It was not a nice day for orienteering. The rain held off while putting out the controls; but it rained continuously during the competition; then again during pickup, there was no rain. The temperature was ok, in the mid 50's. We were hoping for a much larger turnout for our first ever event aimed specifically at beginners; but the weather obviously have a very negative affect.
Jennifer Livingston was meet director. Generally, everyone had a good (but wet) time. The only negative comment I heard was about a small mapping error that seemed to affect a couple people on the yellow course, although it is hard to see why there should have been an issue with a control that was on the edge of an open field. The yellow course was run using exclusively electronic punching; this was our first official course to do this successfully. Consequently, when you look at the results, you can see the placements and also the split times for this course.
Thanks to Barbara Johnstone, Christy Freeman, Tali Shalom-Barak, and Laurie Opila for handling registration. Thanks to Sherry Shank and Eric Steinbring for handling start/finish. Thanks to Joe Logan and Jen Livingston for conducting instruction. And thanks to Yaki Barak, Tim Spang, Naomi & James, Gordon Huang and Alexis Rzewski for picking up the controls.
Lost & Found: Someone left a Boston Red Sox cap with several autographs on it at registration. If it is yours, contact Jim Wolfe ( e-mail address at www.wpoc.org ).
The next event will be a Night-O score course at Yellow Creek State
Park on May 11.
White Course West
2.45 km 45 m climb 9 controls
|Alex Spang (2)||WPOC||57:00|
|Angie Amaya & Katie Meek||69:10|
|Gabby & Anthony W.||74:50|
|Ben & Kevin Herrmann||83:20|
|Ryan Trapp (2)||88:20|
|Jeffrey, Jacob, Erin Raymond||100:19|
|Ryan Parker (2)||100:45|
White Course East
2.35 km 60 m climb 9 controls
|Joe, Angela, Joshua Weltner||WPOC||64:20|
|Angie Amaya & Katie Meek||79:20|
Yellow Course 3.8 km 110 m climb 11 controls
Orange Course 4.5 km
170 m climb 12 controls
|James & Naomi||WPOC||122:46|
|Loretta Opila found 7 controls in 127:00||WPOC||DNF|
|Gordon Huang found 8 controls in 118:20, lost control card||WPOC||DNF|