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20 OPELIKA AUBURN NEWS wwwMnowcom Sports THURSDAY AUGUST 18 2005 Aimi Ihimin Briefs ive Auburn Tigers collect eight medals STA REPORTS IZMIR Turkey ive Auburn swimmers represent ing the United States earned a total of eight medals four gold two silver two bronze over six days at the World Uni versity Games in Turkey Current Tigers Hayley Peir sol and Eric Shanteau not only medaled at the competition but did so with new meet records In the 1500m free Peirsol dominated the field and ended up winning the race by more than 14 seconds with a time of 16:0806 Not only did Peirsol win gold but she did it in record breaking fashion Her time broke the reigning Uni versiade (meet) record by more than six seconds making her the 12th fastest woman in his tory and the sixthfastest American Shanteau put a stamp on his dominance in the IM by win ning the 400 in 4:1864 A Lil burn Ga native he dominated the 200 IM in lane four through out the entire race and finished eight tenths ahead of the Lithuanian silver medal win ner gold medal per formance of 2:0013 in the 200 IM was also a Universiade record With the double victo ry Shanteau becomes the only American individual to sweep the IM's at the World Universi ty Games SportsCenter to visit AU in September As part of its 50 states in 50 days tour SportsCen ter will visit the Auburn Uni versity campus Sept 3 the same day as the Tiger football season opener against Georgia Tech The tour officially called SportsCenter Across America will feature a mobile Sports Center set on cam pus as the Tigers prepare to play the Yellow Jackets The game is also set to be tele vised on ESPN although it is separate from the tour Auburn will host Georgia Tech at Jordan Hare Stadi um on Sept 3 beginning at 7:45 pm Space remains for AU baseball showcase camp The Auburn baseball Labor Day Showcase Camp sched uled for Monday Sept 5 still has space available The Show case Camp on Sunday Sept 4 has already sold out The camp is a great opportu nity for players to their skills to the AU coaching staff professional scouts and other college coaches A pro fessional style tryout will take place in the morning measur ing arm strength speed and batting ability All players will participate in games batting drills and in struction and batting practice during the afternoon Registra tion is available on a first come first serve basis Tuition for the Labor Day Showcase is $110 To learn more about the camp and all of the other camps offered by the Auburn baseball team visit their Web site at wwwauburnbaseball campscom Tony Stewart racing in ratified air mac BRINSTER ASSOCIATED PRESS Tony Stewart is in a zone rarely achieved in NASCAR With five victories in the last seven races and his spot in the Nextel Cup playoffs virtually assured Stewart can take it easy count on it though we have that flexibility to relax a bit from knowing that going to make the Chase we still have the pressure to make sure done everything we can to be prepared for when the Chase he said pretty much guaranteed to be in but we don't want to just set tle for being in want to do what we can to win the And in case he forgets crew chief Greg Zipadelli will be cer tain to remind him of that Stewart probably will be on top when NASCAR squeezes the points after 26 races to five point intervals among the top drivers chase the title over the last 10 events His lead is 105 points over Jimmie Johnson heading to Michigan for GS Marketplace 400 even think about getting said Zi padelli the only crew chief Stewart has had since his rook ie season with Joe Gibbs Rac ing attitude after last week is got to work even harder I want to win more than I did last weekend because the following That was his philosophy af ter the most coveted victory of seven seasons in NASCAR when the Hoosier climbed the fence to celebrate at Indianapolis Motor Speed way Last Sunday Stewart won again this time on the road course in Watkins Glen NY further cementing his spot in the Chase real easy to say in this thing Zipadelli said before the race at The Glen got to keep the intensity the pressure on ourselves to perform not slip up not sit back and let your guard Every point counts and for the Home Depot team there is no alternative other than rac ing as hard as it can each time the rubber meets the road been that way for most of Stew 34 years from the time he began beating the rest of the kids in go karts Since then Stewart has won in dirt cars midgets sprints and everything else driv en He came to the fore as the 1997 IRL champion and then moved to NASCAR Only racing greats Mario An dretti and AJ oyt showed that sort of versatility Now some are comparing Stewart to them Even with several years of racing ahead of him that might be a bit of a stretch And who would want that kind of pressure anyway? Stewart mind put pressure on he said anything very flattering one of those guys who can go anywhere Even if a car I driv en before I might not be able to win right away but at least competitive and look like never driven something like that demonstrated that re peatedly and his victory Sun day at Watkins Glen leaves him as the unchallenged king of the road courses It was his fifth win on a serpentine layout not bad for a kid from Indiana who grew up in the left turn only NASCAR ASSOCIATED PRESS Tony Stewart right and crew chief Greg Zipadelli are eyeing the Nextel Cup Championship 1 rur growing pains and temper tantrums along the way He was placed on probation Tues day until the end of the year for hitting another car after the Busch series race Saturday But nothing seems to hurt his per formance sport is Zi padelli said of Stewart and the team been through a lot of adversity in the last sev en years But as a group been able to put things behind us and believe in ourselves and in our Given immense tal ent not difficult He has won 24 times on the premier stock car rac ing circuit and was a threat to win virtually every week from 2000 to his championship sea son of 2002 What followed was a period of consistency with no threat of domination Now the domination is back but Stewart taking it for granted are no guarantees that because good one year you should be good the you could just not have to wor ry about it be good all the time It just work that Right now everything seems to be working and Zipadelli hopes the opposition figure out why Stewart is the favorite far more frequently than anyone else sitting back there where we were eight to 10 weeks ago trying to figure out how to get our program back on track 100 he said terrible It just as good as some of the other guys we were Even at its zenith success quickly can find an abyss Stewart experienced that last season He entered the Chase fourth in readjusted points just 15 be hind leader Jeff Gordon Stew art qualified well and led 16 laps in New Hampshire Then he wrecked and fell 135 points behind A real downer? 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