DASH Middle School Cross Country 2014 Lake Denoon Meet Report

Hello DASH families,

The middle school cross country team warmed up in a little rain yesterday in Muskego, but the skies cleared up by the time the races began. We fielded one of the smallest teams in this big public school meet. That hurt us in the team scores, but we ended up with more than our fair share of top-50 ribbons proving that this team is going to be pretty good.

Julianna Caspers led the way for the DASH 7th grade and under girls team. Julianna had a little trouble maneuvering through the heavy traffic early, but she later moved up to capture the 48th place ribbon. Naomi Zhou ran well in her second meet as she continues to improve and gain confidence. She cracked the top-200. Jenna Walters was given a DASH jersey in the parking lot, and ran in her first DASH race. She worked hard and finished ahead of over 50 athletes in a good first showing. She will get to wear her new Jersey again later this year.

Leif Kostrzewa assumed his role as DASH star once again after a tough first race. Leif moved up relentlessly during the race and beat over 200 boys to the finish. Joshua LeSac was running side by side with Leif, but then took a spill on the home stretch and had trouble to the finish. Joshua is working hard and is going to give us a really great race soon. Daniel Caspers ran a steady race and finished in the top half, and Elijah Anumolu cut over two minutes off his time from last year to round out our 7th grade boys team.

Kayla Walters was the pace-setter for the 8th grade girls team. Kayla was fast from start to finish and stayed a few steps ahead of Faith Caspers the whole way. Faith and Kayla earned the 31st and 34th place ribbons for their effort. Mia Wickman is getting faster each week. She showed off her speed at the finish and did not look very tired. Now we need to get her to push a little harder early. Katrina Lipski was much happier about her race this time and she posted a very nice time.

In the 8th grade boys race, Joshua Anumolu raced out with the leaders, but slowed down in the middle of the race. Joshua had a little trouble breathing in the cold. Nonetheless he put up our best time of the day and finished in 32nd place. John Klaves is running better than he ever has right now. He finished close to Joshua and took home the 44th place ribbon. Nice! Joe Laufenberg ran out fast, but was then slowed with a bad side ache. He came back to finish well. It was Joe’s first race and a definite learning experience.

Our veterans ran like veterans, and the newcomers are getting better. Now we need to keep improving with each race, and we especially have to keep everyone healthy.

Thanks to Ed Beck for his help with the coaching. Thanks again to Ed, along with Jodie LeSac, for being our scorekeepers. Thanks to Danny Wickman for collecting the placement cards for me. He showed a natural talent for that job. Thanks to Zipporah Caspers who got the photos. And thanks to the parents who got the athletes to the meet and then became great DASH fans.

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.