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DCST Finishes Second at Barb Wire Classic

DCST Finishes Second at Barb Wire Classic

DCST finished second at the Barb Wire Classic behind first place Sage (McHenry, IL) by 1,422.5 points.  DCST scored 3,713 points compared to Sage’s 5,135.5 points.  Over the weekend, DCST had 315 new lifetime career best times out of a total of 596 individual swims for an impressive improvement percentage of 53%.

                The following 69 swimmers had an excellent weekend by having an individual improvement percentage over 50%:

Cody Carlson (6 out of 6) – 100%
Mason Dukes (6 out of 6) – 100%
Morgan Fisers (6 out of 6) – 100%
Serena Goelitz (6 out of 6) – 100%
Ava Karolewicz (6 out of 6) – 100%
Aiden Page (4 out of 4) – 100%
Lucy Prais-Lewis (4 out of 4) – 100%
Emma Bafia (3 out of 3) – 100%
Ava Bickner (3 out of 3) – 100%
Callie Bickner (3 out of 3) – 100%
Jack Farrell (3 out of 3) – 100%
Kate Farrell (3 out of 3) – 100%
Georgia Harrelson (3 out of 3) – 100%
Caroline Mackey (3 out of 3) – 100%
Isabella Martinez (3 out of 3) – 100%
Emily Mildner (3 out of 3) – 100%
Brooke Patterson (3 out of 3) – 100%
Kyle Rasmussen (3 out of 3) – 100%
Delaney Stone (3 out of 3) – 100%
Ritta Wi (3 out of 3) – 100%
Brooklyn Bickner (2 out of 2) – 100%
Cumorah Bound (2 out of 2) – 100%
Miles Bound (2 out of 2) – 100%
Maddie Danley (2 out of 2) – 100%
Kathryn Fredrickson (2 out of 2) -100%
Karlie Lang (2 out of 2) – 100%
Maggie Westhoff (2 out of 2) – 100%
Andrew Wu (2 out of 2) – 100%
Savannah Blanco (1 out of 1) – 100%
Emma Westhoff (1 out of 1) – 100%
Anabelle Engleson (5 out of 6) – 83%
Jenna Hale (5 out of 6) – 83%
Rose Hanus (5 out of 6) – 83%
Emily Raetzke (5 out of 6) – 83%
Kevin Sullivan (5 out of 6) – 83%
Grace Wehrhan (5 out of 6) – 83%
Lane Schumacher (3 out of 4) – 75%
Jordan Spears (3 out of 4) – 75%
Maxwell Buck (4 out of 6) – 67%
Sophie Cork (4 out of 6) – 67%
Quinn Cynor (4 out of 6) – 67%
Nina De La Cruz (4 out of 6) – 67%
Sam De La Cruz (4 out of 6) – 67%
Matteo Graham (4 out of 6) – 67%
Janae Heegaard (4 out of 6) – 67%
Allie Peterson (4 out of 6) – 67%
Hannah Raetzke (4 out of 6) – 67%
Andrew Tatum (4 out of 6) – 67%
Elizabeth White (4 out of 6) – 67%
Riley Wiegartz (4 out of 6) – 67%
Asa Andrews (2 out of 3) – 67%
Jack Blaise (2 out of 3) – 67%
Bella De La Cruz (2 out of 3) – 67%
Adia Dean (2 out of 3) – 67%
Ava Farrell (2 out of 3) – 67%
Cara Forsberg (2 out of 3) – 67%
Evan Gard (2 out of 3) – 67%
Gwen Hall (2 out of 3) – 67%
Evan Harrelson (2 out of 3) – 67%
Evan D Johnson (2 out of 3) – 67%
Grace Johnson (2 out of 3) – 67%
Nick Johnson (2 out of 3) – 67%
Nate Newlin (2 out of 3) – 67%
Gretchen Parsons (2 out of 3) – 67%
Austin Reidl (2 out of 3) – 67%
Avery Scott (2 out of 3) – 67%
Isiss Stuckey (2 out of 3) – 67%
Ava Wilkins (2 out of 3) – 67%
David Beaty (3 out of 5) – 60%

 

Some more impressive facts:

  • DCST set 15 new meet Records:
    • Quinn Cynor (2) 14 & Under Boys 200 yard Backstroke and 200 yard Butterfly
    • Noah Dean (2) 14 & Under Boys 50 yard Freestyle and 100 yard Freestyle
    • Theo Heilman (2) 14 & Under Boys 400 yard IM and 500 yard Freestyle
    • Collin Moon 21 & Under Boys 200 yard Backstroke
    • Athena Ye (5) 21 & Under Girls 50 yard Freestyle, 100 yard Freestyle, 100 yard Backstroke, 100 yard Butterfly and 200 yard IM
    • Athena Ye, Aleida Wilkins, Elizabeth White and Grace Flemming 14 & Under Girls 200 yard Medley Relay
    • Noah Dean, Paul Ruetten, Quin Cynor and David Ruetten 14 & Under Boys 200 yard Medley Relay
    • David Ruetten, Thoe Heilman, Alex Schlueter and Noah Dean 14 & Under Boys 200 yard Freestyle Relay
  • DCST had 36 first time swims which were legal in a new event for the swimmer.
  • DCST had 13 swims which were faster than the District Qualifying Time for the first time this season.
  • DCST had 8 swims which were faster than the State Qualifying Time for the first time this season.

With so many great swim, the coaching staff had a difficult time selecting only two Big Dogs of the Meet; therefore, we selected eight.  The Big Dogs of the Meet were:

  • Ava Wilkins – Age 6
  • Sean Harrelson – Age 7
  • Gwen Hall – Age 9
  • Lane Schumacher – Age 10
  • Ava Bickner – Age 11
  • Nick Johnson – Age 11
  • Serena Goelitz – Age 14
  • Mason Dukes – Age 13

        Congratulations to both the swimmers on their performances and the parents on running a great meet!  With DCST’s next meets not until the weekend of January 8th, we hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Even though there are no meets for the next three weeks, this is a great time for training, learning new strokes and improving mechanics.  So please make sure to keep up your practice attendance during the Holiday Season.

Team Scores (Top 5 Teams out of 16 total Teams)

Place

Girls

Points

1

Sage (Crystal Lake)

3,169.0

2

DCST

1,559.0

3

Rock River (Rockford)

809.5

4

Ottawa

792.0

5

Illinois Valley (Peru)

677.0

     

Place

Boys

Points

1

DCST

2,154.0

2

Sage  (Crystal Lake)

1,966.0

3

Illinois Valley (Peru)

693.5

4

Ottawa

539.0

5

NW Dupage

526.0

     

Place

Combined

Points

1

Sage (Crystal Lake)

5,135.5

2

DCST

3,713.0

3

Illinois Valley (Peru)

1,370.5

4

Ottawa

1,331.0

5

Rock River (Rockford)

1,149.5