DASH High School Track 2018 Waukesha South Girls Indoor Meet Report

Hello DASH families,

Our high school girls team got the 2018 DASH track and field season started last Thursday night indoors at Waukesha South High School. Over 400 athletes participated among the eight teams, giving our 13 girls some good early season competition.

Our high jump team looks very promising. Faith Caspers cleared 4′. In her debut, Emma Taylor showed some great potential, peaking at 3’10”. Alivia Kempf showed good form, but stalled at 3’8″. The coach is excited about our throwing team this year. Freshman Annika Lipski topped the girls in shot put. She was joined by Elisabeth Krmpotich in surpassing 20 feet. Abbey Retkowski had a nice throw over 19′, and Katrina Lipski threw it past the 18 foot mark. In the long jump, Kayla Bruton warmed up with a 12’1″. Georgia Gleason had a promising 11’6″ leap, and Jessi McIntyre debuted with a 9’6″. Our experienced triple jump team has never been better this early in the season. Julia Radewahn hopped, skipped, and jumped past 27′. Alivia Kempf’s 26’1.5″ effort was a personal record, and Katie Gorectke opened the season with a 24’4″.

In the running events, Freshman Georgia Gleason showed us she could be very good in the hurdles. Kayla Bruton won the final 55 meter heat and dipped under 8 seconds with a blazing fast 7.96. Katie Gorectke was 7th overall with her 8.49, coming in just ahead of Meg Mazza. Annika Lipski looked fast in her heat, coming in ahead of a hobbling Jessi McIntyre. Jessi then called it a day. Our 4×240 team was very good. Meg Mazza kept us close early. Julia Radewahn had a great split before handing off to Emma Taylor. Emma Taylor was clocked in 36 seconds over the 1 1/2 laps to put us near the front. Katie Gorectke ran the anchor laps and finished just .17 seconds behind a Franklin team for 2nd. Kayla Bruton then broke the indoor DASH record in the 400 with a 1:11. Emma Taylor came back from the relay to post a very nice 1:15. Alivia Kempf posted a 1:23, and Georgia Gleason finished in 1:32. Our 4×160 relay team was next. Katrina Lipski got us off to a good start before handing off to Annika Lipski in heavy traffic. Faith Caspers and Elisabeth Krmpotich finished up with 26 second laps. The girls looked good. Alivia Kempf got in some hurdling practice and met the goal of 11 seconds. Katrina Lipski broke her personal record in the 800 with a 3:26. She is ready for a big season. Faith Caspers followed with a 3:11 in the next heat. Our 200 runners all ran very well. Kayla Bruton led the way with a DASH indoor record of 29.69. Nice! Emma Taylor impressed with her 32.17. Julia Radewahn posted a fast 33.12, and Meg Mazza finished with a nice 33.54. Julia Radewahn, Georgia Gleason, Faith Caspers, and Emma Taylor capped off the day of racing with the 4×400 relay. Our first meet was in the books.

Thanks to Ed Beck, Greg Kempf, and Garrett Missiaen for their help with the coaching. Thanks to Wisconsin Lutheran for bringing their automated timing equipment. This is the first year this meet was not hand timed. I thought everything went very well, but we did have one big snafu. Our camera crew of my daughters Julianna, Grace, and Zipporah had the camera settings all wrong, and even accidentally deleted all the photos of the field events. We will get that corrected and be ready to catch the girls in action in all the big meets ahead. I hope to see you there.

Take care,
Jim Caspers


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