DASH Middle School Track MQS Meet Report

Hello DASH families,

The DASH middle school track team ran in the Mary Queen of Saints meet in West Allis last Saturday. The excitement never let up throughout the day as we posted great results throughout. This team is really showing us how good they are.

The field events started us off. Amelie Kemmann threw the shot put over 20 feet to place in 6th. One of our new stars, Jon Fossell, was throwing shot for the first time in competition. No experience necessary for Jon. He took 1st place by almost 2 feet!  In the long jump, Amy Osinga jumped 11-09.25 to take 6th place, while Renee Walters had a good jump as well. Levi Leonard’s leap was good for 7th.

Meg Mazza and Amelie Kemmann ran to loud DASH cheering after qualifying for the 100 meter finals. Meg finished an impressive 5th, while Amelie’s run was good for 2nd and a new DASH record! Meg did even better in the 200 meters placing 3rd. Sarah Klapak and Amelie Kemmann went head-to-head in the 200 meters, both obliterating the 4-year old DASH record to finish 1st and 3rd overall. Sarah was not done breaking records. She lowered her own 400 meter record to get another first place ribbon. Zoe Harrison had another great day taking third in both the 400 and 800 meter races. Lucretia Nyhart followed Zoe for 4th in the 800 meters, and set the pace in the 1600 meters for a 1st place finish. Zipporah Caspers had the best 1600 time on the day which was good for 4th. Andrea Beck and Amy Osinga had a sprint to the finish in their 1600 meter race taking the 2nd and 3rd place ribbons, and Amelia Hagen’s effort in the 800 meters was good for 3rd.  And the girls ran some relays. Meg Mazza, Faith Caspers, Lucretia Nyhart, and Zoe Harrison took 3rd in the 4×400. DASH stars Amelie Kemmann, Andrea Beck, Amy Osinga, and Sarah Klapak led throughout for a DASH record-setting victory in their 4×400 relay!

Newcomer Jonathan Famurewa showed the DASH fans how fast he is by placing 2nd in the 200, and 4th in the 400 meter races. Thomas Mazza was impressive in his 400, as was Zeb Caspers 5th place finish.  Levi Leonard and Aaron Rogowski competed well in the 800 meters finishing 5th and 6th. Christian LeSac’s 5th place finish in the 800 meter race was his best of the day. Daniel Caspers placed 5th in the 1600 meters, while Ransom Nyhart and Matthew LeSac teamed up for 2nd and 5th place finishes in their 1600. Our 5th grade boy relay teams were fun to watch. Patrick Mazza, Aaron Rogowski, Daniel Caspers, and Levi Leonard all ran hard for a ribbon-winning 4th place finish in the 4×400. Patrick Mazza, Christopher Fossell, Joshua LeSac, and Aaron Rogowski followed with another 4th place finish in the 4×100 to add to there ribbon colletions.

Those were some of the highlights. It was a day to remember for the DASH team. Records were set and memories were made. Our biggest setbacks were Gulla Kemmann and Faith Caspers’ injuries. Unfortunately, we will have to wait for next season to see Gulla run again.  Let’s hope Faith can bounce back soon and pick up where she left off at the Indoor Meet. A few more weeks to go and the season will be over.  We need to keep practicing hard and enjoy it while we can.

Thanks to all the parents who brought the athletes to the meet and weathered the cold. These meets are long. I hope having such a good team helps the day’s events go fast. I know it does for me.  Thanks to the camera lady, my wife Kam, who got a lot of great photos.

Take care,
Jim Caspers


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