On vaca, so my recently sporadic updates from weeks of Doral-nursing-a-dying laptop will seem like breathless Tweets from the front for the next week. Unless they fire or lose a high profile coach, which is what happened at the end of my daughter's 2012 Spring Break.
So, here's some stuff for you to masticate for the next few days...
Johanna Gustafsdottir finished 49th in the 100 backstroke and Sonia Perez came in 39th in the 400 individual medley Friday at the NCAA championships. Gustafsdottir swam 54.92, well off her seed time of 53.94, and Perez swam 4:16.25, also slower than her seed time of 4:10.54. Judging from times up and down the prelims, the IU Natatorium pool in Indianapolis is part sludge this year.
Both will be in the 200 back this morning. Last year, only Gustafsdottir qualified for the NCAAs among FIU's swimmers, which qualify by time and not conference position. (Sabrina Beaupre qualified as a diver, but opted for ankle surgery instead of the NCAAs).
Freshman Marcus Ghent won the long jump with a jump of 23 feet, 8 3/4 inches at the UCF Invitational Friday.
The new laptop doesn't have the formatting to fully use The Herald's CCI system yet. So, instead of attaching this minute-in-the-life-of video to today's sand volleyball story (http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/23/3301608/fiu-sand-volleyball-team-hopes.html), I put it here.
Also, here are some other vids from FIU's earlier matches this season.
Can upload video, but not photos. Crud.
Anyway, as for the new court. I like it. It's funky and unique. Reminds of this...
Now, go in peace...