DASH Middle School Cross Country Grade School Challenge Meet Report

Hello DASH homeschool families,

The DASH team had a girls and boys team for the first time in the Grade School Challenge. This is a meet hosted by Wisconsin Lutheran College where the athletes have to qualify to be able to participate. It is an 8th grade and under race. Our team was a little young, and a little shorthanded to score near the top, but our participation will give us the experience we need to come back and do better next year when we are a little older.

We had Sarah Klapak, Andrea Beck, Zipporah Caspers, Gabrielle Heiss, and Faith Caspers in the girls race. Sarah and Andrea were not feeling well, nonetheless, Sarah was our first runner in for a respectable 30th place finish. Zipporah, Andrea, and Faith came in very close together in that order to finish out our team scoring, with Gabrielle finishing 40 seconds later. We came in 13th place overall in this championship field. We will come back next year to improve on that score.

It was Zeb Caspers, Nick Contino, Matthew LeSac, Christian LeSac, and Glenn Kaboskey running hard for the DASH team in the boys race. Zeb had a great start, but it was Matthew and Christian who were the first DASH finishers. Zeb and Nick were not far behind with Glenn finishing as well. Their efforts were also good for a 13th place finish. The boys scored as high as the girls this day.

It was our first year in this championship race and we took our lumps. The format of 8th and under does not play to our strengths. Next year I think it will. I will be looking forward to it.

Thanks to Kristen Contino and Kenli Couppee for help with scoring. Thanks to Kam Caspers for getting pictures. Thanks for a great season. Oh, wait. We still have Nationals to look forward to.

Take care,
Jim Caspers


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