DASH High School Cross Country Westosha Meet Report

Hello DASH families,

The DASH high school team joined the Homeschool Eagles for a meet near Silver Lake.  The course was hilly and treacherous. Ambulances were called from the surrounding area to deal with the injuries that occurred.  Fortunately our team came out unscathed and posted some impressive results.

We had ten girls line up to get things started.  Jalene Vegter and Lexi Hegle set the pace early and ran close the whole way.  Lexi was to cross the finish line first, with both girls breaking 20 minutes.  DASH veteran Emily Caspers was our third runner in, posting her best time of the season. Not far behind Emily was Heidi Jacobsen. Heidi has a lot of potential, is working hard, and is now posting impressive times.  Sarah Pfeiffle is fighting calf issues, but was fast enough to be our fifth scorer.  Leah Kasprzak and Kristin Ulfeng have also improved with each week and they both ran fast enough to break into the varsity scoring.  Kaitlyn Hillman, Emily McIntyre, and Siobhan Heiss struggled on this tough course. Hopefully we will see all these athletes again at the Wisconsin Homeschool Championships next week.

Kenny Hillman always runs with the leaders to pace the team, but I have never seen him look as strong as he did in this race. He came in 4th place overall with a time of 17:25. That’s fast! Kyle Hillman’s effort gave the team two sub-20 minute finishes. Daniel Kordik was back and improved his time by over a minute to be our third runner in. Patrick Cummings stayed steady throughout and was strong enough to stay ahead of Aaron Vogel at the finish. Both of these guys ran in the 21’s, and that was with Aaron having to backtrack once because he missed a flag. Zachary Marek had to run in his sweats because the coach forgot to remind him to bring his own black shorts. He still posted his usual good time. Zeb Caspers started pretty good, but could not maintain his pace on this hilly course.

It was exciting having to keep track of 17 athletes in this meet. The team has made great strides since the beginning of the season. We have one more meet to cap the season. The athletes have over a week to prepare. I hope to see you all there at Greenfield Park.

Thanks to the Eagles team for combining with us. I think it has worked out, with the teams complementing each other well to form one better team. Thanks to all the parents for making it out to Kenosha County on time. I hope everyone enjoyed the gorgeous day of racing in the park, but we do need to keep in prayer the athletes who did not make it to the finish and needed medical attention. Let’s hope we never see that again.

Take care,
Jim Caspers


  • Cross Country 2016

    The 2016 DASH girls cross country team: Zipporah Caspers, Kayla Bruton, Jessy Homa, Abby Chu, Rebecca Dickman, Katrina Lipski, Kayla Walters, Ella Johnson, Faith Caspers, Alivia Kempf.

  • The 2016 DASH boys cross country team. Front: Cliff Yang, Tim Kowalinski, Joe Maurer, Brian Durbin, Caleb Schaber, Justin Chu. Back: Ben Hughes, Joshua Schaber, John Klaves, Joshua Anumolu, Zachary Werner, Zach Pape, Miles Talbert, Seth Holter, Vincent Maurer, Samuel Zinkgraf.

  • The 2016 DASH MS girls cross country team. Grace Caspers, Stephanie Chu, Savanna Bruton, Hellena Hacker, Mary LeSac, Heidi Talbert, Julia Kowalinski, Joy Rasch, Julianna Caspers, Jenna Walters, Alexa Bruton.

  • The 2016 DASH MS boys cross country team. Front: Josiah Chu, Seka Kostrzewa, Nathanael Chu, Micah Chan, Silas Johnson, Noah Caspers, Charlie Johnson. Back: Alexander Taylor, Joshua Lipski, Joshua LeSac, Kaden Hacker, Bryant Farrell, Leif Kostrzewa, Daniel Caspers.

  • Track 2016

    DASH HS 4x1600 Relay Winners. Boys: Drake Hacker, Justin Chu, Briton Kostrzewa, Jacob Dickman. Girls: Zipporah Caspers, Faith Caspers, Kayla Walters, Andrea Beck.

  • Rebecca Dickman, Emma Taylor, Katie Gorectke, Stephanie Chu.

  • Cross Country 2015

    2015 Bradley Tech Cross Country Champions: The 1st place DASH boys: Lucas Ebel, John Klaves, John LaBonte, Joshua Schaber, John Sherman, Joshua Anumolu, Ben Hughes, Tim Kowalinski, Joe Maurer, Drake Hacker, Samuel Zinkgraf, Joe Hughes, Jacob Dickman, John Kowalinski, Will Farrell. the 2nd place DASH girls: Margaret Serchen, Kayla Walters, Zipporah Caspers, Andrea Beck, Faith Caspers, Renee Walters, Kayla Bruton, Jessy Homa.

  • The DASH girls middle school team. Front: Mary LeSac, Grace Caspers, Hellena Hacker, Julianna Caspers, Zaela Schlissel. Middle: Julia Kowalinski, Anabel Fisher, Savanna Bruton, Stephanie Chu, Angela Walters. Back: Naomi Zhou, Emma Taylor, Katie Gorectke, Makenna Fisher, Jenna Walters.

  • The DASH middle school boys team. Front: Vince Maurer, Jeffrey Breiling, Leif Kostrzewa, Caleb Schaber, Seka Kostrzewa, Alexander Taylor, Noah LaBonte. Middle: Ethan Lindberg, Micah Chan, Jose Rosario, Joshua LeSac, Adam Loustaunau, Salim Lubbad, Kaden Hacker, Nathanael Chu, Jacob LaBonte, Ben Breitbach. Back: Daniel Caspers, Joshua Lipski, Tikvah Schlissel, Bryant Farrell, Christian Loustaunau, Ed Sherman, Peter Chan, Matthew Kowalinski.

  • Track 2015

    2015 High School Track. Front: Andrea Coulter, Stefanie Klaves, Renee Walters, Jessy Homa, Bekka Homa, Nina Smrecek, Johannah Lee, Kayla Bruton, Zipporah Caspers, Andrea Beck. Back: Jacob Dickman, Jeremy Marek, Justin Chu, Nicholas Funk, Noah Evans, Samuel Lee, Danny Wickman. Missing: Tommy Ebert, Joe Hughes, Samuel Zinkgraf.

  • Cross Country 2014

    Bradley Tech Champions - 2014

  • Cross Country 2013

    Midwest Homeschool Champions - 2013

  • Track 2013

    Front : Abigail Larkin, Sophia Zyzo, Grace Caspers, Julianna Caspers, Grace Zinkgraf, Elijah Anumolu, Daniel Caspers, Leif Kostrzewa, Wesley Evans, Mary LeSac, Andre Coulter, Abby Chu, Grace Dupar, Gulla Kemmann. Back: Danny Wickman, Lucretia Nyhart, Mia Wickman, Faith Caspers, Toria Schein, Zipporah Caspers, Andrea Guidone, Olivia Zyzo, Toria Schein, Christian LeSac, Samuel Zinkgraf, Joshua LeSac, Joshua Anumolu, Kayla Walters, John Klaves, Christopher Fossell, Joe Hughes, Glenn Kaboskey. Missing: Stephanie Chu. Simran Khunger, Foster Todd, Briton Kostrzewa, Alex Navin.

  • Cross Country 2012

    Wisconsin Lutheran College Warrior Invite 7th-8th grade champions: Briton Kostrzewa, Christian LeSac, Samuel Zinkgraf, Joe Hughes.

  • Track 2012

    Amelie Kemmann, Andrea Kempf, Andrea Beck, Sarah Klapak

  • Cross Country 2011

  • Cross Country 2009

    Andrea Beck, Lucreitia Nyhart, Faith Caspers, Zipporah Caspers. Coach Jim Caspers and Ed Beck in back.

  • Cross Country 2004

    Legendary race - Maitland Park This is where it all began.