DASH Middle School Track Bulldog Dash Meet Report

Hello DASH families,

The middle school track team had a Friday night/Saturday meet last weekend. We set meet records, set DASH records, competed in pentathlons, ran in great weather, ran in a downpour, and had fun through it all.

On Friday night, we had three athletes qualify for the 200 meter finals. Meg Mazza and her brother Thomas both ran fast and made the cut, and Amelie Kemmann set a new DASH record in qualifying. The running stayed fast in the 800 meter races. Lucretia Nyhart and Zoe Harrison gave us great 2nd and 3rd place finishes, and Andrea Beck led from start to finish in her 800 race for the second meet in a row. For the boys, Kevin Egan and Aaron Rogowski ran inspired and put up great times, and Glenn Kaboskey edged Isaiah Rogowski at the finish line in a great race. Matthew LeSac put up the best time of the day to close out the Friday night running. In the shot put, Jon Fossell set the 7th grade boys meet record with his throw of 37 feet. He hasn’t been beaten yet!

On Saturday morning, the weather stayed fair for the 4×400 relay teams. The 5th grade girls team of Faith Caspers, Meg Mazza, Lucretia Nyhart, and Zoe Harrison stayed close before settling for 3rd. Amelie Kemmann got the 7th grade DASH team out in front early, and Bekka Homa, Zipporah Caspers, and Andrea Beck all ran great for a 2nd place finish. The little guys, Kevin Egan, Tommy Egan, Daniel Caspers, and Aaron Rogowski gave great effort in their race, and the 7th grade team proved very good with Matthew LeSac, Thomas Mazza, Glenn Kaboskey, and Ransom Nyhart taking a strong 2nd.  After team pictures, the 1600 meter cross country race started in a slight drizzle. Sarah Klapak’s kick was too much for the rest of the field as she was the first girl in. Andrea Beck was next, followed by Lucretia Nyhart, Zipporah Caspers, and Faith Caspers giving the DASH team two seconds, a third, and a fifth place finish. The dynamic duo of Ransom Nyhart and Matthew LeSac posted great times to finish 2nd and 3rd. Zeb Caspers, Christian LeSac, and Glenn Kaboskey were next, followed by our impressive 5th grade distance runners who came in as a group: Kevin Egan, Levi Leonard, and Daniel Caspers. The rain came down heavy as the 100 and 200 meter finalists toed the line. As people looked for cover, the races went on. The rain stopped before the 400 meter races, and Zoe Harrison put up another great effort, coming from behind for a 2nd place finish.

We had four athletes in the pentathlon, where you throw the shot put or softball, long jump, and run the 100, 400, and 1600 meter races. Zeb Caspers, Christian LeSac, Levi Leonard, and Sarah Klapak were the athletes doing the heavy duty. They all showed off their well-rounded skills in this tough competition, and proved worthy to the task. Christian was in the top four in all the running events, a little less in the field. Zeb and Levi were in the thick of things in every event.  Sarah was too much for her competition, scoring first in all her running events, and 2nd and 3rd in her field events for a first place finish!  These are good athletes, and it was good to see them competing so well,

Thanks to all those who cheered the DASH team even when it was raining hard. Thanks to the parents, especially those who I made stay until the end by signing up lots of 4×100 teams. Thanks to Kam Caspers for taking so many good pictures. One more meet to go. The season goes so fast.

Take care,
Jim Caspers

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