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Tuesday, May 26, 1998 - The Michigan Daily -43
Men take fourth at Big Tens

Despite four of
first-place finish-
es, the Michigan
men's track team
was only able to
muster a fourth-
place team finish
at the Big Ten
Championships
this past week-
end.
SARAH COLLINS Di5

By Chris Langrl l
Daty Sports Writer
There's a saying: You're only as good
as the sum of your parts. Never was this
more true than for the Michigan men's
track team. At this past weekend's Big
Ten Championships in Columbus,
despite four individual titles, the sum of
Michigan's parts wasn't strong enough
to pull out a title for the squad.
Michigan finished in fourth place
with a total of 97 points. Minnesota took
the outdoor championship with an
impressive 134.50 points. The finish
marks the third time that Michigan has
finished fourth in the 90's.
While Michigan wasn't able to pull
out an overall team victory, the team did
garner four individual titles over the
three-day competition.
Senior co-captains Kevin Sullivan and
Brian Theisen took individual titles with

victories in the 1,500 meter run and the
110-meter hurdles, respectively.
Sullivan's victory, with a time of 3:47.69,
eaned him the 12th Big Ten crown of
his career - - more than any other mid-
dle-distance runner in Michigan history.
Theisen won the hurdles with a personal
record and an NCAA-provisional-quali-

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fying time of 13.87.
John Mortimer, who brought the
Wolverines to first with his victory in the
10,000, tried to keep his team there on
Saturday with another win, this time in
the 3,000 steeplechase. But the
Wolverines slipped to fourth overall,
where they would finish.

BIG TENS Tuesda
Continued from Page 16
Longe also provided eight points, with Steak
her third-place mark of 12.61 in the
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Katie McGregor, the indoor
national champion in the 1,500, also only
*p n .provided a inajor lift to the Michigan
effort on Saturday and Sunday.
Sunday, McGregor's third-place fin- 5pm - 10pm
ish in the 1,500 with a time of Limited to the first 50 patrons
4:22.97 was good enough to earn the
team six points. She also finished 338 S. State " 996-9191 "
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16:37.49, behind Angie Kujak of ANN ARBOR
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Saturday, she led the way for Reservations Now!
Mielhian in the 3,100 With a runner-
u~p time Aol 9:26.52. Mictoelle Slter
*and Lena Vanllaren also provided
points with their fourth- and eighth-
place finishes, respectively.
Also on Saturday, Tisia Longe
provided the Wolverines with their - / /
only individual title of the clumpi-
onships. 11cr first-place lone juno ;0W 1
of 19-feet-8 3/4 isches earned the - ( j a' s -
Michigan star the eighth conference
title oif her career.
While Sunday saw Wisconsin and
* Illinois challenge the Wolverines for
the lig Ten title, the main competi-
tion for the team on Saturday caoeo
from Penn State, which finished the
day with 41 points to Michigan's 46.
Again, even the lowest of finishes
mattered, as the competition was so
hotly contested. Amy Johnson s
eighth-place finish in the javelin D $1.50 longnecks
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19-2 were key scores for the
Wolverines.
T here was only one event Friday
- the 1(0,000. Thoree Wolverines F RIDAY & S ATmU R D AY%
scored, giving Michigan a first-day
leading total of fifteen points. All-
American Elizabeth Kampfe led A
Michigan with a second-place finish . *
of 35:47.02. Allison Noe and Tiffin "
Goodman also aided the Michigan
cause with fourth- and seventh-place
finishes.
As McGuire said weeks before, r. .
Michigan needed a team effort if it
was going to win anything. The team
got just that in Columbus. The result * e "
Was a cham41pionship . P

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