DASH High School Track 2013 Waukesha South Meet Report

Hello DASH families,

The DASH high school track team ran yesterday at Waukesha South High School in a meet billed as an Old-Fashioned Track Meet. The athletes could pick and choose which events they wanted, and as many events as they wanted, with minimal interference from the coach. It was an opportunity to get in a few more relays and try out some new events. The meet definitely had a different feel than our normal high school meets, perhaps it was an old-fashioned feel as billed, but it did not lack any of the usual excitement that we have seen from this team.

Hudson Nyhart picked up where he left off last meet, putting up the best 100 and 200 meter times of the day, as well as the longest long jump. He keeps getting better each meet, and he needed to get better to edge Zebulon Caspers‘ time in the 200. It was Zeb’s first attempt at the distance, but it will not be his last. Jacob Dickman looked good again in the 1600, and followed that up by trying the 800 for the first time this year. He ran in the fast heat and was seen blowing by about five athletes down the stretch in one of the most exciting DASH races of the day.

The girls times in the 100 meters were good, but the cold weather kept anyone from getting season bests. In the 200, Amelie Kemmann led a strong DASH contingent by winning her heat by an amazing margin. It was Andrea Beck’s day to try the 3200 meter run for the first time this season. She was going for the DASH record, and succeeded in breaking it be 77 seconds as she ran to victory! No DASH record is safe with this team. Amelie Kemmann broke her own DASH record in the long jump with a leap of 14’5″. It was a very good long jumping day as Stefanie Klaves, Renee Walters, and Andrea Coulter also jumped to season bests.

In the 4×200 relay, Andrea Coulter, Andrea Beck, and Stefanie Klaves put us in a very close second place behind a strong South Milwaukee team. With anchor Amelie Kemmann awaiting her turn, our chances looked good. Then the South Milwaukee team’s last handoff was not clean and Amelie ran to an easy first place finish with a time low enough for another DASH record. A few minutes later, the girls lined up for the 4×100 relay. Andrea Coulter, Renee Walters, Stefanie Klaves, and Amelie Kemmann sprinted their way to a sub-minute finish, the first time that has ever been accomplished by the DASH high school team. Did I mention that this team is good?

Thanks go out to the parents, as usual, for getting all the athletes to the meet. The high school team has had to put in a lot of driving to get their meets, so thanks to the athletes for making it worthwhile. Thanks to the Waukesha South coaches for inviting us, and letting us borrow one of their baton’s. I forgot ours. Thanks to the Beck’s for inviting us over for some post-race festivities, including pizza. The DASH team is getting to like these meets close to the Beck’s house. Thanks to Zipporah Caspers for taking the very good photos. You will not want to miss them. Can you believe the high school season will be over in ten days? Time keeps slipping by. Enjoy it while you can.

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.