What a terrible day for orienteering: temperatures in the low 40's, rain, occasional wind, gloomy and slippery everywhere. Nevertheless, we had what I regard as a reasonable turnout: 30 starts, including several groups of newbies. The course times were long, due in part to the weather, the uphill terrain and a lot of tall grass and weeds in the rough open areas.
This was our first meet at Mingo Creek; but we used only about 1/4 of the park; there will be plenty of other parts to explore in future events there. There were some positive comments about the courses, particularly Red which Jim Trautmann liked. Unfortunately, he may change his mind when he sees that he has been disqualified for mispunching. There were some negative comments, notably about the uphill segments on the White and Yellow courses. There were a few mapping comments, suggesting that the vegetation was thicker than shown; this is normal for a first use of a map. And there were some cautionary comments regarding legs that went through the dogs-off-leash area, although there were few dogs out on such a nasty day.
Thanks to Barbara Johnstone, Steven Caldwell, Grant Weber and Loretta Opila, for handling registration. Thanks to Sherry Shank and Brady Ross for handling start/finish. Thanks to Joe Logan and Mike Adametz for conducting instruction. And thanks to Dave Battista, Chris Scanga and Mike Adametz for helping to pick up the controls.
The next event will be our night meet at Camp Seph Mack (Yellow Creek
SP) on October 22.
White Course 2.34 km
80 m climb 9 controls
|Anita Rzewski (2)||WPOC||29:30|
|AJ & Roy Rothenberger (4)||35:30|
|Grant Weber (2)||BSA||58:00|
|Bob Stadelman (2)||73:00|
|Thomas Iaquinta (6)||76:55|
|Christopher Worssner & Michael Sweem (3)||93:30|
|Steven Styer (4)||102:20|
|Kaitlyn Powell (3)||107:00|
Yellow Course 3.42 km
125 m climb 10 controls
|Michael Opferman (3) 3 wrong punches; one misssed control; 142:22||Pack 288||DSQ|
|Shannon & Gary found 5 controls in 159:00||DNF|
Orange Course 4.27 km
155 m climb 11 controls
|Rawlings, Tarnas, Corbran, Rodriguez||128:40|
Brown Course 3.53
km 140 m climb 9 controls
|Steven Caldwell (2)||BSA||159:47|
Red Course 6.46 km
265 m climb 16 controls
|Mike & Diane Lorenz||WPOC||145:00|
|James Trautmann mispunched last control; 100:10||WPOC||DSQ|
|Brian Rosenberger found 14 controls in 222:22||DNF|