COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State’s Lyle Yost and the 200 freestyle relay earned All-America honors on Thursday night at the McAuley Aquatic Center as the men’s swimming and diving program wrapped up the second day of competition of the 2022 NCAA Championships. The team sits at a tie for 15th place with 28 points with two days left in the meet.
Yost started the final session off for the Buckeyes with a fifth-place finish on the 1-meter board. After scoring a career-best 398.50 in the prelims to secure his spot in the championship final, the junior recorded a final score of 386.60 for his third career All-America award and best finish at the NCAA Championship meet in the event.
The 200 freestyle relay of Hunter Armstrong, Sem Andreis, Alex Quach and Ruslan Gaziev swam to a seventh-place result in a time of 1:15.30 for the All-America result. Armstrong’s leadoff leg time of 18.55 is a career-best and a school-record finish in the 50 freestyle.
Racing in the morning prelim sessions were Charlie Clark and Fabio Dalu in the 500 freestyle and Sem Andreis and Ruslan Gaziev in the 50 freestyle.
Clark finished 20th overall in the prelims with a time of 4:14.91, just 1.1 seconds away from the final cut. Dalu touched the wall in 4:19.58 to finish second in his heat of the morning session in his Division I NCAA Championship debut.
Andreis took 19th overall in the 50 freestyle prelims, finishing just 0.05 seconds shy of the finals with a time of 19.21. Gaziev earned a 19.61 time in his first individual NCAA Championship race.
The Buckeyes had three divers compete in the 1-meter dive on Thursday. In addition to Yost, Jake Fielding finished 20th overall in the prelims with a six-dive score of 321.30. Clay Chaplin scored a 313.30 in his national championship meet debut to finish 28th.
Tomorrow’s events include the 400 IM, 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 backstroke, 3-meter dive and 400 medley relay. Prelims will start at 10 a.m. and finals will begin at 6 p.m. ET.
2022 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships Results
Thursday, March 24 | McAuley Aquatic Center
1-meter dive – 5. Lyle Yost – 386.60
200 free relay – 7. Armstrong, Andreis, Quach, Gaziev – 1:15.30