DASH High School Track St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy Meet Report

Hello DASH families,

The high school track team had a good old-fashioned dual meet last Friday at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy. After a brief shower passed through, we got to run in great weather. Even though the meet went by quickly, it was a more relaxing atmosphere than usual. Everyone had fun and ran fast. We also had had some good results in the field events.

For the boys, DASH newcomers Trevon Kasprzak and Chris Gelin raced with Joe Ingersoll in the 100 and 200 meters. They got out of the blocks quickly and posted good times. Luke Versweyveld, Sam Porcaro, and Quinlan Thomas raced together in the 400 and 800 meter races which went back-to-back. Luke placed first in both events, with Sam placing 2nd in the 800 meters. Matthew Hughes and Jonny Engle raced with St. John’s Koji Tanaka in the 1600 and 3200 meter races. Koji was setting school records and pacing Matthew and Jonny to personal bests. Matthew set DASH records in both events.

For the girls, it was time to go head-to-head with your teammates. Allie George and Faith Penza both looked good in the 100 and 200 meters races, with Allie edging out her good friend in both. Emily Caspers and Abigail Westendorf had a photo finish in the 1600 meters with Emily pulling ahead in the last few meters in an exciting race.

Sam Porcaro and Joe Ingersoll went 1-2 in the Long Jump, each posting jumps of over 16 feet. Joe also cleared 5-03 in the High Jump to win that event. Photos

You don’t see too many dual meets anymore. I think it was a good experience to be involved in. Special thanks to St. John’s for hosting the meet for us. Only two meets left for the high schoolers. I hope to see you there.

Take care,
-Jim Caspers

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