MVOC Junior Orienteering Championships
March 18, 2006 - Caesar Creek State Park
Weather: 25-35° & sunny
Attendance: 60 in 44 groups
Thanks for meet assistance: Sharon Bond, Rory Heard, Bob Frey, Dick Arnett, Brad Stork, Tom McClory, John Betts, and Larry Berna.
For the first time, the Junior Orienteering Championships and the Shamrock Hunt were held on the same day. Those who want to compare their results with additional orienteers may do so by visiting the Shamrock Hunt page.
My apologies to those competing on the yellow course. When marking the map I forgot to include the circle for my intended control #8. Of course it was on the clue sheet, so more than a few yellow runners were confused. The map had a total of nine circles, and the clue sheet listed ten controls. Again my apologies. Whatever competitors had punched in the #8 and #9 boxes was accepted.
Springboro brought some Jr. High School students to compete. They started out on the white course, progressed to the yellow course, and then one of the Jr. High groups did the orange course -- with an excellent time I might add! Way to go! It looks like Springboro is going to be the next orienteering powerhouse of the Miami Valley, and if other schools follow suit with their Jr. High or Middle schoolers, we'll have to revamp our trophy status on the white course. (Note: Though additional orienteering is always encouraged, in the interest of competitive fairness, only the first course an individual or group runs can be included in the competition. Once an orienteer is out on a course they return with advantageous knowledge of the competition area, shared controls, etc. Results for subsequent courses are listed on the Shamrock Hunt page.)
Now it's time for the big news. Who gets the big trophies? It's Hamilton High School! The Big Blue almost shut out the entire field. They denied the ROKS the coveted big revolving Varsity trophy, ran over Col. White for the JV trophy, emerged victorious in a pitched battle with Wayne for the Rookie trophy, and literally walked away with the Rookie Cooperative trophy. Hamilton also demonstrated flank speed in the field as they swept the medals for the fastest individual on each course. Though Hamilton won the war, it lost one battle. It didn't have enough troops to cover all fronts and Springboro High School, though wounded in the battle, captured the JV Cooperative trophy.
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. Competitors on the green course should be confident enough in their navigation to run the entire course.
In the result tables below:
CWHS = Colonel White High School Army JROTC
HHS = Hamilton High School Navy JROTC
MHS = Meadowdale High School JROTC
ROKS = Rams O Klub at Badin High School, Hamilton, Ohio
SHS = Springboro High School Air Force JROTC
SJHS = Springboro Junior High School
WHS = Wayne High School Air Force JROTC
OT = Overtime
DNF = Did not finish (number of controls visited)
|SJHS #1 (3 in group)|
|SJHS #2 (2 in group)|
|SJHS #4 (4 in group)|
|SJHS #3 (4 in group)|
|Austin M. Love|
|Stafford & Stamper|
|Pennington & Baker|
|Jackson & Kammeron|
|Brandenburg & M. Mulle|
|SHS #3 (2 in group)|
|SHS #2 (2 in group)|
|Daymoun Smith & DJamel Lewis|
|Taneshia Jeffery, Daneshia Jeffery, & Jesse Kehler|
|SHS #2 (2 in group)|