It was a sunny, pleasant day with temperatures in the upper 60's and low 70's. We had hoped to get a bunch of newcomers for National Orienteering Day; but hardly any showed up. The exception was the JROTC cadets from Albert Gallatin. By the numbers, we had 37 starts and 73 total participants.
Jim Wolfe was meet director. He set five courses, including two white courses hoping that some newcomers might try more than one. Only one pair of newcomers tried two courses and they chose the orange course as their second. Generally, everyone liked the courses - there was a lot of open forest and not much climb. The only complaints were about some of the rocky ground hidden by the ferns and about an indistinct trail on the red course that a couple people did not think deserved to be a trail at all. There was some misunderstanding among the Albert Gallatin students and a couple groups of them went out on courses without knowing what they were supposed to do. Probably the person who got the most out of this event was Naomi Jarvis. She and her son finished their first red course. Naomi was awarded the one-year membership in OUSA by the club board for her volunteer efforts. And Naomi had her name drawn as winner of the Icebug shoes which were provided by by OUSA.
The results below are taken from the paper records we kept at the meet. Although the yellow, orange, and red courses used electronic punching, it was not possible to get those results from the computer due to a computer crash. Thus, the times may be slightly wrong due to transcription errors. Also, splits cannot be provided at this time because of the crash; if we manage to recover this data, the split information will be added to this web page.
Thanks to Tim Spang, Jim Trautmann and Loretta Opila for handling registration. Thanks to Sherry Shank and Ryan Knecht for handling start/finish. Thanks to Naomi Jarvis for doing instruction. And thanks to Andy Strat, Kimmo Berg and Alexis Rzewski for helping to pick up the controls.
Photos of the meet
Our next event will
be our night-O meet at Yellow Creek SP on October 18.
Course 1.9 km 50 m
climb 10 controls
|The Lost Boys (6)||Albert Gallatin||38:35|
|Royal Pains (6)||Albert Gallatin||51:13|
|AG3 (5) - did not get a start time; had no punch card||Albert Gallatin||DNS|
Course 2.2 km 55 m
climb 9 controls
|Alex & Edna Spang||WPOC||40:38|
|Team Golik (4)||58:39|
|Eric, Kristen, & Lily||65:58|
|Elite Squad - did not return a punch card||Albert Gallatin||DSQ|
|Team Busche (4)||76:10|
|Zack's Group (3)||86:05|
|Smell the Roses (2)||WPOC||106:51|
|Mike Ward - found 8 controls||WPOC||DNF|
|Tali Shalom-Barak - found 5 controls||WPOC||DNF|
|Burning Caterpillars (5) - found 2 controls||Albert Gallatin||DNF|
115 m climb 11 controls
|Tom & Linda Gray||WPOC||117:36|
|Sherry Shank - missed control #5||WPOC||DSQ|
km 205 m climb 17 controls
|Naomi & James||WPOC||178:30|
|Troop 321 (2) - missed two or three controls||DSQ|