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Roger Chadwick, defending champion in the 880-yard run, will lead UNL in its
quest for a third straight Big 8 indoor track championship Friday and Saturday.
'69er's still top rankings
Regular season play winds
up this week in intramural
basketball as teams prepare for
the playoffs that start next
week. The top ranked team on
campus is still the independent
69er's. The No. 2 team this
week is the Bongs, and it
appear the two powerhouses
will - collide early in the
Delta Upsilon slipped a
notch in the All-University
Division, but retained its
position as the No. 1 fraternity
team. The rankings:
All Uni varsity Division
2. Bongs (7-0)
3. Delta Upsilon (7-0)
4. Abel 8 (6-0)
5. Alpha Gamma Sigma (5-0)
Fraternity A Division
1. Delta Upsilon (7-0)
2. Alpha Gamma Sigma (6-0)
3. Alpha Tau Omega (6-1)
4. Acacia (6-1) l
5. Theta XI I5-1
Independent A Division
1. 699fs (6-0)
2. Bongs (7-0)
3. Brown's Team (6-0)
4. Gregg's Gang (7-0)
5. Nad's (6-0)
Dormitory A Division
1. Abel 8 (6-0)
2. Glenn (8-0)
a Harper 3 (7-0)
4. Pershing (7-1)
5. Abel 10 (5-1)
Fraternity IB Division
1. Alpha Gamma Rho (5-1)
2. Beta Sigma Psi (4-1)
3. Phi Delta Tbeta(5-1)
Dormitory B Division
1. Abel 3 (5-0)
2. Abel 8 (4-1)
3. Abel 2 (4-1)
Srnal Fry Division
1. Beta Sigma Psi (6-0)
2. Phi Epsilon Kappa (5-1)
3. Theta Xi 14-0)
Open League Division
1. Sophomores (7-0)
2. Hellmen (5-3)
Club sponsors hockey tourney
The UNL Hockey Club is sponsoring the
Nebraska Invitational Hockey Tournament at
two rinks in Omaha this weekend.
The first game is Friday at 10 p.m. between
top seeded Iowa State University, defending
Central States College Hockey League
champion, and second seeded Colorado
University. That contest shouid be the best
coilege hockey game ever played in Nebraska,
according to Rob Christoffersen, UNL Hockey
Club president. It will take place in Ak-Sar-Ben
Coliseum, as will the game immediately
following between UNL and Drake University.
The third first-round game will take place at
10 p.m. Friday between UNO and Creighton
University at Benson Park rink.
Winners of the Colorado-Iowa State and
UNO-Creighton matches will meet after the
conclusion of the Omaha Knights professional
game Saturday night at Ak-Sar-Ben. The loser
of the Colorado-Iowa State g3me and the
winner of the UNL-Drake game are scheduled
for an 8:30 a.m. Saturday match at Benson
UNL raised its record to 5-3 with a 1-0
victory over Creighton Tuesday night at
Ak-Sar-Ben. Goalie Larry Richling recorded his
second consecutive shutout. The lone Husker
goal was scored by Jon Larson.
looks for grand finale
By Steve Taylor
When Roger Chadwick was a sophomore in high school, his
sport was wrestling. His 6 ft., 127 lbs. frame didn't intimidate
many opponents. Now, an inch taller and 30 pounds heavier,
track star Chadwick is giving Big 8 rivals plenty of reasons to
So far this season, he has not lost any event, including relays.
The middle distance runner was a late bloomer, which was one of
the reasons UN L was lucky enough to get him.
"Basically, I didn't have many other places to go," says the
Hudson Falls, N.Y., native. "I was worthless for three years in
high school and really didn't develop until my senior year."
Chadwick is in his last year of competition at UNL and would
like to end his career with a bang. Sis would like to start the
fireworks Friday and Saturday at the Big 8 indoor meet in Kansas
City, whre the Kuskers will seek their third straight title.
He " said the key to the Husker's chances will be the
performance of the sprinters and the field events participants.
Concerning the national track meet in two weeks, Chadwick
offers a few observations.
"Believe it or not, we have a chance to win it," he says. "We
wouldn't go if we didn't think we had a chance. You don't like to
go somewhere and make a fool of yourself."
Chadwick admits the scholastic casualties that eliminated
seven trackmen have injured UNL's chances this year. But he said
he can understand how an athlete could not meet the grade
"You don't have enought time for classes sometimes. It is
demoralizing to coma to class knowing you are not prepared."
Chadwick says the courses he's taking now are particularly
time consuming, and he said he tries never to forget he is a
"student athlete." '
Chadwick is insistent that track could support itself financially
if given the chance. He says Oregon's successful track program
supports its football team.
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The UNL women's
tntercolfegiate softball team
will hold its organizational
meeting Friday at 4:30 p.m. in
Women's Physical Education
Bidg. 313. Students must be
taking at least 12 credit hours
and have a 2.0 grade point
average to qualify.
Practices will be held every
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday from 4:30 to 6
p.m. The team's first game is
Anyone interested or
knowing of anyone who would
like to play should attend the
meeting and sign up. For more
information, contact Myreen
Loveless, 472-2576, or Marilyn
the Midwest have entered,
including some from schools in
Minnesota, North Dakota and
A class on origami, the art
of Japanese paper folding, is
being formed by the
Recreation Dept. It will meet
from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays in
the East Campus Activities
Bidg. as soon as 8 to 10 people
have signed up. There is no
cost, but students must
purchase their own paper and
bring their own scissors. For
more information, call the
Recreation Dept., 472-3467.
The UNL rifle team will be
hosting the 21st annual Big
Red Invitational Rifle Match
Friday through Sunday. The
match will be held at UNL's
home range in the basement of
the Military and Naval Science
Bidg. More than 25 teams from
The UNL rugby team will
trayel to Columbia, Mo.,
Saturday to compete in 8
5-team meet. Others competing
will be Missouri University,
Kansas University, Kansas
State University and Iowa
Few Athlote hawp a rhanro tn corfp1??
in an international event, fewer boast
possessing world records. But UNL has
one such individual, freshman swimmer
The 18-year-old from Wayzata, Minn.,
competed for Canada last September at
the World Modern Pentathlon
Championships in London, England.
Alexander holds the combined world
record in running and swimming. In a
dual meet this summer between the U.S.
and Canada, he was sixth overall with
more than 4,500 points out of a possible
5,000. Ke finished only 70 points below
the top spot.
The modern pentathlon consists of
equestrian events, pistol shooting,
fencing, a 4,000-meter cross country run
and a 300-nuter freestyle swim,
"I was good at track and swimming,"
Alexander said, "and I felt I could handle
during high school at a pentathlon
development clinic in Houston, Texas.
"In 1972 I finish'' fifth in the United
States Olympic trials, but because I spent
much of my time training in Canada, the
fifth spot on the Olympic team was given
to someone who finished below me.
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Canada, based on my performances at the
U.S. trials, offered to sponsor me in
future intsrrsatiofis! yamss; thus, ! rsovi
represent them," Alexander said,
"I really was surprised when I first saw
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Coach Reta does a tremendous job with
the facilities we have," he said.
This year Alexander has established a
new Coliseum pool record for the
1,000-yard freestyle with a 10:22.0, and
set both a new varsity and Coliseum
record with a 4:50.4 clocking in the
"Certainly Alexander has fcsen one of
the bright spots for us this season. He has
coma through for us and dona well in
tome grueling events," Reta said.
Alexander eyes the conference
swimming meet March 7 through 9 with
"Since Sports Illustrated printed its
story about Southwest Minnesota in
which they railed th Big Red's swim
program pale pink, wis have really become
unified and want to do well in the Big 8
thursday, february 23, 1974
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