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The Daily Tar HeelMonday, April 11, 198811 Sports MactCiiminiey qualifies foir U.. javelin trials By GINGER JONAS Staff Writer MacKinney UNC senior Sherrie couldn't have asked for a better Saturday. Competing in her final home track meet, MacKinney not only broke her own school record in the javelin, but also qualified for the NCAA meet and the Olympic trials in the process. "I'm beyond words right now," she said after the throw of 174-8. "This is something IVe been working for since my freshman year." In that initial season, MacKinney was the 1984 ACC javelin champion, However, she missed the entire 1986- 87 season due to a knee injury. MacKinney said during that time she never quit setting goals. "I had a lot to prove to myself this year," she said. "Going into my last throw today 1 knew I had to relax. As soon as it left my hand, I knew it would be a good throw." UNC throwing events coach Jeff Gorski was pleased with MacKm- ney's performance. I can't say that it's a surprise because she's thrown that far or close to it in practice," he said. "We've assumed that the Olympic trials were in her reach. Right now she's one of the outstanding throws in the nation." MacKinney was excited because her brother, Joe, was able to attend the meet. According to Sherrie, he is responsible for her throwing ability. "He was the one who got me out in the back yard and made me throw baseballs when we were younger, she said. "He never threw the javelin himself, but he made me work when I was younger and contributed to my throwing ability. MacKinney and other UNC track team members competed in the first State Collegiate meet on Fetzer Field. The Tar Heel team was not in full force, though, since some runners were competing in Austin, Texas at the Texas Relays. UNC discus thrower Sean Murray finished second Saturday with a throw of 157-9. The freshman qual ified for the Athletics Conference Junior Championships, which is held annually for competitors under 20 From staff reports While many UNC students were basking in the delight of a triple-shot weekend of partying, partying and more partying, a laudable portion of the campus community was traveling off to faraway towns in search of the best in collegiate athletic competition. Here's what they found: Lacrosse BALTIMORE Six different players scored for Johns Hopkins Saturday afternoon as the fourth ranked Blue Jays prevailed in a low scoring defensive battle, posting a 6 5 win over third-ranked North Carol ina at Homewood Field. Michael Thomas gave the Tar Heels the early 1-0 lead with a goal in the first period, but Hopkins scored the next three goals and UNC was unable to pull even the rest of the way. Thomas and Ted Brown scored two goals apiece for the Tar Heels, who fell to 6-2 on the year. UNC's other goal belonged to Corey Gavitt, Desktop Publishing, Inc. the experts in laser printing & computer typesetting Why trust your rsum6 to a quick copy shop?? Donl take chances. Your resume is too important to trust to amateurs. Let the experts at Desktop Publishing typeset your resume. We will save you time, money & hassles. 304-B East Main St., Carrboro 967-1880 ( ntxt to the new AnsCenter) MM ;ri;at classic flavors to tkkrific nkw FLAVORS FROM 1)1 LI( TOUSLY, TART BFRRIFS TO RICH, CREAMY CHOCOLATES THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE TO (iO y J WAV years old. Murray and MacKinney were the only Tar Heels who qualified for postseason competitions as a result of their performances at the State meet. On the afternoon, UNC fared well in the field events. Sophomore Kelly Joyce won the women's discus with a tnrow oi uoo. ui aiso iook second and third places in that event with freshman Heidi Halbert placing second and freshman Debbie Mann placing second. In addition to her discus win, Joyce also placed third in women's javelin and fourth in the shot put. Senior Kevin McGorty placed first in the pole vault with a vault of 15 6. He edged out teammate Mike Giblin who also vaulted 1 5-6 by virtue of fewer misses. McGorty, who is a decathlon competitor, also finished third in the high jump. UNC's Michelle Withers won the women's shotput with a throw of 42- 6V4- A transfer from Marshall, With ers was the 1987 Southern Conference shotput champion. Tracey Cooke of UNC took first place in the women's long jump with an effort of 19-2 and later ran to a third-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles. In the running events, UNC swept the women's 3,000-meter run by claiming the first three places. Senior Vicki Verinder won with a time of 9:57.09. She was followed by team- mates Chryssa Nicholas and Jeanne Peterson. UNC sophomore hurdler Kim Austin turned in an impressive performance to win the women's 100 meter hurdles with a time of 13.87. In the 400 hurdles, Tar Heel Sonya Thomas placed first by running to a 61.01 finish. Thomas finished second in the 400 and seventh in the 100. The only other UNC first place was turned in by senior Eric Landis, who won the steeplechase with a strong late kick. His time was 9:25.5. The Tar Heels will compete in the ACC Championships later this month at Duke. Those who have qualified for the NCAA meet will travel in June to Eugene, Ore. to Hopkins; softbali f al who assisted on two of his team's other four scores. Hopkins, which knocked UNC out of last year's NCAA Tournament on the very same field, improved its record to 5-1. The halftime score was 3-1, Hop kins. Each team achieved one tally in the third quarter, before the Tar Heels outscored the Blue Jays 3-2 in the fourth to account for the final score. Swimming INDIANAPOLIS Coach Frank Comfort took the Tar Heels up North to the Hoosier state for the NCAA swimming and diving championships this weekend, and the UNC men finished 19th in the nation. North Carolina's 400-meter relay team of Larry Bloch, John Davis, Jed Guenther and Tony Monasterio placed 1 2th Saturday, touching home in an ACC record time of 2:58.58. Track AUSTIN, Texas While the rest of the UNC team was competing in $15 oo per page quick service no hassles free parking UGH i f , .. ... vr W If 0 . ri s I I Sherrie MacKinney confers with Chapel Hill this weekend, several of the Tar Heel tracksters ventured to the Lone Star state for the Texas Relays. The results were, on a whole, encouraging. On Saturday, the quartet of Mike McGowan, Johan Boakes, Kyle Lowe and Jim Farmer, running in the men's 6,000-meter relay, placed second with a 15:27.50, establishing the second-fastest time in school history in the process. Also on Saturday, 100-meter hurdler Sharon Couch ran a 14.25, good for fourth place. Friday saw the Tar Heels erase three school records. On the men's side, UNC's distance medley relay of Clive Harriott, Robert Vineyard, Boakes and Farmer posted a 9:33.50 to finish fifth out of 17 teams in the event. Two women's relay teams shat tered school marks as well. In the 4 X 400-meter relay, the team of Mia Pollard, Jill Irizarry, Shelby Moor man and Kendra Mackey ran a 3:40.44, which was only good for 10th in the competition. Then, in the 4 X 800 relay, Michelle Faherty, Kari Krehnbrink, Monica Witterholt and Pollard finished second behind host Texas with a time of 8:36.70. Irizarry closed out the ranks of the UNC placers with a second-place showing in the 400-meter interme diate hurdles. Her time was 59.62. Softball COLUMBIA, S.C. Playing with a shuffled lineup because of late season injuries, North Carolina dropped three straight games in the 942-PUMP 106 W.Franklin St. (next to Pizza Hut) Special to the DTHKris Hickman UNC strength coach George Nevole Lady Gamecock Invitational. On Saturday, the Tar Heels fell 1 0 to host South Carolina and lost 7 3 to Georgia State. Sunday found the Tar Heels losing again, this time to Furman, 1-0. With the losses, UNC dropped to 18-19. Women's Golf GREENVILLE, S.C. The Tar Heels turned in a strong showing in the Palmetto State, finishing third behind Kentucky and Duke in the Lady Paladin Invitational, hosted by Furman University. Donna Andrews led UNC with a 10-over-par 226 total, good for third place in the individual competition, and just one shot off the leaders. Katie Peterson (16-over 232) finished fifth. Other UNC players were Suzy McGuire (233), Julie Purdy (260) and Kim Verecchio (267). Men's Tennis COLLEGE PARK, Md. UNC lost a tight, hot battle with Maryland Saturday afternoon by a score of 5 4. Maryland's John Zahurak started things off with a 6-1, 6-3 win over UNC's Thomas Tanner. The Tar Heels' No. 1 player, Don Johnson, then tied things up with a 6-3, 6-2 vanquishment of Valerio Boccitto. Maryland went back in front after Harold Castillo bested UNC's James Krege in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, and the Terrapins extended their lead to 3-1 when Danny Cantwell got past John Bristow at No. 4, 7-6, 6-3. Andre Janasik did his part to bring the Tar Heels back, downing Jim Deerman 6-1, 6-0, but Maryland's Alejandro Chacon outlasted a game Carter Griffin, 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. That left the Terps leading 4-2. Maryland then clinched the team victory as the team of Zahurak and Boccitto slashed through UNC's Johnson-Tanner duo, 7-6, 6-0. The DTH Campus Calendar is a daily listing of University-related activities sponsored by academic departments, student services and student organiza tions officially recognized by the Division of Student Affairs. To appear in Campus Calendar, announcements must be sub mitted on the Campus Calendar form by NOON one business day before the announcement is to run. Monday 12:30 p.mXhe Institute of Latin American Studies presents Eugenio Suarez- Biirtoii' leads golf to sixth stiraosht TH 1 title By JIM MUSE Assistant Sports Editor On a hot and balmy Sunday afternoon, the UNC golf team turned up the heat at Finley Golf Course figuratively, that is. North Carolina came from behind in dramatic fashion to win the Tar Heel Invita tional for the sixth time in its seven year history. Trailing leader Tennessee by eight strokes going into Sunday's third and final round, three Tar Heels blistered their ways to sub-par final rounds as UNC vaulted from third place to first. The Tar Heels won by seven strokes, with a total of 1,097 swings of the club. Tennessee finished as the runner up with 1,104 and South Carolina finished with 1,107 in the 11 -team field. Fourth place went to East Tennessee State, a full 30 strokes off of UNC's pace. Individually, Tar Heel junior Peter Brennan and Mike Sposa of Tennes- see had been leading the field with a two-round total of 143. But both Brennan and Sposa faltered in the deciding round, and Gibby Gilbert of Tennessee, with a sparkling final round of 68, led the individuals with a 214 stroke total. Tar Heels Tee Burton and Neal Sullivan, both freshmen, placed second and third, respectively. They tied at 215, but Burton won on a scorecard playoff. Burton had birdied the 16th hole and parred 17 and 18, while Sullivan shot par on all three. Waiting by the 18th green on the final day, everyone knew that the competition for the team title was down to only three teams North Carolina, South Carolina, and Ten- nessee. After two days there had been a 15-stroke difference between the third-nlace Tar Heels and fourth- place UNC-Charlotte. But as the day went on, it became apparent that this day belonged to the Tar Heels. Burton led a UNC charge in the final round which saw him fire a scorching five-under on the last 10 oles alone. For the day he was four- Womeo to tough By STEPHEN GILES Staff Writer While many students gathered at the Beach Blast to soak up the sun, the North Carolina women's tennis team fought to withstand the solar rays and a tough Clem son team Sunday at the UNC Tennis Center. A perfectly clear day was then clouded, as Clemson started off with a flurry and held on to nip the Tar Heels, 5-4. The loss dropped UNC to 15 10 overall, 4-3 in the conference, while Clemson improved its record to 16-8, with only one conference defeat. Clemson's No. 1 player, Cathy Hofer, withstood a rugged first set from her Tar Heel counterpart, Ann Stephenson, before posting a 7-5, 6-0 victory. The Tar Heels didn't find things much easier from there, dropping three of the next four singles matches. At the No. 2 spot UNC's Gina Goblirsch could never really get into the match and fell 6-2, 6-2 to Pam Menne. Spencer Barnes gave UNC its first victory of the day, 7-5, 6-4 over Laurie Stephan at No. 3. Tiger victories ensued at the fourth and fifth spots, with Nicole Stafford defeating UNC's Landis Cox 6-3, 7-6 and Diana Von Gulick downing Dana Kanell 7 6, 6-4. "The singles matches could have gone either way," Tar Heel coach Kitty Harrison said. "We were in every match except maybe No. 2, where Gina simply had an off day. Still, it is hard to take when it seems that all of the close ones go against you." " The match of the day may have come at the No. 6 spot, where Campus Calendar Galban, visiting profes sor from the Madrid Center for Interna tional Studies, speaking on "Richard Wright: Espana Pagana" (in English) in Rm 210 Union. 4 p.m. East Asian Studies Curriculum and The North Caro lina China Council present a lecture per formance "The Art of The Professional Story teller in China" by Jin Shengbo. In Chinese with English introduc tion and some transla tion. Toy Lounge, Dey Hall. 5 p.m. The Psychology Club will meet in front of Davie Hall. We will go somewhere fun and exciting, so bring your sunglasses and ideas. Discussion of Psi Chi picnic and fiext year's officers. 8:30 p.m. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet in the Kenan Stadium Field House. Items of Interest under-par, with a 68 on the final 18 holes. Sullivan shot a two-under 70, while Jim Sowerwine pulled into the clubhouse with a 71. After a sluggish start, the team as a whole took control with an eight-under-par total on the back nine, and a two-under for the day. "I wrote down something this morning in my office that is inter esting," said UNC head coach Devon Brouse. "I figured we would have to shoot three or four under par to win it. As it turned out, two under was good enough. "But you just don't know until you get something going how the team is going to react. I think the fact that we got something going may have caused Tennessee some problems." Things could have been much closer. Volunteer Tim Carr was disqualified for reporting his hole-by- hole score wrong. His apparent total of 221 was wiped out, and Tennessee was forced to go to its sixth man in the rotation, who had still shot a very respectable 225. But UNC's extraordinary back- nine play left them a comfortable margin of error at the end. No one would steal the Tar Heels' thunder. Brouse was very happy with the performance of his charges. "I think we were just happy to come out ahead," he said as he presented the trophies. "We got off to a slow start, but our guys hung in there, and I'm very proud of them, "WeVe really been up and down this year. We were in contention a couple times and haven't really responded, but today they certainly did. They went out and won the tournament over a fine Tennessee team that's been ranked all year long. However, Brouse s enthusiasm is going to be short-lived, with the ACC Tournament coming up April 15-17 in Greensboro. "I'm not very confident at all, when I'm looking at three top five teams in Wake Forest, Clemson and Geor gia Tech. I just hope we can go up there and not get blown away, and make a respectable showing." tennis falls Clenmsoo UNC's Diana McCarthy took on Julie Davis to keep the Tar Heels' hopes of victory alive. McCarthy apparently had troubles with the heat and dropped the first set 7 5. However the Boston area native shrugged off the Southern humid ity and held on to win the second set 7-6 after a tiebreaker. Using pinpoint groundstrokes, which were superior to those of her opponent, McCarthy won the majority of the key points in the third and final set to post a 5-7, 7-6, 7-5 victory and keep UNC in the overall match. "Diana is a fighter," Harrison said. "She struggled with a per sistent opponent and weather to which she is somewhat unaccus tomed. Despite the inspiring play of McCarthy, UNC went into the doubles action requiring victories in each of the three matches to win overall. Still, the team seemed confident about its chances and went into the action fully intending to pull the match out. When the No. 1 and 2 doubles each posted first-set victories, the comeback appeared near comple tion. Yet, at the No. 3 spot, despite the fact Vanessa Ames was filling in quite admirably for the phys ically and emotionally expended McCarthy, the Clemson tandem of Hofer and Von Gulick was just too tough and clinched the overall match with a 6-1, 6-2 ripping of Stephenson and Ames. UNC did manage victories at the other two doubles spots to tighten the final match score, as Barnes and Goblirsch defeated Clemson's Menne and Stephan 6 4, 3-6, 6-4 at No. 1, and Cox and Kanell outlasted Melissa Detwiler and Stafford 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 at No. 2. Student Part-Time Employ ment Service will host the Employment Securities Commis sion every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. to help students locate part-time and summer jobs. Or go by 217E (Suite C) Union or call 962-0545. Career Planning and Place ment Services has applications available in 211 Hanes Hall for on campus internships as a career peer. Please contact Robin Jospeh at Career Planning and Placement Services, 211 Hanes Hall for more information. Hunger Action will have a sign up for The First Annual UNC Hunger Cleanup this week in the Pit or in the Campus Y.