November 1, 2017

DeLakis Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week


Nov. 1, 2017

Columbus, Ohio Paul DeLakis, a freshman swimmer at Ohio State, was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Wednesday after his performance last Friday night against Kenyon.

DeLakis swam composed and competitive at his first-career collegiate meet. In the three individual events he swam, he collected one gold and two-second place finishes.

His first career-collegiate win came in the 200 breaststroke where he edged a field of nine other swimmers with a time of 2:02.53 to claim gold by .96 seconds over his fellow teammate, Andrew Lindstrom.

He narrowly missed out on his second win of the evening in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:51.74. He opened up the individual medley with a 24.75 in the butterfly, and he followed that with times of 29.05 in the backstroke and 32.28 in the breaststroke before closing out the race with a 25.66 in the freestyle for a second-place finish.

In the 200 freestyle, the Wisconsin native went out in 48.94 seconds for the first half of the race and closed in 51.11 seconds for silver with a time of 1:40.05 just .02 seconds off of Ching Hwang Lim‘s time of 1:40.03.

DeLakis and the Buckeyes will be back in the water at McCorkle this Friday (Nov. 3) at 6 p.m. as they host Denison and Akron.