DASH High School Track 2014 Waukesha South Relays Meet Report

Hello DASH families,

A select group of our high school girl track stars were in action today, participating in the very competitive Rempe Relays at Waukesha South High School. The girls were out to prove they belonged amongst a field of 12 varsity public school teams. We battled through some ups and downs, but left feeling pretty good about where our team stands this early in the season.

Zipporah Caspers got the running events started for us with a solo attempt at the mile. Andrea Beck was a scratch as she is nursing a leg injury and was saving herself for the relays to come. Zipporah looked much improved from her first meet and lowered her time down to 6:44. Our long jump team got going during Zipporah’s race and started off slow. Amelie Kemmann and Hannah Schein got better in their later jumps but could not match their marks from last week. Zipporah had to jump right after her mile run and scratched her first two jumps with her jaw bothering her. We definitely took our lumps in the long jump. The 55 meter dash was next. Amelie Kemmann was seeded in the last heat which turned out to be very close. When the results were posted, Amelie ended up in fourth place overall, with the 2nd,3rd, and 4th runners all separated by just .01 second. I think if they ran that race 10 times, Amelie would come out ahead in a few.

We had two relays left, the first being the 4×240 meters. Hannah Schein got the team going with a good time, but we fell behind an under-seeded and very good Greendale team. Nina Smrecek and Andrea Beck ran some good splits and got the baton to Amelie Kemmann who provided her usual finish. We cut off over eight seconds from our time last week and ended up beating all three teams in the next heat. We proved to be under-seeded ourselves. We had over an hour wait to rest up and prepare for the 4×400 meter relay. Amelie Kemmann got the team off to a promising start, taking the lead in her last lap. Hannah Schein ran a very fast 2nd leg but was still passed by a DSHA girl, reminding us how good the other teams are. Nina Smrecek finished her leg just a step behind the Greendale team as the racing stayed very close. Andrea Beck ran the last leg for the DASH team and for two laps could not stay with the Greendale team, but as she neared the final turn Andrea was able to find that extra gear and come out ahead. When all the heats had been tabulated we ended up in a very satisfying 8th place.

I know some of our athletes found the competition at this meet a little scary, but I think we proved ourselves to be up to the competition. A couple years ago putting a meet like this on our schedule would have been impossible, but the team has gotten very competitive the past two years and it is nice to have at least one meet like this to see how we compare to the big teams. Now outdoor racing is all that is left on the schedule, and from here on out the high school boys will get in on the action. We have a three week gap in the schedule to get ready.

Thanks to the picture people, Faith Caspers, Toria Schein, and Zipporah Caspers for capturing the action in photos. Thanks to Andrea Beck for bringing her nice new camera which took most of the photos in the set. I will be getting a new camera soon as our current one is not doing the job any more. Thanks to Ed Beck for helping with the coaching, and thanks to the great DASH fans who cheered the team on from the balcony. Next week brings us a middle school meet and a new set of DASH fans. 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.