Shamrock Hunt

March 13, 2004 - Germantown MetroPark

Weather: 35-45 & sunny

Attendance: 86 in 60 groups

Thanks for meet assistance: Bill Swift, Dick Arnett, Bob Frey, Loren Ringo, Tom Svobodny, and Joe Raskay

The courses were the same that were run the previous day at the MVOC Jr. Orienteering Championships. Competitors can compare their results with others who ran the same course the previous day. Fairborn and Badin High School teams in particular may want to do this.

The top 1/3 of finishers on a course (not counting OT's) should consider moving to the next higher course. Finishers with an OT or DNF should move to an easier course and master it (top 1/3) before moving higher.

Our Geocache event (GPS score course) was enjoyed by all the geochachers with Kevin Mitchell sweeping all 24 controls in excellent time. The white course had some heated competition with Parker Vaughan edging out his brother Petr by six seconds! It's all in the family with Heidi Vaughan capturing top honors on the yellow course by a wide margin. Competition was closer on the orange course with Tom & Kathleen Tiller taking home the gold after warming up with a 5K race that morning at Armco Park. Warren Mandrell bested Pat Meehan and Steve Vaughan, all OCINers, to win the Green course. Among the Goliaths on the red course, Larry Berna surmounted strong competition and emerged victorious after loosening his legs up in the Armco Park 5K. Second place Aaron Rourke also warmed up that morning with a kayak trip down Twin Creek. Less than a minute behind, third place Bill Swift wished he could have done more than drive around in the morning, and Steve Barnhart was not far back in fourth place.

I think everyone had a good time enjoying the fine day. Comments on the courses were mixed. Some had a little trouble here while others had it there. I think the most appropriate statement was that the courses were A-meet courses. That is the way I look at every course I design -- as if it were an A-meet course. I hate to get out of practice, and I'm sure you do too.

There was one opportunity I had to really challenge competitors on the advanced green course with a potential parallel error. There are two shallow, two-reentrant systems with ruined fences 110 meters apart, and though the fences run the same direction, the reentrants are aligned 90 to each other. The distance between them is far enough by A-meet standards for controls placed on similar features, so I purposely placed a red control on the first one the green runners would encounter on the way to their correct control. This did cause some head scratching by more than a couple green runners.

Matt Bond
Meet Director

Results

In the result tables below:
MVOC = Miami Valley Orienteering Club
FHS = Fairborn High School Air Force JROTC
ROKS = Rams O Klub at Badin High School, Hamilton, Ohio
BSA = Boy Scouts of America
OCIN = Orienteering Cincinnati
COO = Central Ohio Orienteering
OLOU = Orienteering Louisville
ORRRC = Ohio River Road Runners Club
OARC = Ohio Adventure Racing Club LLC
DCC = Dayton Cycling Club
OT = Overtime
DNF = Did not finish (- number of missed controls)
DSQ = Disqualified


 
    GPS Course - 2 hours long, score style, 24 controls    
Kevin Mitchell
OCIN
114:20
24 - Perfect Score
Carlos Colon
 
124:42
17 (22 minus 5 point penalty)
Barry Schroeder, Kathy, Tim, & Dan Williams
DCC
112:00
14
Chris Brown & Dennis Murphy
 
DNF
0
Lisa Price, et. al.
 
DSQ
Did not get start time

 
White Course - 1.68 Km long, 45 m climb, 7 controls
Parker Vaughan
OCIN
14:06
Petr Vaughan
OCIN
14:12
Katie Williams
OCIN
19:00
Christa Gilbo
 
23:29
Morgan Jameson
OCIN
29:33
Tracy Johnson
 
30:52
VanArsdale & McCarthy
 
42:07
Ben & Sharon Bond
MVOC
42:25
Scott & Zach Hilty
 
43:42
Kattlyn Hilty
 
45:40

 
Yellow Course - 3.48 Km long, 125 m climb, 13 controls
Heidi Vaughan
OCIN
42:18
Gary Crouch
 
70:39
Tony Presutti
 
70:55
Mary Dean
FHS
80:00
Jordan Flexman
BSA Troop 71
93:03
David Sangrey & family
BSA
93:30
Marianne Speranza & Wilson
 
103:20
Bell & McCarthy
 
115:23
Craig & Amanda Veatch and Cheryl Dietz
 
OT (139:40)
Venture Crew 516
BSA
OT (158:27)
Spliethof & Autry
FHS
DNF (-5)

 
Orange Course - 3.89 Km long, 165 m climb, 11 controls
Tom & Kathleen Tiller
ORRRC
79:42
Tyler & Elliott
FHS
83:52
Betts family
MVOC
86:33
Vickie Ruedisueli
OCIN
96:50
Sears & Johnson
FHS
99:26
James Maddock
FHS
101:10
Alison Ewart
OLOU
112:34

 
Green Course - 4.06 Km long, 200 m climb, 14 controls
Warren Mandrell
OCIN
53:12
Pat Meehan
OCIN & ROKS
59:33
Steve Vaughan
OCIN
76:14
David Frederick
ROKS
77:38
Eric DuBois
FHS
87:27
Bob Thobaben
MVOC
87:40
Zach Reed
FHS
97:41
Dan Thompson
ORRRC
106:09
Noele Bartlam
ORRRC
106:36
Alexander Preobrazhensky
COO
OT (136:30)
Jen Meehan
ROKS
DNF (-8)
Earl Reisinger
COO
DNF (-9)
Ross Sorrell
MVOC
DNF (-13)

 
Red Course - 6.63 Km long, 300 m climb, 22 controls
Larry Berna
MVOC & ORRRC
85:41
Aaron Rourke
OARC
89:09
Bill Swift
OCIN
90:07
Steve Barnhart
MVOC
96:48
Jason Schaefer
COO
104:12
Joseph Smindak
ORRRC
111:04
Dick Arnett
OCIN
118:50
Liberty Partridge
OCIN
OT (121:08)
Todd Henson & Susan
OCIN
OT (156:06)
Eric Combs
FHS
OT (160:18)
Tom Svobodny
MVOC
DNF (-3)
Bob Frey
OCIN
DNF (-4)
Tracy Burge
 
DNF (-7)
Mike Allen & Bryan Waid
ORRRC
OT