DCST National Results - Day 4 Hein has Top 10 for 3rd Consecutive Evening

DCST National Results – Day 4 Daniel Hein finishes in Top 10 for 3rd Consecutive Evening

        Daniel Hein led DCST on Day 4 of the YMCA National Championships in Atlanta, GA with his third consecutive top 10 finish.  In the 200 meter Backstroke, Hein dropped 7.7 seconds to place 6th.  In the same event, Jack Fergus dropped 1.9 seconds on the day to finish in 15th place, while Ryan Schultz lowered his previous best by 4.5 seconds.  Hein and Fergus were named National All-Americans.  For the week, Hein has been named a National All-American 4 times, and Fergus has achieved this honor 3 times.  Dylan Powers had a career best time and a 23rd place finish in the 50 meter Butterfly.  Powers, Hein and Fergus then joined Jacob Bjork in the Men’s 800 meter Freestyle for a phenomenal time drop of 17.6 seconds!

        On the women’s side, Kylie Olson also excelled in the 200 meter Backstroke.  She went a personal best in the preliminaries by a whopping 7.1 seconds, and then she went 0.1 seconds faster in finals to take home a 27th place.  DCST had two other career best performances in the 200 meter Backstroke when Sarah Fergus and Sarah Hein improved by 3.3 and 1.5 seconds, respectively.  Lexi Olson, Jensen Keck and Caitlynn Moon teamed up with Fergus to have an outstanding 800 meter Freestyle Relay which went 10 seconds faster than their seed time.

        In time trials, Lexi Olson lowered her best time by 1.7 seconds in the 100 meter Freestyle, and Jacob Bjork lowered his best time by 1.6 seconds in the same event.  Jacob’s time was under the National Qualifying time.

        On the day, DCST had 11 best times out of 12 total swims.  For the week, so far, DCST has 37 best times out of 45 total swims for an 82% improvement rate.

DCST National Results

        Women’s 200 meter Backstroke
                Kylie Olson
                        Prelims (28th) – 2:25.46
                        Finals (27th) – 2:25.37
                Sarah Fergus (44th) – 2:26.88
                Sarah Hein (75th) – 2:31.29

        Men’s 200 meter Backstroke
                Daniel Hein
                        Prelims (8th) – 2:09.79
                        Finals (6th) – 2:10.19 (National All-American)
                Jack Fergus
                        Prelims (18th) – 2:12.58
                        Finals (15th) – 2:11.80 (National All-American)
                Ryan Schultz (68th) – 2:17.82

        Men’s 50 meter Butterfly
                Dylan Powers
                        Prelims (24th) – 26.99
                        Finals (Tied 23rd) – 26.78

        Men’s 200 meter Breaststroke
                Ryan Schultz (34th) – 2:31.98
                Jacob Bjork (51st) – 2:34.65

        Women’s 800 meter Freestyle Relay
                Lexi Olson, Sarah Fergus, Jensen Keck, Caitlynn Moon (24th) – 8:57.62

        Men’s 800 meter Freestyle Relay
                Jack Fergus, Dylan Powers, Jacob Bjork, Daniel Hein (24th) – 8:12.10

Time Trial Results

100 Freestyle
        Jacob Bjork – 56.77
        Ashley Stark – 1:03.92
        Lexi Olson – 1:04.00

Team Scores

DCST Women – 15th
DCST Men – 24th
DCST Combined Scoring – 18th