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No Problem: FIU swimming wins, Turner on Butkus leaving

The FIU swim team closed the dual meet portion of its season by routing FAU (178-120) and Indian River (182-98) College Saturday at the North Campus.

Freshman Danielle Albright won the 500 freestyle (5:00.52) and the 200 free (1:52.84). Sophomore Johanna Gustafsdottir won the 200 backstroke (2:04.83) and the 200 Individual Medley (2:04.94). Senior Marina Ribi won the 200 butterfly (2:02.69). Sophomore Klara Andersson won the 50 free (24.58). The list of winners doesn't include a usual name, Sonia Perez, who got sidelined by illness.

Up on the board, junior diver Sabrina Beaupre continued her good week (the Montreal Canadiens started the NHL season 2-1) with wins in the 1-meter and 3-meter, setting a season-high in the 3-meter (321.60)

Their next competitive appearance will be the Sun Belt Championships, Feb. 27-Mar. 2.


In talking to football coach Ron Turner about other stuff, I asked about the Friday departure of offensive line coach Luke Butkus after two weeks for a similar job with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"I'm happy for him," Turner said. "Luke's like family to me. I recruited him at Illinois. He's got to do what's best for him and his family. If an offer came, you've got to go."

Turner said he just went to the top of the pile of O-line coach candidates he'd interviewed and called Steve Shankweiler. Next man up...





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