Ben Gersch
Ben Gersch
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.
High School: Walt Whitman

Personal-Best 8K - 25:46.49 - Millikin Classic - 9/29/2017

2019-20: Ran to a season-best mark of 26:13.4 at the Gil Dodds Invite on Sept. 21 ... Competed in four events for the Bears, including three 8K courses.

2018-19: Ran to a season-best 8K time of 26:43.88 at the Loyola Lakefront Invitational on Sept. 29 ... Competed in five races on the season, posting sub-27 minute times in two of three 8K courses.

2017-18: Ran to a season-best 25:46.49 at the Millikin Class on Sept. 29.

2016-17: Ran to a season-best 27:14.5 at the Gil Dodds Invite on Sept. 17.

HIGH SCHOOL: Team captain and four-year letterwinner in cross country and track & field at Walt Whitman High School... Led team to multiple cross country championships including county (2014) and West Region (2013-14) while finishing fourth and third at the state championships in 2013 and '14 ... Was named to Run Washington magazine's All-Maryland Cross Country team, twice named All-State in cross country and once in track for the 3,200m run ... Personal-bests: 3,200m-9:36;  1,600m-4:29 ... Recipient of the Britton Chichester Sportsmanship Award.

PERSONAL: Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences ... Son of David Gersch and Cathy Hoffman.