2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - February 11, 2002
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Who: Elise Ray Sport: Women's gymnastics
Hometown: Columbia, Md. Year: Sophomore
What: In front of a crowd of 3,037 at Crisler Arena, Ray posted a season-
high all-around score of 39.625 to lead Michigan in an upset over No. 2
Georgia. Competing in all four events for the first time since the season
opener in Maui Ray was the all-around champion winning two events, the
balance beam and vault. She also tied for second with two other Wolverines
- Calli Ryals and Amy Kuczera - in the uneven bars. Ray
American pride lives on
Brannen is sole win
for Men's Track
The Michigan men's track and field
team finished third in the USTCA
Collegiate Challenge this weekend.
Big Ten rivals Indiana (105.25) and
Penn State (99.25) were the only com-
petitors in the 14-team event that fin-
ished above Michigan (59.75).
Michigan received NCAA provi-
sional marks from Nathan Brannen and
Jeremy Schneider in the two-day event.
Brannen continued his emergence
as one of the top performers for the
Wolverines as he won the 800-meter
run with a time of 1:48.73.
Brannen, who is one of the top
freshman runners in the nation, was the
only Wolverine to win an event. The
time allowed Brannen to post a NCAA
provisional mark in his fourth event.
The 800-meter was Michigan's
strongest event as Schneider came in
fifth place and four runners finished in
the top 25. Schneider was also a mem-
ber of the distance medley relay which
In the field event, senior Robert
Arnold cleared a height of 6-9 in the
high jump to finish in second place.
-From staff reports.
Faulk that! Patriots'
tailback goes to jail
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Less than
a week after winning the Super Bowl,
New England running back Kevin
Faulk was jailed after police said he
became verbally abusive when told not
to move a traffic barricade.
Faulk disputes the charges, accord-
ing to attorney Jason Robideaux. He
said Faulk's passenger moved a barri-
cade and Faulk's wife became belliger-
"Kevin's wife became upset, and
possibly verbally abusive, and so did
one of Kevin's friends. Kevin did not.
He told his wife to call me, and for her
to be quiet and go home," Robideaux
Faulk was free on $450 bond. An
answering machine picked up calls to
the number Robideaux gave for him.
He was arrested about 3:30 a.m. Sat-
urday in a big parking lot from which
police regularly roust people who don't
want to stop partying when bars close
at 2 a.m., Cpl. Mark Francis, Lafayette
Police Department spokesman, said
Part of the lot was barricaded, and
Faulk removed a barricade so he could
drive off, Francis said.
Felid-goal percentage leaders
Bailey 38-62 .613
Young 89-153 .582
Queen 37-81 .457.
Free-throw percentage leaders
3-point percentage leaders
The tattered flag from the World Trade Center is carried by Olympians
during the opening ceremonies Friday night.
AFC lays down the Law in Hawaii '.M'SCHEDULE
HONOLULU (AP) - Former Michigan quarterback
Tom Brady could only watch as Rich Gannon stole the
show in the Pro Bowl.
Six days after leading the New England Patriots to a
Super Bowl win, the 24-year-old was a third-string quar-
terback in the AFC's 38-30 victory over the NFC on Satur-
Instead, it was Gannon of Oakland who threw two
touchdown passes in just more than a quarter as the AFC
starter, including a 55-yard strike to Marvin Harrison for
the squad's first score after trailing 10-0.
Gannon was selected the player of the game for the sec-
ond straight year, becoming the first two-time winner. He
completed eight of 10 passes for 137 yards as the teams
combined for 34 first-quarter points, the most points in a
quarter in a Pro Bowl.
Brady, the Super Bowl MVP, waited patiently on the
sideline for his turn.
Sitting alone on the end of the bench minutes before
halftime, his eyes fixed on the highlights of the Patriots'
victory over St. Louis last Sunday showing on the big
Brady finally got his chance with 14:16 left, with the
AFC well on its way to winning its fifth Pro Bowl in six
Brady finished 2-of-5 for 22 yards and an interception
to Washington's Champ Bailey that led to an NFC touch-
down. He hadn't been picked off since a divisional playoff
game against the Raiders in the snow.
One member of the Super Bowl champions did dazzle.
Former Michigan conerback Ty Law intercepted Donovan
McNabb's pass late in the game and ran 31 yards before
pitching the ball to Ray Lewis, who went 13 yards for the
AFC's final touchdown.
It's not just the pretty plays that make a Pro Bowl.
Gannon raised his throwing arm into the air to celebrate
an ugly 30-yard completion to Troy Brown in the first
quarter. Gannon handed off to Priest Holmes, who pitched
the ball back to Gannon and he threw a wobbly pass down-
field that was so underthrown that Brown had to run sever-
al yards back toward the line of scrimmage to haul it in.
Holmes went on to score on the drive.
M Basketball at Colorado State, 9 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 13
M Basketball at Purdue, 6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 14
W Tennis vs. Tennessee, 6 p.m.
W Basketball at Iowa, 8 p.m.
Friday. Feb. 15
Wrestling at Iowa,
Softball vs. Loyola I
.Calif.), 1:30 p.m.
Softball vs. Pacific
(Poway, Calif.), 4
Green Bay's Ahman Green is tackled by a
host of AFC defenders in the AFC's win.
Golden start: U.S. takes
first in snowboarding
Through nine events
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - Snow-
boarder Kelly Clark won America's
first gold medal of these Olympics
yesterday with a high-flying, dominat-
ing performance on the halfpipe..
With "Welcome to the Jungle" by
Guns n' Roses blaring in the back-
ground, Clark put in a run to remem-
ber, flying higher and landing more
dangerous jumps than anyone in the
Clark's score of 47.9 easily beat
Doriane Vidal of France, who scored a
43.0. Fabienne Reuteler of Switzer-
land won the bronze.
"I'm so psyched. It's so amazing,"
said Clark, an 18-year-old junior
world champion. "I can't even explain
what I'm feeling right now."
American Shannon Dunn, the
bronze medalist in Nagano, finished
fifth and teammate Tricia Byrnes was
But the day belonged to Clark, and
to snowboarders all over who have
tried to lose their widely perceived
image as a bunch of slacker rebels.
Waging a battle among themselves,
they are trying to decide if competing
in the Olympics stays true to the indi-
vidualistic nature of the game.
Yesterday, the Olympics seemed
like just the right place for this sport.
In the packed stands, young men
"" Germany 1
WE U.S.A . 1
Nor way 1
Id Silver Bronze Total
1 3 5
1 1 3
2 0 3
1 0 2
1 0 2
1 0 2
Saturday, Feb. 16 Men's and women's track will host the
W Tennis vs. Kentucky, 11 a.m. Harold Silverston Invitational Saturday.
M Tennis vs. Clemson (Tuscaloosa, Ala.), 4 p.m.
Softball vs. Cal-Santa Barbara (Poway, Calif.), 4 p.m.
Softball vs. Southern Utah (Poway, Calif.), 6:30 p.m.
M Gymnastics vs. Illinois-Chicago, 7 p.m.
Hockey vs. Michigan State (Detroit, Mich.), 7:35 p.m.
M Track/Field hosts Harold Silverston Invitational
W Track/Field hosts Harold Silverston Invitational
Water Polo at Princeton Tournament
M Tennis at Alabama, 12 p.m.
Softball vs. Pittsburgh (Poway, Calif.), 12:30 p.m.
M Basketball vs. Indiana, 1 p.m.
W Gymnastics at West Virginia, 2 p.m.
Wrestling at Wisconsin, 2 p.m. CST
W Basketball vs. Purdue, 5 p.m.
W Golf at Lady Aztec Invitational (Lake San Marcos, Calif.)
Water Polo at Princeton Tournament
Monday Feb. 18
W Golf at Lady Aztec Invitational (Lake San Marcos, Calif.)
Wednesday, Feb. 20
W Swim/Diving hosts Big Ten Championships, 7 p.m.
painted out "U.S.A." on their bare
chests in the subfreezing cold. Before
the event, break dancers boogied in
the parking lot. A rock band played
It was all part of an X-treme day
that belonged to Clark, the Vermont
resident who won medals in three of
her first four World Cup events this
season, but never on a stage as big as
"I've never seen anything like it -
to have all this support here in the
U.S.," Clark said.
Before her second run - the one
that gave her the gold - she stood at
the top of the halfpipe, and pumped a
fist before she began.
She won the event with a maneuver
called a McTwist, a 540-degree invert-
ed spin, then followed with a 720-
degree jump at the bottom.
Before that, she jumped higher
above the lip of the halfpipe than any
of her competitors. It's called ampli-
tude, which carries extra weight in the
world of Olympic judging, and Clark
was up to the task.
After her score was announced,
Clark jumped into the arms of her
coach, then scaled one of the restrain-
ing fences to celebrate with some
more people she knows.
While that played out, Vidal looked
on with a smile - knowing there was
no beating the American on this day.
PECHSTEIN SETS WORLD RECORD:
Claudia Pechstein set another world
speedskating record at the Utah
Olympic Oval, winning the 3,000-
meter race yesterday to upstage Ger-
man rival Anni Friesinger.
The flamboyant Friesinger had won
every 3,000 race during the World
Cup season and hoped to get started
on capturing three gold medals at the
Salt Lake City Games.
- But Pechstein stole the show, shat-
tering her own world record by cross-
ing the line in 3:57.70 seconds -
more than 1 1/2 seconds ahead of the
old mark of 3:59.26.
"This is just too much," Pechstein
said. "I had a small dip halfway
through the race, but I kept it up till
Renate Groenewold of the Nether-
lands (3:58.94) and Canada's Cindy
Klassen (3:58.97) also went under the
previous record to claim silver and
It was the second record in two days
at the track, which is considered the
world's fastest ice.
Friesinger wound up fourth, fading
badly on her final lap to cross the line
"It was anybody's game, even
though Anni has won a lot," said
American Jennifer Rodriguez, who
finished seventh. "Anni had all the
Cooling down on the inner track,
Friesinger watched helplessly as three
skaters eclipsed her time.
W L T7
Philadelphia 33 15 6
N.Y. Islanders 28 20 6 3
N.Y. Rangers 27 24 4
New Jersey 24 21 8 3
Pittsburgh 22 25 6 4
W L T 0
Boston 31 15 4 7
Toronto - 30 18 5 4
Ottawa 28 18 7
Montreal 24 22 8
Buffalo 23 25 6 1
Tampa Bay 20
Detroit 39 11
Chicago 32 18
St. Louis 30 17
Nashville 22 25
Columbus 15 33
American 18-year old Kelly Clark got her first taste of Olympic gold in the halfplpe
event. Her medal was also the first gold one for the United States.
West 135, East 120
Toronto at CLEVELAND, 7 P.M.
Utah at INDIANA, 7 P.M.
New Jersey at ATLANTA, 7:30 P.M.
Phoenix at Detroit, 7:30 P.M.
NY Knicks at ORLANDO, 8 P.M.
Milwaukee at CHICAGO, 8:30 P.M.
Memphis at HOUSTON, 8:30 P.M.
Boston at DENVER, 9 P.M.
Dallas at SEATTLE, 10 P.M.
Washington at LA LAKERS, 10:30 P.M.
San Antonio at SACRAMENTO, 10:30 P.M.
NY RANGERS 4, Pittsburgh 3
MINNESOTA 4, NY Islanders 3
Buffalo at NEW JERSEY, Inc.
Edmonton at PHOENIX, [NC.
Carolina at SAN JOSE, Inc.
Dallas at ANAHEIM, INC.
Tampa Bay at WASHINGTON, 7 P.M.
Detroit at MONTREAL, 7:30 P.M.
Atlanta at TORONTO, 7:30 P.M.
Boston at COLORADO, 8 P.M.
Dallas at Los ANGELES, 10:30 P.M.
FRENCH, PORTUGUESE, SPANISH AND ROMANIAN
SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PEACE CORPS?
LEARN HOW PRIOR STUDYOf ROMANCE LANGUAGES
CAN BE USEFUL IN THE PEACE COPRS.
New Jersey at WASHINGTON, 7 P.M.
Pittsburgh at COLuMBus, 7 P.M.
NY Islanders at DETROIT, 7 P.M.
Minnesota at DETROIT, 7 P.M.
Food for Thought