It was a bright, sunny and very warm day, temperatures in the mid-70's to mid-80's for most of the meet. The turnout was quite low; I don't know what caused that.
Jim Wolfe was meet director. He designed two beginner-level courses (sprints A and B) and two courses with a few more advanced controls (sprints C and D). The expectation was that participants would do two sprint courses at the same level so there would be individual sprint competition and combined 2-race competition. For the most part, that worked out ok, although it would have been good to have about twice as many entries. Everyone who participated seemed to have a good time, even those who went out on sprint C. Sprint C had had one rather nasty control at the bottom of a cliff in an area of medium green. It was expected that there would be some unhappiness about that control; and there was, but not too much. Times were quite fast; predicted winning times were about 15 minutes for sprints A and B and under 25 minutes for sprints C and D. This proved to be correct.
One interesting aspect of the meet was that we had a visitor from Sweden who had the most years of orienteering experience of anyone who has ever come to our meets: 70 years, having started at age 12. Although the course he did was about the length he usually does, it probably had some more difficult controls locations that he was use to; he did sprint D.
Thanks to Laurie Opila, Sherry Shank and Barbara Johnstone for handling registration. Thanks to Jerry Agin for handling start and to Eric Steinbring for handling finish. And thanks to Jim Trautmann, Jerry Agin, Andy Strat and Anneliese Steuben for helping to pick up the controls.
The next event will be a workshop at Keystone State park. This
will be our first extensive workshop, providing activities for all skill
Sprint A Course
2.05 km 55 m climb 10 controls
|Mel Hainey Jr.||17:50|
|Mike Polenavitch (2)||37:09|
|Carl Villwock (2)||WPOC||44:44|
|Team Madison (4)||48:41|
Sprint B Course
1.84 km 30 m climb 10 controls
|Kevin Tucker & Ashley H.||WPOC||18:20|
|Madison Raviart (2)||29:26|
|Anders Villwock (2)||WPOC||34:31|
|Smell the Roses (3)||WPOC||40:05|
|Renee Dadey (2)||49:06|
|Rob Graham - found all controls, no official start||DNS|
Sprints A & B Combined
Sprint C Course
2.80 km 75 m climb 11 controls
|Kevin Tucker & Ashley H.||WPOC||114:46|
Sprint D Course
3.01 km 55 m climb 12 controls
|Dan Marincel & Mel Hainey Jr||WPOC||35:17|
|Jeff, Gretchen & Allison Lazor||WPOC||137:26|
|Ove Wigertz - mispunch on last control, 68:27||DSQ|
Sprints C & D Combined