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The Michigan Daily -Thursday, June 9, 1983 - Page 15
onfidence is the key or Weaver

By JEFF FAYE
"It has all come together this
spring."
That is how Michigan women's track
coach Francie Goodridge summed up
the performances Melanie Weaver tur-
ned in over the last three weeks.
AFTER PLACING second in the
10,000 meters with a personal record
33:54.18 at the Big Ten Championships
the weekend of May 20, Weaver went on
to finish third in the NCAA 10,000
championship. Her time eclipsed per-
sonal and school records as she ran an

impressive 33:06.70.
According to Goodridge, the
education graduate's stellar perfor-
mance has been a long time coming,
but expected nevertheless.
"It was a combination of physical
maturing and confidence," said
Goodridge. "She had no idea how good
she was. Melanie would psych herself
out, convince herself that she wasn't as
good as the others in the race."
THE PROBLEM STEMMED from
the beginning of her collegiate career.
Weaver is from the small town of Scot-

tville and arrived at the University
when the athletic department first
established the women's track team.
"I came in when the program was just
getting started," Weaver said. "Right
away I was the number one distance
runner. That is what I thought I wanted,
but it put a lot of pressure on me."
Unfortunately for Weaver, she didn't
respond to the pressure as well as she
might have hoped, and the outstanding
performances were not there.
"IT WAS ALMOST all mental," said
Goodridge. "And the turning point was
her championship last year."
A year ago Weaver won the outdoor
crown in the 10,000 at the conference
meet.
"That made her realize she was as
good as the rest of the runners in the
Big Ten," Goodridge continued. "It put
her up to the level the rest were at in
her own mind."
WEAVER SAID, "I always had
enough confidence but the outdoor
10,000 was a confidence booster. (A con-
ference championship) is pretty much
the goal of every runner."
Goodridge did not always see the con-
fidence Weaver professed to have, but

admitted that part of it might have been
the maturity factor.
"I had to beat her over the head to get
her confidence up," said the coach to
whom Weaver credited much of her
success. "It is tough being a distance
runner in college. First there is cross
country, then indoor track and then
outdoor. She had to peak three times a
year."
Next on the agenda for Weaver is The
Athletic Congress meet, equivalent of
the national AAU meet. She will be run-
ning against all amateur-status run-
ners, not just collegians. If she places in
the top two from the Northern region,
she will qualify for the National Sporta
Festival in July. Unfortunately, there is
no 10,000-meter in the Olympics, so the
incoming Graduate School of Business
Administration student will enter the
3,000.
Also entering the 3,000 will be Mary
Decker-Tabb, the premier female 3,000-
meter runner in the world. When asked
about running against her, Weaver
said, "She's so good! She builds such
strong leads early that it would be
crazy to try to keep up with her. I hope
to do well against the rest of the run-
ners, though."

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Scoreboard

Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Graduated distance runner Melanie Weaver, during the NCAA indoor track
meet held in March, shows some of the determination that led her to a third-
place finish in the NCAA outdoor 10,000 meters.
Michigan Baseball Statistics-
Hitting

Name, Pos.
Rich Bair, c...................
Chris Sabo, 3b .................
Jeff Jacobson, 2b ..............
BarryLarkin,ss...............
Dan Disher. of-p...............
FredErdmann, If..............
Ken Hayward, lb-p ............
Mike Watters, rf ...............
Chuck Froning, if-of ...........
Dale Sklar, cf ..................
Casey Close, p-of ..............
C. J. Beshke, if.
Jeff Minick, of .... ..... ..
Kurt Zimmerman, if-of ........
Dave Kopf, p-dh ...............
Eric Sanders, ................
DanSygarof..................
Tim Karazim, p ...............
ScottKamieniecki,p...........
Mark Dadabbo, c ..............
MICHIGAN .................
Opponents............ ......
Name
Jamie Piper ...................
Gary Wayne ..................
KenlHaywsard..........
Scott Kamieniecki ...
Tim Karazim ..............
Dave Kopf ...
Rich Stoll .. . ..
Casey Close ..................
Bill Shuta .....................
Dan Disher ....................
Dan Sygar ................
MICHIGAN ... .
Opponent......................
Not including last night's game.

G
55
57
57
55
39
47
57
53
48
50
44
33
19
18
23
18
46
20
14
8
57
57
G
9
15
13
14
15
13
10
5
17
57

AB R H 2B-3B-HR SB
156 27 59 10-5-3 2
201 57 75 16-4-16 18
189 38 68 10-0-10 7
184 50 66 7-3-5 13
60 14 21 3-1-1 8
119 23 41 8-0-4 5
177 38 59 10-1-5 7
128 36 41 9-4-0 12
99 17 30 1-0-0 2
116 31 33 7-1-3 5
79 10 22 4-2-1 3
49 11 13 5-0-0 0
19 1 8 0-0-0 0
10 6 4 1-0-0 3
21 2 8 1-1-1 0
24 4 7 1-0-0 1
19 22 5 2-0-0 9
3 0 0 0-0-0 0
2 0 0 0-0-0 0
1 2 0 0-0-0 0
1681 411 562 95-22-49 100
1557 186 338 49-10-22 62

BB
9
25
22
23
3
26
32
34
15
9
7'e
8
1
5
3
3
5
0
0
0
235
246
BB
15
29
35
19
40
23
47
23
9
246
235

RBI
35
55
61
57
4
29
49
26
16
14
14
9
4
2
3
2
3
0
0
0
563
172
SO
8R
51
43
29
40
40
31
16
6
268
174

AVG.
.379
.374
.360
.369
.350
.345
.334
.321
.303
.285
.279
.265
.421
.400
.381.
.292
.263
.000
.000
.000
.335
.217
ERA
1.56
1.81
2.9
3.13
3.38
3.45
3.58
5.14
6.72
00
3.06
7.41

Arizona St. 6, Oklahoma St. 5 R H E Texas 6, Oklahoma State 5
Arizona State ................102 001 110-6 10 0 R H E
Oklahoma State.............100 000 004-5 7 1 Oklahoma State .......002 011 001 00-5 11 1
Arizona State-Carter, Jefferson (9) and Wakamatsu. Texas ................. 010 000 310 01-6 10 4
Oklahoma State-Livingston, Henneman (7), Kan- Oklahoma State-Schmidt, Kanwisher (8) and Wine.
wisher (8) and Wine. Texas-Clemens, Killingsworth (9) and Hearron.
WP-Carter (12-2). LP-Livingston (15-3). WP-Killingsworth (12-3). LP-Kanwisher (9-4).
HR-Bonds (11), Edwards (16), Incaviglia (23).
Alabama 6, Michigan 5
ALABAMA oh r Ih hi
a b r h bi Larkinss... 4N 1 1
Elbin3b........... 4 2 1 1 Wattersrf......... 4 0 0 0
McClendon dh ..... 5 1 2 0 Sabo3b............ 5 1 1 1
Simspr............ 0 0 0 0 HaywardIb....... 5 1 2 0
Magadanilb ....... 4 1 3 2 Disher pre,......... 0 0 0 0
SkatesIf...........5 1 1 1 Jacobson2b....... 4 0 3 1
Stallings cf ........ 5 0 1 1 Closedh........... 3 1 1 1
Velleggia c ........ 5 0 1 1
Laeh 4 5 1~ Froning ph-dh . 2 0 0 0
Lake 2b ........... 4 0 1 0 rmnif....3 1 1 0
Smitheyrf......... 4 0 1 0 Erdmannf. 3 1
Shipleyss......... 3 1 0 0 Sygarpr-If........ 0 0 0 0
Bairc ............. 3 1 2 0
Sklar cf ........... 4 0 2 1 Kamrieniecki
Totals ............. 39 6 11 6 Totals ............. 37 5 13 4
R H E
Alabama ................................................201 300 000-6 11 1
M ICHIGAN .............................................000 301 100-5 13 3
E-Browne, Larkin, Bair, Silar. DP-Alabama. LOB-Alabama 11, Michigan
10. 2B-Sabo, Close. 3B-Lake, Larkin. HR-Elbin (8). SB-Skates (10),
Velleggia (3), Smithey (13), Lake (11). S-Bair.
Alabama IP H R ER BB SO
BrowneW,11-1................ 6 9 4 4 2 3
Meacham ..................... 2% 4 1 1 1 3
BrauchleS,12................. ' 0 0 0 0 0
Michigan
Kopf L,9-1.............. 31/3 5 4 2 3 1
Kamieniecki .......... 41/ 6 2 0 1 2
Wayne ............. 1/ 0 0 0 1 2
Ha -ward
HBP-Larkin (by Browne). WP-Browne. PB-Bair (2). T-2:56. A-11,246.
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Pitching
SAV W-L IP
1 3-0 17.3
1 7-2 69.7
0 2-0 8.7
7 4-1 46.0
2 9-1 72.0
1 11-2 78.3
0 5-1 50.3
0 3-0 21.0
0 0-1 6.7
0 0-0 0.8
12 49-8 424.0
4 8-49 403.3

54
60
40
66
76
35
12
8
338
562

R/E
3/3
25/14
2/2
19/14
23/16
37/27
35/30
23/20
13/12
5/5
1)/0
186/144
411/332

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