March 22, 2018

Romanik Scores for the Buckeyes on One Meter


Minneapolis, Minn. – Senior Stephen Romanik used a score of 314.05 on the one-meter diving board to earn a 15th-place finish on Thursday afternoon on day two of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center.

Competing on the one-meter board for the second time in his career at the NCAA meet, Romanik cashed in his first-career Honorable Mention All-America honor on the one-meter board with his 15th-place showing to score two points for the Scarlet and Gray. After two days of competition, Ohio State has six points on the scoreboard.

Freshman Paul DeLkais put up a valiant effort in the 200 individual medley in his first-career individual NCAA event. The Eau Claire, Wis., native placed 23rd in a field of 43 athletes clocking a time of 1:43.56. DeLakis will be back in the water individually on Friday in the 200 freestyle.

The men’s 400 medley relay of Mark Belanger, Jack Barone, Noah Lense and Matthew Abeysinghe was disqualified for the leaving the blocks early.

In addition to DeLakis competing in the 200 freestyle on Friday, Andrew Loy (200 freestyle), Jack Barone (100 breaststroke) and Noah Lense (100 butterfly) will also be in action along with the 200 medley relay. Romanik will be joined by Christo Law on the three-meter board on Friday afternoon. The second day of action will begin at 11 a.m. ET on Friday morning.