DASH High School Track Wisconsin School for the Deaf Meet Report

Hello DASH families,

The high school track team completed a great season by competing in the Wisconsin School for the Deaf meet in Delavan last Tuesday. We brought our full roster to compete, and we capped off our season with some great results.

Joe Ingersoll got the day off to a winning start with high jump victory. His 5’8″ jump was a new DASH record. Samantha Schultz followed that up with her own 1st place finish in the 100 meters. Abby Keizer and Martha Egan had good showings as well, giving us 3 of the top 4 places in that race. Luke Versweyveld and Matthew Hughes both broke 5 minutes in the 1600 meter race. Sam Porcaro was first in the 400 meters, breaking one minute for the first time. Abby Keizer showed us her speed with a 2nd place 200 meter race, and Joe Ingersoll followed that up with a 1st place showing in the boys 200 meters. Trevon Kasprzak was right behind Joe for a 3rd place finish. In his last race wearing DASH yellow, Matthew Hughes ran the 3200 meters. Luke Versweyveld and Matthew paced each other through the first 7 laps. Luke led the 8th lap until the last step. Matthew put a senior surge on the freshman to cap a legendary DASH career. Emily Caspers won the 3200 girls race to loud cheers as well.  The 4×400 relay was the last event and it was exciting. Faith Penza, Abby Keizer, Allie George, and Samantha Schultz had a great race to finish a close second. In the boys race, Hudson Nyhart, Joe Ingersoll, Steven Klapak, and Sam Porcaro led the whole way to end the day with another DASH victory!

It was a very encouraging season from this young team. We will miss Matthew Hughes and Allie George, our seniors, and wish them well. For everyone else, the expectations for next year will be high as we look to build on this seasons’ success. I know I can’t wait.

Thanks go out to my wife Kam who took so many good photos and helped out in keeping things organized. Thanks to Brian Thomas. He is a fount of knowledge in track and field, and you could really see the athletes responding to his advice and getting better from meet to meet. Thanks to the Eastbrook coaches and George Klapak for getting us some batons to use as I forgot ours. It was my first year as head coach of the high school team. It has been a learning experience, and it has kept me very busy, but it has been so much fun getting to know so many new families. Let’s hope we can do it again next year.  I hope to see you all then.

Take care,
Jim Caspers

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