Michigan distance runner Kevin
Sullivan missed qualifying for '
the finals of the 1,500 meters e.
at the World championships.
See page 14 for details.
By Chris Farah
Daily Sports Editor
According to the old Schoolhouse
Rock animated series, three is a magic
Michigan football fans better hope
In a preseason poll, the media attend-
ing last Tuesday's Big Ten football kick-
off luncheon chose Penn State to finish
first in the conference, followed by
Ohio State in second - and Michigan
Although the poll may seem ominous
to Michigan faithful, the Wolverines
themselves aren't worried.
"Preseason rankings - we don't even
look at them, really," Michigan offensive
tackle Jon Jansen said. "Everybody
knows where we're at, but preseason
doesn't really mean anything to us.
"If we're still at the same spot at the
end of the season, that's what we're con-
The Nittany Lions received 88 first-
place votes for 346 points on their way
to the No. I spot, while Ohio State gar-
*nered 257 points with 35 first-place
votes for second. Michigan managed
181 points and 20 first-place votes at
third place. The media only voted on the
top three finishers in the conference.
Aside from the teams, the media also
cast its ballots on players. Wisconsin's
Ron Dayne and Ohio State's Andy
Katzenmoyer - both sophomores -
were chosen the preseason Big Ten
* players of the year.
As Wisconsin's top running back,
Dayne was honored as preseason offen-
sive player of the year, while
Katzenmoyer earned the distinction for
See FOOTBALL, Page 14
U.S. NATIONAL SUMMER SWIMMING
By Sharat Ra~u
Daily Sports Editor
The United States national swimming team might want
to consider moving to Ann Arbor. The change in location
would cut down on a lot of unnecessary travel.
Seven current, former and future Michigan swimmers
qualified for two different U.S. national teams at the Philips
66 Summer National Swimming Championships.
"They all swam pretty good at the meet," U.S.
Swimming communications director Charlie Snyder
Former Michigan men's swimmer Tom Dolan highlights-
the field of seven qualifiers. Dolan, a gold medal winner at
the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, swam the fastest 400-meter
individual medley time in the world this year. His 4:17.13
in the preliminaries on July 26 automatically qualified
Dolan for the U.S. 1998 World championships team.
But the week didn't go exactly according to plan for
Dolan, particularly in the 400 IM finals.
"At the 100-meter mark, he flip-turned, and acid from his
stomach went up into his esophagus, causing him to have
an asthma attack," Snyder said. "He was fine after he got
out of the pool and could cough to clear his throat, but he
went from first to eighth place."
Despite finishing 11 seconds behind the winner, Dolan
recovered only two days later to capture first place in the
200-meter individual medley finals - this time overcom-
ing leg cramps during the race. His 2:01.18 was the fastest
200 IM time recorded in the world this year.
"He swam a pretty good race and won by 1.7 seconds"
Snyder said. "But after the asthma attack, he decided not to
participate in the 200-meter backstroke.
The 1998 World championships will be held in Perth,
Australia, from Jan. 12-18 and is considered the most com-
petitive meet in the world behind the Olympics. Joining
Dolan on the U.S. squad will be current Wolverines John
Piersma and Tom Malchow. The team will also be led by
Michigan coach Jon Urbanchek.
Malchow, a silver medalist at the 1996 Olympics, did not
have to overcome physical problems, but still had a memo-
"Tom swam one of the better meets of his career," Snyder
said. "He swam on the infamous 'power-out night.'"
See SWIMMERS, Page 14r-
Although only victorious in a relay event, Michigan swimmer John Piersma pointed the way to success
at the U.S. championships, joining six Wolverines in qualifying for national teams.
Leading the way.
World championship qualifiers
Tom Dolan 400 IM
Tom Malchow 200 butterfly.
John Piersma 400 free
Club Wolverine 800 free relay
(Mark Leonard, Trevor Runberg,
John Reich, Piersma)
World University Games qualifiers
Chris Rumley 400 free
Scott Werner .200 breast
Jennie Eberwein 100 free
400 free relay
Ann Kampfe 200IM
Former icers return Michigan' Premier
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EIce in the summer? The possibili- of familiarity wafted from the rafters martial arts NEW TAP BEERS:
ties are enough to excite even an of the old building. It was like days training? * Breckenridge
average hockey fan. Yet, in Michigan past at Yost. About 200 die-hard fans
coach Red Berenson's hockey world, turned out for the event, which had Strawberry Wheat
the thought has been a far cry from the feel of an actual game - includ-
reality. ing line charts and a public address " H.C. Berger Mountian
Until now. announcer.
Last Friday, under the guise of a Former Michigan standouts Brian Kolsch
last-minute pick-up game, some of Wiseman, Steve Shields (1994 grad- Summer special call ANN ARO
the finest athletes ever to don the uates) and Mike Knuble (from the today * Stoney Creek Vanilla Porter
maize and blue circled the ice at Yost 1995 class) skated circles around the
Ice Arena, reviving memories long nets in the first alumni game for the (1 3)994-0400
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