Although the day started out sunny, it soon clouded up and from about 11 am on there was a very light, nuisance rain. The temperature stayed in the low 50's; so the conditions were not that bad. We had a good turnout with many newcomers; there were a total of 41 starts. There were a higher than expected number on the white and yellow courses, mostly thanks to the number of boy scouts participating.
The winning time on the white course was under 17 minutes! Josh Cumberland is clearly a runner who knows how to orienteer. The times for the yellow course were a bit long, as expected - it went up over the mountain, down the other side and back again. Quite a few people found all 18 controls on the score course in under 90 minutes; but Toby Angove set the pace as usual with just over one hour. Bryon Roland was the meet director and course setter; I heard several very positive comments about the courses, especially the score course. Bryon also put in a short stint as animal control officer in dealing with a sick squirrel prior to the start of the day's activities.
We had one new member join the club; welcome to Brian Manley and his family. After everyone was back from the courses, the club held its annual spaghetti/pot-luck dinner and its membership meeting. Much of the meeting was spent discussing the A-meet to be held in June.
Thanks to Barbara Johnstone, Laurie Opila, Dave Torick and Ray Wygonik for running registration. Thanks to Sherry Shank & Mary Roland for running start/finish. Thanks to Dave Battista, Jim Trautmann and Alexis Rzewski for helping with control pick up. Also, thanks to Laurie Opila for managing the pot luck dinner.
The schedule for 2011 should be out by the end of the year; a partial/tentative schedule is now available at www.wpoc.org
2.06 km 8 controls
|Luca Rzewski (2)||WPOC||33:30|
|Mike Strane, Seth Keller, Fred Guthrie, Kyle Neimayer, James Modon||BSA 269||51:55|
|Deb Skander, David & Brian Pickford||58:10|
|The Jones' (3)||60:00|
|Emma Livingston (2)||WPOC||65:30|
|David Hurst, Tom & Linda Gray||WPOC||66:30|
|Anthony, Andrew & Rachel Polka||80:30|
|Mark, Ryan & Tyler Gaydos and William Klink||Pack 40||81:20|
|Andrew Crampton missed last control; time: 25:50||ECP||DNF|
3.55 km 10 controls
|Breanne & Toby Angove||55:53|
|Josh Cumberland & Andy Crampton||ECP||62:45|
|Scott Pendleton & Jody Keller||BSA 269||66:48|
|Jeff Maurin & Matt Janick||ECP||87:30|
|Giuseppina Mecchia (3)||WPOC||89:21|
|Kim & Chris Mamula||ECP||90:30|
|Lisa Storey & Tina Castillo||ECP||109:00|
|Fred & Andy Chenot||111:30|
|Jamie & Erin||ECP||113:45|
90 minutes 18 controls 10 points per
control 20 point penalty per minute late
|Danielle & Mary||WPOC||14||85:27||0||140|
|Fedor Kleshchev & Zari Salimnejad||9||84:15||0||90|
|Andrew Jamison (2)||9||84:30||0||90|
|Tom & Linda Gray||WPOC||6||85:45||0||60|
|Jim & Gail Trautmann||WPOC||6||87:30||0||60|
|Brian, Becky & Kevin Manley||WPOC||6||116:40||-540||-480|