DCST National Results (Day 4)


                On the last day of the YMCA National Championship, DCST’s swimmers had some huge time drops while setting 4 DCST Team Records. Leading the way was Katie Hallenbeck who had a 2.8 second time drop in the 200 yard Butterfly. Her time of 2:07.76 broke the previous DCST Team Record by 0.8 seconds.   Both David Gordon (16:09.47) and Grant Alef (16:21.44) broke the team record in the 1650 yard Freestyle. David dropped 16 seconds in this event and shattered the previous team record by 13 seconds.
Grant also set another team record earlier in the day with his lead off 100 yard Backstroke swim in the Men’s 400 yard Medley Relay with a time of 52.47. This relay with Grant, David, Michael Gordon and Chad Thompson had a nice improvement of 1.6 seconds. The same four guys also dropped time in their 200 yard Freestyle Relay. In DCST’s last swim of the meet, Valerie Jones had a phenomenal swim in her 1650 yard Freestyle by dropping a very impressive 15 seconds. She also swam fast enough in the first 1000 yards of this event to achieve the National Qualifying Time in the 1000 yard Freestyle.
Complete DCST Results for Thursday’s National Championship Events:
Women’s 200 yard Freestyle Relay
                Emily Launer, Valerie Jones, Casey Jepsen, Emily Waller – 1:42.55 (64th)
Men’s 200 yard Freestyle Relay
                Chad Thompson, Grant Alef, David Gordon, Michael Gordon – 1:30.85 (56th)
Women’s 200 yard Butterfly
                Katie Hallenbeck – 2:07.76 (32nd) – DCST Team Record
Men’s 100 yard Breaststroke
                Michael Gordon – 1:01.99 (Tied for 76th)
Women’s 400 yard Medley Relay
                Emily Launer, Valerie Jones, Katie Hallenbeck, Emily Waller – 4:06.63 (57th)
Men’s 400 yard Medley Relay
                Grant Alef, Michael Gordon, David Gordon, Chad Thompson – 3:37.79 (36th)
                                Grant Alef set a DCST Team Record with his lead off backstroke split - 52.47
Women’s 1650 yard Freestyle
                Emily Launer – 17:36.85 (34th)
                Valerie Jones – 17:38.85 (35th)
Men’s 1650 yard Freestyle
David Gordon – 16:09.47 (22nd) – DCST Team Record
Grant Alef – 16:21.44 (29th) – DCST Team Record