It was almost an ideal day for orienteering - sunny, temperature in the 60's or low 70's, dry woods. We had an excellent turnout. There were 70 starts with 100 people going out on courses; and for 36 of them it was their first time to orienteer. This was a reasonable number of newcomers for National Orienteering Day. It was good to see that many of the newcomers went out on a second course (see results).
Jim Trautmann was meet director. The comments that I heard about the courses were very favorable; there were only a few on the red course that complained about the burrs. The red course was a bit on the long side; but, it's that time of year for burrs. It looked like a number of people on the orange course may have bitten off a bit more than they could chew. But all in all, the winning times for the courses were close to ideal. It was especially good to see that there were no DSQs or DNFs on the white course, despite having so many newcomers.
Andy Strat set up a super string-o to give anyone who wanted it some experience in using e-punching. There were certainly a lot of kids who tried it out. At our next event, we will start using the e-punch equipment in a regular course.
Thanks to Naomi Jarvis, Karin Villwock, Anneliese Steuben and Laurie Opila for handling registration. Thanks to Sherry Shank, Jen Livingston and Dave Battista for handling start/finish. Thanks to Joe Logan for conducting instruction. And thanks to Jim Trautmann, Joe Logan, Eric Steinbring (and friends) and Alexis Rzewski for picking up the controls.
You can see photos that Alexis took at the meet here - note that there are some other (non-orienteering) photos with this group.
The next meet will be at Boyce Park on October 7.
White Course West
1.8 km 50 m climb 9 controls
|Mary McDonnell (3)||33:28|
|Anders & Carl Villwock (3)||WPOC||38:56|
|Dan Beggs & Lauren||47:30|
|Susan, Nicolas & Veronica Caro||48:26|
|Tommy Leavitt (2)||BSA 373||51:35|
|Hollen Barmer & Miranda Crotsley||52:00|
|Nathan Fink (2)||54:32|
|John & Jack Hathanay||60:49|
|Anita Rzewski (2)||WPOC||63:30|
|Heather Styer (3)||73:24|
|Nelson, Martin & Max Caro||73:56|
White Course East
2.1 km 60 m climb 9 controls
|Ryan, Kim Echel & Richard Myros (4)||31:41|
|Hollen Barmer & Miranda Crotsley||31:45|
|Kathleen Wack & John McGowan||33:42|
|Dan & Lauren Beggs||36:12|
|Sean Livingston (3)||WPOC||41:25|
|Susan, Nelson, Veronica & Nick Caro||48:05|
|Augus Tabacheck (3)||65:52|
Yellow Course 3.9 km
85 m climb 11 controls
|Midnight Rockers (4)||WPOC||43:55|
|Naomi & Paul||WPOC||55:14|
|Andrea Komoroski (2)||71:58|
|Yihan Li & Mel Hainey||76:19|
|Alex, Rose & Shelby Yawny||111:35|
|Omri Barak found 4 controls in 93:30||DNF|
Orange Course 4.6 km
190 m climb 10 controls
|Troop 78 leaders (4)||BSA||138:55|
|Eric & Lauren Stein, Jan & Ken Janovitz||187:35|
|Troop 78 Team 1 (3) found 8 controls in 153:05||BSA||DNF|
|Troop 78 Team 2 (3) found 8 controls in 153:05||BSA||DNF|
|Mel Hainey & Yihan Li found 6 controls in 114:00||DNF|
|Ryan & Kim Echel, Ricky Myros (4) found 5 controls in 95:00||DNF|
|Omri Barak found no controls in 26:10||DNF|
Red Course 7.9 km
285 m climb 12 controls
|Keith & Frances Irvin found 10 controls in 193:00||WPOC||DNF|
|John Hinderliter found no controls in 35:58||DNF|