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Moon and Hein Earn National All-American Honors on Day 1 of National Champs

Moon and Hein Earn National All-American Honors on Day 1 of National Championships

        Caitlynn Moon and Daniel Hein each earned National All-American honors in their first individual swims at the YMCA National Championships in Greensboro, NC.  Caitlynn finished 9th in the 1000 yard Freestyle.  She lowered her previous best time, which was also the old DCST Team Record, by 1.0 second.  This is the 18th time Caitlynn has been named a National All-American in her career which ranks her tied for third all-time in DCST history.  With an 11th place finish in the 100 yard Butterfly, Daniel earned National All-American honor for the 12th time in his career.  His time set a new DCST Team Record, and it was a personal best by 0.5 seconds.

        In the Men’s 200 yard Breaststroke, both Ryan Schultz and Jacob Bjork broke DCST’s previous team record.  Ryan and Jacob lowered their previous best times by very impressive 2.0 and 2.7 seconds time drops respectively.  Jack Fergus went a best time by 0.2 seconds in his 100 yard Butterfly.   Leading off the Women’s 200 yard Medley Relay, Athena Ye broke the previous team record by 0.7 in the 50 yard Freestyle for Women ages 12 and younger.

        Athena also had a great swim in time trials.  She set another team record for the Women ages 12 and Younger in the 100 yard Butterfly with a 0.5 second time improvement.  This time was also under the current national qualifying time.  Also in the 100 yard Butterfly, Jensen Keck was and impressive 1.5 seconds better than her previous personal best time.  DCST’s final swim in time trials, saw Kylie Olson sprint to a personal best by 0.4 seconds.  For the day, DCST had 8 best times out of their 15 swims. 

Day 1 (April 1) – DCST National Results

Women’s 100 yard Butterfly

        Sarah Fergus – 58.09 (67th)

Men’s 100 yard Butterfly

        Daniel Hein
                Prelims – 49.86 (12th)
                Finals – 49.28 (11tH) – National All-American, New DCST Team Record
        Dylan Powers – 51.95 (68th)
        Jack Fergus – 52.04 (73rd)

Women’s 200 yard Breaststroke

        Jensen Keck – 2:25.02 (56th)

Men’s 200 yard Breaststroke

        Ryan Schultz – 2:06.67 (33rd) – New DCST Team Record
        Jacob Bjork – 2:07.60 (35th) – New DCST Team Record

Women’s 50 yard Freestyle

        Ashley Stark – 24.82 (110th)

Men’s 50 yard Freestyle

        Dylan Powers – 22.17 (110th)

Women’s 1000 yard Freestyle

        Caitlynn Moon – 9:57.98 (9th) – National All-American, New DCST Team Record

Women’s 200 yard Freestyle Relay

        Athena Ye, Sarah Fergus, Ashley Stark, Caitlynn Moon – 1:39.45 (49th)
                Athena’s lead off 50 Free (24.96) was a new DCST Team Record for swimmers ages 12 and younger.

Men’s 200 yard Freestyle Relay

        Jacob Bjork, Dylan Powers, Daniel Hein, Jack Fergus – DQ

Time Trials

100 yard Butterfly
        Athena Ye – 59.07 – New DCST Team Record for swimmers ages 12 and younger
        Jensen Keck – 1:01.41

50 yard Freestyle
        Kylie Olson – 26.84