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2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - April 8, 2002

6

CLUBSPORTsWEEKLY
- Edited by Jim Web
Women's frisbee provides
the 'ultimate experience'

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Who: Justin Toman
Hometown: Wallingford, Conn.

Sport: Men's gymnastics
Year: Senior

By Josh Holman and Matt Kramer
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's ultimate fris-
bee team won the prestigious Spring
Phling this weekend at Penn State Uni-
versity. The 18-member team went
undefeated in both round-robin and
tournament play, finally dispatching
Bucknell 12-8 in the championship
game.
It was a tournament that in more than
one way summed up the Ultimate expe-
rience. After enduring a cramped hotel
stay miles from the tournament site, and
suffering fromApril snow and wind that
would constantly send their disc onto
campus roads, the women of Flywheel
were still able to pick up and leave as
winners.
Traditionally, colleges don't use their
school mascot as their Ultimate Frisbee
team mascot, and the Michigan club
Flywheels are no different.
'All of the Ann Arbor ultimate fris-
bee team names came from the car
industry," said Public Health grad stu-
dent Jess Huff, who has competed with

the team for five years.
"The women's city team call them-
selves 'Clutch,' so we decided to call
ourselves either Platinum or Flywheel.
We voted on Flywheel. Flywheels are
the part of the car that keeps it running."
Whatever a flywheel is, it seems fit-
ting for an Ultimate team, which throws
an object shaped like a wheel that flies
through the air. As easy as that may
seem, first-time Ultimate players can
often be weeded out in a hurry.
"I was absolutely terrible when I
started playing this sport," said Huff,
who had only played once in her life
before joining the team. "But the great
thing about this team is that it's the most
supportive environment I can imagine."
The team's support group is now
starting to multiply. This year marked
the first time that the club was split
into 'A' and 'B' teams. For years the
club had been stretching its resources
just to find members, but it has to
turn people away.
"Five years ago, when I started play-
ing, there really wasn't a college team,"
Huff said. "Most of the time, when we

What: Toman won the Nissen-Emery Award this year as the top male
gymnast in the nation. After leading his team to a fourth-place finish
this weekend in the NCAA Championships in Normal, Okla. Toman is in
his fourth year as team captain, and will receive the Big Ten Medal of
Honorlater this week. The award honors the best male and female ath-
letes at each Big Ten school.
SoiRnBRIEFS

The Michigan women's ultimate frisbee club travelled to State College this
weekend to compete in the prestigious Spring Phling.

went to tournaments, we ended up tak-
ing city players with us who weren't
college students, and we could not win
a single game."
The team has improved dramatically
since then. This weekend's victory at
Spring Phling was the team's second
consecutive tournament victory; the
club took home first place in the South

Bend Invitational earlier this season.
Now their team's goals are turned
toward the national tournament in
Spokane, Wash.
"Realistically, if we play as well as
we possibly can, under the best situa-
tions, I really think we can finish in
top eight in the nation at Nationals,"
Huff said.

Men's crew outdone

6MINOTES

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By Chare Paras
Daily Sports Writer
Rarely does one find the synthesis of
power and grace exhibited by the
Michigan men's crew team.
Throughout the winter, the team
trains indoors to prepare itself for the
rigors of competition that arrive with
the first weeks of spring. Constantly
pushing themselves, the Wolverines,
who finished 11th in the nation last sea-
son, work toward one goal.
"We're striving for the highest nation-
al finish that we can have," coach Gregg
Hartsuff said.
Although men's crew is a club sport
at Michigan, the Wolverines compete
against other varsity teams around the
nation, including the Intercollegiate
Rowing Association Championships,
the largest regatta in the country.
The team is varsity in everything but
name - and funding. This does not
matter in rowing though, since the IRA
allows club teams to compete as long as
they meet the same criteria as varsity
teams.
But it was not varsity status that con-
cerned the Wolverines on Saturday
morning. Michigan hosted its only
home event of the year, when the
Wolverines faced Virginia and Michi-
gan State in the Michigan Invitational at
Ford Lake.
Michigan, which is among the upper
echelon of club teams, rowed against
the University of Virginia, a team that
had been in the top of the club ranks
before and wanted to recapture its elite
stature.
"Last year they didn't have such a
great year," Hartsuff said. "But they
obviously retained some big powerful
guys. They really came in prepared for
the races."

In the icy chill of Saturday morning,
the Cavaliers proved victorious in the
most important race of the day, the var-
sity eight. Virginia's eight-man boat
handily defeated the Michigan eight by
three whole seconds, as the Cavaliers
completed the 2000-meter course in a
time of 6:06.2.
The loss came as a great disappoint-
ment to the struggling Wolverines.
Michigan has had better workouts than
last year, when it finished just outside
the top 10 nationally. But it could not
put it together on the water. The times
of its workouts were dramatically better
than the times posted by the team on
Saturday.
"We had a race last weekend in Itha-
ca, against Cornell and Marist," Hart-
suff said. "I identified some technical
problems at that race that we started
working on last week. We started get-
ting better at it. Coming into this week-
end we were getting better, but we
aren't there yet."
To make matters worse, Matt Gra-
ham, the seventh seat on the varsity
eight, pulled a muscle, and Mike Chris-
tianson, the sixth seat, was sick this
week. Both missed Saturday's event.
Michigan did not leave the lake
empty handed, though. Not only did the
second varsity eight fend off Virginia's
second eight, but the Wolverines' four
man boat also beat Virginia's four by a
little over a half a second.
But it was against Michigan State
that Michigan had the most success.
The Wolverines raced their four eight-
man varsity boats against Michigan
State's lone eight-man boat. The
Wolverines won the race in dramatic
fashion, capturing not only the winning
spot, but also the second and third place
spots before- the Spartans crossed the
finishing line.

In the final round of the Indiana
Invitational, the Michigan women's
golf team rallied behind an even-par
round of 74 from junior Kim Benedict
and a pair of 75s from seniors LeAnna
Wicks and Courtney Reno to erase a
10-stroke deficit. With the strong
round, the Wolverines won their fifth
tournament of the season.
Benedict finished with a three-day
total of 225, good for a tie for sec-
ond. She placed six shots behind
Michigan State's Emily Bastel, the
tournament leader. Wicks also used
her strong final round to jump into
the top 10.
With the win, the Wolverines set a
school record for victories in a season.
-from Staff reports
Men's golf battles
inclement weather
Weather was a major factor at the
Marshall Invitational this weekend.
After a two-hour snow delay post-
poned the start of the final round,
the Michigan men's golf team bat-
tled sub-40 degree temperatures to
place seventh out of 20 teams.
On the last day, the Wolverines
compiled a 298 total - three shots
better than their second round. Scott
Carlton, Kyle Kilcherman, and David
Nichols all fired three-over 74s.
Senior Andrew Chapman led
Michigan after bursting out of the
gate with an opening round 69. On
the weekend, he tied for seventh,
ending up just seven shots behind
Kentucky's John Holmes, the tour-
nament leader.
As a team, it was Michigan's
fourth-best finish of the year. The
team's highest finish was a fourth

place performance at the Badger
Invitational back in September.
-from Staff reports
Rowers stroke to
victory versus State
The No. 8 Michigan women's row-
ing team continued it's dominance as
it won five out of six races against
the No. 12 Michigan State. All four
of the varsity boats won their races
to earn Michigan its second victory
of the young rowing season.
The first varsity eight turned in a
time of 7:04:20 en route to its eight-
second win over the Spartans. The
win increased its record to 2-1 on
the season.
The Wolverines' first varsity four
also won by a sizable margin. They
crossed the finish line more than 13
seconds ahead of the Spartans
It was Michigan's third match of
the year and its first since splitting
the ACC/Big Ten Double Dual last
weekend.
Michigan's next race will by at
the Buckeye Invitational next Satur-
day where No. 3 Ohio State and
Michigan State will be among their
competition.
-fom Staff reports
Men's track soaks
up sun and success
The Michigan men's track and
field. team traveled to Durham, N.C.
for a non-scoring meet this weekend.
The Wolverines performed well, with
all three of the relay teams placing in
the top five, and 11 individual per-
formances placing in the top 10.
Senior tri-captain Ike Okenwa took
first place in the 100-meter dash of
the developmental heats with a time
of 10:96 while Nathan Taylor came
in second with a mark of 11:10.
In the field events, Robert Arnold
delivered Michigan's top perform-
ance by clearing a height of 6-foot-8
to place eighth in the high jump.
The Wolverines will be off next
weekend but will return to competi-
tion in two weeks for the Mt. SAC
Relays and the Eastern Michigan
Invitational.
-from Staff reports
DAILYSCaORE IBc

Griffey goes down for
next six to eight weeks
CINCINNATI - Reds star Ken
Griffey Jr. will miss at least 3 to 6
weeks after injuring his troublesome
right knee in a rundown during yester-
day's game against Montreal.
Griffey partially tore the patella ten-
don and partially dislocated his right
kneecap. Cincinnati placed the All-Star
center fielder on the 15-day disabled
list after a 10-inning, 6-5 win over the
Expos.
"It's a serious injury," team doctor
Timothy Kremchek said after Griffey
had an MRI exam.
The Reds will try to treat Griffey
with rest and rehabilitation.
Kremchek said there was an "out-
side chance" Griffey will need an oper-
ation. If surgery is required, Griffey
would likely be out for the rest of the
season, the doctor said.
Griffey, who was bothered during
spring training by tendinitis in the
same knee, was hurt as he was being
tagged by Expos third baseman Chris
Truby in the seventh inning. Griffey
had tried to score from third base on a
grounder and was trapped in a run-
down.
Last year, Griffey missed most of
the first three months because of a par-
tially torn left hamstring.
Schilling shuts down
Brewers with 17 K's
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Curt
Schilling has never been more domi-
nant than he was yesterday.
He struck out a career-high 17 and
threw his second career one-hitter in
overpowering Milwaukee and leading
the Arizona Diamondbacks past the
Brewers 2-0.
"I don't know if he can pitch any bet-
ter," Brewers manager Davey Lopes
said. "And if he can, I don't want to see
it."
But Eric Young swears he's seen

Schilling sharper than this.
"It was on TV;" Young said. "In the
World Series."
Schilling had three stellar starts in the
World Series, where he was named co-
MVP with fellow ace Randy Johnson.
Schilling was so motivated by his
postseason performance that he vowed
to approach the new season with similar
ferocity. It's produced 16 shutout
innings and just seven hits and two
walks to go with 26 strikeouts.
"My goal going into spring training
this year was to be where I was in Octo-
ber last year," Schilling said. "I feel that
in my fast two starts I've done that."
Schilling (2-0) allowed only Raul
Casanova's clean single to right field in
the second inning. He did not permit a
runner to reach second base.
The shutout was the Diamondbacks'
third of the season in six games.
Malone interested in
gubernatorial race
LITTLE ROCK - NBA star Karl
Malone is considering running for
Arkansas governor when he retires
from basketball.
His agent, Dwight Manley, con-
firmed Friday that Malone is think-
ing about such a race, though he has
no immediate plans to retire.
He also has said he's pondering a
run for governor of Utah, where he
now plays for the Utah Jazz.
Manley said Malone is a "natural
leader," and that he's looking at poli-
tics because he "wants to help
Arkansas prosper through population
growth and development."
Malone, 38, was born in Louisiana
and has a ranch in the El Dorado
area.
Malone has another season beyond
this one, worth about $20 million in
salary, remaining on his current con-
tract with the Jazz.
The filing period for Arkansas'
November election has closed, so the
next time anyone could run for the
office is in 2006.

0

'M'sCHIEDULE
Tuesday. April 9
Baseball vs. St. Joseph's (Ind.), 3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10
Softball at Central Michigan (DH), 2 p.m.
Baseball vs. Central Michigan, 3 p.m.
Friday. April 12
Softball vs. Minnesota, 4 p.m.
Baseball at Illinois, 7:35 p.m.
M Golf at Ohio State Kepler Invitational
Saturday. April 13
Football in Spring Game, 1 p.m.
Softball vs. Minnesota, 2 p.m.
Baseball at Illinois (DH), 5:05 p.m.
M Golf at Ohio State Kepler Invitational
W Golf at Iowa Hawkeye Invitational
W Rowing at Ohio State Buckeye Invitational
W Track/Field at Miami (Ohio) Invitational
Sunday. April 14
Softball vs. Wisconsin (DH), Noon
M Tennis vs. Iowa, Noon
W Tennis at Iowa, 12 a.m.
Baseball at Illinois, 2:05 p.m.
M Golf at Ohio State Kepler Invitational
W Golf at Iowa Hawkeye Invitational
CARD

W

MLB STANDINGS

NBA STANDINGS

NHL STANDINGS

AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
NY Yankees
Boston
Tampa Bay
Toronto
Baltimore
Central Division
Cleveland
Minnesota
Kansas City
Chi. Sox
Detroit
West Division
Oakland
Anaheim
Seattle
Texas
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
Atlanta
Philadelphia
NY Mets
Montreal
Florida
Central Division
Pittsburgh
Houston
Cincinnati
St. Louis
Milwaukee
Chi. Cubs
West Division

W
5
3
3
2
1

W
5
5
2
2
0,

PCT
.833
.750
.500
.400
.167
PCT
.833
.833
.400
.333
.000
PCT
.667
.600
.600
.167
PCT
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
PCT
.800
.500
.500
.500
.333
.200
PCT

GB
1
2
2.5
4
GB
2.5
3
5
GB
0.5
0.5

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Eastern Division
W L
x-New Jersey 49 28
x-Boston 45 32
Orlando 41 34
Philadelphia 40 36
Washington 35 42
Miami 33 43
New York 29 47
Central Division
W L
x-Detroit 46 30
Charlotte 41 35
Milwaukee 39 37
Toronto 38 38
Indiana 37 39
Atlanta 31 45
Cleveland 27 49w
Chicago 17 59
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Midwest Division

Pct
.636
.584
.547
.526
.455
.434
.382
Pct
.605
.539
.513
.500
.487
.408
.355
.224
Pct
.693
.684
.618
.553
.360
.316
.263
Pct
.750
.701
.605
.558
.494
.442
.263

GB
4
7
8
14
15
19
GB
5
7
8
9
15
19
29
GB
.5
5
10
25
28
32
GB
3
11
14
19
23
37

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L
x-Philadelphia 41 25
x-N.Y. Islanders 39 27
x-New Jersey 38 28
N.Y. Rangers 35 36
Pittsburgh 28 38
Northeast Division
W L
x-Boston 42 23
x-Toronto 39 25
x-Ottawa 38 25
Montreal 35 29
Buffalo 34 34
Southeast Division
W L
Carolina 32 26
Washington 34 33
Tampa Bay 26 38
Florida 22 43
Atlanta 19 47
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division

Pts
94
90
89
78
68
Pts
98
92
92
85
79
Pts
84
80
66
57
51
PtsI
114
93
90
69
55
Pts
96
88
86
77
70
Pts
95
91
89
86
69

GF GA
227 183
227 214
195 182
221 247
189 230
GF GA
227 194
228 200
234199
201198
205193
GF GA
206 211
219 234
170 208
169 236
177 277
GF GA
243 176
209 198
212 180
188 216
155 240
GF GA
206 164
198 178
239 204
196 212
185 222
GF GA
238188
207 182
208 196
206 203
174 194

x-Dallas
x-San Antonio
x-Minnesota
GB Utah
- Houston
- Denver
- Memphis
Pacific Division

W
52
52
47
42
27
24
20
W
57
54
46
43
38
34
20

L
23
24
29
34
48
52
56
L
19
23
30
34
39
43
56

z-Detroit 51
Chicago 40
St. Louis 39
Nashville 28
Columbus 21
Northwest Division
W
y-Colorado 44
Edmonton 36
Vancouver 38
Calgary 31
Minnesota 25
Pacific Division
W
x-San Jose 42
Los Angeles 38
Phoenix 37
Dallas 35
Anaheim 29

L
16
25
27
38
44
L
27
27
30
33
33
L
25
25
25
27
40

*1

GB
1.5
1.5
1.5
2.5
3
GB

x-Sacramento
x-L.A. Lakers
x-Portland
Seattle
L.A. Clippers
Phoenix
Golden State

.

x-clinched playoff spot

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