Led by a relay sweep and 13 event victories, FIU won their 8th consecutive Conference USA Championship, scoring 1131.5 points.
Rice freshman Arielle Hayon shattered the meet record in the 100 butterfly to highlight the third day of the 2022 Conference USA Championships.
The FIU women will vie for their eighth straight Conference USA titles this weekend with Rice hot on their heels.
All of FIU’s individual event wins on Saturday came from international students, including three from freshman Christie Chue from Singapore.
Maha Gouda’s victory on 1-meter and Lamija Medosovic leading a 2-3-4 FIU finish in the 100 back earned FIU a narrow 4-point lead over Rice going into day 3.
In the 500 free, Rice senior Ellery Parish took her third-straight C-USA title in the event, blasting a 4:44.77 to win by almost seven seconds.
Cleveland State’s Dominic Poletta dropped over half a second in the 50 fly at this meet, winning the race in 21.14. He returned to win the 50 free.
Panther freshman Mandy Song won the 1 meter diving tonight, after taking the 3 meter title last night.
Five time defending C-USA champions Florida International University won both relays on the opening night of the 2020 Conference USA Champs.
The FIU Panthers celebrated senior day with a win over in-state rival FAU. Stephanie Hussey put on a strong performance, winning 3 races individually.
The FIU swim and dive team wrapped up the weekend against two Power-5 opponents on a perfect 2-0 note, improving to 4-3 on the season.
The FIU women took down in-state rival Miami on Saturday, winning 10 of 16 events to earn their first meet victory of the season.
Miami, Florida’s Emily Cordovi has committed to swim for FIU beginning in the 2019-20 school year.
In an action-packed final day of competition at C-USAs, FIU hung on to win the team title over Rice, thanks to 4 event wins on the day.
Rice and defending champions FIU are tied atop the standings after day 1 of the 2019 Conference USA Championship meet.