March 24, 2018

400 Free Relay Closes Out NCAA Championships With 12th-Place Finish


Minneapolis, Minn. – The men’s 400 freestyle relay earned a 12th-place finish to close out the 2018 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Pavilion.

The foursome of Matt Abeysinghe, Andrew Loy, Paul DeLakis and Mossimo Chavez combined to register a time of 2:49.42, a time that was more than half a second faster than their preliminary time, to place 12th and score 10 points for the Scarlet and Gray.

Aaron Daniels-Freeman earned his first-career All-America honor on the platform with his 14th-place showing and became the second Ohio State diver to score at the NCAA meet for Ohio State.. The Durham, N.C., native used a consolation final score of 324.70 to place 14th and register three points for Ohio State. The Buckeyes had four other entries on the platform; Jacob Silernarrowly missed out for a spot in the consolation finals with a 17th place finish (347.25 points). Christo Law (324.60 points/20th place), Stepehen Romanik (309.75 points/23rd place) and Clay White (274.65 points/39th place) rounded out the diving efforts.

Ohio State came in 28th place with a team total of 25 points.

In the pool, Henrique Painhas had a nice swim in the 200 butterfly to place 20th with a readout of 1:42.79. Fellow butterflyer Noah Lense finished in the 27th position with a clocking of 1:43.66. Abeysinghe took 31st in the 100 free open with a time of 43.15.