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February 17, 1950 - Image 9

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.. .. _____________________.T T i1T T'A N I A T 4


Trackmen Battle Colorado, Illini

* * ,

'M'-Tiger Clash Offers,
Possible Tourney Berth

Shift Matches McEwen
Against Indian Mile Aces

Vic Heyliger and his Wolverine
puck squad can just about clinch
an NCAA tournament bid this
week-end if they can tame the
Colorado College Tigers in a two
game setto opening this evening
at 8:00 p.m. in the Coliseum.
Under a new tournament set-up
two teams from the West will meet
the two best from New England
' and the East, and the race for the
Western entry has. narrowed
All men interested in play-
ing :varsity baseball should re-
port to the south end of the
Feld House from.1:30 to 5:30 to
sign up.
--Ray Fisher
down to the Wolverines, the visit-
ing Bengals, and Michigan Tech
with North Dakota still given an
outside chance.
* * * '
MICHIGAN will have the home
ice advantage and the not too re-
liable comparative score edge on
common opponents, but the Colo-
radoans have an excellent season's
mark so far and will be up for this
vital series.
The Tiger's 14-3 won-loss rec-
-ord with one tie includes a
double triiumph over Brown, a
win and tie with North Dakota,
and a split of two contests last
week-end with Minnesota's Go-
phers. Michigan has beaten all'
these schools twice.
Heyliger is expected to stick
with his new offensive setup, start-
ing the flashy sophomore Earl
Keyes with Captain Wally Grant

and Bob Heathcott against the
Colorado first line.
* * *
LENNIE BRUMM and the two
scoring leaders, Neil Celley and
Gil Burford, make up the other
line of a double-barrelled attack
that the Wolverines will throw at
the invaders.
Vic was well pleased with a
new third line combination in
the second Michigan Tech con-
test. He shifted defenseman Ed-
die May to a wing to combine
with Joe Marmo and Paul Pel-
May will still be used at defense
occasionally to spell the starting
duo of Ross Smith and Graham
Cragg, and another newcomer
Louis Paolatto.
* * *
JACK MacINNES will handle
the net tending chores in an effort
to help snare win No. 14 for the
Maize and Blue who have dropped
but three thus far this winter.
Tiger Coach Cheddy Thomp-
son and his squad arrived last
night in order to get in a work-
out at the Coliseum.
Thompson indicated in an in-
terview that he would probably
start Center Harry Whitworth be-
tween wingers Ron Hartwell and
Chris Ray. The latter two both
pulled the "hat trick" in the first
Minnesota engagement.
Team Captain Mike Yalick and
Jim Starrak will be his defense-
men at the opening face-off with
Goalie Clark Wilder in the crease.
Starrak, incidentally, is a brother
of Dick, a Wolverine standodt of
last year.

A history-making mile race,
featuring miraculous Don Mc-
Ewen, will set the pace for the
Michigan-Illinois dual meet sched-
uled to start promptly at 2:30 this
afternoon in Yost Field House.
Michigan's track coach, Don
Canham, not one for making
speculative statements, said yes-
terday that: "Because it is the
first time there Will be five men
on the starting line who have run
under 4:20 for the mile, this prom-
ises to be the finest dual-meet
mile in the history of Big Ten
STEPPING down from his fa-
vorite spot, the two-mile, McEwen
will face the Illini's Walt Jews-

..15 foot vaulter

Three Veterans Lead Iowa
Tank Squad Against Michigan,

A trio of veterans-one swim-
ming in each of the three strokes
-will lead Iowa into tomorrow
night's dual meet with Michigan.
The three Hawkeye swimmers
are Bowen Stassforth in the
breast stroke, back stroker Duane
Draves, and sprinter Rusty Garst,
and together they form a top-
notch medley relay team.
* * *
STASSFORTH was a member
of last year's 300-yard medley re-
lay crew that won the Big Ten,

National Collegiate, and National
Amateur Athletic Association out-
door titles.
He was second in the 200-yard
breast stroke in the 1949 Con-
ference meet, and was timed, at
2:20 for the event earlier this
Draves, captain of Iowa's 1950
team, was the back stroker on that
same triple-title medley team of a
year ago. ,His best time for the
150-yard back stroke this year has
been 1:37.7, but last season he set
an Iowa Field House Pool mark of
DRAVES, A two-time All-Amer-
ican, doesn't confine his efforts to
the back stroke. He placed second
behind Purdue's Keith Carter in
the Conference individual medley
last year, and in 1948 he swam on
Iowa's 400-yard free style relay
team that set the Conference long
course record.
Third member of the Hawk-
eye's top trio is Ed "Rusty"
Garst, a free style sprinter.
Garst was on Iowa's free style
relay team which last year set a
new Big Ten mark at 3:29.2.


bury, Lawton Lamb and Bob
Downs, all of whom have run bet-
ter than 4:20 for the mile.
The Canadian ace will team
with Shel Capp and Aaron Gor-v
don, Michigan sophomore who
pushed Wisconsin's Don Gehr-
mann to a 4:18 mile last Satur-
day, and will probably have to
run under 4:15 to win.
Lamb is consistantly Illinois'
best miler, running regularly un-
-There are openings in the
10-12 class on Tuesday, and
the 10-12 class on Thursday for
men interested in beginning or
intermediate tennis.
-W. Murphy
der 4:15, but he was beat last
week by Jewsbury who set a new
Illinois record of 4:13.9 for the
IN THE TWO-MILE, the fight-
ing Illini will be represented by
the rugged Jewsbury, who finished
second in last year's Conference
Championships. Facing him will
be Michigan's captain, Jus Wil-
The Ilhini are equally strong
in the pole vault, whre they
have entered Don La, Dick
Coleman and Dick Calisch. Laz
has consistantly cleared 14 feet
plus in competition and the oth-
er two men have cleared 14 in
practice, and have jumped 13-
plus in previous meets this sea-
Michigan's Ed Ulvestad, still re-
cuperating from an appendectomy,
and Tom Elmblad will face the
top-notch competition presented
by the Illini.
FOLLOWING Ulvestad out of
the University Health Service this
week was hurdler Jim Mitchell,
Michigan's best timber - topper.
Mitchell will be teamed with Jim
Atcheson and Don Hoover as they
face Bob Hinkle, who took firsts
in both the highs and lows in the
Illinois-Ohio State dual meet last
The Illini downed a powerful
Buckeye squad, 73-41, in that
meet to rank high on the list
of Big Ten title aspirants.
The contest was highlighted by
an exciting quarter-mile race in
which Hunter Gilbertson of Illi-
nois turned on a smashing finish-
ing drive to edge the Buckeye's
highly touted Gene Cole, winning
in 50.9 seconds.
FACING HIM for the Wolver-
ines will be Bill Konrad and Jim
Ackerman. Konrad unofficially
ran under 50 seconds on his quar-
ter-mile anchor leg of the mile
relay last week.
Pre-meet dope sheets, figured
on the basis- of last week's per-
formances, give the Illini about
a 10 point edge in the meet.
But these figures do not even
include McEwen in the mile, and
if Canham doubles him in his
favorite two-mile, the deficit may
be counteracted by the efiorts of
Don alone.
Morrill Out
Of Illini Tilt
Michigan's Wolverines, prepar-
ing for Conference champion Illi-
nois Saturday, received another
blow to their already waning vic-
tory hopes yetct'a with the news
that Hal Morrill, tall senior guard,
Iwould be out of action with a
bruised left heel.



Tonite at 7:30 the co-rec-
reational sports program will
be resumed for men and
women students at the I-M
Building. ID cards must be
presented to participate. Ac-
tivities continue until 10:30.



He also placed in both the 50-
and 100-yard sprints in the Con-
ference last year, and has been
timed this season in :23.3 for the
50 and :52.5 for the 100.
AS A MEDLEY relay team, this
trio has not yet swum together,
although Stassforth and Draves
swam on last year's team, with
Ervin Straub on the free style.
That regular medley team set the
Iowa short course mark of 2:53.5.
Wolverine Coach Matt Mann
has a few antidotes for this
Hawkeye trio. For instance,
John Davies has been timed at
2:19.9 for the breast stroke,
which is faster than Stassforth
has done.
And Michigan's Bernie Kahn is
not far behind Draves. Kahn's
time this year is a scant three-
tenths of a second slower than
Draves,' and Dick Martin's time
for the 50 is just that much be-
hind Garst's.
Michigan has three men who
are capable of swimming under 53,
seconds in the 100.

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