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.
Rice senior Ellery Parish won two events as the Owls topped the SMU Mustangs 155-106 on the road.
Helen Grossman also swept the fly events, clocking a 54.23 in the 100 to touch the wall first by exactly a second.
Sophomore Becca Evans won one individual event and anchored two relays to help lead the Rice to the meet title of the program’s Fall Splash Invitational.
After finishing 7th at the 2017 FHSAA 3A Championships in the 500 free, she placed 3rd in the 200 free and 4th in the 500 at the 2018 edition of that meet a couple of months ago.
Bartram Trail’s Summer Stanfield swept her events in region 1.