Buckeye Goat Highlander

November 6, 2011 - Tar Hollow State Park

Weather: 60 & Sunny

Attendance: 24 in 19 starting units

Thanks for meet assistance: Tom Svobodny and Mike Minium

After a brief set of instructions by course setter Alexander Preobrazhensky, the inaugural Buckeye Goat Highlander was afoot. Enthusiasm was high with an absolutely perfect day to run through the woods.

The elevation change was certainly several hundred feet more than found in either the Great Miami or Little Miami river valleys and tributaries. Several times runners would have to scale a very high wall of a hillside, or descend in a controlled footslide on the steep slopes. But the woods were wide open visually with almost no undergrowth, except for nature's velcro, multiflora rose!

Eventually all made their way around the courses and had a good time doing so, trading places several times between controls. The Goat course had a choice between control 13A and 13B. Most chose 13B which had closer trail access, but Tom Svobodny chose 13A. On the Kid course participants could skip any one control of their choice.

Congratulations to Tom Svobodny and Maiya Anderson for winning the men's and women's divisions of the Buckeye Goat Highlander. Congratulations to Jon Rauschenbach for winning the men's Buckeye Kid Highlander.

Alexander Preobrazhensky, Course Setter
Matt Bond, Meet Director

Pictures!

Results

In the result tables below:
MVOC = Miami Valley Orienteering Club
FHHS = Franklin Hts. High School NJROTC
OCIN = Orienteering Cincinnati
COO = Central Ohio Orienteering
ICO = Indiana Crossroads Orienteering
COAR = Central Ohio Adventure Racing LLC
DNF = Did not finish


 
   
Kid Course - 5.8 Km long, 270 m climb, 12 controls
Jon Rauschenbach
OCIN
2:19:00
Team Franklin Hts. High School
NJROTC
DNF
? controls
Team Stingers
-
DNF
10 controls
Eugene Granovskiy
COO
DNF
8 controls
Earl Reisinger
COO
DNF
7 controls
Todd Agee
COAR
DNF
7 controls

 
Goat Course - 10.5 Km long, 480 m climb, 18 controls
Tom Svobodny
MVOC
2:06:00
Marek Polinski
-
2:14:20
Mike Minium
OCIN
2:14:45
Matt Bond
MVOC
2:16:50
Miaya Anderson
-
2:18:50
Rob Minto
ICO
3:13:30
Sean Clifton
-
3:53:15
Chris Carey
-
DNF
14 controls
Team Merchak
-
DNF
13 controls
Team Kirwin
-
DNF
11 controls
Steve Barnhart
MVOC
DNF
9 controls