August 1, 2019

Phillips 66 National Championships Day 1 Recap


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PALO ALTO, California – Ohio State has 17 athletes competing at Stanford through Aug. 4 in the 2019 Phillips 66 US National Championships and at the conclusion of day one, six Buckeyes put up times under the 2020 US Olympic Trial time standards.

How it happened – Preliminaries

  • Katie Trace finished first in heat 2 of the 200m Butterfly with a time of 2:14.04
  • Alex Dillmann won his heat in the 200m Butterfly and set a school record with a time of 1:57.99
  • Noah Lense finished second in heat 5 of the 200m Butterfly at 1:59.93
  • Andrew Loy clocked a time of 49.90 in the 100m Freestyle prelims
  • Ruslan Gaziev qualified for the C Final in the 100m Freestyle with a time of 49.68
  • Paul DeLakis rounded out those to put up times under the 2020 Olympic Trial standard with 50.47 in the 100m Freestyle

After the morning preliminary races, three athletes raced in event finals in addition to the 4×100 Freestyle relay team of Andrew Loy, Ruslan Gaziev, Matthew Abeysinghe and Paul DeLakis.

How it happened – Finals

  • Alex Dillman raced in the B Final of the 200m Butterfly and touched second with a time of 1:58.17
  • Ruslan Gaziev clocked a time of 49.77 in the C Final of the 100m Freestyle, good enough for fifth place
  • Molly Kowal entered the water for the first time in the 800m Freestyle Final and placed 15th with a time of 8:37.66
  • The 4×100 Free relay team of Loy, Gaziev, Abeysinghe and DeLakis finished first and smashed a previous school record in the event by over three seconds with a time of 3:18.44

Competition resumes today with the men’s and women’s 200m freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, and will continue through Sunday evening.