DASH High School Cross Country 2012 Waukesha South Meet Report

Hello DASH families,

The DASH Eagles cross country team was back at Minooka Park yesterday. Coming off some good results at Whitewater the week before, and practicing well this week, we were looking to build on that success. We had some great individual results, but as far as team scores, it was a day of struggles. The boys were missing a few of their stars, but what turned out to be our biggest hindrance was the health of our team.

Andrea Kempf was healthy and is really rounding into peak form. She ran with the leaders and set a new team 4k team record with a time of 16:48!  Andrea Beck chose to run after being very sick the day before. Andrea raced the always steady Heidi Jacobsen up the big hill at the end. Heidi was also a little sick, but both girls were able to post some respectable times with gutsy efforts to help the team. Emily Caspers and Amelie Kemmann stayed together for the first mile and a half, with the more experienced Emily making it to the finish line first. Amelie showed some real improvement in this race. It will be fun to see much more she will improve in the coming weeks. Kaitlyn Hillman and Siobhan Heiss were next. They encouraged each other the whole way, with Kaitlyn moving ahead a little on the big hill. Makayla Gergeni was thrust onto the varsity team in her first race gaining valuable experience. She is going to be very good soon and is one to watch. Sophomores Ashley Hanus and Kristin Ulfeng put up some good times in the JV race to get our day started. I wish I would have had more time to run around and watch them.

Kyle Hillman stayed strong until the end to lead our boys team. He got his time down to 19:06 on a very tough course. John Sherman’s race was also very good. He lowered his time by over 40 seconds from two weeks ago when we ran the same course. Mike Chew and Matthew Wundrow were back and running faster than ever. They came through with season best times and were our 4th and 5th scorers. Zebulon Caspers was also to post a season best time as he continues to speed up with each race. The Nyhart brothers, Hudson and Ransom, decided to run despite not being close to 100% healthy. Both were not able to take deep breaths without coughing and really struggled. Ransom is so talented that he was still able to be our third runner in, but Hudson was not able to make it to the finish without stopping several times. Let’s hope they get past this quick.

Even though we posted some disappointing team scores, we do have a lot to get excited about. The team has been running good in practice, and the healthy athletes all had some good times. The DASH Eagles fans were heard from at the award ceremony as Andrea Kempf received her 12th place medal. Now we have to get healthy, and get ready for two of my favorite meets. They are on faster courses with smaller fields, and I expect us to be very competitive. You will not want to miss it.

Thanks to Ed Beck and Drew Heiss who helped me get the athletes ready at the start. Thanks to Jilleen Pfarr who signed us up for the meet and got all the paperwork squared away. And thanks to all the picture people who took the photos. Next week we are at Mitchell Park.  I hope to see you there.

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.