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Miami Mourns Loss of Student-Athlete Erin Rodriguez

EDDIEEDDIE Senior Barfly
RIP. So sad.


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  • EDDIEEDDIE Senior Barfly
  • EDDIEEDDIE Senior Barfly
    So young. Natural causes.
  • BluesmanBluesman Wealthy Alum
    Terrible news.
  • Iam4hawksIam4hawks Off-Campus Slummer
    edited January 11
    Just awful to hear. Maybe A.E. Houseman said it all....

    To an Athlete Dying Young


    The time you won your town the race,
    We chaired you through the marketplace;
    Man and boy stood cheering by,
    As home we brought you shoulder-high.

    To-day, the road all runners come,
    Shoulder-high we bring you home,
    And set you at your threshold down,
    Townsman of a stiller town.

    Smart lad, to slip betimes away
    From fields where glory does not stay
    And early though the laurel grows
    It withers quicker than the rose.

    Eyes the shady night has shut
    Cannot see the record cut,
    And silence sounds no worse than cheers
    After earth has stopped the ears:

    Now you will not swell the rout
    Of lads that wore their honours out,
    Runners whom renown outran
    And the name died before the man.

    So set, before its echoes fade,
    The fleet foot on the sill of shade,
    And hold to the low lintel up
    The still-defended challenge-cup.

    And round that early-laurelled head
    Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead,
    And find unwithered on its curls
    The garland briefer than a girl's.

    DSnyder15Blackbird
  • laxmomlaxmom Dodds God
    so very sad. sympathy to her family and friends, and to her Miami tennis family.
    dave67
  • Spanks004Spanks004 Senior Barfly
    So tragic, prayers to her family, friends, and the entire university 
    dave67
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