It was an exceptional day on which to end the 2009 orienteering season for WPOC. The temperature was in the mid-60's with hazy sunshine; it was an ideal day to do some orienteering. We had a good turnout with 37 starts, although a few people ran the white or yellow course strictly as a warm-up for the score course leading to some unexpectedly fast winning times.
The white and yellow courses were a bit long, due to the limited loops in the trail system at Pine Ridge. The white course had two streamered sections to help "create" a loop where there wasn't one. The yellow course went all the way over the mountain and back. The 90-minute score course had 21 controls scattered throughout the park with seven 10-point controls, seven 20-point controls, and seven 30-point controls. In the "Controls" section of the score course results, the three numbers represent how many 10-point, 20-point, and 30-point controls each person found. It was surprising that four people found all 21 controls, although two of them were very much beyond the 90-minute time limit. Alexis would probably have found all controls as well; but he didn't notice that he had missed two controls before he finished. Jim Wolfe was meet director.
We had a few newcomers, although only one group required instruction. The others relied on previous experience elsewhere to go out for the first time. Several members followed the suggestion to renew for 2010 at the meet and one person, Dave Langton, rejoined the club after an absence of one year.
Thanks to Barbara Johnstone, Mike & Zach Ward, Al Sheaffer, Bill Unger and Giuseppina Mecchia for running registration. Thanks to Joe Logan, Dave Torick, and Ray Wygonik for running start/finish. Thanks to Bryon Roland, Mary McElhinny, Mike Adametz and Alexis Rzewski for helping with control pick up. Also, thanks to Laurie Opila for managing the pot luck dinner.
The schedule for 2010 should be out in late January.
2.2 km 11 controls
|Dave & Samayeh||WPOC||46:12|
|Anita Rzewski (3)||WPOC||57:36|
|Livingston Family (5)||WPOC||65:23|
|Mark & Peter Reith (4)||67:05|
|Heather Young (4)||71:25|
|Deb Skander, David & Brian Pickford||89:00|
3.65 km 10 controls
|Dave & Mary||WPOC||51:16|
|Michael & Zach Ward||WPOC||75:00|
|Sandy Augustine & Janice Shields||WPOC||96:00|
|Brad Pinter (3)||120:50|
|Al Sheaffer did not punch control #3 65:16||WPOC||DSQ|
90 minutes 21 controls 10-30 points
per control 15 point penalty per minute late
|Toby Angove||7, 7, 7||67:00||0||420|
|Bryon Roland||WPOC||7, 7, 7||79:12||0||420|
|Alexis Rzewski||WPOC||5, 7, 7||69:29||0||400|
|Dave & Samayeh||WPOC||5, 6, 7||89:32||0||380|
|Brian Ottinger||5, 6, 5||83:53||0||320|
|Fedya Kleshchev||ORCA||5, 6, 5||84:24||0||320|
|Danielle Pisarcik||WPOC||5, 5, 4||89:40||0||270|
|Joe Logan||WPOC||6, 4, 4||81:42||0||260|
|M.C. Tschantz||ECP||5, 5, 3||84:26||0||240|
|D & M Lorenz||WPOC||3, 4, 4||89:00||0||230|
|Jason Maruccio||WPOC||5, 4, 3||84:48||0||220|
|Ray Wygonik||WPOC||4, 4, 3||85:14||0||210|
|Loretta Opila||WPOC||3, 2, 2||92:00||-30||100|
|Frank Ferraro||WPOC||7, 7, 7||131:45||-615||-195|
|Michael Adametz||WPOC||7, 7, 7||156:34||-990||-570|
|Judith Scanlon & Jamie Billings||ECP||2, 1, 2||172:00||-1230||-1130|