Beryl Gastadello on Ledecky: “I Had a Lot of Fun Racing Her” (Video)


Gastadello had a superb night of racing, breaking her own school record in the 50 free (which had stood since her freshman year) and putting in 2 excellent relay performances, The latter of those relay swims was a barn burner, as Stanford anchor and distance phenom Katie Ledecky dove in just tenths ahead of Gastadallo. At the 350, Ledecky flipped ahead, and at the 375 Gastadello still trailed, but using an incredible underwater to gain momentum off the last turn, the Aggie was able to reel in and pass the Cardinal in the last few strokes to take the win.

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Ex Quaker
3 years ago

She’s a fantastic interviewee. Wishing her the best of success going forward.

3 years ago

Did Stanford not enter the 4×200 Freestyle Relay? With Forde, Ledecky, Eastin, Hu, Drabot, Pitzer, and Green all at this meet, I figured they should have been able to put together a couple of good relays!

Reply to  CraigH
3 years ago

Doesn’t appear so. I’m not seeing any Stanford results in the 800 free relay. Will have the recap up soon.

Aggie Swim Fan
3 years ago

Just a “prelude” to NCAA national championship “run” that will take place between these two fine teams. Of course, I want that national championship trophy brought back to College Station, but it’ll be a “barn burner” as we say down here in Texas!!!

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