Hein Earns 2nd National Title at YMCA National Championships

Hein Earns 2nd National Title of the Meet on Day 5 of the YMCA National Championships

         After winning his first National Title on Wednesday, Daniel Hein didn’t take long to win his second.  On the last day of the YMCA National Championships in Greensboro, NC, Hein started his day by lowering his previous best time in the 200 yard Butterfly by 3.4 seconds.  In finals, he went additional 2.2 seconds faster or 1:46.33 to win the event by 0.9 seconds.  This was the 26th time in his career that he has been named a National All-American.  Daniel now stands alone in 3rd place overall on DCST’s All-Time National All-American list only behind Emily Launer and Grant Alef.  His performance was also a new DCST team record.

         In the Men’s 400 yard Freestyle Relay, Hein led off the relay with a new team record in the 100 yard Freestyle with a time of 46.18.  For the week, Hein won 2 National Titles, was named an All-American 4 times and set 7 new team records.  In the relay, Michael Carlson, Austin Bockman and Jacob Bjork joined Hein for the team’s impressive 0.9 second time drop.  In time trials, Michael Carlson went 3 for 3 for the week with best times when dropped 1.5 seconds in his 200 yard Individual Medley.  Jacob Bjork also continued his excellent week with a 0.5 second time improvement in the 100 yard Freestyle.  Jacob’s time was under the meet qualifying time; therefore, he has now qualified in this event for next year.  For the week, Jacob had personal best times in all 4 of his events.

DCST Results Day 5 (April 3)

Women’s 200 yard Butterfly

         Sarah Hein – 2:07.77 (52nd)

Men’s 200 yard Butterfly

         Daniel Hein
                 Prelims – 1:48.58 (1st)
                 Finals – 1:46.33 (1st) – National All-American, New DCST Team Record

Women’s 200 yard Individual Medley

         Athena Ye – 2:09.47 (61st)

Men’s 400 yard Freestyle Relay

         Daniel Hein, Michael Carlson, Austin Bockman, Jacob Bjork – 3:12.59 (28th)
         Daniel’s 100 yard Freestyle lead-off split of 46.18 was a new DCST Team Record

Time Trials

         100 yard Freestyle
                 Jacob Bjork – 47.95

         200 yard Individual Medley
                 Kylie Olson – 2:16.31
                 Michael Carlson – 1:59.23
                 Austin Bockman – 2:03.05

Final Team Standings

DCST Women – 52nd
DCST Men – 14th
DCST Combined Scoring – 17th