Updated: December 20, 2012
2012-13: Placed eighth in the 200 butterfly and in the 200 freestyle at the H2Okie Fall Invitational ... Set a new career best in the 500 freestyle at the invite with an 11th-place finish ... Posted top-10 finishes at Georgia Tech, placing sixth in the 500 freestyle and 200 butterfly and fifth in the 200 freestyle ... Placed seventh in the 200 butterfly at Duke ... Posted two top-10 finishes at No. 9 North Carolina, placing seventh in the 200 freestyle and eighth in the 200 butterfly ... Opened the season with a fourth-place finish in the 200 freestyle at the Virginia Tech Sprint Classic.
2011-12: Took home the gold in the 200 freestyle, while coming in fourth in the 200 butterfly at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... Posted a sixth-place finish in the 200 freestyle against Georgia Tech ... Finished fourth in the 200 butterfly and fifth in the 100 freestyle at William & Mary ... Placed sixth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:45.02 against Virginia.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Atlee High School … Was named Swimmer of the Year for the VHSL Central Region … Third-place at the VHSL AAA State Championship in the 200 freestyle … A member of the Poseidon Swimming club team … Recipient of the Gold Award for his club.
Personal: Benjamin Michael Gastrock was born Oct. 27, 1992, in Glen Allen, Va. ... Son of Keith and Michelle Gastrock … Has an older sister, Kaitlin … Majoring in business management.
|Gastrock's Career Bests|
|200 Freestyle: 1:39.65||200 Butterfly: 1:50.01|
|100 Freestyle: 47.57||500 Freestyle: 4:36.06|