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Women runners benefit
from Buckeyes' defection
By BRYN MICKLE
Ohio State's decision to drop out of
competition turned Saturday's Penn
State Quadrangular into a triangular.
As a result, the Michigan women's
Taking advantage of the reduced
field, Michigan outscored its host, 94-
56. Michigan State brought up the rear
with a score of 16.
Of the day's 16 events, Michigan
athletes earned 11 of the top spots.
Highlights included the Wolverines'
first-place finish in the 4 X 100 relay
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The Michigan women's track team triumphed this past weekend
at the Penn State Quadrangular. Their male counterparts split
their squad to compete in several different events. Among those
who won events were Stan Johanning (Javelin), Theo Molla
(5000-meter run), and Trinity Townsend (800-meter run).
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and Amy Buchholz's victory in the
Michigan coach James Henry said
the Buckeyes' absence hurt the Wol-
verinesmore than ithelpedintermsof
"It would have been nice to have
their strength there," he said.
He said OSU's strength in sprints
would have been a better challenge
than the one provided by either Penn
State or MSU.
Lisa Adams' score of37.2setanew
Michigan team outdoor record in the
Other standout performances in-
cluded Julie Victor's NCAA qualify-
ing discus toss, Richelle Webb's first
sprints, as well as Molly McClimon's
NCAA qualifying time of 16:19.4 in
the 5000-meter run.
"If we can continue at this pace,"
Henry said, "we have the chance to
finish in the top four at Big Ten's."
This week, the team will gear up
for its last home meet, the Len Pad-
dock Invitational, on Saturday.
Men's golf team too hospitable
By ANTOINE PITS 206). Gullion's score ranked as five place.Asecondroundtotalof289,led
DILYSPORTS WRTER strokes better than the nearest competi- by 71 performances by Carson and
It is named the Wolverine Invita- tor to help the Golden Gophers take Dietz, brought Michigan to 10th, but
tional, but last year it belonged to the third. that was as high as the Wolverines
Buckeyes. The Wolverines had two squads would go. Michigan retained 10th
The Michigan men's golf team competing in the tournament thelBlue place with a final round of 298.
hoped to take back the title it won two squad, comprisedof the top five Michi- Michigan's Maize squad, com-
years ago at this year's event but were gangolfers,andtheMaizesquad, which prised of Trent Isgrig, Chris Brock-
notsuccessful,asitwatchedOhioState had the next five. way,CarlCondon,MikeHillandMike
take the championship over the week- The Blue squad tied Marshall for Lyons, finished 16th with a score of
end at Radrick Farms Golf Course. tenth place, 25 strokesoff thelead.The 911.
Ohio State won its second-con- quintet of Bill Lyle, Anthony Dietz, Michigan and six other Big Ten
secutive tournament on Michigan turf, BobHenighan,JamesCarsonandDavid teams used the invitational as a final
shooting a two-under-par 862, three HallpacedtheWolverinestoascoreof tune-up for the Big Ten Champi-
strokesbetterthanKentState.TheBuck- 887. onships,heldthisFridaythroughSun-
eyes werethe only teamin the 17-team Lyle finished as Michigan's best day in Bloomington. While the Wol-
field to finish under par. golfer with a 221 (76-72-73). Dietz's verines were bested by all their Big
The individual champion was 222 (74-71-77) placed just a stroke Ten foes in Ann Arbor, Coach Karras
Minnesota's Joe Gullion (72-68-66- behind Lyle for the team lead. hopes their play will improve next
The Wolverines got off to a slow weekend.
start with a first round score of 300, "I'm guardedly optimistic about
~ putting them 11 strokes behind in 11 th our situation,"coach Jim Karras said
Auto accident shatters
women's Big Ten hopes
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By JAESON ROSENFELD
The Michigan women's golf team
was lucky to escape an auto accident
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ships in Iowa City relatively unharmed.
Unfortunately for theWolverines,inju-
ries to senior Wendy Bigler (Twelve
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The players were injured when the
team van driven by coach Sue LeClair
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imit ne a n r order/ a ires 5/1/93 Good and Tegan McCorkel were also
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were determined to compete."
Instead of fielding a team of six
golfers. Michigan was forced to play
shorthanded with only four competi-
torswhoallwereplagued by tightness
and pain from the accident. While the
rest of the teams could count the best
four of their six scores in each round,
Michigan was forced to count all of its
rounds, leaving no room for error.
The result was a 10th-place finish
for the Wolverines, with a 72-hole
team totalof 1382. This left them well
behind first-place Ohio State's 1240
total, which edged out Indiana by one
stroke for the Big Ten title. It also put
the Wolverines behind middle-flight
Big Ten foes like Michigan State
(1294), Penn State (1321) and Purdue
well against during the season.