DCST National Results Day 3
DCST National Results (Day 3)
                On Day 3 at the YMCA National Championships, DCST had a decent day. Out of DCST’s 10 individual swims, 6 were lifetime best times. This brings the week’s total to 17 career best times out of 23 swims. Emily Launer’s 800 Freestyle was the highest finish on the day for DCST. She took home a 5th place finish in this event and earned herself National All-American honors.
DCST’s other All-Americans on the day were Grant Alef, Kei Ishimaru, Michael Gordon and Chad Thompson who teamed up to take 11th in the Men’s 400 Freestyle Relay. This group of four dropped 7.7 seconds in prelims, and then they dropped another second in finals. In the women’s relay, Grace Waller, Katie Hallenbeck, Casey Jepsen and Emily Launer had a nice time drop by dropping 6.6 seconds in the preliminary session. They finished 19th in this event.
In the 200 Breaststroke, Valerie Jones lowered her personal best time by 3.5 seconds in prelims, and then she dropped another 5.2 seconds in the evening earning her a 17th place finish. Sharron Isola also had two excellent swims in the 100 Butterfly. She lowered her time in the final session by 0.5 seconds after swimming a personal best by 4 seconds in the morning. She finished 21st in this event. Michael Gordon set a new DCST Team Record in the Men’s 200 Breaststroke with his 2.5 second time drop. DCST’s other time improvements on the day: Kei Ishimaru – 100 Butterfly (1 second), Casey Jepsen - 200 Freestyle (0.5 seconds), Sam Seneczko - 200 Freestyle (1.5 seconds).
Complete DCST Results from Day 3
Women’s 100 Butterfly
                Sharron Isola
                                Prelims – 1:06.68 (22nd)
                                Finals – 1:06.10 (21st)
                Katie Hallenbeck – 1:07.93 (52nd)
Men’s 100 Butterfly
                Kei Ishimaru – 1:00.83 (47th)
Women’s 200 Breaststroke
                Valerie Jones
                                Prelims – 2:50.02 (17th)
                                Finals – 2:44.81 (17th)
Men’s 200 Breaststroke
                Michael Gordon – 2:33.69 (25th) – New DCST Team Record
                Ryan Schultz – 2:49.08 (115th)
Women’s 200 Freestyle
                Casey Jepsen – 2:13.39 (32nd)
                Grace Waller – 2:15.56 (56th)
Men’s 200 Freestyle
                Sam Seneczko – 2:04.65 (63rd)
Women’s 400 Freestyle Relay
                Grace Waller, Katie Hallenbeck, Casey Jepsen, Emily Launer – 4:09.19 (19th)
Men’s 400 Freestyle Relay
                Grant Alef, Kei Ishimaru, Michael Gordon, Chad Thompson
                                Prelims – 3:41.05 (9th)
                                Finals – 3:40.00 (11th)
                All 4 swimmers earned National All-American honors
Women’s 800 Freestyle
                Emily Launer – 9:24.90 (5th) - National All-American
Team Scoring
                Women – Tied for 16th place
                Men – 9th place
                Combined Men and Women – 10th place