COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team received 22 points Thursday night from three individual events and now are in 16th place after Day 2 at the 2021 NCAA Championships.
Sophomore diver Lyle Yost, in his first NCAAs although he qualified on all three boards last year but did not get to compete, had the highest finish of all the Buckeyes with a sixth-place finish on the 1-meter springboard with 343.00 points. The effort earned him All-America honors.
Yost’s diving teammate, senior Joey Canova, earned honorable mention All-America honors after taking 14th on the 1-meter with a score of 311.10 points. The two divers combined to score 16 points toward the Buckeyes’ team total.
Senior Paul DeLakis was Ohio State’s third individual event All-American Thursday, qualifying for the consolation finals in the 200 individual medley and moving up two places from his preliminary finish to take 11th in 1:42.21.
Also competing Thursday were a couple outstanding underclassmen in their first individual event at an NCAA championships: junior Sem Andreis and sophomore Hunter Armstrong tied for 21st in the 50 freestyle with the identical time of 19.45.
And wrapping up the individual events on the 1-meter, junior Jacob Fielding was 31st with 282.75 points and senior Jacob Siler was 34th with 279.20 points.
The 200 freestyle relay team of Armstrong, Andreis, senior Colin McDermott and freshman Justin Fleagle was 17th in 1:17.42. The 400 medley relay team was, unfortunately, disqualified.
Friday at the championships, which are being held at the Greensboro (N.C.) Aquatic Center, will feature five Buckeye swimmers in individual events and all four divers on the 3-meter springboard.
Hunter Armstrong – *800 Free Relay
Joey Canova – *1-Meter
Paul Delakis – *800 Free Relay; *200 IM
Shaw Satterfield – *800 Free Relay
Thomas Watkins – *800 Free Relay
Lyle Yost – 1-Meter
*Honorable mention All-America
Friday, March 26
10 a.m. Trials Live Video
6 p.m. finals Live Video