DASH High School Track 2015 Kettle Moraine Lutheran Meet Report

Hello DASH families,

The high school track and field team got the DASH team’s big week started yesterday with their meet at Kettle Moraine Lutheran High School. The weather was perfect, and with the athletes in mid-season form, it was time to post some great results.

Kayla Bruton won the 100 meter race for the second meet in a row. Renee Walters ran to a strong 2nd place finish in her 100 heat. Jeremy Marek made it to the meet just in time to run in his 100 heat, and Nicholas Funk raced to a 6th place finish for the boys. Jacob Dickman led the 1600 meter race from start to finish to give us a DASH victory. We had two girls 4×200 teams. Nina Smrecek, Johannah Lee, and Jessy Homa were leading Renee Walter, Andrea Beck, and Bekka Homa, but anchor Kayla Bruton proved too fast for Zipporah Caspers at the finish. Both teams ran well. The boys 4×200 team of Samuel Zinkgraf, Jeremy Marek, Noah Evans, and Nicholas Funk raced two laps in 1:53. Tommy Ebert was our lone 400 runner on the day and posted a 1:09 time. Our girls 800 runners all had season best times. Andrea Beck took over her race in the 2nd lap to be the overall winner with her 2:42 time. Zipporah Caspers stayed just ahead of Jessy Homa and posted a 3:02. Johannah Lee ran in the first heat and beat her personal record by eight seconds. Jacob Dickman took command of the boys 800 race at the start and got his second win of the day. Samuel Zinkgraf and Noah Evans both posted times in the 2:30’s for the first time this year. Kayla Bruton followed up her 100 win with a 3rd place finish in the 200. Renee Walters edged Nina Smrecek in her 200 heat with both girls running in the low 33’s. Jeremy Marek came in just ahead of Tommy Ebert in their 200 heat, with Nicholas Funk racing to a nice 4th place overall finish in the next heat. The girls 4×400 team of Johnanah Lee, Zipporah Caspers, and Nina Smrecek kept the race close enough for Andrea Beck to close out a 2nd place finish in the last race of the day.

In field events, Kayla Bruton broke her personal record in the long jump by over two feet to finish 5th overall. Jessy Homa broke 10 feet in her first attempt at high school long jumping. Bekka Homa improved five inches from her last meet. Nicholas Funk landed a 16’07.5″ jump to place 5th among the boys. Johannah Lee tried the triple jump for the first time and hop, skipped, and jumped well. In the shot put, Noah Evans’ personal best throw was just an inch and a half shorter than Samuel Zinkgraf’s throw. These boys are close. Renee Walters threw the discus for the first time and finished 7th with a 65 foot throw. Zipporah Caspers had a throw of 56 feet for a personal record. Samuel Zinkgraf spun his discus over 70 feet for a new DASH record. The field events went well.

Thanks to all the parents who got the athletes to the meet, and to Renee Walters for getting record-setter Samuel Zinkgraf there. Thanks to the camera lady for getting all the photos. The camera let us down only at the end of the girls 4×200. Thanks to the crew at Kettle Moraine Lutheran for hosting another great meet. Now to get ready for today’s Pacer Relays. 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.