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DCST Finishes 3rd at Early Bird Invite

DCST Finishes 3rd at Early Bird Invite

        DCST finished in 3rd place at the Early Bird Invite hosted by the YMCA of Rock River Valley (Rockford).  As a team, DCST was off with only 26 career best times out of a total of 75 individual swims for a 35% improvement rate. DCST had 4 swims which achieved the State Qualifying time for the first time.

            A total of 8 swimmers had a great meet with at least two career best times. These swimmers were:  Nathan Braun, Savion Mack, Emily Raetzke, Alex Schlueter, Domenic Schluter, Lynette Schluter, Grace Wehrhan and Riley Wiegartz.

            After each meet, the coaching staff picks two swimmers, one girl and one boy, as the “Big Dogs" of the meet. Big Dogs are not only selected on their performance in the meet, but the coaches also take into consideration the swimmer’s practice attendance, work ethic, team spirit and sportsmanship. For this meet, Jenna Hale, age 14, and Alex Schlueter, age 13, were selected as Big Dogs of the meet.

          DCST will be in action again this weekend with the DCST Pilgrim Plunge.  

Team Scores (Top 5 of a total of 9 teams)

Place

Girls

Points

1

Sage (Crystal Lake, IL)

180.0

2

Rock River (Rockford, IL)

146.0

3

DCST

131.0

4

Belvidere

82.0

5

Illinois Valley (Peru, IL)

74.0

     

Place

Boys

Points

1

Sage (Crystal Lake, IL)

259.0

2

DCST

151.0

3

Rock River (Rockford, IL)

147.0

4

Illinois Valley (Peru, IL)

84.0

5

Kewanee

51.0

     

Place

Combined

Points

1

Sage (Crystal Lake, IL)

439.0

2

Rock River (Rockford, IL)

293.0

3

DCST

282.0

4

Illinois Valley (Peru, IL)

158.0

5

Belvidere

97.0