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May 05, 1998 - Image 17

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Tuesday, May 5, 1998 - The Michigan Daily - 17
.M' track uses break to
better personal results
C L i and Longe took the long jump with a 20-1/2 jump The Michigan
For tie D lg jyp p rowing team has
her best outdoor leap of '98. The 4x100 relay also been picking up
The Michigan men's and women's track teams gained its third outdoor victory of the year. * steam. In recent
ecently finished a busy two weeks in which they "Forrester has remained solid all year," women's weeks, the
each competed in two different meets. April 24-25, assistant coach Mike McGuire said, adding that "the Wolverines have
the men's team took part in the 104th Penn Relays younger kids really stepped up" - beaten every Big
in Philadelphia, May I, the women's team compet- Saying that the middle-distance runners would be Ten varsity rowin
ed in the Toledo Invitational. Saturday, both teams back competing this week, he believed the team was team. /
came together in Columbus to compete in the Jesse taking a "step in the right direction" with this meet's LOWS ROWN/Os y
Owens Classic. results. ( " "
Both teams' performances at the Owens Classic At the Penn Relays, the men's team got impres-
yielded several victories and other high finishes - sive results from its 4x1,600 team and, most
individual bests were the main story in these notably, its distance medley relay. The 4x1,600 relay
unscored events. team came away from the weekend with two victo-
The top individual effort came from Todd ries and a second-place finish. By Josh Kleinbaum "I wouldn't say we clinched a spot (in the
jnyder, who finished second in the 3,000-meter run "We were hoping to do well there (in the Daly Sports Editor NCRC) yet," Michigan coach Mark Rothstein said.
7 ith a pace of 8:25.41. Michigan's 4x100 meter 4x1,600) with everyone going for the American The Michigan rowing team just may have "But I think we're in good shape. It comes down to
relay foursome came away with their best effort of record," Harvey said. achieved its season-long goal of making the the regional championships in two weeks."
the 1998 outdoor campaign with a time of 41.10. The distance medley relay team set a Michigan National Collegiate Rowing Championship meet. Michigan's varsity-eight victory two weeks ago
Neither team had most of its distance runners for record with a time of 9:27.64. The Wolverines finished first in both the varsity snapped a 26-win streak for the host Badgers at the
this meet - the men's team rested some after the "All the guys were really competitive and wanted eight and the second-varsity eight races two weeks Midwestern Regionals.
Penn Relays and the women's team did the same this race in the worst way,"assistant coach Ron ago at the Midwest Rowing Championships in The only varsity boat not to win in Madison was
after Toledo. Warhurst said. Madison. the varsity four, which finished fourth, 12.06 sec-
The women's team came away with three victo- At the Toledo Invitational, Brandi Bentley pro- Sunday they swept Michigan State and Ohio onds behind winner Kansas State.
ries at the Owens Classic, just not in the distance vided the team with a victory with her 18-11 3/4 State at a double-dual meet at Belleville Lake. "Our varsity four raced very well this past week-
events. All-Americans Nicole Forrester and Tania long jump. The Midwest Rowing Championships was the end" at the double-dual meet, Rothstein said.
*onge both finished first in their respective events The 4x100 set itself up for the Owens Classic by more significant of the two, featuring over 20 "They've got a really good shot at winning region-
-Forrester won the high jump with a 6-foot leap, coming in first with a pace of 45.40. crews, including all of the Big Ten varsity squads. als and maybe even nationals."
Blue disappoints at Wolverine Invite
By Jon Zemke Michigan's i1th-place finish was only Il strokes 70s each day of the tournament. Lower 70s are
Daily Sports Writer from its desired top-six finish. The Wolverines expected of the second half of the lineup for the
Last weekend the Michigan men's golf team were tied for sixth place with four other teams team to be competitive.
invited all challengers to the Michigan Golf after the second day, but fell back during "We're not getting that kind of play from the
Course for the three-day Wolverine Invitational. Sunday's action. bottom half of the line up," Carras said.
Seventeen teams responded to challenge, but, the Michael Harris was leading the way for This doesn't take away from the individual
host Wolverines didn't, finishing behind 10 other Michigan by shooting a 70 and 69 Friday and performances by Michigan team leaders
The Michigan got teams on their home course. Nasty weather, sore Saturday, respectively but dropped off on Michael Hars, who tied for 14th despite a sore
ftieamenti lbacks and inconsistencies prevented the Sunday, firing a 76. Everyone else trailed off back, and Keith Hinton, who tied for 17th.
Its performance .x Wolverines from a top-10 placing. Sunday as well, except Keith Hinton, who shot a Carras submitted Harris's name for All-
this year, includ- "I'm disappointed with our performance. We solid 72 in each round. American Honors. Harris is also a candidate for
ing this weekend. should've been a top-six team at the conclusion "We are very inconsistent" Carras said. the GTE All-Academic team.
The Wolverines of the third day," Michigan coach Jim Carras But there was one consistency that especially "We are very inexperienced," Carras said. "It
finished 11th at said irritates Carras - the below-expectation play of was a rebuilding year for us."
the Wolverine Ohio State led throughout the tournament, the second half of the lineup. Scott Hayes and Michigan will keep rebuilding at the Big Ten
Invitational. eventually winning with a score of 854. Kevin Hams epitomized this, scoring in the high Championships in East Lansing on May 8-10.
Johns to get next in Charlotte m s 1A A
By Josh Kleinbaum going to show me the ropes."
Daily Sports Editor Johns joins an impressive frontcourt, led by Bullet, who The University of Michigan
Pollyanna Johns has made her living the past four years averaged 12.8 points and 6.4 rebounds a game last season, De partrnent of Dermatology
dominating the Big Ten's low post - grabbing rebounds, and forward Rhonda Mapp, with 11.5 points and 5.5
hitting short jumpers and layups, and blocking shots. boards a game. Is currently offering a new InvestigatIonal
Starting next month, Johns will take that game to the The Sting finished the regular season third in the treatment for acne.
NBA,where she will play for the Charlotte Sting. Eastern Conference in 1997 before falling in the playoffs
W The Sting made Johns the 27th overall pick in the to eventual champion Houston in the Eastern Conference if you are female, 14 years or older, and in good
WNBA draft last Wednesday when they selected her in the Finals. general health, you may be eligible to receive a new
third round. Johns is the first-ever Michigan women's bas- Playing in North Carolina is actually somewhat of an treatment for facial acne.
ketball player to be drafted by an American professional omen for Johns. She has been to the state just twice -
team. once for a track meet and earlier this season in a basketball Office visits and medication are provided free of charge to
Johns waited for the news in Michigan coach Sue loss to Duke - but in those two visits, she fell in love with eligible participants. If you are in good general health and
Guevara's office, surrounded by her friends and coaches. the area. have acne, you may be eligible. You may also receive up to
When the news came, an overjoyed Johns was at a loss for "I love North Carolina," Johns said. "They have moun- $150 for your participation.
words. tains, they have trees, they have everything. I've always
"I was speechless," the 6-foot-3 Jamaican native said. "It told my friends and coaches, when I retire, I want to live in For more information, please call:
*elt great. It was really emotional." North Carolina."
Johns is willing to play either center, her natural posi- An all-Big Ten selection, Johns etched her place in
tion, or power forward, but will likely back up Vicky Bullet Michigan basketball history this past season, setting career
at center. records for rebounding and field-goal percentage while
"I don't know that much about the team," Johns said. leading the Wolverines to just their second-ever NCAA
"They have a couple of veteran post players, and they're Tournament game.

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