March 25, 2022

Buckeyes Tied for Ninth Headed into Final Day of NCAA Championships


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State swimming and diving’s Hunter Armstrong earned an All-America finish in the 100 backstroke while the program earned honorable mention All-American nods in four other events on the third day of competition at the 2022 Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. Through 14 events, the Buckeyes are tied for ninth with Louisville with 108 points.

Armstrong, from Dover, Ohio, led the contingent of Buckeyes competing in Friday night’s final session with a fifth-place finish in the 100 backstroke championship final. He touched the wall in a time of 44.42, improving his preliminary time by .30 seconds and adding 14 points to the team’s overall score.

Junior Lyle Yost earned his second trip to the finals of the NCAA championship meet, winning the consolation finals of the 3-meter dive with a score of 410.60. The Shaker Heights, Ohio native tallied nearly 40 points more in the finals that he did in his first six dives of the day for ninth overall on the board.

Freshman Alex Quach and sophomore Ruslan Gaziev both earned their first individual trips to the NCAA finals with qualification to the consolation finals of the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle, respectively.

Quach started off the night for the Buckeyes with a third-place finish in the 100 butterfly consolation final. He took 11th overall, racing a time of 45.10 to add six points for Ohio State to become an honorable mention All-American in the event.

With the second honorable mention All-America award of the night for Ohio State, Gaziev won the 200 freestyle consolation final for ninth overall in the 200 freestyle. He swam a career-best time of 1:32.24 to improve his preliminary time by .32 seconds and contribute nine points to the Buckeyes’ team score.

Ohio State closed out the night in the 400 medley relay as the team of Armstrong, Hudson McDaniel, Quach and Gaziev finished 10th overall in 3:03.23 for another 14 team points. The team took eighth in the fourth heat to earn honorable mention All-America honors.

The final day of men’s NCAA championship competition features the 1650 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 200 breaststroke, 200 butterfly, platform dive and 400 free relay. Prelims will start at 10 a.m. and finals will begin at 6 p.m. ET. Diving prelims will start at approximately 12:15 p.m. and the first heats of the 1650 will start at 4:10 p.m. All session can be watched live on ESPN3.


2022 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships Results

Friday, March 25 | McAuley Aquatic Center

100 butterfly – 11. Alex Quach – 45.10
200 freestyle – 9. Ruslan Gaziev – 1:32.24
100 backstroke – 5. Hunter Armstrong – 44.42
3-meter dive – 9. Lyle Yost – 410.60
400 medley relay – 10. Armstrong, McDaniel, Quach, Gaziev – 3:03.23