DASH High School Track 2018 Kettle Moraine Lutheran Meet Report

Hello DASH families,

After two meet cancellations, eighteen DASH high school athletes competed outdoors for the first time this season at Kettle Moraine Lutheran high school yesterday. The weather was perfect helping the team post some very impressive results.

Jessi McIntyre got the running day started by gracefully getting through the 100 hurdles in 22.76. Carter Lentz, Hiram Gleason powered their way, a little less gracefully, through the 110 hurdles with 20 nice second times. Ben Forget had trouble finding his rhythm and made it through in 24. In the 100, Alexandria Sherman posted a 15.30 in her first DASH race. Georgia Gleason and Jessi McIntyre posted almost identical times in the 16’s, and Naomi Zhou finished in just over 19 seconds. Jacob Parker led the way for the boys with his fast 12.80. John Boyce came in just ahead of Parker Lentz and John Shane, all with times in the 13’s, and Josh Wynne finished in 14.25. Joshua LeSac ran four laps in just 5:29. He has really improved since last year. Our 4×200 relay team of Carter Lentz, John Boyce, Ben Forget, and Liam Westhoff did very well and finished in 1:48. Jessi McIntyre was brought back by popular demand, and after a little cleaning up, to run a 400 and did well with a 1:23. Faith Caspers posted a 1:18 in the next heat. Matthew Kowalinski led the boys with a fast 1:04. John Shane looked very good while posting a 1:06. He has really turned into a runner. Josh Wynne did a 1:10 lap, and Timothy Tousignant warmed up with a 1:16. Our 4×100 team of Jacob Parker, Hiram Gleason, Liam Westhoff, and Parker Lentz got the baton around in 51 seconds, good for 3rd overall. The boys have plenty of depth in sprinters this year. The coach especially wanted to see the 300 hurdlers and they did very well. Carter Lentz and John Boyce both posted times in the 51’s, and Hiram Gleason came in with a 52. Ben Forget showed us some potential, and with a little more practice his 1:02 will be coming down considerably. In the 800, Naomi Zhou ran in the outside lanes through the first lap which hurt her time. Liam Westhoff’s very good second lap helped him to a nice 2:32. Josh Wynne’s very good first lap helped him to a 2:40. Daniel Caspers ran a steady 2:57. We had four boys going head-to-head in the same 200 heat. Jacob Parker led the way with an impressive 27.10. He was followed by Carter Lentz, Parker Lentz, and Timothy Tousignant. Joshua LeSac completed our day of racing with a 12:18 time over 8 laps. Nice.

In field events our triple jumpers led the way. Alexandria Sherman posted a 29’6″ hop, skip, and jump which is the new DASH record. John Boyce triple jumped 32’6″, Liam Westhoff 31′, and Hiram Gleason went 28′. Faith Caspers long jumped for the first time in 2 years and did an 11’7″. Georgia Gleason also went over 11 feet, and Jessi McIntyre went over 8. For the boys, Hiram Gleason went past 14 feet, Jacob Parker and Parker Lentz both jumped past 13 feet, and Timothy Tousignant will be looking to improve his form. In shot put, Carter Lentz, Ben Forget, and John Shane showed the coach some potential, but were throwing after their running events which was unfortunate.

We needed a meet like this where the weather cooperated and the athletes could post some times. That will help me get these athletes into the proper events in the meets ahead. Several of the athletes did much better than I expected. You can’t ask for more than that. Now we get to start thinking about the Pacer Relays today, and the Waukesha South outdoor meet next week, and beyond. I hope to see you there.

Thanks to Kettle Moraine Lutheran for hosting such a well run meet and not cancelling on us. And thanks to the camera crew of the camera lady, Daniel Caspers, and Faith Caspers for getting some nice photos. It is nice to be kept busy with track work. It beats shoveling snow.

Take care,
Jim Caspers

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