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DCST Defeats Belvidere and Rockford

 

DCST Defeats Belvidere and Rockford
                  
DCST finished it regular dual meet season with an 11 – 1 record with wins over Belvidere and Rockford. DCST scored 605 points which out distanced Belvidere with 366 and Rockford with 359 points. As a team, DCST had 134 new career best individual swims (out of a possible 278 or 48%), including 15 first time district qualifying times, 8 new swims which surpassed the area qualifying time standard, and 3 new national qualifying times.
After each meet, the coaching staff picks two swimmers, one girl and one boy, as the “Big Dogs" of the meet. Big Dogs are not only selected on their performance in the meet, but the coaches also take into consideration the swimmer’s practice attendance, work ethic, team spirit and sportsmanship. For this meet, Frances Helton, age 7, and Mark Wanner, age 11, were selected as Big Dogs of the meet.
DCST had 26 swimmers who achieved life-time best swims in every individual event they swam on Saturday. These swimmers were as follows: Ty Ament, Paige Bjork, Palmer Bubb, Emily Cook, Phillip Cutsinger, Brett DeConinck, Abby DeDina, Erin Fidler, Grace Flemming, Frances Helton, Jessica Howland, Casey Jepsen, Valerie Jones, Kaila Joyner, Ashley Kim, Kayleigh Kozlowski, Brianna Kramer, Emily Launer, Jonathan Liu, Nicholas Lockhart, Kylie Olson, Patrik Smith, Libby Swedberg, Amal Tatum and Mark Wanner.
Tomorrow is the DCST Open at the Kishwaukee YMCA. This meet will offer all District and National events. This meet is designed to give swimmers one last chance at achieving their District Qualifying Times along with a chance to swim some other events they may not have some too many times this year. For example, swimmers may want to try for team records in events not normally offered for their age group, or swimmers may want to try to get any remaining District or State Qualifying times they need for Top Dog or Super Dog awards.
Swimmers have until midnight to sign up for this meet. If you have already signed up for the meet, and you would like to change your selection of events for tomorrow’s meet, you can do so until midnight tonight.
 
Team Scores
 


Place
Girls
Boys
Combined
1
DCST
328
DCST
277
DCST
605
2
Rockford
226
Belvidere
214
Belvidere
366
3
Belvidere
152
Rockford
133
Rockford
359