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THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1952

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE FIVE

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OUTDOOR TRACKRABBIT:
Mead's Jumps Not Limited to Basketball
* * * e

By DAVE LIVINGSTON
Milt Mead is one athlete who
literally "leaped" into track fame.
And it took the Wolverine soph-
omore only one jump to do it.
When he soared six feet, six and
eleven-sixteenths inches to win
the high jump in the Knights of
Columbus Games at Cleveland last
March, Mead also thrust himself
right into the track limelight.
* * *
ALTHOUGH it was .but the sec-
ond varsity cinder meet of his
career, the previously unheralded
jumper set a new meet record as
he won out over a star-studded
field.
Included among those who
had to look up to the newcomer
was Ron Mitchell, the Illinois
ace who had shortly before
chalked up a conference mark
of six feet, seven and one-fourth
inches in the Big Ten indoor
championships.
Before the Cleveland meet
Mead's talents had been confined
largely to the cage floor, where
last winter the six-foot, seven-
' inch center "poured 238 points
through the hoops. His 18.7 points
per game average was second-
highest on Ernie McCoy's Wolver-
ine varsity.
s* *
AFTER THE basketball season
the first venture into the high'
jump pits for the versatile Mead'
was the Western Conference meet
where, with little practice behind
him, he placed fourth behind Mit-
chell's record-setting effort.
Since the conference meet
Mead has met Mitchell twice and
has whipped him both times-
once, of course, at the Knights
of Columbus meet, and also in
the Ohio Relays at Columbus,

was broad jump champ once,
and was named all-state cage
center his senior year. His state
high jump record still stands.
This summer the sociology ma-
jor, who plans to study for the
Methodist ministry at Garrett Bib-
lical Institute after graduating
from Michigan, is going to try
for the American Olympic team.
* * *
IN THE FIRST part of June,
Mead, along with several other
Wolverine cindermen, will enter
the NCAA and AAU meets at
Berkley and Long Beach, respec-
tively.
If he qualifies in these meets
Mead will enter the Olympic
Trials at Los Angeles where,
from the way he's been going, he
should put in a strong bid for
one of the three high jump
berths on the American team.
The likable Mead, who was re-
cently elected to the Board in
Control of Intercollegiate Ath-
letics, considers winning in the
Knights of Columbusmeet his
biggest moment in sports.
"But of course," he adds, "it's
always a thrill watching the other
guys miss a height after you've
made it."

SAK Wins, 14-1
Over AlhaSis
Theta Xi, AEPi, Phi Kappa Sigma
Take High-Scoring Playoff Games

* * *

Hard hitting and fine pitching
were evident yesterday as the in-
tramural softball playoffs contin-
ued beneath cloudy skies.
In the second place playoffs two
fraternities advanced to the quar-
ter finals with decisive wins. Sigma
Alpha Epsilon trounced Alpha Sig-
ma Phi handily by a 14-1 score.
Bud Engle pitchedna masterful
two hit ball game and had little
trouble in gaining the win. 'The
SAE attack was led by a long
home run off the bat of Dale Ray.
IN THE OTHER second place
playoff contest, Theta Xi advanc-
ed a notch by easily beating Kap-
pa Nu, 16-0. The highlight of the
game was the pitching of Theta
Xi's Dale Bock. Bock had a no-
hitter going into the last inning
but weakened and yielded two hits.
In the fourth place playoffs of
the social fraternities, two other
teams advanced.
Alpha Epsilon Pi handily beat

WISNIEWSKI MAKES HIT:
Young Hurler Key to Diamond Success

MILT MEAD
.. lanky leaper
* *
where the Wolverine captured
first place in his event.
Another big moment for the
lanky Mead came during Michi-
gan's spring trip. In the Southern
Relays at Birmingham he bested
the NCAA and AAU champ, J.
"Poppa" Hall, from the Univer-
sity of Florida, with a leap of six
feet, six and one-fourth inches.
* * *
THE HOLDER of the Maize and
Blue freshman record, Mead gives
a lot of credit for his success to
coach Don Canham, who himself
owns the all-time Michigan high
jump mark of six feet, ten and
one-fourth inches.
In high school Mead was lit-
tle less than a sensation both at
track and on the hardwood. The
Bay City Central athlete won the
state high jump title three times,

Delta Sigma Phi, 18-5. Marsh
Silverman was the winning pitch-
er and was given fine support at
the plate by his teammates. Two
home runs sparked the AEPi at-
tack, one by Warren Robbins and
the other by Larry Gray. These
two hits accounted for seven of
the victor's runs as Robinson's
was a grand slam homer and
Gray's came with two men on
base.
* * *
IN THE SECOND fourth place
playoff game, Phi Kappa Sigma
edged Theta Chi, 18-12 in a free
scoring contest. The winners were
led on the mound by Bob Hurley
who gained the win and at the
plate by Frank Delgado who had
a long home run,
In tennis, Pi Lambda Phi ad-
vanced to the quarter finals by
taking the doubles match of a
delayed contest from Chi Psi.
Last week the two teams split
their singles matches and yester-
day's doubles decided the meet.
The Pi Lam duo, Tom Fabian and
Jerry Hirsch, had very little diffi-
culty in defeating the Chi Psi net
met, Stu Ward and Jerry Kowach-
nik, by scores of 6-0, 6-2.
The only other IM action was in
horseshoes. In the social fraterni-
ties, Kappa Sigma beat Sigma Al-
pha Epsilon 2-1, while in the pro-
fessional fraternities, Psi Omega
defeated Phi Delta Phi, 2-1 and
Delta Sigma Delta shutout Alpha
Chi Sigma, 3-0.
Major League
StandEngs
NATIONAL LEAGUE

By WARREN WERTHEIMER
A seventeen-year-old first se-
mester freshman is sparking the
Michigan drive towards a possible
Big Ten baseball title.
The youngster is Marv Wisniew-
ski, a big, well-built south-paw
hurler who hails from Detroit.
Wisniewski has won four of five
decisions this year including two
Conference victories.
*, * *
HIS LAST three games have
been shutouts and he is currently
on a string of twenty-two consecu-
tive scoreless innings. While com-
piling this sensational streak, Wis-
niewski has allowed but eight hits.
The six foot, 170 pound pit-
cher attended Detroit North-
eastern High School where he
pitched in his senior year. How-
ever he didn't get to pitch as
much as he would have liked to
since Bud Campana, now the
property of the Chicago Cubs,
was a member of the same team.
He played most of his ball with
sandlot teams and last year was
on the American Legion club that
won the national championship.

MARV WISNIEWSKI
. . . freshman sensation
He got one of the biggest thrills
of his young career when he pitch-
ed and won the championship
game, giving up only three hits.
* * *
THE DETROIT southpaw comes
from a family of five. His dad

played semi-pro ball as a catcher
and once had a tryout with tle
Boston Red Sox. However his ca-
reer was ruined when he lost two
fingers in an accident.
Wisniewski, senior, takes a
great interest in his son's carete
and would be greatly pleased to
see Mary reach the goal that
fate prevented him from attain-
ing.
The freshman lefty would defi-
nitely be interested in playing Ma-
jor League ball if he got the
chance. However he is not count-
ing on getting this break and is
studying to be a doctor.
WHAT WAS his biggest -thrill!
Well, it was winning the Ohio
State game with his dad looking
on.
His father asked the younger
Wisniewski to win the game for
him. Not only did the freshman
sensation win, but he came with-
in one man of hurling a perfect
game as he gave up one measly
single.
Wisniewski's best pitch is a fast
ball. Under the guidance of Coach
Ray Fisher he is working on his
curve and change-up.
HE CREDITS Fisher with do-
ing more for him than all his
other coaches combined. The Wol-
verine coach has changed his style
and improved his fast ball. With
this new pitching motion, he has
much better control.
Fisher thinks a great deal of his
freshman hurler. "He is young and
green but is still developing and
has the potentialities to go far:'

Radio Coverage Will Highlight
M' Golf Match Here Saturdaiy

LeClaire Shoots Sub-Par 67
In Sensational Practise Round

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Another first in Michigan sports"
history will take place Saturday
when the Wolverine linksmen try
to extend their five match win-
ning streak in a quadrangular
meet with Purdue, Ohio State, and
Northwestern on the Ann Arbor .
course.
This event will be the first golf
match ever broadcast at Michigan.
Bill Fleming, sportscaster who will
handle the mike over WUOM and
WHRV, believes this coverage to
be the first radio account of any
Big Ten golf match.a

* *

VAN HEUSEN SPORT SHIRTS

If a practice performance by
Michigan golfer Lowell LeClaire
is an indication of things to come
in Saturday's quadrangular meet
against Ohio State, Purdue and
Northwestern, the Wolverines
should take the easy road to their
eighth consecutive victory.
LeClaire, a second-year man on
Coach Bert Katzenmeyer's squad,
fired a phenomenal 36-31-67 in
a warmup round yesterday to re-
cord one of the lowest scores on
the University links in ten years.
ON THE front nine, the Ann
Arbor swinger equalled par-36
with seven pars, a bogey on the
par-five second hole, and a birdie
on the 415-yard seventh.
Then LeClaire realy got hot.
He birdied the tenth and elev-
enth holes, going 954 yards in
only nine swings, after which he
parred the treacherous 515-yard
twelfth.
The birdies sang again for Le-
Claire on the 415-yard unlucky
thirteenth, which he put away in
four tries. Pars followed off the
next two tees to ,set the stage for
a spectacular effort on the 385-
yard sixteenth.

Michigan's number three singles
clubber parred out the last two
holes to record his five-under-par
31 for the back nine.
In the Michigan State match
last Saturday, LeClaire gave indi-
cations of better things to come
as he returned medalist in the
Maize and Blue triumph. But how
much better can you get?

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FLEMING plans to follow the
top three foursomes through the
final hole of the day-long com-
petition and interview the captain
and coach of the winning team,
along with the medalist on his 45
minute show beginning at 5:45
p.m.
Michigan players will renew
acquaintances with the linksters
from Ohio State and Purdue,
whom they defeated in a trian
gular meet at Columbus last
month, but will be posed with
the problem of beating a vet-
eran-packed Northwestern out-
fit which they have not as yet
seen this year.
The Wildcats, who have split
two conference meets in 1952,
beating Minnesota while bowing
to a strong Iowa team in a trian-
gular meet at Iowa City, also hold
a decision over the University of
Detroit.
NORTHWESTERN is led by
junior Willard (Andy) Anderson,
who placed 13th-in the conference
meet last year. Rounding out the
squad are lettermen Paul Snow,
Jerry Thomas, Gene Larson, Cliff
Kong, and newcomer Carl Stotz.
Ohio State, double loser in the
meet last month with Michigan
and Purdue, has not lost a match
since. The Buckeyes avenged

Brooklyn..........
New York.........
Chicago............
Cincinnati........7
St. Louis........
Boston. .....
Philadelphia .....
Pittsburgh..

RUSS JOHNSON
... to miss match
the loss to the Boilermakers,
beating them by the score of
19x/-16 ,in a triangular meet
with Iowa at Lafayette.
At the same time, the Ohio links-
men drubbed the Hawkeyes, 28%/-
71, to re-affirm their claim as a
strong defender of the Big Ten
Championship, which they won
last year.
The Purdue sextet has not been
napping either since its last loss
to Michigan. After that encounter,
the Boilermakers won five matches,
three in conference, including a
decisive 31-11 victory over Iowa.
Michigan, still undefeated in
conference play this year, looms
as favorite in the match, despite
the loss of the services of Russ
Johnson, who will be best man at
his sister's wedding Saturday.

YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
Brooklyn 5, Cincinnati 4
New York 3, St. Louis 1
Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 17
Boston at Chicago (postponed)
TODAY'S GAMES
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh
New York at St. Louis
Boston at Chicago
Only games scheduled
AMERICAN. LEAGUE
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Boston .......... 14 5 .737
leveland......... 14 7 .667
lashlngton.......11 7 .611
t. Louis ......... 10 10 .500
ew York ........ 8 10 .444
hiladelphia...... 7 10 .412
hicago............7 12 .368
etroit............ 4 14 .222

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Cleveland 7, New York 2
Boston 7, Chicago 2
Philadelphia 1, St. Louis 0
Washington 6, Detroit 2
TODAY'S GAMES
Detroit at Washingn
Cleveland at New York
Chicago at Boston
St. Louis at Philadelphia

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