Valentine Hunt

February 10TH, Taylorsville MetroPark
By Matt Bond


The day dawned with bright sunshine and temperatures in the 40's en route to azure blue skies and a high of 60. No, wait. That was yesterday's forecast. We had rain with 40 temps all day. On Friday I had requests to hold the meet on Saturday, but alas, such a late schedule change is unworkable. Nonetheless, 118 orienteers in 58 groups steeled themselves against the gray skies to run in the woods. The large turnout for the weather can be attributed to this being the last local meet before the MVOC Jr. Champs on March 15th. The Taylorsville MetroPark staff supplied us with firewood so we were able to get some warmth. My profuse apologies to all on the yellow and red courses. While setting courses I misplaced their control #1 on the wrong spur. If anyone lost an item at the meet, call me at 937-848-3106 and identify it.

On the orange course, Warren Mandrell, who normally runs red, had his family with him so he ran a shorter course. Hey Warren, next time see if you can convince them to orienteer in the rain. Then you'll have enough time to run red again. But look out. If Vincent Hand hadn't mis-punched, he would have won with a time of 30:26! Gabriel Svobodny moved from white to yellow with good results, and Kyle Hertel tried who normally does yellow tried the red course with the help of Mike Minium. Greenville tested two of their finest for the Jr. Champs on the red course with mixed results. Note that the green course at the Jr. Champs is set at the same technical level as red, only shorter. The red course at Taylorsville was a runners course with many open fields and trails. The Jr. Champs will have more climb and more woods. Thanks to Dan Mattingly and Louie Smith for driving in the rain from Louisville, KY, to run with us. Orienteering Louisville also has a large JROTC participation at their meets. Orienteers with times of less than 40 min. on the White course, 50 min. on the Yellow course, or 60 min on the Orange course may consider moving up a course at their next meet.

White - 2.00 Km long, 5 m climb

Libecap, Holland, Thompson

Greene JROTC Academy

21:05

Shepard & Bartrum

Piqua NJROTC

26:51

Wilson & Schaffer

Piqua NJROTC

41:14

The Blum Family & Ben Bond

MVOC

44:14

Warner & Thompson

Greene JROTC Academy

44:56

Jeff Stricker

BSA Troop 530

51:00

Ben Miller

 

71:03


Yellow - 3.70 Km long, 55 m climb

Greg Sack

OCIN

39:30

Sam & Max Gaughan

BSA Troop 530

41:13

The Schooler Family

 

46:28

Libecap, Warner, Holland, Thompson

Greene JROTC Academy

52:39

Kinsley & Payne

Piqua NJROTC

64:55

Smith & Swartz

Greenville NJROTC

72:55

Jeff Stricker

BSA Troop 530

75:00

Gabriel Svobodny

BSA Troop 320

75:20

Marrs & Smith

Piqua NJROTC

82:22

Laura House & Grahm Donovan

 

94:15

Ortel & Egger

Wayne AFJROTC

97:30

Barnett, Adkins, & Adams

Piqua NJROTC

DNF

Hines & Teeters

Piqua NJROTC

DNF

Hegi, Winsler, & Supinger

Piqua NJROTC

DNF

Angela Weyer & Sons

 

DNF


Orange - 4.67 Km long, 95 m climb

Warren Mandrell

OCIN

35:57

Larry & Nicole Berna

MVOC

48:40

Daniel Klepper

Wayne AFJROTC

49:10

Whittington & Cox

Greenville NJROTC

54:18

Mike Berna

MVOC

56:42

Sam & Max Gaughan

BSA Troop 530

57:00

Dick Arnett

OCIN

59:36

Cron & Carnes

Piqua NJROTC

60:35

Bussell & Robbins

Greenville NJROTC

61:32

Ramsey & McDonald

Greenville NJROTC

61:40

Brault, Roberts, & Hoffman

Springboro AFJROTC

64:42

Rapp, Thomayer, & Loveless

Milford Jr. High

80:30

Thomayer, Zuccala, & Loveless

Milford Jr. High

81:35

Becker, Switzer, Dickten, & Jones

Springboro AFJROTC

84:18

Wilson, Smith, & File

Wayne AFJROTC

88:15

Hank Hager

BSA Troop 135

89:55

Bobbi Sack

OCIN

90:03

Archey, Lucy & Bailey

Greenville NJROTC

99:45

Meier & Enicks

Greenville NJROTC

99:50

Geyer & Stump

Greenville NJROTC

103:45

Bill Wolff

 

150:00

Vincent Hand

OCIN

MSP

Lisa Price - did not get a start time

 

DSQ

Call, Holt, & Parsins - did not turn in punch card

Springboro AFJROTC

DSQ


Red - 7.10 Km long, 220 m climb

Bill Swift

OCIN

65:27

Steve Barnhart

MVOC

70:11

Jon Rauschenbach

OCIN & MVOC

72:22

Steve Vaughan

OCIN

82:36

Dan Mattingly

OLOU

85:30

Tom Svobodny

 

89:11

Josh Berna

MVOC

96:14

Louie Smith

OLOU

104:58

Hollinger & Lawson

Greenville NJROTC

109:15

Kyle Hertel & Mike Minium

OCIN

130:00

Gibbs & Evans

Greenville NJROTC

DNF

DNF - Did not finish
MSP - Mis-punched control(s)
DSQ - Disqualified

Many thanks for the helpers that made this event possible!

Control setting: Sharon & Ben Bond
Control pickup: Larry, Mike & Josh Berna
Registration: Mark Novitski
Start & Finish: Sharon Bond, Vincent Hand