IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Ohio State men’s swimming & diving team continued to post impressive times at the 2019 Big Ten Swimming & Diving Championships on Thursday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in Iowa City, Iowa. Junior Andrew Loy recorded a new program-best time in the 200 IM, and the Buckeyes led all conference teams with seven finalists in the 50 Free.
The Buckeyes have a firm hold on third place with 375 points, 72 ahead of fourth-place Purdue. Indiana (544) and Michigan (490) are first and second, respectively.
• Nick Hogsed finished eighth in the A Final after setting a season best in the preliminary at 4:19.34.
• Carson Burt took seventh in the C Final after setting a personal best in the prelim session at 4:24.77.
• Alex Dillmann registered a career-best time of 4:27.86 in the morning session.
• In the A Final, Andrew Loy bested his school record set in the preliminary session, taking silver with a new program-best time of 1:41.36. Loy was the top seed going into the final session. Paul DeLakis recorded a new personal best as well, enforcing his hold on the No. 2 time in program history at 1:42.67, finishing fourth.
• Daniel Gloude took third in the B Final, touching the wall at 1:44.94 for a new career best.
• Jason Mathews was third in the C Final, posting a career-best time of 1:46.23.
• Seven Buckeyes in total appeared in the 50 Free finals, the most of any Big Ten team.
• Ben Sugar led the way for Ohio State, finishing sixth with a career-best time of 19.44. Ruslan Gaziev was seventh, and set a personal best of 19.34 in the prelim. Gaziev was also the only freshman to appear in the A Final.
• In the B Final, Mateo Chavez, Kalvin Koethke and Mossimo Chavez went 6-7-8. All three set personal bests in the preliminary, with Mossimo Chavez clocking in at 19.53, Koethke at 19.55 and Mateo Chavez at 19.70.
• Matthew Abeysinghe finished second in the C Final, touching the wall at 19.71 for a new career best. Michael Salazar finished fifth and recorded a new personal best in the prelim session with a time of 19.80.
• Colin McDermott (20.05) and Connor Isings (24.66) registered personal-best times during the morning session.
• Noah Lense (20.24) and Evan McFadden (24.69) also posted season bests.
• Joseph Canova took third in the consolation final, posting a score of 355.00, bettering his tally of 331.30 in the prelim.
• Jacob Siler was 21st overall with a score of 301.50, followed by Christo Law (297.55), Jacob Fielding (293.20), Quinlan DeVal (290.55) and Aaron Daniels-Freeman (265.80).
400 Medley Relay
• The group of Colin McDermott, Jason Mathews, Noah Lense and Ruslan Gaziev turned in a time of 3:06.20, ranking No. 2 in program history. The time is also an NCAA “A” Cut.
• McDermott swam a 47.15 Back split, followed by Mathews with a 52.16 Breast split and Lense with a 45.01 Fly split. Gaziev anchored the squad with a 41.88 Free split.
Competition resumes tomorrow, with a preliminary session beginning at noon ET at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center in Iowa City, Iowa. The day’s events include the 100 Fly, 400 IM, 200 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back, 3-Meter and 200 Free Relay.
2019 Big Ten Swimming & Diving Championships
Feb. 28, 2019
Campus Recreation and Wellness Center – Iowa City, Iowa
8. Nick Hogsed (4:22.62)
23. Carson Burt (4:24.81)
2. Andrew Loy (1:41.36)
4. Paul DeLakis (1:42.67)
11. Daniel Gloude (1:44.94)
19. Jason Mathews (1:46.23)
6. Ben Sugar (19.44)
7. Ruslan Gaziev (19.60)
14. Mateo Chavez (19.79)
15. Kalvin Koethke (19.81)
16. Mossimo Chavez (19.84)
18. Matthew Abeysinghe (19.71)
21. Michael Salazar (19.96)
11. Joseph Canova (355.00)
21. Jacob Siler (301.50)
24. Christo Law (297.55)
400 Medley Relay
4. McDermott, Mathews, Lense, Gaziev (3:06.20)