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DCST Defeats Rock River Valley (Rockford) and Freeport

DCST Defeats Rock River Valley (Rockford) and Freeport

        DCST moved to 3 – 1 on the dual meet season with wins over Rock River Valley (Rockford) and Freeport.  DCST is now 3 – 1 on the season.  As a team, DCST swam great with 213 career best times out of a total of 344 swims for a 62% improvement rate. Moreover, 46 of these swims were a new event legally swum by a DCST swimmer for the first time in their career. DCST also had 20 swims which achieved the District Qualifying, and 5 swims which achieved the Area Qualifying time for the first time.

            A very impressive 77 swimmers had a great meet with at least two career best times. These swimmers were:  Madison Aimone, Ty Ament, Gavin Anderson, Austin Bockman, Nathan Braun, Acelin Bruhl, Amanda Buck, Justin Buck, Celia Carpenter, Mason Dukes, Quin Dukes, Kareem Elkwae, Anabelle Engleson, Ava Farrell, Jack Farrell, Tessa Federici, Morgan Fisers, Kaitlyn Goff, Nolan Green, Madisyn Grever, Anthony Gutierrez, Evan Harrelson, Georgia Harrelson, Theo Heilman, Daniel Hein, Emma Heinisch, Ethan Heinrich, Abbie Johnson, Grace Johnson, Alison Keiner, Abby Krull, Sam Krull, Colette LeBlanc, Megan LeBlanc, Riley Lohse, Spencer Mackey, Veronica Mata, Jamisan Matalonis, Madelyn Maxwell, Maggie McConnaughay, Josephine McMahon, Ana Flavia Michelini, Emily Mildner, Libby Mildner, Ella Miller, Mason Miller, Joe Nanfria, Maggie Nanfria, Abby Pardridge, Dane Pardridge, Josie Rivera, Nate Robinson, Carson Rose, Natalie Rosenow, Bradley Rutten, David Ruetten, Paul Ruetten, Aiden Sisson, Aiden Stanik, Spencer Stanley, Libby Swedberg, Amal Tatum, Amanda Underwood, Devon Vance, Calvin VanderSchee, Jared VanderSchee, Abigail Wagner, David Wanner, Elizabeth White, Ritta Wi, Riley Wiegartz, Madison Williams, Morgan Williams, Kiki Wittenberg, Eileen Witthoff and Athena Ye.

            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, Natalie Rosenow, age 8, and Theo Heilman, age 11, were selected as Big Dogs of the meet.

         The next meet for DCST’s full team is our Barb Wire Invitational on Saturday, December 8.  Everyone is highly encouraged to attend this event.  For our rookies, this will be their first chance at swimming in an invitational.  With a 4 week break between meets, the DCST Coaching Staff is expecting many big time drops at this meet.  Swimmers who have yet to swim a legal breaststroke or butterfly swim in a meet are highly encouraged to use this time period to make their strokes legal in these events.  The coaching staff would like to have as many of these swimmers swim their first legal swims in these events at the Barb Wire. 

Team Scores

Division

DCST

RAYS

BLFN

Girls

354

212

25

Boys

500

130

44

Combined

854

342

69