Harvest-O

September 16, 2007 - Englewood MetroPark

Weather: 80 & sunny

Attendance: 76 in 40 groups

Thanks for meet assistance: Mike Allen, Sharon Bond, Ben Bond, and Gerald Yip.

Our exceptionally dry late summer produced an awesome day for orienteering! Katie Williams and Springboro High School's team #4 duked it out on the yellow course and didn't get enough; so they went at it on the white course too, but the result was the same. Wayne's Jonathan Clark took the orange course, and Tom Wentling bested Gerald Yip on red as Gerald couldn't find one of the controls. Nope. Red is not easy!

Everyone at the event had a challenge navigating without referring to distinct topography. The Englewood area only has one hillside, so many were forced to interpret vegetation boundaries and other more subtle features as they orienteered.

Though no course crossed any bridal paths used by horse riders, some orienteers strayed off course and found themselves on bridal paths. The fact that they went off course is not itself bad. They can use their new known location to go back into the woods and find their control. Some however decided to hang out on the bridal paths, spook horses using the path, and verbally abuse horse riders. The severity is such that MetroParks Rangers were called. MVOC strives to work well with all park users. There is only one solution. Such individuals are themselves banned from future MVOC events for a period of two years and risk the same banishment for their organization.

Matt Bond
Meet Director

Results

In the result tables below:

BHS = Beavercreek High School
GHS = Greenville High School Navy JROTC
SHS = Springboro High School Air Force JROTC
WHS = Wayne High School Air Force JROTC
OCIN = Orienteering Cincinnati
ORRRC = Ohio River Road Runners Club

OT = Overtime
MSP = Mis-punch (punched wrong control)
DNF = Did not finish (number of controls visited)
DSQ = Disqualified


 
White Course - 2.5 Km long, 18 m climb, 8 controls
Katie Williams
OCIN
15:39
SHS #4 - Wedgewood, Thie, & Gillis
SHS
21:19
Giesseman, Nicely, & Via
GHS
29:38
Giesseman, Woodall, & Hover
GHS
34:35
Lockhart, Fenstermaker, & Schroeder
GHS
35:03
Bill & Julie Cuzick
-
36:57
Ben & Sharon Bond
MVOC
41:10
Anaka, Sam, Chase, & Neishelle
BHS
44:51
Cundiff & Tate
WHS
60:18
Seibert & Cunningham
WHS
62:20

 
Yellow Course - 3.9 Km long, 50 m climb, 8 controls
Katie Williams
OCIN
43:57
SHS #4 - Wedgewood, Thie, & Gillis
SHS
74:32
Betty Warwick
ORRRC
80:40
SHS #7 - Arvin, Khaitan, & Parsons
SHS
80:54
Ken Cullen
MVOC
87:10
Bob & Barbara Hays
-
88:50
Jacob Fugate & Cory Kleiser
WHS
92:54
G/T/D Wedgewood
SHS
105:54
SHS #6 - Gendt, Goldstaff, & Kleine
SHS
108:40
Chris Callahan
SHS
DNF (3 of 8)
SHS #5 - Bodnar, Lawner, & Peters
SHS
DNF (1 of 8)
Michael Holbrook & Nathan Wingate
WHS
MSP
SHS #3 - Morrison & Rogers
SHS
DSQ - no card returned
J. P. Parsons & Matt Fisher
WHS
DSQ - no card returned
Michael Bilotto & Trevor Corcoran
WHS
DSQ - no card returned

 
Orange Course - 4.9 Km long, 78 m climb, 13 controls
Jonathan Clark
WHS
90:34
Brian Waid & Mike Allen
ORRRC
102:40
Kyle Kruk
WHS
131:08 (OT)
Sara Kindy
WHS
133:12 (OT)
April Powell
WHS
135:03 (OT)
Dennis Lapingcao
WHS
DNF (11 of 13)
Walt Fenstermacher
-
DNF (8 of 13)
Elliot Bennett
WHS
DNF (7 of 13)
David Bergstrom
WHS
DNF (4 of 13)
SHS #1 - Kleine
SHS
DNF (3 of 13)
SHS #2 - Callahan, Emmott, & Martin
SHS
DSQ - no card returned
Josh Iovanisci & Andrew Bennett
WHS
DSQ - Did not stay together and no card returned
Cris Bilbrey & David Rider
WHS
DSQ - Did not stay together and no card returned

 
Red Course - 5.8 Km long, 102 m climb, 12 controls
Tom Wentling
MVOC
108:08
Gerald Yip
OCIN
DNF (11 of 12)