March 23, 2018

DeLakis Takes 11th in the 200 Freestyle at the NCAA Championships


Minneapolis, Minn. – Freshman Paul DeLakis scored his first-career NCAA points for the Buckeyes on Friday evening at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center in the 200 freestyle.

DeLakis qualified for the B final with a readout of 1:33.21 in the morning session and he returned to the pool about eight hours later and lowered his time by .04 seconds to take 11th place overall with a readout of 1:33.17; DeLakis was the second-fastest freshman swimmer in the field. The 11th-place showing for DeLakis added six more points to Ohio State’s team total which now sits at 12. Ohio State is in 28th place after three days of competition.

Noah Lense and Henrique Painhas represented the Buckeyes in the 100 butterfly. Lense registered a time of 45.78 to place 21st and Painhas placed 29th with a time of 46.24. In the 100 breaststroke, senior Jack Barone clocked a time of 52.92 to place 23rd in the event, and the 200 medley relay squad of Mark Belanger, Barone, Michael Salazar and Mossimo Chavez finished just outside of the B final with a time of 1:25.31 for 18th place.

On the three-meter diving board, Christo Law was the top Ohio State finisher with a score of 349.60 to place 23rd. Clay White (311.40) and Stephen Romanik (303.40) placed 40th and 42nd, respectively.

Day four of the meet begins at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday morning. Ohio State will send out Matt Abeysinghe (100 freestyle), Henrique Painhas (200 butterfly), Noah Lense(200 butterfly) and the 400 freestyle relay in the pool. On the platform, Romanik, Law, White, Aaron Daniels-Freeman and Jacob Siler will don the Scarlet and Gray