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DCST National Results Day 5 - Captain Jack Leads DCST

DCST National Results Day 5 – Captain Jack Leads DCST

            Jack Fergus was DCST highest placing finisher on the last day of the National Championships with his 10th place finish in the Men’s 50 meter Backstroke.  In prelims, he went 1.7 seconds faster than his previous best, and then in finals, he went on to top that time by another 0.1 seconds.  For his efforts, Jack earned National All-American honors for the third time in his career.  Jack also teamed up with Ryan Schultz, Daniel Hein and Shane Fergus to drop an outstanding 8 seconds from their 400 Medley Relay seed time.  In the other men’s relay, Jacob Bjork joined Jack, Daniel and Shane to have another very impressive time improvement in the 200 meter Freestyle Relay with a 3 second time drop.  Daniel Hein set his 4th team record for the week when he lowered his 200 meter Butterfly time by 4.2 seconds.  DCST’s other best time on the men’s side was Schultz’s superb 2.1 second time drop in the 100 meter Breaststroke.

            On the women’s side, the relay team of Brittnie Dean, Sharron Isola, Caitlynn Moon and Emily Launer was an eye popping 5.4 seconds faster than their seed time in the 200 meter Freestyle Relay.  The 50 meter Backstroke was an excellent event for DCST with three swimmers lowering the personal best by significant amounts:  Kristin Van Oost – 2.8 seconds, Sarah Fergus – 1.2 seconds and Kylie Olson – 1.0 seconds.  Not to be out done was Brittnie Dean and her 3.4 second time improvement in the 100 meter Breaststroke.

            In time trials, Jacob Bjork and Shane Fergus each had two career best times.  They were as follows:  Jacob Bjork – 100 meter Freestyle (dropped 0.7 seconds), 100 meter Breaststroke (dropped 0.2 seconds) and Shane Fergus – 100 meter Freestyle (dropped 0.7 seconds), 50 meter Freestyle (dropped 0.02 seconds).

Listed below are some team highlights for the week:

·         DCST had 46 career best times out of 58 swims for a 79% improvement rate.

·         DCST set 9 new team records.

·         DCST had 6 athletes achieve National All-American status in 10 events.

Listed below are some highlights for each swimmer:

·         Jacob Bjork set 1 team record and 4 personal best times

·         Brittnie Dean was named National All-American 2 times and had 5 personal best times

·         Jack Fergus was named National All-American 1 time and had 5 personal best times

·         Sarah Fergus had 4 personal best times

·         Shane Fergus had 3 personal best times

·         Tara Gidaszewski had 1 personal best time

·         Daniel Hein set 4 team records and had 4 personal best times

·         Sharron Isola was named National All-American 1 time and had 2 personal best times

·         Emily Launer was named National All-American 6 times, set 2 team records, and had 2 personal best times

·         Caitlynn Moon was named National All-American 5 times and had 5 personal best times

·         Kylie Olson had 3 personal best times

·         Ryan Schultz set 2 team records and had 3 personal best times

·         Kristin Van Oost was named National All-American 1 time and had 2 personal best times

Thursday’s Results for DCST

            Women’s 200 meter Freestyle Relay

                        Brittnie Dean, Sharron Isola, Caitlynn Moon, Emily Launer - 1:52.70 (22nd)

            Men’s 200 meter Freestyle Relay

                        Jack Fergus, Jacob Bjork, Shane Fergus, Daniel Hein – 1:45.86 (44th)

            Women’s 200 meter Butterfly

                        Sharron Isola – 2:32.01 (52nd)

            Men’s 200 meter Butterfly

                       Daniel Hein – 2:14.57 (37th) – New 13 – 14 Boys DCST Team Record

            Women’s 50 meter Backstroke

                        Sarah Fergus – 32.77 (38th)
                        Kristin Van Oost – 33.32 (57th)
                        Tara Gidaszewski – 34.18 (83rd)
                        Kylie Olson – 34.55 (91st)

            Men’s 50 Meter Backstroke

                        Jack Fergus
                                    Prelims – 28.54 (10th)
                                    Finals – 28.44 (10th) – National All-American

            Women’s 100 meter Breaststroke

                        Brittnie Dean – 1:21.86 (95th)

            Men’s 100 meter Breaststroke

                        Ryan Schultz – 1:09.95 (44th)

            Women’s 400 meter Medley Relay

                        Emily Launer, Brittnie Dean, Sharron Isola, Caitlynn Moon – DQ

            Men’s 400 meter Medley Relay

                        Jack Fergus, Ryan Schultz, Daniel Hein, Shane Fergus – 4:08.94 (23rd)

            Time Trials

                        Jacob Bjork – 100 Freestyle (1:00.18)
                        Jacob Bjork – 100 Breaststroke (1:14.31)
                        Shane Fergus – 100 Freestyle (58.90)
                        Shane Fergus – 50 Freestyle (27.72)

Team Scores after Day 5

                DCST Women – 20th
                        DCST Men – 45th
                DCST Combined – 26th