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.

Trophy Standings

Results

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)

Matt Bond
Meet Director


 
White Course - 1.7 Km long, 15 m climb, 6 controls
SJHS #1 (3 in group)
SJHS
22:48
SJHS #2 (2 in group)
SJHS
23:03
SJHS #4 (4 in group)
SJHS
24:46
SJHS #3 (4 in group)
SJHS
26:08

 
Yellow Course - 3.0 Km long, 84 m climb, 10 controls
Rookie Division
Jahmar Belle
HHS
46:13
April Powell
HHS
50:06
Darrell Whicker
WHS
58:10
Jonathan Clark
WHS
62:42
Timothy Jones
WHS
63:21
Will Cox
HHS
73:44
Tracey Mays
CWHS
74:14
Darryl Hollenshed
CWHS
75:46
Chris Scheitlin
CWHS
80:06
Austin M. Love
CWHS
85:41
Dennis Lapingcao
WHS
96:52
David Elkin
HHS
157:34
Rookie Cooperative Division
Stafford & Stamper
HHS
67:34
Pennington & Baker
HHS
68:31
Jackson & Kammeron
HHS
92:48
Brandenburg & M. Mulle
HHS
117:01

 
Orange Course - 3.9 Km long, 129 m climb, 12 controls
Junior Varsity Division
Scott Furnish
HHS
73:52
Kory Apodaca
HHS
94:54
Doug Mulle
HHS
96:05
Beckey Schweinfest
HHS
99:24
Fred Nolan
CWHS
106:25
Ryan Clark
WHS
107:05
Anthony Brookshire
CWHS
110:04
Ryan Candler
CWHS
112:07
Daniel Robl
WHS
DNF (4 of 12)
Robert Ellis
WHS
DNF (2 of 12)
Junior Varsity Cooperative Division
SHS #3 (2 in group)
SHS
105:33
SHS #2 (2 in group)
SHS
107:38
Daymoun Smith & DJamel Lewis
MHS
DNF (4 of 12)
Taneshia Jeffery, Daneshia Jeffery, & Jesse Kehler
MHS
DNF (4 of 12)
SHS #2 (2 in group)
SHS
DNF (? of 12)

 
Green Course - 4.9 Km long, 186 m climb, 13 controls
Varsity Division
Kenny Fugate
HHS
70:50
Brandon Wilson
WHS
74:36
Zac Wilkins
ROKS
110:17
Mat Roark
HHS
111:58
Matt Wiegand
ROKS
112:45
Billy Riechers
HHS
130:14
Matt Hubbard
ROKS
(OT) 218:42
Jacob Pruitt
WHS
DNF (4 of 13)
Robert Vann
WHS
DNF (4 of 13)