I'm not really sure how the guys did -- they were fifth out of eight in their heat, which seems respectable given that there were probably people out there that will someday compete in the Olympics, or at least get close to that level. What I don't know was how many other heats for that event there might have been. Of course, I was too oblivious to find out what their actual time was. :-/
Other than that, today has mostly been studying. The usual homework, a composition assignment (maybe I'll post a copy of that after I turn it in tomorrow), and I've got a lesson test (think grammar and vocabulary and such), a kanji test, and a "role playing" test coming up this week (I started on a script for that, but haven't finished it yet). I never managed to squeeze in enough time to actually study beyond that. Maybe tomorrow I might be able to get ahead a bit.
Off to bed, it's too late already.