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May 25, 1982 - Image 14

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Page 14-Tuesday, May 25, 1982-The Michigan Daily
Tracksters win Big Ten's

The Michigan men's track team
didn't take a lot of firsts at this
weekend's Big Ten Championships, but
it took the one which counted the most-
that being the top spot in team scoring.
In all, Michigan only got first-place
finishes from Andrew Bruce in the 100-
and 200-meter dashes, Derek Harper in
the long jump and the 400-meter relay
team of Harper, Earl Allen and Andrew
Bruce in the 18-event meet.
"WE KNEW we'd have to win on
second, third and fourth place points,"
said Michigan head coach Jack Har-
"The Wolverines won the meet with
115 points, narrowly edging second-
place Indiana, which scored 109 points.
"We knew it was going to be close,"
said Harvey. "We didn't score as many
points as we hoped to on the first day of
the meet, so we didn't know if we could
win. But the sprints carried us
And leading the way in the sprints for
the Wolverines was Bruce. "I think he's
the only person ever, in the Big Ten, to
win the 60 and 300 two years in a row,
and the 100 and 200 two years in a row
and be a member of the winning 4x10
relay two years ina row," said Harvey.
ALTHOUGH Harper's winning jump
of 24-5 wasn't near his best ever, Har-
vey had nothing but praise for it. "It
was a clutch performance, because he

won with his last jump," said Harvey.
But the most impressive Michigan
performance probably came from the
400-meter relay team. Not only did the
Wolverines win this race. but thevset a

record had been 40.6 which also
belonged to Michigan (1979).
"The key there was Earl Allen, who
was on the football team and came
out," said Harvey. "The last two
weeks. he's been running real well. He

sparked the relay. Everyone ran well,
though, and we had good baton passes."
IN ADDITION to his exploits in the
400-meter relay, Allen came in third
place in the 100-meter dash with a time
of 10.78.
In the 10,000-meter run, Michigan's
Brian Diemer came in second place
behind Illinois' Tom Stevens. Diemer
finished with a time of 8:44.10, while
Stevens broke the tape in 8:37.85.
The Wolverines' Mike Shea also took
a second. He did so in the 800-meter run
with a time of 1:48.19, .52 seconds
behind Ohio State's Scott Rider.
SHELBY JOHNSON finished third in
the 110-meter high hurdles for
Michigan, crossing the finish line in
Wolverine Dave Lugin came very
close to defending his conference title in
the high jump, but had to settle for
second place instead. Lugin and
Wisconsin's Dave Greenwood tied at
seven feet, but Greenwood took first
place on the ensuing jumpoff.
Other Michigan point scorers were
Johnny Nielsen who finished third in
the shot put and Dave Wooley who tied
for second in the pole vault competition.
Finishing behind Michigan and Ohio
State in the team scoring were Wiscon-
sin (84 points), Illinois (62), Michigan
State (57), Minnesota (54), Ohio State
(29), Iowa (25), Purdue (23) and Nor-
thwestern (0).

Sports Information Photo
ANDREW BRUCE of Michigan, shown here is action last season, won in-
dividual titles in the 100- and 200-meter dashes in last weekend's Big Ten
meet. The Wolverines went on to win the team title.


'M' softballers third

American League
Baltimore 7, Toronins5
Chicago 3, KansasCity 1
California at Boston (ppd. by rain)
National League
New York 5, Atignia 3
Philadelphia 9, Cincinnati 1
Montreal2, Houston0
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" Men & Women
"E Univ. at S. Uniy.
"Liberty off State

Michigan's softball team comoleted
its best season ever Sunday as it
finished third in the Association of In-
tercollegiate Athletics for Women
(AIAW) World Series at Norman, Okla.
The Wolverines defeated Rhode
Island, 4-1, and U.S. International, 2-1,
before losing to Oklahoma State, 2-1,
and Texas A&M, 5-0, in the double-
elimination tournament.
OKLAHOMA State and Texas A&M
were slated to play for the champion-
ship yesterday, but the game was
called due to rain.
The Wolverines' championship hopes
lived until Sunday when they were put
to rest by the Aggies. A five-run fourth

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inning, highlighted by a grand slam by
A&M's Josie Carter, made a loser out of
pitcher Laura Reed (7-4) and her
Michigan teammates.
"We just weren't getting the hitting
(against A&M) and the pitching wasn't
as good as we'd had earlier," said
Michigan coach Bob DeCarolis.
Nonetheless, DeCarolis was elated by
his team's performance. "You couldn't
have told me in the beginning of the
year that we'd end up third in the coun-
try," said the second-year coach. "We
were happy with our performance at
the tournament. The kids went all out
and played tough. They worked hard all
season and really wanted it."
The softball team finished with a 31- Reed
14 record... takes the loss
Powers and Reid
ink free agent pacts
By RON POLL ACK year, but did not make the squad.
When Powers was trying to make the
Former Michigan guard John Powers squad last summer, Giants head coach
was signed as a free agent this past Ray Perkins told the Daily that the ex-
weekend by the Pittsburgh Steelers. In Wolverine is "a smart, strong kid with
all, the Steelers signed 10' free agents a good attitude and he has good
over the weekend. These 10 players workouts."
joined the Steelers' 14 draft choices Also signed over the weekend was
yesterday at the team's annual mini- former Michigan running back
camp. Lawrence Reid, by the St. Louis Car-
Powers played for the Wolverines dinals. Reid played at Michigan from
from 1977-1980, and earned a number of 1976-79 during which time he gained 928
honors for his senior campaign. yards on 177 caries. Reid tried out with
POWERS WAS an eighth-round draft and was cut by the Buffalo Bills last
choice by the New York Giants last year.

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