February 28, 2020

Buckeyes In Second after Friday at Big Ten Championships



Full Results

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team is among the Top 2 teams after Day 3 of the 2020 Big Ten Conference men’s swimming and diving championships, being held at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center on the Campus of Indiana University. Ohio State, with 865 points, trails only Michigan (1,063 points) with Indiana right behind in third with 857.5 points. Wisconsin (569) and Purdue (422) round out the Top 5.

Ohio State found itself as much as 89 points out of second place just two events into the evening, but a series of races with outstanding swims in the A final, a big 110 points from the divers late in the evening, and a third-place showing in the 200 freestyle relay pulled the team back into contention and ready for a big day on Saturday.

Just like Thursday evening when they finished 1-2 in the 200 individual medley, Andrew Loy and Paul Delakis went 1-2 in the 200 freestyle with NCAA “A” qualifying and Aquatic Center record times of 1:31.88 and 1:32.04, respectively. Loy’s winning time was also a new Ohio State record. Matthew Abeysinghe contributed another 13 points to the 60 Loy and Delakis earned by placing 14th in 1:36.50.

Ohio State had multiple finalists in the 100 breaststroke and the 100 backstroke, as well, and came away with its two highest scoring swimming events of the evening with 162 total points. Jason Mathews, fourth in :52.04, and Hudson McDaniel, sixth in :52.40, starred in the 100 breaststroke. Jonah Cooper (:46.16) and Colin McDermott (:46.25) went fourth and fifth, respectively in the finals of the 100 backstroke.

Five divers combined to add 110 points to Ohio State’s total. Lyle Yost, second on the 1-meter springboard Thursday, took third on 3-meter with 400.40 points. Joseph Canova and Jacob Fielding joined Yost among the finalists and finished fourth and fifth, respectively, with 387.20 and 357.70 points.

The Ohio State 200 freestyle relay team of Semuede Andreis, Andrew Loy, Mathew Abeysinghe and Paul Delakis finished third and garnered 54 points with an NCAA “A” qualifying time of 1:16.98.

The Buckeyes started off by claiming 54 big points in the first event of the evening, the 100 butterfly, as Noah Lense led the way by finishing fourth in :45.74 with Sem Andreis swimming to 13th place in :46.97. Additionally, Daniel Gloude was 13th in the 400 individual medley.

The final day of competition Saturday starts at 11 a.m. with prelims and 6:30 p.m. for the finals.

Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State Buckeyes

Team Standings Through Friday Evening

1.     Michigan – 1,063 points

2.     Ohio State – 865

3.     Indiana – 857.50

4.     Wisconsin – 569

5.     Purdue – 422

Ohio State Individual Results – Friday

100-yard Butterfly

4. Noah Lense, :45.74 NCAA “B” qualifying standard
13. Semuede Andreis, :46.97 “B”

17. Jonah Cooper, :47.20 “B”

22. Trahern Gribble, :47.26

23. Lain Weaver, :47.85

400-yard Individual Medley                           

13. Daniel Gloude, 3:49.24 “B”

200-yard Freestyle                                          

1. Andrew Loy, 1:31.88 “A”

2. Paul Delakis, 1:32.04 “A”

14. Matthew Abeysinghe, 1:36.50

100-yard Breaststroke

4. Jason Mathews, :52.04 “B”

6. Hudson McDaniel, :52.40 “B”

13. Connor Isings, :52.97 “B”

16. Evan McFadden, : 53.64 “B”

100-yard Backstroke                                      

4. Jonah Cooper, :46.16 “B”

5. Colin McDermott, :46.25 “B”

9. Thomas Watkins, :46.88 “B”

11. Robert Kondalski, :47.23 “B”

Three-Meter Diving                                        

3. Lyle Yost, 400.40 “A”

4. Joseph Canola, 387.20 “A”

5. Jacob Fielding, 357.70 “A”

11. Jacob Siler, 333.35 “A”

14. Hunter Grannum, 309.90

200-yard Freestyle Relay                                

3. Ohio State (Semuede Andreis, Andrew Loy, Mathew Abeysinghe, Paul Delakis), 1:16.98 “A”