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     Ben Mechak
    Ben Mechak

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Rockville, Md.

    High School:
    Colonel Zadok Magruder

    Position:
    Back


    2009-10: Swam the seventh-fastest 200 backstroke in school history with a 1:47.48 ... Recorded the fastest 100 backstroke on the team for the year with a 50.52 leadoff leg ... Posted the second-best 200 backstroke of the year ... Swam the leadoff leg of the team's best 400-medley relay on the season ... Also swam on the top 800-freestyle relay of the season.

    2008-09: Enjoyed a solid sophomore campaign, posting the seventh-fastest 200 backstroke in school history with a 1:47.48 ... Was second on the team for the season in the 100 backstroke, fourth in the 200 backstroke ... Also finished third on the roster in the 500 freestyle (4:31.22) ... Saw plenty of action in the 200-freestyle, 400-freestyle, 200-medley and 400-medley relays.

    2007-08: Posted the eighth-best time in school history in the 200 backstroke with a 1:49.47 at the ACC championships ... Recorded the second-fastest time on the team in the 200 backstroke (1:49.47), third-fastest in the 100 backstroke (51.12) ... Swam in six different individual events, including the 100 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly ... Finished in the top 10 on 15 occasions.

    High School & Personal: Attended Colonel Zadok Magruder High School ... Earned four letters and two captain pins for swimming ... Posted a time of 1:52.79 in the 200 back at the NCS junior nationals ... Holds records at Colonel Zadok Magruder High School in 100 free, 50 free, 100 back and 100 fly ... Holds records in Flower Valley Summer Team in 100 free, 100 back and 100 IM as well as records with his Rockville Montgomery Swim Club in the 200 free, and 800 free relay ... Honored in second-team All-Gazette ... Member of SADD ... ... Majoring in business administration.

    Mechak's Top Times:
    100 backstroke - 50.12
    200 backstroke - 1:47.48
    500 freestyle - 4:31.22

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