March 28, 2019

Ohio State Earns First Team All-America Status in the 200 Free Relay at NCAA’s

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AUSTIN, Texas – The Ohio State men’s swimming & diving team got down to business on the first day of full competition at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Texas’s campus. The 200 Free Relay squad picked up First Team All-America honors, finishing seventh overall.

200 Free Relay
• The team of junior Andrew Loy, freshman Ruslan Gaziev, senior Mossimo Chavez and sophomore Ben Sugar took seventh in the A Final with a time of 1:16.89. The seventh-place finish is an improvement on the team’s No. 8-seed.
• Loy led the group off with a time of 19.43, followed by Gaziev with a split of 18.98. Chavez swam a 19.39 split and Sugar anchored the group with a split of 19.09.
• In the preliminary, the group took eighth with a time of 1:16.48. Loy set a new personal record 50 Free time of 19.40 in the leadoff spot, jumping to No. 4 on the program’s all-time list.

200 IM
• Loy also made the evening session in the 200 IM, taking 14th overall with a time of 1:42.87.
• Sophomore Paul DeLakis finished 23rd in the morning session, clocking in at 1:43.61.

50 Free
• Gaziev took 35th, finishing with a time of 19.57 in an extraordinarily fast field of swimmers. The top time was 18.58, a pool record.

400 Medley Relay
• The foursome of senior Henrique Painhas, freshman Jason Mathews, junior Noah Lense and junior Matthew Abeysinghe took 24th in the preliminary with a time of 3:07.88.

1-Meter Diving
• Senior Aaron Daniels-Freeman led the way for the Buckeyes, taking 30th with a score of 275.70.
• Senior Christo Law was 32nd (273.25) and Jacob Siler was 35th (255.40).

Friday’s competition will follow the same format, with a preliminary session at 11 a.m. ET and a final at 7 p.m. The 400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Back, 200 Medley Relay and 3-Meter will be contested.