Nov. 4, 2016
Session I Results
HOUSTON -- Junior Jaecey Parham led a 1-2-3 finish in the 200-yard individual medley and swam on two winning relays to lead the Owl swimmers into first place in the team standings after the opening round of action at the Rice Invitational Friday evening in Houston.
After the first five events held on Friday the Owls lead the three-team meet with 115 points. Crosstown rival Houston is in second place with 65 points and the U.S. Air Force Academy is third with 61. The 18-event meet concludes on Saturday with two more sessions at Rice's Competition Pool. The morning schedule of eight events begins at 10 am. The meet's final five events is slated to start at 2 pm.
Parham was sound and solid leading the way Friday. The junior from Lubbock, Texas, led a 1-2-3 Rice finish in the 200-IM with a time of 2:04.72. The Owl duo of Kaitlyn Swinney and Marie-Claire Schillinger were second (2:06.13) and third (2:08.13) in the event, respectively. Parham also swam the butterfly leg of Rice's 400-medley relay that posted to a comfortable winning time of 3:47.56. She then came back and anchored the Owls' winning 800-freestyle relay that finished with a season-best mark of 7:41.56.
Rice's Hanna Huston (4:57.76), Claire Therien (5:00.40) and Sarah Nowaski (5:00.56) were second, third and fourth in the 500-freestyle. Owl sprinters Alicia Caldwell (23.91) and Lauren Rhodes (23.92) were second and third in the 50-free.