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6B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - October 15, 2001

In sloppy weather, harriers
manage fourth place finish

Arizona advances to
NLCS with 2-1 win

By Bob Hunt and Kareem Copeland
Daily Sports Writers
The conditions at yesterday's Wolverine Inter-
regional were not what the Michigan women's
cross country team is used to. A soggy Michigan
Golf Course caused the toughest trail in the Big
Ten to be even tougher.
"You have to disregard times on a day like this,
and just concentrate on trying to beat people,
which is what we tried to do," sophomore Lind-
sey Gallo said.
The Wolverines scored 92 points to finish
fourth behind North Carolina, Wisconsin and
Purdue, which tallied 26, 47 and 65 points,
respectively.
North Carolina sophomore Shalane Flanagan
took the lead early and blew away the field, fin-
ishing in 17:26 - 36 seconds ahead of Bethany
Brewer of Wisconsin.
Gallo was the top finisher for the Wolverines
for the fourth time this season. 1er time of 19:05
was 10th-best in the field.
"It was a good race, but (Lindsey) went out a
little bit fast and paid for it in the middle of the
race," Michigan coach Mike McGuire said. "We
were hoping she'd be more like a top five."

Jeanne Spink and Rachel Sturtz came in one
after another by finishing 15th and 16th. Team
captain Katie Ryan also had a strong perfor-
mance on the gloomy day. After not scoring at
the Notre Dame Invitational, Ryan's 19:50 was
good enough to finish 24th.
The squad was missing freshman Andrea Park-
er, who is one of the team's most consistent run-
ners.
An Achilles injury, combined with the muddy
course, factored into McGuire's decision to sit
Parker.
"We just didn't want to risk it," McGuire said.
"As important as this meet is. being the first
home meet, Big Tens are way more important."
While the Wolverines knew that they were
going to have a tough time competing against
North Carolina and Wisconsin - both consensus
top 15 squads Michigan wanted to fair a little
better against Purdue.
"(North Carolina) is one of the best teams in
the country, so we knew coming in that they
we're going to be a pretty tough team," Gallo
said. "We have to keep it in perspective that we
were running against Wisconsin and North Car-
olina. Obviously, they are going to come out here
and do pretty well."

ALYSSA WOOD/ Daily
Freshman Chelsea Loomis outruns her opponent at
the Wolverine Invitational yesterday morning.
Michigan now looks toward its biggest meet of
the year - the Big Ten Championships Sunday
Oct. 28. With the return of Parker, the Wolver-
ines believe that they can come back and over-
take Purdue at the Big Ten meet.
"(The course at) Big Ten is really flat, and I
think a lot of us have a good leg speed," Ryan
said. "Our goal is to beat Purdue and finish in
the top two or three. We think we have the ability
and we think we can do it."

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PHOENIX (AP) - Tony Womack
turned disaster into delirium, and sent
Curt Schilling and the Arizona Dia-
mondbacks to the NL championship
series.
Womack failed to get down a suicide-
squeeze bunt, then singled home the
winning run with two outs in the bottom
of the ninth inning to lift the Diamond-
backs over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1
last night in the deciding Game 5 of
their division series.
In an awesome encore, Schilling won
his second duel with Matt Morris in five
days. Schilling allowed six hits, struck
out nine and walked one in his third
consecutive postseason complete game.
The Diamondbacks will begin their
first NLCS at home on Tuesday against
the Atlanta Braves.
Reggie Sanders' 447-foot home run
off Morris put Arizona up 1-0 in the
fourth inning. J.D. Drew's two-out
homer off Schilling tied it at 1 in the
eighth.
Schilling, still throwing 98 mph,
struck out Edgar Renteria and Mike
Matheny with a runner on second in the
St. Louis ninth, then the drama really
began.
Dave Veres relieved Morris to begin
the inning and Matt Williams. brutal-
ized by boos from the home crowd and
hitless in 15 at-bats in the series, nar-
rowly missed a home run to right field
with a double off the bullpen fence.
Damian Miller's sacrifice bunt
advanced pinch-runner Midre Cum-
mmigs to third. Steve Kline relieved, and
intentionally walked pinch-hitter Greg
Colbrunn to put runners on first and
third with one out.
Arizona manager Bob Brenly, who
had used the suicide squeeze several
times this season. called for it from
Womack. But he couldn't make contact
with a breaking ball in the dirt, and
Cummings was tagged out easily.
Colbrunn moved to second on the
play, and Danny Bautista replaced him
as a pinch-runner.
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The Protest Movement
Did it save or cost lives?
Truong Nhu Tang,
a founder of the National
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in his book A Viet Cong
Memoir, "The Western
anti-war movements
had contributed much
to our victory."
Question:
Did the Protest
Movement shorten
the war and save lives,
or prolong the war
and cost lives?
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www.garylillie.com

Four pitches later, Womack slapped a
single to left field. Kerry Robinson
fielded the ball cleanly and made a
strong throw to the plate, but had no
chance to get Bautista.
NEw YORK YANKEES 9, OAKLAND 2
The New York Yankees calmly boarded
a plane yesterday night for another
cross-country flight to another playoff
showdown.
For any other baseball team, it would
have been a thrilling journey to a game
almost nobody thought would be
played.
But these are the Yankees. There is no
postseason territory over which they
haven't soared before.
Bernie Williams drove in five runs as
the Yankees tied their AL division series
with the Oakland Athletics at two
games each with a 9-2 victory.
Playing with poise and pride on the
brink of postseason elimination,
Williams and New York finished two
days in Oakland with two wins - and
afterward, nobody in a New York uni-
form would admit to even an ounce of
surprise.
"We were all aware of the situation,"
Williams said. "There was no sense in
rubbing it in. We knew we were down
two games to one, and it was a must-
win situation ... but you don't want to be
pins and needles out there."
SEAE 6, CLEVELAND 2: Nine outs
away from having all those wins and
records overshadowed by failure, the
Seattle Mariners simply wouldn't let
their special season end.
They didn't panic. Instead, they did
whatever it took.
And won again.
Rookie Ichiro Suzuki provided the
key hit and the Mariners staved off an
early postseason exit yesterday with a 6-
2 win over the Cleveland Indians to
force a decisive Game 5 back in Seattle.
"It was down to nine outs," outfielder
Mike Cameron said. "There was no ten-
sion. It was just a matter of swinging the
bats, and waiting for that one break."
WEBB
Continued from Page 1B
Capturing the second and third
places for the Wolverines were two
seniors, Mike Wisniewski, and Mark
Pilja who ran 25:44 and 25:48, respec-
tively.
The meet was somewhat of a break-
through race for Wisniewski, who
showed for the first time in a race this
season that he is ready to run with the
top guys in the country.
"I haven't been running well (this
season),"Wisniewski said. The senior
attributed his fatigue to the high
mileage he ran this summer. His
improvement yesterday may be due to a
slight decrease in mileage, in addition
to a week off of racing which gave his
legs a chance for some recovery.
"I should be good from here," Wis-
niewski said.
Pilja has been a model of consistency
this season for the Wolverines, and
Sunday's race was no exception.
"It's exciting," Pilja said. "We were
hoping to go 1-2-3 (in the race) and
have six in the top eight, and we did".
Perhaps the biggest surprise for the
Wolverines was a fifth-place finish from
sophomore Nick Stanko, who covered
the course in a time of 26:07. Stanko
has been running well this season, but
his finishes hasn't necessarily reflected
his ability.
"I've had a couple rough weeks,"
Stanko said. "But, I think the work I did
this summer is finally catching up."
Rounding out Michigan's finishers
were Tom Greenless, who came home
in 26:14, Ryan Hesselink, who crossed
the line two seconds after Greenless,
and Nathan Brannen who crossed the
line in 26:47.
"We did well," Warhurst said.

"We've been training hard, and not too
concerned with racing:'
This will change drastically in the
weeks to come. As the team enters into
the last month of the season, racing will
become much more important. But,
Warhurst isn't too concerned.
"We're going to do things I've been
doing for the last ten years," Warhurst
said. "We'll be ready."
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