Nov. 1, 2017
DeLakis swam composed and competitive at his first-career collegiate meet. In the three individual events he swam, he collected one gold and two-second place finishes.
His first career-collegiate win came in the 200 breaststroke where he edged a field of nine other swimmers with a time of 2:02.53 to claim gold by .96 seconds over his fellow teammate, Andrew Lindstrom.
He narrowly missed out on his second win of the evening in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:51.74. He opened up the individual medley with a 24.75 in the butterfly, and he followed that with times of 29.05 in the backstroke and 32.28 in the breaststroke before closing out the race with a 25.66 in the freestyle for a second-place finish.
In the 200 freestyle, the Wisconsin native went out in 48.94 seconds for the first half of the race and closed in 51.11 seconds for silver with a time of 1:40.05 just .02 seconds off of Ching Hwang Lim‘s time of 1:40.03.
DeLakis and the Buckeyes will be back in the water at McCorkle this Friday (Nov. 3) at 6 p.m. as they host Denison and Akron.