DASH Middle School Cross Country Kettle Moraine Lutheran Meet Report

Hello DASH families,

The middle school ran its third meet in five days last Wednesday, up north at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School. We have had success at this meet in the past, and this year was to be no exception.

Our 6th and under girls team was in a battle with a really good First Immanuel Lutheran team. Lucretia Nyhart and Faith Caspers gave it all they had and stayed among the leaders the whole race. They finished 2nd and 4th overall, but it was not to be enough. First Immanuel had the other three girls in the top-5, edging out our great team. Lilly Rogowski and Kayla Walters had great races themselves finishing 14th and 17th to keep our score way down. Our next runner in was 4-year-old Julianna Caspers. The coach has been waiting for a smaller meet to unleash this future star. The time had come, and Julianna did not disappoint. She raced hard, challenging the bigger girls the whole way, and earned a top-40 ribbon for her effort. We will see her again next meet. Mia Wickman and Alivia Kempf also earned top-40 ribbons to really put a stamp on a great team effort.

Aaron Rogowski was the star on our 6th and under team. He worked hard for a top-20 finish. Daniel Caspers was not feeling very well, and it was reflected in his time. Joshua LeSac was not at his best either. I think the three meets in five days took its toll on these young guys.

Our Andrea’s led the way for our 7th and 8th grade team. Andrea Kempf took charge of the race early. She stayed comfortably ahead the whole way for a great victory. As good as she has been, I think she is still improving with each race. Andrea Beck is also running very fast right now, and she came to the finish in an impressive 3rd place. Zipporah Caspers came in 12th in a steady race to be our third runner in. Renee Walters was to be the fourth. Renee’s effort was good, helping the team earn 2nd place in the team scoring. We will be looking to move up a notch on Monday.

Ransom Nyhart was ready to lead our 7th and 8th boys team again. He ran with the leaders as always and captured another 2nd place finish. He has had an amazing season to date. Christian LeSac had a good finish to his race, but Matthew LeSac is still not running at full capacity. Let’s hope next week will be Matthew’s week to shine. Isaiah Rogowski started a little slow, but picked it up at the end to help our team to a 3rd place finish. Danny Wickman also made it to the finish. He is looking a little faster each race.

We had five athletes with top-4 finishes. We captured a third of the individual medals. It was another great day of racing for the DASH team for sure. But we just missed on the team awards, with two seconds and third. It does leave you feeling a little empty. Monday will be the day we try to move up a spot or two. It should be exciting.

I should also mention the Fun Run at the end. The DASH team dominated the standings as usual. We were all over the top-10, (including the coach in 7th). Thanks for all those who participated and made it so…fun. Special thanks to the LeSac’s for opening their home afterwards. It was a perfect way to end a great day for the DASH team. We have photos of all the festivities, of course.

Take care,
Jim Caspers

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