DASH High School Track WI School for the Deaf Meet Report

Hello DASH families,

The DASH high school track and field team completed their season last Monday, competing in a triangular meet against Trinity Academy and host team Wisconsin School for the Deaf. We combined with the Homeschool Eagles to help us field our strongest team of the season.

Siobhan Heiss was back wearing DASH yellow. Siobhan won the long jump and set a new DASH record in the triple jump to get the day off to a good start. Emily Caspers, Kaitlyn Hillman, and Emily McIntyre finished 2-3-4 in the 1600 meters. Rachel Risum lined up for the 400 meters, and it only took her 1:10 to finish which was good for another DASH record. Ali Hegle also broke the old DASH record finishing in 1:12. Kaitlyn Hillman’s effort was good for 2nd place in the 800 meters. Heidi Jacobsen, with a smile on her face, soaked in the applause for a full eight laps to set a new DASH record in the 3200 meters with Emily Caspers finishing 2nd. Our 4×400 relay team of Siobhan Heiss, Ali Hegle, Heidi Jacobsen, and Rachel Risum just missed the DASH record. Our 4×200 team took a handoff out of the exchange zone to miss out on a victory.

Joe Ingersoll prevailed in the high jump once again to get the boys team going. Michael Risum was in the points in the long jump with his 15’7″ jump. A determined Luke Versweyveld broke away early in the 1600 meters to smash his own DASH record with a time of 4:31. Kenny Hillman and Aaron Vogel also put up impressive times to sweep the leaderboard in that event. Joe Ingersoll and Michael Risum went 2-3 in the 400 meters, and Kyle Hillman and Aaron Vogel went 1-2 in the 800 meters. It was Kenny Hillman’s turn to set a DASH record in the 3200 meters. He ran a fast and steady pace to finish in 10:45. Luke Versweyveld and Kyle Hillman were next to finish making it another DASH sweep. Our 4×200 relay team of Daniel Kordik, Zebulon Caspers, Aaron Vogel, and Michael Risum just missed the DASH record finishing second, and our 4×400 team ran unopposed to win that event.

The boys finished a strong second to the big WI School for the Deaf team, while our girls finished 3rd, just 3 points behind the winning WI School for the Deaf team. The DQ in the 4×200 relay proved to be the difference. Oh, so close!

Thanks to my wife and daughter Zipporah for the photos. Thanks to all the parents and to Eagles coach Pfarr for helping get the athletes to the meet and ready to compete. The season was short for the high school team, but it was a very memorable year with many records set. Thanks again to everyone who played a part.

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.