July 29, 2014
DCST National Championship Results – Day 2 Moon, Hein Shine
On day 2 of the National Championships, Caitlynn Moon and Daniel Hein both earned National All-American honors for their performances in the 400 meter Freestyle and 100 meter Butterfly events, respectively. Caitlynn was 3.9 seconds under her career best time. Her time was 0.8 seconds under the previous National Record. She finished in second place, and she was just 0.14 seconds out of first place. Daniel was 0.6 seconds under his life best with his 7th place finish. Both times were new DCST team records.
Daniel set a second team record on the day in the 50 yard Freestyle with his lead-off time in the 200 meter Freestyle Relay. He teamed up with Michael Carlson, Holden Mackey and Dylan Powers for an outstanding relay swim which was 3.0 seconds under their seed time. The Girls 200 meter Freestyle Relay was also good with a 0.2 time improvement by the foursome of Athena Ye, Abby Pardridge, Ashley Stark and Moon. Athena’s lead-off split in the 50 meter Freestyle was a new team record in the 13 – 14 year old age group.
DCST’s fifth and sixth broken team records on Tuesday came in the 200 meter Breaststroke. Both Ryan Schultz and Jacob Bjork were under the previous team mark. Ryan lowered his personal best time by 5 seconds in the preliminary session, and he went an additional 0.8 seconds faster in the final while placing 19th. Jacob’s time drop in the event was an awesome 6.4 seconds.
DCST had three person best times in time trials. Austin Bockman dropped a whopping 8.6 seconds in the 400 meter Freestyle. Theresa Alef went 0.7 seconds under her previous best in the 200 meter Breaststroke. Bailey Flemming was 0.2 seconds under her previous best 50 meter Freestyle time.
After two days, DCST has 10 best times out of 14 total swims for a 73% improvement rate.
DCST National Results
Women’s 100 meter Butterfly
Athena Ye (86th) – 1:07.54
Men’s 100 meter
Prelims (8th) – 56.86
Finals (7th) – 56.81 (National All-American, New DCST Team Record)
Dylan Powers (T-67th) – 59.69
Men’s 200 meter Breaststroke
Prelims (21st) – 2:26.94
Finals (19th) – 2:26.15 (New DCST Team Record)
Jacob Bjork (29th) – 2:28.24 (New DCST Team
Women’s 50 meter
Ashley Stark (115th) – 28.74
Women’s 400 meter Freestyle
Prelims (T- 4th) – 4:24.54
Finals (2nd) – 4:16.78 (National All-American, New DCST Team Record)
Women’s 200 meter
Athena Ye, Abby Pardridge, Ashley Stark, Caitlynn Moon (44th) – 1:54.43
Athena’s lead-off split of 28.44 was New DCST Team Record (13 – 14 year old)
Men’s 200 meter
Daniel Hein, Michael Carlson, Holden Mackey, Dylan Powers (26th) – 1:40.79
Daniel’s lead-off split of 24.83 was New DCST Team Record
Time Trial Results
Ashley Stark – 1:11.37
Theresa Alef – 2:56.03
Bailey Flemming – 29.69
Austin Bockman – 4:27.35
DCST Men – 25th
DCST Combined Scoring – 13th