DCST National Results Day 2 - DCST Swimmers Continue to Exel


DCST National Results Day 2DCST Swimmers Continue to Excel

            Day 2 of the National Championships was another outstanding day for DCST with 10 time drops in DCST’s 12 swims.  Emily Launer and Caitlynn Moon led the way with their 9th and 12th place finishes respectively in the Women’s 400 meter Freestyle.  Both swimmers earned National All-American honors for their performances.  Moon had a very impressive 8.0 second time drop in the morning, which she followed up with an additional 2.6 second time drop in the evening.  Launer and Moon then teamed up with Sharron Isola and Brittnie Dean to lower their 200 Medley Relay seed time by over 8 seconds.  In finals, they dropped another 0.6 seconds to finish 20th.  All four girls earned National All-American honors.  With this distinction, Brittnie was named a National All-American for the first in her career, and she became the 34th DCST swimmer to be name a National All-American in the past 18 years.  Isola (3 times), Moon (8 times), and Launer (37 times) have all previously received this honor.

            DCST’s men were led by Jack Fergus, and his 2.9 second time drop in the 100 meter Backstroke and a 26th place finish.  Ryan Schultz, Daniel Hein and Shane Fergus joined Jack to better their seed time in the Men’s 200 Medley Relay by 7.4 seconds.  Other time improvements on the day were:  Kristin Van Oost – 100 meter Backstroke (4.3 seconds), Brittnie Dean – 50 meter Breaststroke (2.6 seconds), Ryan Schultz – 50 meter Breaststroke (2.0 seconds - New Team Record), Sarah Fergus – 100 meter Backstroke (1.3 seconds), Jacob Bjork – 50 meter Breaststroke (1.0 seconds), and Kylie Olson – 100 meter Backstroke (0.3 seconds).

            In time trials, Kylie Olson lowered her best 200 meter IM time by 4.9 seconds.

Tuesday’s Results for DCST

            Women’s 100 meter Backstroke

                        Sarah Fergus – 1:09.21 (51st)
                        Kristin Van Oost – 1:09.80 (64th)
                        Kylie Olson – 1:11.44 (95th)
                        Tara Gidaszewski – 1:12.16 (109th)

            Men’s 100 meter Backstroke

                        Jack Fergus
                                    Prelims – 1:01.55 (26th)
                                    Finals – 1:01.65 (26th)

            Women’s 400 meter Freestyle

                        Emily Launer
                                    Prelims – 4:25.41 (7th)
                                    Finals – 4:28.69 (9th) – National All-American
                        Caitlynn Moon
                                    Prelims – 4:28.33 (11th)
                                    Finals – 4:25.69 (12th) – National All-American

            Women’s 50 meter Breaststroke

                        Brittnie Dean – 36.95 (60th)

            Men’s 50 meter Breaststroke

                        Ryan Schultz – 32.03 (38th) - New DCST Team Record
                        Jacob Bjork – 34.75 (88th)

            Women’s 200 meter Medley Relay

                        Emily Launer, Brittnie Dean, Sharron Isola, Caitlynn Moon
                                    Prelims – 2:05.80 (20th)
                                    Finals – 2:05.16 (20th)

                        All four swimmers earned National All-American honors

            Men’s 200 meter Medley Relay

                        Jack Fergus, Ryan Schultz, Daniel Hein, Shane Fergus – 1:53.09 (24th)

            Time Trials

                        Shane Fergus – 100 meter Backstroke (1:08.26)
                        Kylie Olson – 200 meter IM (2:36.26)

Team Scores after Day 2

            DCST Women – 17th