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Phi Delt Hoopsters Down A TO

Illinois Loss, Cagers' Fourth Straight;
Iowa Contest Reveals Major Faults

Gray, 'M' Middle-Distance Runner,
Continues To Smash Track Records

SAE's Also Win; Gain Berth
In First Place Quarter Finals


Pete Gray, who made his track
debut at Michigan two years ago
by breaking the freshman indoor
half mile mark, has kept up his
record-smashing pace.
Last year he ran the nation's
second fastest outdoor half mile
in 1:52.1, tied Illinois ace Gene
Maynard in 1:52.4 for the fastest
American time run by a sopho-
more, and at the annual Coliseum
Relays at Los Angeles he stepped
y off the third leg in the two mile
relay in a phenomenal unofficial
time somewhere between 1:47.6
and 1:48.2.
On Relay Team
He was also a member of the
Wolverine two mile relay team
that set the 1954 indoor mark of
7:39.3 at the 14th annual Knights
of Columbus meet in Boston.
This season it appears that Gray
is not letting up, as he broke the
11-year old meet record against
Notre Dame in a 1:54.5 effort, and
just last week against Michigan
State Normal he clipped 1.1 sec-
onds off the Yost Field House
Gray started his running career
as a sophomore in high school in
St. Petersburg, Florida. His high
schoolucoach, Phil Knuth, picked
him out of a gym class and gave
him a try. Gray proved himself
worthy of his coach's confidence by
2becoming the Florida State cross-
country champion in his junior
"This was my greatest thrill in
high school track," says Gray.
"The high spots so far of my
college running came at the Coli-
seum in Los Angeles, and when I
Colorado College ..14 4 0 19 5
MICHIGAN .......11 .5 0 14 8
Michigan Tech ... 8 9 1 101 11%
Denver ........... 8 9 1 10% 131
Minnesota.........9 112 10 12
North Dakota ..... 8 11 1 81/2 1312
Michigan State ... 5 14 1 7Y2 161,
POINTS-All teams play for a total
of 24 points. When teams play
four times duringeach season,
each game is worth one point.
When teams play only twice dur-
ing the season, each game is worth
two points.
Michigan Tech at .MICHIGAN (two
Minnesota at North Dakota (two
tied Maynard in last year's Illinois
meet. The relay leg at the Colise-
urn is probably the best race I
have ever run."
Hails From Florida
Gray came to Michigan all the
way from Florida because he
"wanted to run in the Big Ten, and
Michigan's academic standing was
hard to beat."
Another thing that brought
Gray's attention to focus on Ann
Arbor was the infiurnce of high
school track coach Knuth. Knuth,
a Western Michigan graduate,

Wolverine track coach Don Can-
ham. "Knuth made me a track
man, and now Canham is polish-
ing me up*" said Gray is summing
up the twd mentors' contributions.
Gray believes that track is the
greatest individual sport there is
for both fan and athlete. He says
he draws immeasurable satisfac-
tion out of running. "Another
thing I like is the people you meet
in this sport," says Gray. "I nev-
er met a track .nan I didn't like."
Stresses Mental Preparedness
Although he has performed best
in the 880, Gray does not prefer
it over any other middle distance
race or even the mile. He thinks
the half mile is easiest to plan and
really the easiest to run, but that
all of them are based on mental
preparedness. His philosophy of
running hinges on this fact. He
feels that any average runner in
the right state of mind can run
an outstanding race.
Gray has problems practicing
regularly since his job at Health
Service occupies' much of his time.
"I get down to the Field House as
often as I can and concentrate on
sprinting, mostly repeated run-
ning of 220's," he said.

... mark setter

brought his protege up to the
Michigan campus and showed him
around. This trip probably had
much to do with Gray's decision.
The two men who Gray thinks
have helped him tne most in his
running career are Knuth and

Phi Delta Theta gained a place
in the quarter finals of the Class
'A' I-M basketball playoffs last
night by trouncing Alpha Tau
Omega, 55-41.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon also won a
berth in the quarter final round
with a lop-sided victory over
Lambda Chi Alpha, 64-42. SAE
completely outplayed their oppo-
nents in the second half, scoring 39
points, while holding the losers to
only 22. Tony Cornelinson paced
the victors with 24 points, the I-M
high for last night; while Jim
Dutcher led Lambda Chi with 12.
Lead All the Way
Scoring almost at will, the Phi
Delts were ahead all the way to
coast to an easy victory. Jerry
Goebel and Frank Moore countered
16 and 15 points respectively to
pace the attack.
In the playoffs for second place
in the Class A championships,
Alpha Epsilon Pi won a close de-
cision over Sigma Alpha Mu, 30-
Nu Sigma Nu 2, Delta Sigma
Delta 0
Alpha Kappa Kappa 2, Phi Del-
ta Epsilon 1
Alpha Chi Sigma 3, Alpha
Omega 0.
Phi Alpha Delta 2, Phi Alpha
Kappa 0
Beta Theta Pi 2, Phi Sigma
Kappa 0
Sigma Phi Epsilon, 5, Phi Lamb-
da Phi 0
Delta Upsilon 2, Zeta Psi 0
William Run 4, Museum 2
Naval Science defeated Busi-
ness Ad (forfeit)
Geology defeated Engine Me-
chanics (forfeit)

28, to reach the quarter finals.
Don Mazin lead AEPi with 11
point,s, while Joel Tauber took
scoring honors for SAM with
Delts Edge ZBT
In the other quarter final play-
off for second place, Delta Tau
Delta held on to a slim lead to
down Zeta Beta Tau by one point,
27-26. Stan Alfred of ZBT was
the top scorer in the contest with
18 points, while Jack Demorest
lead the Delts with nine.
Sigma Nu and Delta Chi both
won positions in the semi-finals
of the third place playoffs with
victories over Sigma Phi and Del-

Michigan's basketball hopes, so
bright a few weeks ago, have tar-
nished greatly in the interim
At the half-way mark in the
Big Ten race the Wolverines held
down a first division slot with four
victories in eight conference tilts.
Today, the Maize and Blue are in
the throes of a slump, having lost
their last four games, the last one
at the hands of Illinois Monday
night, 81-75. Michigan is now
lodged in seventh place.
The Iowa contest last Saturday,
which was no contest at all, seems
to give the best indication as to
why the Wolverines have not been
up to par lately. Coach Buddy
O'Connor's aggregation displayed
a well balanced, hustling, sharp-
shooting brand of ball
The Hawkeyes are not afraid

. I

Defenseman Hanna Valuable
In Ice Squad's Recent Surge
To many, Bernie Hanna is mere-
ly another one of the men who Hanna, along with the whole
Wolverine defense, has shown
comprises the ,Michigan hockey
team's ever-improving defense. great improvement during the
season. Always able to carry and
Defensemen don't normally pass the puck well, he has picked
make the headlines. For this rea- up a lot of speed and flashiness
son, the average fan has no great- in his skating. This improvement
er knowledge or interest in an ice has been a key factor in Michi-
squad's back line than to know gan's surge into the NCAA play-
the names of the players. offs.
But a great deal of skill is
needed to be a defenseman. He
must be an expert in skating
backwards, as he retreats rapidly
into his team's zone ahead of theP S T (
opposition's drives. He must also
be quick in sizing up the enemy's Ulrich's Book Sto
plays so that he is in position to for an ambitious y
guard his goalie and to regain the
puck for his team. the book sto
Worked Hard an excellent opportun
Hanna has completely filled the
bill asa defenseman. Not only is APPLY Ir
he able to foil the plays of the
opposition, but he has also worked
hard to improve his shooting
Coach Vic Heyliger pays Hanna
this compliment, "Bernie always
takes the right position in front FI RST AND
of the net. He is seldom faked out
of place when the enemy is threat-
ening." Smart Spi
A good team player, Hanna has
been playing organized hockey,
since he began high school withn
the handicap of wearing glasses.

time one of the Hawkeyes cut,
snared a perfect toss, and went in
for an easy lay-up . . . unguarded.
Inability to cash in from the
foul line and a recent slump in
the rebounding department has
W L Pet.
Iowa ... ............1 2 .864
Minnesota ...........10 3 .796
Illinois...............9 4 .692
Northwestern......... 7 6 .538
Michigan State....... 7 6 .538
Purdue.............. 9 . .357
MICHIGAN........... 4 8 .333
Ohio State...........4 9 ..308
Wisconsin.............4 9 .308
Indiana.............. 4 9 .308

hurt the Maize and Blue badly.
Michigan holds the unenviable
distinction of having the worst
fouls shooting percentage in the
Western Conference.
And still another alarming fac-
tor is that Ron Kramer can no
longer hold the team together. The
burly 6' 3" center has noticeably
slowed down in the past few
games. One theory presented is
that Kramer, who has been carry-
ing the whole squad on his broad
back, is tired, and now needs some
assistance from his teammates.
Perigo, and Michigan fans, alike,
are hoping that this aid will soon
come to the fore.


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downed Sigma Phi, 45-35, while seems Michigan Is. Short, quick
Delta Chi won in a close contest, passes were used to great effec-
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