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June 02, 1981 - Image 15

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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, June 2, 1981-Page 15"

Award-winning tracksters
close out regular season

,. ,

F Bruce,
lauded as
men win
The Wolverine tracksters continued
their winning ways last weekend in
East Lansing as they captured the Cen-
tral Collegiate Championship for the
fourth straight year. Michigan literally
ran away with the title, garnering 1391/3
points to second place Michigan State's
88 and third place Wisconsin's 73 5/6.
*And at the end of the meet, Blue
sprinter Andrew Bruce was named the
Central Collegiate Championship's
Outstanding Performer, while
Michigan's skipper, Jack Barvey, was
named CCC Coach of the Year.
JOHN NEILSON started the contest
off on the right foot for the Wolverines
Friday by taking first in the shotput
with his heave of 59'5". Philip Wells,
P.another Michigan' shot-putter, took
third in the event with his toss of 55'
Saturday, James Ross kept the
momentum going for the Wolverines by
placing first in the long jump with a
leap of 24'3 /", while Dave Lugin
clsimed first in the high jump'clearing'
6'103/". Both Ross and Lugin also took
firsts in the Big Ten Championships
held in East Lansing two weeks ago.
BRUCE, WHO set a ,Big Ten record
with his time of 10.25 in the 100 meters
at East Lansing two weeks ago, took
first place in the event once again with
his time of 10.83. Darold Gholston
finished second in a time of 10.99. In the
200 meters, Bruce claimed another first
place for the Wolverines with a time of
Michigan locked up the top four
places in the 5,000-meter run. Gerard
Donakowski led the pack of Wolverines
as he crossed the finish line at the
14:20.08 mark. Dave Lewis, came in
next with a time of 14:21.78 while Bill
O'Reilly captured third just two secon-
ds off Lewis' pace. Bill Weidenbach
rounded out the pack claiming fourth
with a time of 14:32.49. In the 800
meters, Mike Shea took another first
for Michigan meters in a time of 1.51.02.
Scott Erikson placed second in the
discus with a toss of 16851/". Two
weeks ago, Eriksson finished first in the

discus at the Big Ten Championships
also held at East Lansing.
There was one dark spot for the
Wolverines, however. Although the 400-
meter relay team of Ross, Derek Har-
per, Gholston, and Bruce took first, it
failed to qualify to compete in the
NCAA championships with its time of
41.31. Coach Harvey said earlier last
week that he would like to qualify the
The Wolverines will go on to round
out their season at the NCAA cham-

Penny Neer became the first All-
American in Michigan women's track
history at the AIAW track champion-
ships held at Austin, Texas this past
Wveekend by finishing fifth in the discus,
with a throw of 163'".
"She did great considering the con-
ditions she had to compete under,"
commented coach Ken "Red" Sim-
mons. Heavy rain storms, replete with
thunder and lightning, plagued much of
the meet, and caused the surface of the
throwing circle used for the discus to
be very slippery.
FOUR OTHER Michigan athletes
competed in this meet: Debbie
Williams (javelin), Lori Thornton (long
jump), Melanie Weaver (3,000 meters),
and Sue Frederick (800 meters).c
Williams had a solid performance,
getting off a throw of 1588", but it was
only good for eighth in this talent-
packed meet.
Frederick had a similarly frustrating
experience, as she ran a good 2:10 in the
trial heats of the 800, and a superlative
2:07.86 in the semi-finals, only to miss
qualifying for the final by a mere .01
seconds. Frederick's time was a per-
sgial best by almost a second; it would
have placed her fourth in the final, won
by LeAnn Warren of Oregon in 2:06.07.

THORNTON AND Weaver did not
fare well in their events, as Thornton
fouled on all three of her attempts in the
long jump, and Weaver faded out of the
top ten in the finals of the 3,000; both
had had long, tiring seasons.
This meet marked the end of the out-
door season for Michigan, the most
successful season the women
tracksters have enjoyed since the
team's inception four years ago. The
Wolverines placed fourth in the Big Ten
meet in May, their best finish ever, and
won the Central Michigan Invitational

... top CCC performer
pionships to be held next week in Baton
Rouge. Currently, there are nine
Wolverines qualified to compete at the
meet. Ross will compete in the long
jump while high jumper Dave Lugin
will try for the NCAA crown in his
specialty. Shelby Johnson isqualified in
the intermediate hurdles. Butch
Woolfolk and Bruce both will compete
in the 100 meters while Donakowski and
Lewis will run in the 10,000 meter event.
American League
netroit 4, Milwaukee 3
(12 innings)
Kansas City 3 Seattle 2
california 3, Toronto0
sNational League
Philadelphia 5, New York 4
St. Loui 4, Montreal 2

... standout discus thrower
in April. The squad also finished second
in the Ohio State Invitational out of 13
This season also marked Simmons'
last year at the helm of women's track
and cross-country programs at
Simmons, who participated in the
1932 Olympics as a 400-meter hurdler
for the United States, has been the head
coach for track and cross-country since
each program began, and has been
described as the "father of women's
track and field at the University." A
replacement is expected to be named
within the next few weeks.

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