February 23, 2018

DeLakis, Barone Set School Records on Day Three of B1G Championships

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Feb. 23, 2018

Minneapolis, Minn. – Three swims and its three school records for Ohio State freshman Paul DeLakis at his first career conference meet. Swimming in the A final of the 200 freestyle on Friday night, DeLakis clocked a time of 1:32.86 to absolutely demolish the previous school record on his way to a bronze finish.

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The freshman from Eau Claire, Wis., set the school record on Wednesday night as a member of the 800 free relay when he split a time of 1:32.93 which he went faster than this evening. He also set the school record on Thursday night in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:42.83. All three of his school records have resulted in bronze finishes at the conference meet.  

.@paul_delakis sets the SCHOOL RECORD in the 200 freestyle with a readout of 1:32.86 for 🥉! pic.twitter.com/NQXlQRXUPf

— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioSt_SwimDive) February 24, 2018

Jack Barone lowered his previous school record in the 100 breaststroke from 52.26 to 52.24 on Friday evening in the A final for a sixth-place finish. Fellow breaststroker Connor Isings placed seventh in the A final with a time of 53.23. Isings registered the third-fastest time in program history during prelims with a 52.79.

Andrew Loy joined DeLakis in the 200 freestyle A final and placed eighth with a time of 1:36.23; Loy’s prelim swim of 1:34.47 was the fourth-fastest readout in program history. The Buckeyes biggest point grab of the night came in the 100 butterfly. Noah Lense finished in third with a time of 45.91 and he was joined by Michael Salazar (45.97/PR/No. 4 program history) and Henrique Painhas (46.10) who finished in fourth and sixth-place, respectively. Ben Sugar, who swam in two finals on the evening, placed 21st with a time of 47.44 in the final of the 100 butterfly.

#Buckeyes go 3-4-6 in the 100 butterfly A final! Noah Lense leads the way with a 45.91 for 🥉. Michael Salazar (45.97/PR) and Henrique Painhas (46.10) take fourth and sixth, respectively! pic.twitter.com/0KkY3cwykz

— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioSt_SwimDive) February 24, 2018

Ohio State had five divers score on the three-meter board. Stephen Romanik (433.75) and Christo Law (381.40) earned sixth and eighth-place finishes, respectively. Joey Canova (414.90/11th place), Jacob Siler (413.35/12th place) and Clay White (368.60) were the other three point scorers on the diving board.

#Buckeyes receive A final points from Stephen Romanik (6th place/433.75) and @_cj_law_ (8th place/381.40) on the three meter! pic.twitter.com/QMtjvGazC3

— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioSt_SwimDive) February 24, 2018

Sugar and Painhas also swam in the finals of the 100 backstroke. Painhas and Thomas Trace had a spectacular showing in the B final and they both tied to win the heat with swims of 47.46. Mark Belanger came in right behind them with a 47.48 to take the top three spots in the B final. Sugar took 18th place and Brad Shannon placed 20th in the 100 backstroke C final.

The #Buckeyes took the top 3 spots in the B final of the 100 backstroke! Painhas and Trace split the top two spots with 47.46's and Belanger came in right behind them with a 47.48! pic.twitter.com/aN27mYKOn1

— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioSt_SwimDive) February 24, 2018

Ohio State had three swimmers score in the 400 individual medley. Nick Hogsed clocked a personal best and the fourth-best readout in program history with a 3:47.07 to finish seventh in the A final. Andrew Lindstrom (3:47.53) registered the fifth-fastest 400 individual medley time in school history to place 10th and Ching Hwang Lim (3:53.51) finished 21st.

Matt Abeysinghe (1:36.40/12th place) and Brayden Seal (1:36.47/13th place) swam in the B final of the 200 freestyle, and sophomore Ryan Vandermeulen won his C final in the event with a personal-best time of 1:36.27.

Ohio State is in third place with 870 points after three days of swimming and diving.