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DCST National Results (Day 2)
DCST National Results (Day 2)
 
On day two of the YMCA National Championships, DCST continued its great performance. As a team, DCST set 5 new Team Records, had 4 life-time personal best times in 7 events, and had one swimmer earn National All-American honors.
Emily Launer earned National All-American honors for the second time this week with a 10th place finish in the 1000 yard Freestyle. Her time of 10:06.97 was a new team record by a whopping 31 seconds. Emily has now been name a National All-American 17 times in her career. This ranks her second on DCST’s All-Time All-American list, and only one behind leader Matt Chambers.
The 200 yard Breaststroke was another outstanding event for DCST. Valerie Jones dropped 6.2 seconds in the preliminary session and placed 19th. In finals, she dropped another 1.6 seconds to finish 17th with a time of 2:20.43. Her finals time also earned her a new DCST team record by 0.8 seconds. Michael Gordon set a new DCST team record by 4 seconds in the 200 yard Breaststroke with a time drop off 7.1 seconds and a 25th place finish with his time of 2:08.65.
Grant Alef had an awesome swim in his 1000 yard Freestyle. He dropped over 6 seconds to finish in 20th place and break his own DCST Team Record. In the 400 yard Freestyle Relay, DCST had two more excellent performances. Gordon, Alef, Chad Thompson and Cory Page set a new DCST Team Record by 4.4 seconds with a time of 3:12.91 and finished in 31st place. While the women’s relay team of Launer, Jones, Katie Hallenbeck and Casey Jepsen dropped 1.4 seconds to finish 38th. In the 200 yard Freestyle time trial event, Tara Gidaszewski lowered her time by 2.8 seconds, and Cory Page lowered his time by 1.6 seconds.
 
DCST Results
 
Women’s 100 Butterfly
            Katie Hallenbeck – 59.88 (T-96th)
            Sharron Isola – 1:01.25 (T-161st)
 
Women’s 200 Breaststroke
            Valerie Jones
                        Prelims – 2:22.05 (19th)
                        Finals – 2:20.43 (17th) – New DCST Team Record
 
Men’s 200 Breaststroke
            Michael Gordon – 2:08.65 (25th) – New DCST Team Record
 
Women’s 200 Freestyle
            Casey Jepsen – 1:55.48 (55th)
 
Women’s 400 Freestyle Relay
            Emily Launer, Valerie Jones, Katie Hallenbeck, Casey Jepsen – 3:37.38 (38th)
 
Men’s 400 Freestyle Relay
            Michael Gordon, Cory Page, Grant Alef, Chad Thompson – 3:12.91 (31st) – New DCST Team Record
 
Women’s 1000 Freestyle
            Emily Launer – 10:06.97 (10th) – Earned National All-American Honors, New DCST Team Record
 
Men’s 1000 Freestyle
            Grant Alef – 9:35.52 (20th) – New DCST Team Record
 
Time Trials
            Women’s 200 Freestyle
                        Tara Gidaszewski – 2:01.57
            Men’s 200 yard Freestyle
                        Cory Page – 1:51.57