DASH High School Cross Country 2012 Prairie School Meet Report

Hello DASH families,

The DASH high school cross country ran on the meticulously groomed course of Armstrong Park at a meet hosted by The Prairie School. The weather was perfect and the course was fast. We posted some great times, and we took home our share of the medals.

Andrea Kempf was at her best to lead the DASH girls. She had the lead early, and battled with the lead pack throughout. She finished in third place with an amazing time of 16:12. Heidi Jacobsen pushed her way to a season best time. She ran like a veteran, and she cracked the top-15 to capture a medal. Andrea Beck helped the team with her effort, but she is running with back pain and is going to need to slow down for the next few weeks. She did run to a 19th place finish, but she just does not look like the hard-charging Andrea Beck we are used to seeing. Senior Emily Caspers has been very reliable this year and this race was no exception. Emily was followed by Kaitlyn Hillman and Siobhan Heiss who both ran very well and lowered their season best times by almost two minutes. Amelie Kemmann was a few seconds behind Siobhan as she gets faster with each race. Kristin Ulfeng was much improved and finished 11th in the JV race. Emily McIntyre ran her first race of the year and finished well.

The wait to see Kenny Hillman run was over. Kenny was coming off of an injury, but he looked even better than expected as his 6th place finish led the DASH boys. Kyle Hillman stayed up with Kenny throughout the race to give us a second top-10 finish. Jacob Dickman gave us three medal winners on the day with his effort. He broke 19 minutes for the first time as he keeps improving with each race. All eyes were now on Zachary Marek and he did not disappoint. He set his personal record and won a spectacular race to the finish against a St. Anthony athlete that got the DASH fans excited. Mike Chew looked very strong again, cutting another minute off of his best time. Matthew Wundrow started slow testing a sore hip. It felt good as he was able to move up in the last mile. Zebulon Caspers is getting healthier now and was able to set his personal record. Pete McIntyre ran in his first race and looked good. He will be one to watch. Jeremy Marek improved his best time by almost two minute as he gets faster with each race.

The girls were announced as the 4th place team in a very tight field. We were only two points out of 3rd, and one point ahead of 5th. The boys matched the girls with their 4th place finish. We have always run short-handed at this meet in the past and have not scored well. This year, despite running a little short-handed again, our depth really showed, as we were still able to post some very good results. It proved to be a special day as the DASH fans were heard cheering for our five medal winners!

Thanks to Pete Dickman and Jilleen Pfarr for getting the mile splits. Thanks to all the parents who made the drive to Racine. Thanks to Greg Kempf for helping watch all the little kids that I brought. Thanks to Faith Caspers for being the picture girl and taking the photos. Only one more high school meet before the Homeschool Championships. The season does go by fast.

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.