DASH Middle School Cross Country 2014 Kettle Moraine Lutheran Meet Report

Hello DASH families,

The middle school cross country team was back at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School yesterday. It sun was out. The wind was blowing. It was a perfect fall day to run and complete the team’s regular season schedule.

We ran only six girls because of vacations and other conflicts. Julianna Caspers was the team leader again on this 2500 meter course. She sprinted to a 12th place finish out of 120 participants in the 6th grade race. Faith Caspers raced to a 13th place finish in the 8th grade race, but was five seconds behind Julianna’s time as they continue to race close each meet. Katrina Lipski lowered her time from last week by 25 seconds which kept her happy. Grace Caspers was healthy and ready to race for the first time this year. She looked great and set her personal record for this distance. Naomi Zhou was not at her best, but she ran hard to the finish. Mary LeSac got off to a very slow start, but ended up beating two athletes.

Joshua Anumolu went out fast as usual, and hung on for a 14th place finish. He is now ready for some championships racing. John Klaves continued his great season, battling to the end and finishing 28th. The 6th and understand boys race had 144 finishers, by far the largest of the day. Leif Kostrzewa paced the boys from the start and ended up in 31st place. Daniel Caspers ran much better this week and was our next athlete in. Joshua LeSac fell down in the woods behind the baseball diamond. He recovered, but found himself racing with Seka Kostrzewa the rest of the way. Seka was determined to keep up, and he did, finishing just a split second behind Joshua. Joshua Lipski finished his first cross country season with another solid race. Elijah Anumolu came in shortly after Joshua as usual. Andre Coulter looked good in spurts and beat four athletes to the finish.

The fun run is always looked forward to at this meet. Three dads and three moms joined the kids for one final showdown. Awards and bragging rights were on the line. Mr. Beck got out fast and relentlessly moved up until he found himself in 2nd place at the finish line. The coach ran with Julianna early before his pace proved too much for the DASH star. The coach then had his eyes on Daniel just ahead, finally surging past him at the far end of the soccer field. It would be a 9th place finish for the coach. Daniel was the first athlete in, coming in right behind the coach and running about the exact time he did in the meet. Mr. Klaves got out fast and finished in 13th place. Mrs. Clark now holds the title of Fastest DASH Mom after staying ahead of Mrs. LeSac and Mrs. Couppee. It was a great showing from the moms and a great way to end another day of DASH racing.

Thanks to Mr. Beck for collecting the cards at the end of each race, and for his help with the coaching. Thanks to Zipporah Caspers and Lucretia Nyhart for helping with the pictures. Thanks to all the DASH parents who got the athletes to the meets all season long. We have to do it one more time in Verona at the championships!

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.