The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, March 06, 1989, Page 8, Image 8

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Nebraska women’s swimming coach Ray Huppert sported a tuxedo while displaying a wide variety of emotions during the Big Eight championships.
Swimmers mark decade of domination
CHAMPIONS from Page 7
rence Roddick. Frampton teamed
with Mike Irvin, Peter Williams and
Nieuwenhuis to form Nebraska’s
winning 400 medley relay team and
won the 100 and 200 breaststroke
Nieuwenhuis won the 200 frees
tyle and finished second to Kansas’
Glenn Trammel in the 100 freestyle.
Meyers and Roddick tied for the 1
mcter diving title with a Big Eight
record and NCAA-qualifying total of
558.3 points.
Frampton said the only disap
pointing aspect about his perform
ance was he did not qualify for the
NCAA’s. Frampton narrowly missed
reaching the NCAA qualifying mark
of 56.04 in the 100-yard breaststroke
when he finished in 56.61 and missed
the NCAA qualifying mark of
2:01.57 in the 200 breaststroke when
he finished in 2:03.83.
Frampton said the absence of
Kansas’ Bobby Kelley did not affect
his performance. Kelley entered the
meet as the conference’s top com
petitor in the 200 breaststroke, but
was disqualified in Saturday’s pre
liminary competition.
“In the back of my mind it may
have played a part but I didn’t realize
it,’’ Frampton said. “I guess it wasn’t
meant to be.’’
Nieuwenhuis said Trammel’s
presence in the 100 freestyle aided
his performance. Trammel won the
event with an NCAA-qualifying time
of 44.33, while Nieuwenhuis also
qualified with a 44.39 clocking.
“I’m very pleased,’’
Nieuwenhuis said. “Very much so.”
Nieuwenhuis said he was also
pleased with Nebraska’s victory.
“We came into this meet not con
fident that we could win because
Kansas is a much improved team,’’
he said. “We were able to pull ahead
when they lost about 70 points be
cause of disqualifications. Take that
away and our lead is nothing.’’
NUassistant coach Melton announces his retirement
By Nick Hodge
Senior Reporter
Nebraska as
sistant football
coach John Mel
ton retired Fri
day amid reports
that he will now
concentrate on
projects tor the Melton
Comhusker athletic program.
Melton, 61, is recovering from
quintuple-bypass surgery that he
underwent Feb. 14. He announced his
retirement after 27 years with Ne
Nebraska athletic director Bob
Devancy praised Melton’s dedica
“I’m glad to have John working
with us in fund-raising, but I know the
football team will miss him,” Deva
ney said. “I know he will help us out
in our fund raising effort.”
Devaney said Melton has been a
valuable asset to the Dcvaney-Tom
Osborne era, which has produced the
best won-loss record in the nation.
Melton arrived at Nebraska in 1962
after serving as Devaney’s assistant
coach at Wyoming.
‘‘John contributed a lot with my
teams at both Nebraska and Wyo
ming,” Devaney said. ‘‘He contin
ued to contribute to Coach Osborne’s
staff and I’m sure Coach Osborne
would agree.”
Devaney said Melton retired now
partly because he couldn’t coach
during spring practice, which might
hurt the Comhuskers.
“We could use people with John’s
ability to get along with people in our
fund-raising,” Devaney said.
Melton, who joined Devaney’s
Wyoming coaching staff in 1957,
coached the freshman team, tight
ends and the wingbacks prior to be
coming Nebraska’s linebacker
Before joining Devaney at Wyo
ming, Melton posted a 47-13 record
as the football coach at Thermopolis
(Wyo.) High School.
Melton starred at Union High in
Burgettstown, Pa., before playing
three years as a standout fullback for
3 individuals, 2 relay teams qualify for NCAA meet
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didn’t feel right,” Kwizera said.
“But I knew this was my last chance
to qualify and with Regis hurt, the
mile relay needed me, so I had to do
Humphrey, who arrived at the
Sports Center on crutches, said the
trainers won’t tell him what his
chances are of recovery. He said
Harris will be the final judge in deter
mining whether he will compete at
‘ ‘They want me to keep optimistic
so I mentally stay up,” Humphrey
said. ‘ ‘This has never happened to me
before, but I have a well-conditioned
body. I want everybody to pray for
me and I’m gonna pray every day.”
Humphrey said he wants to be a
part of the relay team at nationals. He
said that if it came down to a choice
between the 800 and relay, he would
pick the relay.
‘‘I figure I gave a lot on the relay.
.. I ran the relay with a lot of pain,”
Humphrey said. ‘‘I think wc have a
bonafide relay team and we have a
good chance of placing high for
Nebraska. Our team ran with a lot of
pride and determination and I can’t
see letting them down. I have three
others who are depending on me, who
have worked very hard.”
Humphrey also said having to run
just one heat in the relay compared to
preliminaries and finals in the 800
would be a determining factor. But,
he said, he would not hurt the relay
team’s chances if he is not 100 per
Harris said he would rather see
Humphrey compete in the 800. But
he said he won’t risk additional dam
age that could affect Humphrey’s
outdoor season.
Morris said now that he’s quali
fied, the pressure is off. He said he
feels confident about his chances at
the NCAA meet.
“There was no question in my
mind that I could do it,” Morris said.
“Now I’m going in with all inten
tions of winning the meet.”
Ten Bensel said she was surprised
by her performance. She said her
winning time of 2:09.30 was a sur
prise because she never expected to
run under 2:10.
‘‘I knew this was the only chance
I had and I just decided to go for it,”
ten Bensel said. ”1 liked the track, it
was really fast.”
Ten Bensel said she will be re
laxed at nationals because she has
already competed on the banked
track at the Hoosier Dome.
‘‘It will be totally different, but I
haven’t looked ahead,” she said. “I
haven’t really thought about it.”
Basketball season
ends for women
By Nick Hodge
Senior Reporter
A scoring drought in the game’s
closing minutes forced the conclu
sion of the Nebraska women’s bas
ketball season.
Nebraska failed to score in the
final three minutes in its 74-59 loss to
Kansas State Saturday night in the
opening round of the Big Eight Tour
nament at the Bicentennial Center in
Salina, Kan.
The loss ended Nebraska’s season
with a 14-14 record.
Nebraska’s No. 2 all-time leading
scorer Amy Stephens scored the
Huskers’ final 10 first half points, but
Kansas State led Nebraska 34-27 at
The Wildcats, 18-10, outscored
Nebraska 12-6 in the opening min
utes of the second half to open a 46-33
lead with 13:09 remaining.
Two free throws by Nebraska for
ward Kelly Hubert and a layup by
forward Ann Halsne cut the Wildcat
lead to 56-51 with 6:29 remaining.
The Wildcats scored the game’s
last 1 i points, including clutch free
throws down the stretch to seal the
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