Sept. 18, 2011 - Twin Creek MetroPark (Camp Hook)

Weather: 70's and Sunny

Attendance: 126 in 60 starting units

Thanks for meet assistance:
     Jeff McPherson, Dave Waller, Tom Wentling, Rex Settlemoir, Tom Svobodny, Sharon Bond, and Ben Bond

Thanks to all for attending. The weather was great, and everyone enjoyed their time in the forest.

I thank all those on the yellow course who graciously donated their used maps so later yellow runners didn't have to manually copy their course onto a blank map. I based the number of pre-printed maps on last year's turnout, which was also on a good day weather-wise. Last year the yellow course had 17 starting units (individuals + groups). I printed 30 yellow course maps, and 42 showed up to start! I guess that's a good problem to have.

Many new faces were present as new school teams tested the waters and returned successfully to tell about it. The National Orienteering Day handouts garnered some interest, while congratulations go to Tom Wentling on winning the raffle for a free one year membership in Orienteering USA that includes an annual subscription to Orienteering North America magazine! Thanks to Caterina Svobodny for help in drawing the winning entry.

The results are shown in three formats: a standard result list, split times, and chip data.

The split time list shows time spent traveling between each control. For each competitor, the first row shows cummulative time, and the second row shows each leg's split time. Leading times are in blue. Interestingly, on the white course, the splits show that 5th place Ivana Raterman kept pace with the lead runners except for the 1-2 leg.

The chips report is the raw data from the computer chip inside the SI cards (finger sticks). It shows the start time of day, finish time of day, elapsed time (bold), and download time of day (Read at). It also shows each control number punched and the time of day it was visited. This shows where people were and when, as they traveled around their course. It shows if people were following each other. This would be shown by a consistent punch time within seconds of each other from control to control.

The White Course was a fast run with Ben Bond (MVOC/Bellbrook Middle School/Troop-236) ending up on top by less than a minute over Wright, Harover, & Dillman from Springboro High School.

On the Yellow Course OCIN's Warren Mandrell squeaked out a victory with Springboro High School's Valentine & Kelly only 6 seconds into second. Very close!

The higher level courses consisted of a "Hide-n-Find" style of team competition, where one team member places a control in the woods within the circle shown on the map and returns, hands the map off to their team member who then retrieves the same control. The total time required to set and retrieve the control was recorded for each round of competition. Several equivalent (in difficulty setting/finding) controls for each round were available to choose from, as well as rounds corresponding to orange, green, red, and blue difficulty. Participation in this competition increased this year with four teams taking up the challenge. Jon Rauschenbach and Dave Waller completed the most rounds, tackling one green, two red, and two blue level rounds! Results are in the Hide-n-Find link below (.xls file). The dq listed is the result of a control placed in the wrong reentrant, requiring assistance from it's setter to retrieve. :-)

We had extra electrical power at this meet due to being inside Gardner Lodge at Camp Hook, so we set up a projector, loaded some results in WinSplits Pro, and replayed the courses virtually, as if running head-to-head. The display is quite entertaining, watching the virtual competitors run across the screen.

Matt Bond
Meet Director

Harvest-O Results

Harvest-O Splits

Harvest-O Chip Data

Hide-n-Find Results

Winsplits file for white & yellow courses

Use with Winsplits Pro