August 10, 2008
Daniel Hein represented DCST extremely well as a member of Team Illinois at the Mega Zone Championship in Indianapolis, IN. The Mega Zone Championships consists of the top swimmers from 14 states (Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin).
Hein won the 9 - 10 Boys 50 Meter Butterfly, and he was a part the winning 200 meter Medley Relay for Team Illinois. He also places extremely high in the backstroke events with a 4th place finish in the 100 meter Backstroke and a 5th place finish in the 50 meter Backstroke. In Daniel's other three individual events, he placed 6th in the 100 meter Butterfly, 10th in the 100 meter Freestyle, and 14th in the 200 meter Individual Medley.
Five of Daniel's six individual swims were new DCST Team Records. In the only event he did not set a team record, the 100 meter Butterfly, he was just off his time from the Illinois Age Group Championships meet which is the current DCST Team Record. In the team scoring, Team Illinois won the Mega Zone Championships.