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18 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, May 7, 1997


Forrester sets mark at Penn Relays
By Chris Farah Forrester said. "Maybe it hasn't really tively. Rounding things out for the dis-
Daily Sports Editor dawned on me right now, but maybe tance crew was senior Katy Hollbacher,
When you're in the zone, you don't down the line in a couple of weeks, I'll who finished seventh in the 10,000.
ask any questions, you don't make any be like 'That was pretty good."' Junior heptathlete Tania Longe was
excuses. You also don't make any mis- Last weekend, Forrester followed her absent from most competition at Penn
takes. There's really just one thing you record-setting performance with a jump due to a hamstring injury.
can do - run with it. , of 5-10 at the Jesse Owens Classic at Longe came back in strong fashion at
Or in Nicole Forrester's case, you Ohio State. The height earned her anoth- the Jesse Owens, however, winning the
jump with it. er first-place finish, but wasn't as long jump with a distance of 19-foot-5.
The star high jumper for the Michigan impressive as her previous two jumps. While most of the team was in
women's track team has certainly been Michigan coach James Henry said Buckeye country, the Michigan distance
in the zone for the last three weeks. Forrester still needs to improve. runners traveled to Indiana to compete in
At the April 19 Michigan State "It wouldn't surprise me if Nicole had the National Invitational. The
Invitational, the sophomore set the a bad day at Big Tens and placed fourth Wolverines had an impressive group
school record with a height of 6-foot- or fifth," Henry said. "But it also would- performance in the 3,000, finishing
1/2. n't surprise me if she jumped 6-5 at Big Akard, Julie Froud and Hollbacher sec-
A week later, at the prestigious Penn Tens. She's a young girl, so she's still ond, third and fourth, respectively.
Relays, Forrester came back with a jump learning the high jump. (Penn) was just Henry said that, despite the injuries
of 6-2 3/4, good enough for a new meet one day when everything came together." and the hassle of poor weather condi-
record. To put her accomplishment into The other Wolverines haven't exactly tions, the Wolverines should be able to
perspective, the Penn Relays in been sitting around, either. contend for the conference title in three
Philadelphia is the biggest meet of the Three distance runners qualified pro- weeks.
year - aside from the Big Ten and visionally for the NCAAs at Penn. "We're a couple weeks behind,"
NCAA championships. Sophomores Marcy Akard and Katie Henry said., "The fortunate part is that
"When I was doing it, I didn't even McGregor placed sixth in their events, Big Tens are in a couple weeks, so I
know I was going for the record," the 5,000- and 3,000-meter runs, respec- think we'll be ready and competitive."

High jumper Nicole Forrester deserves this rest, considering her accomplishment
at the Penn Relays. Forrester set the meet record with a height of 6-foot-2 3/4.

SOFTBALL Managers Meeting (Mandatory): Thurs 5/8 5:30pm IMSB
Instant Scheduling: Thursday 5/8 5:30pm IMSB (Lobby)
Entry Fee: $50.00 per team
Play Begins: Sunday 5/11 at Elbel Field (Hill/Division/Hoover)
SAND Managers Meeting (Mandatory): Thurs 5/8 6:30pm IMSB
VOLLEYBALL Entries Taken: Thursday 5/8 6:30pm IMSB (Lobby)
Entry Fee: $40.00 per team
Play Begins: Tues 5/13 at Elbel Field (Hill/Division/Hoover)
3-on-3 Managers Meeting (Mandatory): Thurs 5/8 7:30pm IMSB
BASKETBALL Entries Taken: Thursday 5/8 7:30pm IMSB (Lobby)
Entry Fee: $20.00 per team
Play Begins: Tues 5/13 at Elbel Field (Hill/Division/Hoover)
TENNIS - Sgls & Dbls entries are due Thursday May 29.
The deadline for GOLF TOURNAMENT (2-person team scramble) entries
is Wednesday June 4.
Clinic began 7:00pm Tuesday May 7; and,
continues Wednesday May 8
at the IMSB.
For Additional Information Contact:
Intramural Sports Program IMSB 606 E. Hoover 763-3562

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The Penn meet was Neil Gardner's
time to shine. Gardner placed first in the
400-meter hurdles with an NCAA auto-
matic qualifying time of 49.67 seconds.
Gardner, a two-time national champi-
on in the hurdles, said he appreciates a
victory, no matter the venue.
"It's the first time l won at Penn MY
college career, so I was pretty excited,"
Gardner said. "I'm always happy about
winning. Some have more glamour
attached to them, but I don't cheapen any
victory by saying it's only Penn Relays ."
At the Jesse Owens meet, Gardne
was a little off his rhythm, placing
fourth in the 400 hurdles. However,
Michigan's Kevin Sullivan and John
Mortimer were ready to pick up the
Sullivan, who has been recov ,'
from foot surgery, won the 1,500 with
an NCAA provisionally qualifying time
of 3:44.51.
Mortimer also qualified provisionally,
placing first in the 3,000 steeplechase
with a time of 8:44.78, a personal best.
Gardner emphasized that winning
requires an all-around team effort.
"Everyone's coming around slowly,
Gardner said. "My relay has beenlel
ning fast, the cross-country guys are
strong, a couple of freshmen are run-
ning awesome -- a lot of the guys have
been really stepping up the program"

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