Thursday. November 3. 1977 The Daily Tar Heel 7
State cross country opens Friday
Jennings got her wish: a women's track program
j-- " '7
' , " "wioiriji.iwmii.wMi iii..innWnjjmiii I.W.WHH , f, f
Lots of time,
in making up
By DEDE BILES
Special occasions their anticipated arrival results in furious preparation in homes,
dorm rooms and apartments all over America.
Carpets are vacuumed, food is prepared and shelves are dusted in the hopes of
favorably impressing the visitors who participate in the festivities surrounding special
occasions such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and birthdays.
The UNC Athletic Department knows something of this problem. Special preparations
aren't only made to impress, they are absolutely necessary to successfully host the five or
six special occasions that take place every fall the home football games in Kenan
Perhaps one of the most elaborate of these preparations is transforming the lush green
carpet of bermuda grass within the stadium walls into a football field.
. Carolina's Athletic Fields and Facilities crew accomplish this with the aid of a small
machine, run by an electric motor, known as an airless sprayer. Two spray guns attached
by hoses to the machine spray the blue and white athletic field paint on to the field.
Crew foreman Bobby Gales has been painting the field for years now.
"We usually have three men painting the lines and three painting the end zones, the
monogram in the middle of the field and the players' boxes," said Gales. "The two groups
don't usually paint on the same days and we usually start painting on Tuesday.
James Stubbs and Rodney Morris paint the end zones, monogram and players' boxes
while Lewis Council mixes the paste-like paint with water. Other crewmen paint the lines.
Before painting the field for the opening game of the season though, the cement blocks
designating the four corners of each end zone must be located. Using a tape measure,
string and nails the various parts of the field are lined off.
Then it's a matter of following the dots or string to produce an official football
Despite the seeming simplicity of the job, it's not nearly as easy as doing the dot-to-dot
pictures in a coloring book.
"It takes a lot of practice to spray a straight line with the spray guns," Gales said. "You
have to be careful to make sure the paint machine is working well. The men have done it so
many times that it's routine now."
In addition to keeping the lines straight, the three men must make sure they are four
inches wide in accordance with ACC specifications. The yardlines must be six inches from
Spraying the monogram at mid-field and the: two end 'zones one reading
"CAROLINA" and the other "TARHEELS" is also an involved process. University
engineers must come and mark off the letters prior to the first home game before the men
can fill them in with blue and white paint.
In addition, the blue paint must be twelve inches from any side, goal or endlines.
Sometimes paint gets where its not supposed to be. Gales recalled a time when one of
the hoses leading from the spray gun to the airless sprayer broke.
"You just get a hose and wash it off real quick before it dries," said Gales.
Each coat in the end zone takes approximately one working day to complete. The lines
take six hours. Usually, the last coat of the end zones is applied on Thursday with the lines
being completed Friday.
The occasional fall rains which bring rejoicing to drought stricken Chapel Hill are a
source of trouble for the Athletic Fields and Facilities crew. Normally, the paint takes
three or four hours to dry but when cloudy it takes almost all day.
Because of its water base the field can't be painted while it is raining and if showers come
before the paint is dry it "messes up the field something terrible," Gales said.
Painting the field before every home football game gets to be costly. Assistant Athletic
Director for Business John Swofford said it costs the UNC Athletic Department $400 for
the approximately seven five-gallon buckets of each color needed to get the field ready
before each game.
An extra $300 per game is added late in the season when the Bermuda grass becomes
dormant. The grass turns brown when it becomes dormant. But three or four sprayings
with green athletic field paint Will have it looking fresh and new again in no time.
y I 0 1
O 1 1 M
WXYC amd the MAD HATTER
present the finest contemporary sound ol the Pacific
Abbatoir Recording Artist
with Special Guest
NOV. 16 MEMORIAL HALL 7:30 P.M.
ADVANCE TICKETS $3.00 UNION DESK
TICKETS WILL BE $3.50 AFTER NOV. 10
Duke over Wake Forest
Maryland over Viiianova
Penn. State over NCSU
Advertise in the Daily Tar Heel
. . .it's no gamble
Jf IP V
The Porthole Picks the ACC.
A weekly feature predicting the outcome
of the week's ACC football games.
"We know more about good food
than we do about football!"
Week of Nov. 5
Record last week: 4-1
Record overall: 31-11
Virginia over VMI
UNC over Clemson
Downtown, up tne alley across from NCNB.
Serving daily. 11.30-2:00
By DEDE BILES
Not wind or rain or even snow will keep
UNC cross country and distance runner
Carol Jennings from running. And add to
that list, the lack of a team with which to run.
When Jennings came to Carolina for her
freshman year in the summer of 1975, she
packed her tennis shoes and running clothes
in the hopes of successfully continuing a
running career that began in high school, a
career which was highlighted by a second
place finish in the North Carolina stale high
school meet her senior year.
She did just that with accomplishments
such as a first place finish in the N.C.
Women's Intercollegiate Cross Country
Championships last weekend and qualifying
for AIAW Cross Country nationals with a
time of 18:26 over a three mile course as a
sophomore. She was also consistently
UNC's top finisher in the 8X0 and mile
during last year's indoor and outdoor track
As for her freshman year. well, it wasn't
her times which prevented the Fayetteville
native from garnering top finishes and times
in intercollegiate meets it was the lack of a
collegiate team to run with.
Carolina did not field any women's teams
in indoor and outdoor track and cross
Tar Heels, Clemson wage statistical war
lake a quick look at the key statistical
categories, and it's easy to see who the best
investments are in the ACC.
Carolina, its defense at tunes resembling a
Merriil-l ynch herd dressed in blue, owns the
leagues only spotless record and leads the
ACC in total delense. rushing defense,
scoring defense and scoring offense.
Clemson, which is Carolina's Saturday
opponent, also owns a rock-hard defense.
The Tigers rate second in total delense.
rushing defense, pass delense, scoring
defense, scoring and punt returns.
Men's golf in action
The Carolina men's B golf team will
participate in a tournament hosted by
Methodist College in Kayetteville this
Thursday and F riday in the fall season finale
for the Heels.
Freddie Palmer. Mark Hellirich. Phil
Bland. Jim Taylor. Malt Sughrue and Jerry
Stanislaw w ill participate lor Carolina in the
match to be played on the Cypress l ake
UNC Goll Coach Devon Brouse sees the
tournament as,.a line opportunity lot the'
golfers to gain valuable experience.
"It should be a good tournament." Brouse
said. "State. Duke. UNC-Charlotte and
E Ion will be among the teams represented. It
will be a good opportunity for our guys, and
it will close out our fall season."
The Granv ille 69ers defeated l eague B 9-0
in the semifinals of the intramural residence
hall tag football playoffs. Wednesday's 1)1 H
reported an I X-0 score.
ENGRAVED '3 ' B'S2Xm'-
" stitches on super supple, no-phony Nature IMtt-Z!!irir"M'
i BUTTONS H--oe,
W 7 SHOES
buttons - 3 large, 4 small; with V 9 i aESw?
script or block initials (allow 2 I . - 4i WNt r2jNtEr
weeks for delivery) $17.50. K?7 f I E wfeWWI
cSSi n n nr ti n 1 1 n : Tl
country until last year.
Upon discovering in her freshman year
that UNC" did not have a track program lor
women. Jennings was quite upset.
"I had written a letter to Mrs. llogan
(women's athletic director) my senior year in
high school and she said they didn't have a
team but were working on getting one in the
near future." Jennings said. "I thought it
meant they were getting one that next year."
I he prospect ol missing at least a year's
running looked dismal, so instead ol
throwing her tennis shoes and running
clothes into the far coiner of her closet.
Jennings set out to continue her training and
work lor the organization ol a arstiy
women's track program at UNC.
With the determination that helps her to
be a successlul long distance runner.
Jennings began her campaign by organizing
a running group for women who were
interested in track inthe hopes thafif we got
enough people they might let us have a
team." In addition, she drew up a petition
that was signed by over 100 people and then
submitted to the athletic department.
" I he athletic department kept us thinking
there was a good chance we were going to
have a team that vear." Jennings said,
"finally I talked to Hill ('obey (UNC
Athletic Director) in January. He was real
nice. He just said thev didn't vote the monev
I he I, ii Heels and 1 igers have waged a
season-long statistical lend and entering
Saturday's showdown in Kenan Stadium.
Carolina holds a slight edge in four
categories In scoring, it's UNC first at 21.2
and Clemson second at 20.5 points per game.
DelciiMuly. the I ar 1 1 eels are best in total
defense at 22f 2 yards compared to
Clcmson's 239.4. I hey also lead in rushing
delense at HX. 5 compared toClcmson's 8.5.
1 he ollensive categories have been juggled
around in recent weeks since N.C. State's
high : units went into a nosedive. I he
Pack, which has scored only three
touchdowns in its last 14 quarters, still leads
in total oltense at 369 yards per outing w ith
Maryland second at 347.6. Carolina is
second in rushing offense. UNC and
1 he team ol Stephanie Komegay and
Marecn Long combined for a 74 to win the
Duke Best-Ball I ournamenl Tuesday in
Durham. A two-man team Irom
Appalachian State finished second.
Janet Haueand Laura Strippel shot an XI
and Brimda Rich and Kathy Koelleshot and
.eighty-two. I he tournament ends the season
lor most Dl f he State schools participating in
I DOttl UWBRSTAND,
ROLAfiD! WHY ARB YOU
MIW6 THE V0IC- IT
OVER IF VU HAVEN'T SAVES
EVEN VONE THE TIME,
STORY YET? ZOHKERl
WKMMKf It The c,assic man-tailored shirt xf
11 Ail If in subtle fall plaids and stripes. I f V 7
III ll!Rr tl'l II As carriecl by Bloom ingdale's- I XJv
I III I l a very special buy, I r irO
W& yJKii i re9' 3ao
W f XjBM now 16.99
1 HEAR. THEY'VE SEEN f WHO V I HAVE NO ONE IN MV CLA55 HOliJ A30UT JOINING
CALLING VOU A I CARE5? J AN IPEA J HAS EVER SEEN A ME FOR "SHOW i
I FALSE PROPHET J FALSEPROPHET. VNP TELL y
E 1 9 umlS'SSsTidSni: ICS - - - - " II- V J
lor it and we weren't going to have a team
With that hit ol information, Jennings
took another route. She met David Royle,
current Carolina Athletic Association
president, who was interested in starting a
track club lor men and women.
During the long wait. Jennings would
keep in shape by taking jogging lor physical
education classes, competing in AAU meets,
and running trom three to eight miles per
"It would get discouraging." Jennings said
ol her Ireshman vear. "Sometimes we would
have meetings lor those interested in running
and no one would show up. I didn't give up.
though, because I thought there was a
chance we would get a team."
Jennings said that at times she thought
about translernng to another school and
probably would have if Carolina had not
gotten a women's track program. Most
doubts vanished, though, when she returned
to school lor her sophomore year and heard
the news that her hard work had paid oil
UNC would have a varsity women's track
"I was glad when I heard the news,"
Jennings said. "Just about all high schools
have a women's track program and I thought
it was a pretty basic sport. Besides, once you
get started in something it's hard to give it
also 1-2 in average victory
Clemson quarterback Steve Fuller leads
the eonlerence in total offense, with Duke's
Mike Dunn and Maryland's Larry Dick
next. Fuller is averaging 161.4 yards a
Slate's Ted Brown owns a slim lead over
Wake Forest's James MacDougald and
UNC's Amos 1 awrence in rushing offense.
Brow n is gaining 95.4 compared to 93.9 and
91.0 lor MacDougald and Lawrence,
Dunn is fust in passing, while Brown is the
UNC's Tom Biddle leads kickers in field
goals made, with 10.
BESIDES, THE NETWORK
HERE'S HOUI IT'LL 60 ON
THIS STORY "WHETHER OR
NOT STUDENTS HAVE REMLY
CHANGED REMAINS TO BE
SEEN. BUT ONE THING IS
CLEAR UFE GOES ON
FROWNS ON CORRESPONDENTS
DRAWING ANY0RI6INAL CON
CLUSIONS ANYUJAY! THAT'S
WY IMS ALWAYS USE THE
"REMAINS TO BE SEEN"S6N-
- r u .vw
Jennings noted that the response and
participation in the three phases of UNC's
women's track program indoor and
outdoor track and cross country has been
good. Last year 15 girls were on the three
teams and about 25 girls are involved in the
program this year.
According to Jennings, the program still
has "a long way to go." Uniforms and locker
facilities would improve the women's track
program, along with more track
Now that Jennings has overcome the
hurdle ol no women's track program, her
concern as far as track goes are focused on
competition, most specifically the AIAW
Cross Country Region II Championships in
Raleigh this Friday . The top two teams and
the top six individuals will qualify for the
Jennings said the competition would be
tough, w ith the N ,C. State's Julie Shea, who
is National JuniorOlynipic Champion in the
Jennings doesn't plan to end her running
career upon graduation from college. She
enjoys the hard work distance running
requires and plans to run in marathons and
. . . jaw:, v -. J
t ' v -)
. " V , i. .
'1' ' I
by Garry Trudeau
nnnm VOUP BE SIR
HARD W PRISED! EVEN
DISPUTE, mth THAT, (OS
j SET LETTERS.'