulczycki (16) 21-3
156 Pat Owen 7-6
,165 Charles Martelli (19) 20-6
174 Otto Olson (1) 13-0
184 Andy Hrovat (16) 15-1
T97 Joe DeGain (17) 10-6
Hwt Matt Brink (8) 14-2

Star of the Weekend

Clark Forward
141 Pounds
Forward won twice
for the Wolverines,
including a 2-1
victory over No. 8
Matt Goldstein of
He improved his
dual meet record
to 3-1.

Preparing to start its engines
before the big race, the Michigan
women's track team got plenty of
time to tune up at the Jack
Harvey Invitational Saturday. The
meet, hosted by Michigan, put
the Wolverines in the hot seat for
the first time this season.
Although the invitational was
non-scoring, it featured a full
schedule of events. Testing out
their strengths, the Wolverines ran
distances beyond their norms.
"Many runners ran out and over
their event," Michigan coach
James Henry said. "So when their
event comes along they will be
healthy and won't struggle."
In the field events, the
Wolverines showed a drastic
improvement from last year -
winning them all. Sophomore
Nicole Denamur won the high
jump, freshman Candice Wilkey
won the long jump and sophomore
April Phillips threw the best shot
"Those were three events we
didn't win last year, that we're
capable of winning this year,"
assistant coach Mike McGuire
In addition, senior Candice
Mullings won the pole vault and
sophomore Teyonna Simpson had
a career best, winning the triple
The Wolverines also had suc-
cess in running events. Freshman
Mora Arnold came in first for the

400-meters, and junior Ursula
Taylor succeeded in winning the
Part of the Wolverines success
came from their steady training.
Over the break, while many ste
dents were at home relaxing after;
finals, the Wolverines continued
to train.
This came as a surprise to
Henry because there were no
official practices held over the
"I was very satisfied in the
sense that the ladies did train over
the holidays - it showed that th
vast majority of the girls did g
training in," Henry said.
Starting off in good condition.
factors into how well the
Wolverines might fare this sea-
son. The invitational gave the
team a closer look at the health:
of its runners. The key to a pro-
ductive year is maintaining good,
health throughout the season.
"It's more important that people
are healthy right now - we've got
some people that are injured,*
assistant coach Karen Harvey,
said. "The runners who ran today
finished the race, and they're
The Wolverines also continued
the yearly freshman ritual. At the
beginning of every indoor season
the coach calls all the runners into:
a close-knit circle. The freshmen'
enter the circle and begin singin*
"The Victors."
As they chant, the remaining
teammates reward the freshmen
by spraying them with water.

T 7e'-Officet of New StudentProcgr - "
is now recruiting for
Summer 2001
Orientation Leaders
T'1tSumnmer of a Lfet(me,!
New Student and Parent Orientation Programs
Employment Dates: May 21 st - August 10th, 2001.
Compensation: $2700 stipend plus room & board in
South Quad
Work Schedule:
New Student Program: Leaders work 3 days a week
with early morning through late evening hours. Some
weekend work may be required.
Parent Program: Leaders work 4 days a week from
approx. 8 AM - 5 PM.
Eligibility: Must be an enrolled undergraduate student in good
academic standing. Leaders may not be enrolled in classes
during the 2001 Spring and Summer Terms.
Application Process: Interested students can pick up an appli-
cation at any of the Mass Meetings or at the Office of New
Student Programs (3511 Student Activities Building) after
November 13. All applicants must attend a group interview on
January 20. 2001. Selected applicants will have an individual

The Michigan women's track team spent much of the break continuing its training


Tankers cold in California

By Kristen Fidh
Daily Sports Writer

It may seem odd that No. 9
Michigan men's swimming and div-
ing team, armed with a roster full of
Olympians and All-Americans, has a
record of 1-4.
But competing against the nation's
top teams can be detrimental to a
team's record. In Michigan's
defense, each of the Wolverines'
losses have come against teams
ranked in the top 10.
After spending the winter holidays
in training, the Wolverines fell to
No. 2 Stanford on Friday and No. 6
California on Saturday.
The swimming and diving teams
met up in California for what swim-
Imine coach Jun U rbanchek1 calle1d

"The temperature was the biggest
factor because we had to dive out-
side," Coben said. "We weren't j d
to that, and Cal-Berkeley was c."
Captain Scott Werner won both the
200-yard individual medley in
1:51.59, and the 200-yard breast-
stroke with an NCAA consideration
time of 2:01.49. Tim Siciliano le4 a
1-2-3 Michigan finish in the 1,OQO-
yard freestyle with a time of 9:14.Q7,
followed by Chris Thompson and
Justin Drake.
Thompson and sophomore Ga tt
Mangieri tied for first in the 5G0-
yard freestyle with an NCAA con-
sideration time of 4:27.92. Mangieri
also took first in the 200-ya'rd
freestyle in 1:37.42.
Friday's results were less positive
than the Californi2 meet. asStinfnrd


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