It was a bright, sunny and 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 Trautmann 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, especially on sprints A and B. Times were quite fast; predicted winning times were about 15 minutes for sprints A and B and about 25 minutes for sprints C and D. This proved to be correct.
Everyone seemed to have a good time and said a lot of good things about the courses. The only glitch we had was that we couldn't get the e-punch results to print for quite a while. Eventually, Andy figured out what was wrong and we did get the splits printed. This was our first event with two courses (Sprints C and D) managed with e-punching.
We had one new family join the club; welcome to the Geisslers.
Thanks to Tali Shalom-Barak, Sherry Shank and Laurie Opila for handling registration. Thanks to Fred & Kathy Chenot and Dan Marincel for handling start/finish. Because of the low turnout, we didn't need an instructor, although Yaki Barak and Joe Logan were available to do that. And thanks to Curt Mertz, Andy Strat, Dave Battista and Gordon Huang for helping to pick up the controls.
The next event will be a our National Orienteering Day event at Boyce
Park on September 22.
Sprint A Course
2.0 km 45 m climb 10 controls
|Kathy & Julie Chenot||WPOC||31:56|
|Jack Geissler (3)||WPOC||40:45|
|Susan Caro (5)||54:00|
|Mel Hainey Jr mispunched last control 28:30||DSQ|
Sprint B Course
2.2 km 65 m climb 9 controls
|Nicholas Caro (2)||32:15|
|Jack Geissler (3)||WPOC||45:51|
|Mel Hainey Jr four mispunches 25:37||DSQ|
Sprints A & B Combined
|Jack Geissler (3)||WPOC||40:45||45:51||86:36|
|Mel Hainey Jr||DSQ||DSQ||DSQ|
Sprint C Course 3.0 km 90 m climb 11 controls
Sprint D Course 3.2 km 85 m climb 11 controls
You can see the results from these two sprints, the splits for each competitor on these courses, and a combined results table for the two sprints at the following links: