Barb Wire Classic Produces Great Performances For DCST

Barb Wire Classic Produces Great Performances For DCST


Kishwaukee YMCA/Dekalb County Swim Team hosted thirteen teams for its annual Barb Wire Classic where the Big Dogs had a great performance with 96 or our 108 swimmers achieving at least one career best time!  We had 523 individual swims of which 284 were career best times for an average of 54% for the entire meet!


Congratulations to Nhia Caras on setting two DCST records in the following events:


Girls 15 & Over 50 Freestyle        24.17

Girls 15 & Over 100 Freestyle     52.65


Congratulations to the DCST swimmers who set meet records in the following events:


Boys 15-21 400 IM                           Cole Moon                                                                                         4:30.13

Girls 15-21 100 Free                       Nhia Caras                                                                                             52.65

Boys 15-21 200 MR                         Riley Lohse, Gregory Harrelson, Cole Moon, Savion Mack               1:50.27

Girls 15-21 200 Back                       Sarah Hein                                                                                          2:14.83

Boys 15-21 200 Back                       Riley Lohse                                                                                         2:08.59

Girls 15-21 100 Fly                           Nhia Caras                                                                                            59.91

Girls 15-21 100 Back                       Nhia Caras                                                                                          1:00.19

Girls 15-21 50 Free                          Nhia Caras                                                                                             24.17

Girls 15-21 200 Breast                    Mallory Pitstick                                                                                     2:30.88



The following swimmers had an outstanding meet with all of their individual swims resulting in best times:


Mona Bahaji

Maddy Fitch

Jessie Fredrickson

Sophia Hall

Gregory Harrelson

Evan Johnson

YunSeong Kim

Sadie Kinsella

Alissa Kocjan

Deegan Kocjan

Emi Kruse

Cooper Marler

Josephine McMahon

Avelina McMurtry

Noah Murcia

Jack Ploog

Hannah Raetzke

Angelica Sanyal

Emma Scruggs

Grace Stears

Lydia Zeitler


With so many great swims, the coaching staff had a difficult time selecting only two Big Dogs of the Meet; therefore, we selected eight.  The Big Dogs of the Meet were:


Jessie Fredrickson – Age 7

Andrew Martinez – Age 6

Sophia Martinez – Age 9

Mikey Conley – Age 10

Nina De La Cruz – Age 12

Jacob Gramer – Age 12

Maddy Fitch – Age 15

David Beaty – Age 14