February 29, 2020

Ohio State Men Finish Second at Big Ten Championship



Full Meet Results

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Ohio State men’s swimming and diving program claimed the silver medal at the 2020 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship Saturday at the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Indiana.

With 1,329 team points, the Buckeyes earn a second-place finish overall. It came down to the final day as the Ohio State divers tallied 107 team points on the platform to put the Bucks into second place over Indiana by just 7.5 points. This is the 12th straight year that Ohio State has finished Top 3 at the Big Ten Championships.

Overall, the Ohio State men finished with 13 Top 3 finishes with three gold medals, six silver and four bronze. Andrew Loy earned two individual Big Ten titles in the 200 IM and the 200 freestyle while Paul DeLakis finished second behind Loy twice to collect two silver medals.

Lyle Yost came away from his first Big Ten Championship with a gold, silver and bronze medal. He placed first in the platform diving competition on the final day while claiming silver on the 1-meter springboard and bronze on the 3-meter. Yost earned the Big Ten co-diver of the championship.

In relays, the 800 freestyle, 400 freestyle, and 400 individual medley squads finished Big Ten runner-ups while the 200 free relay team placed third.

Team Scores

  1. Michigan – 1,548
  2. Ohio State – 1,329
  3. Indiana – 1,321.5
  4. Wisconsin – 834.5
  5. Northwestern – 665
  6. Iowa – 571
  7. Purdue – 561
  8. Minnesota – 551
  9. Penn State – 531
  10. Michigan State – 309

1,650 Freestyle

  • Carson Burt swam a 15:13.30 in the distance event and placed ninth overall. He earned a NCAA B cut.

200 Backstroke

  • Three Buckeyes competed in the A final and finished 6-7-8 to earn 69 team points.
  • Thomas Watkins finished sixth (1:41.75) while Jonah Cooper and Colin McDermott placed seventh and eighth, respectively. All three earned NCAA B cuts.
  • RJ Kondalski competed in the C final where he finished fifth with a time of 1:45.77.

100 Freestyle

  • Andrew Loy led three Buckeyes in the 100 free A final with a silver medal and a time of 42.21.
  • Sem Andreis (43.12) and Matt Abeysinge (43.17) placed sixth and seventh, respectively while Joe Pohlmann placed 24th overall in the C Final.
  • Ohio State earned 74 team points from the event.

200 Breaststroke

  • Paul DeLakis picked up another silver medal as he touched second in the 200 breaststroke, just 0.21 seconds behind the first place finisher. He earned an NCAA A cut with his time of 1:51.65.
  • Jason Mathews finished fifth (1:53.04) and the duo earned 53 team points.

100 Butterfly

  • The 100 butterfly came down to the final touch as Noah Lense picked up a bronze medal with a time of 1:41.57.
  • Daniel Gloude finished third in the B final and 11th overall to add another 16 team points. Alex Dillmann rounded out the point scorers in the event with a 14th place finish.

Platform Diving

  • Lyle Yost claimed the platform diving Big Ten title with a score of 451.00.
  • Jacob Siler, Joey Canova, and Jacob Fielding finished 4-5-6, respectively, as half of the competitors in the A final were the Ohio State dive team.
  • A combined 107 team points from the four divers gave Ohio State the edge they needed to move into second place over Indiana.

400 Freestyle Relay

  • In the last event of the Big Ten Championships, the 400 freestyle relay took silver to cap off the evening.
  • Andrew Loy, Matt Abeysinghe, Sem Andreis and Paul DeLakis finished with a time of 2:49.20 to claim an NCAA A qualifying time.
Ohio State Buckeyes

1,650 Freestyle

9. Carson Burt – 15:13.30 (NCAA B)

200 Backstroke

6. Thomas Watkins – 1:41.75 (NCAA B)
7. Jonah Cooper – 1:42.35 (NCAA B)
8. Colin McDermott – 1:43.26 (NCAA B)
21. RJ Kondalski – 1:45.77

100 Freestyle

2. Andrew Loy – 42.21 (NCAA B)
6. Sem Andreis – 43.12 (NCAA B)
7. Matt Abeysinghe – 43.17 (NCAA B)
24. Joe Pohlmann – 44.33

200 Breast

2. Paul DeLakis – 1:51.65 (NCAA A)
5. Jason Mathews – 1:53.04 (NCAA B)
13. Connor Isings – 1:55.57 (NCAA B)

200 Butterfly

3. Noah Lense – 1:41.57 (NCAA B)
11. Daniel Gloude – 1:45.47 (NCAA B)
14. Alex Dillmann – 1:46.00 (NCAA B)

Platform Diving

1. Lyle Yost – 451.00 (NCAA A)
4. Jacob Siler – 416.95 (NCAA A)
5. Joseph Canova – 387.05 (NCAA A)
6. Jacob Fielding – 375.80 (NCAA A)

400 Free Relay

2. Andrew Loy, Matt Abeysinghe, Sem Andreis, Paul DeLakis – 2:49.20 (NCAA A)