Miami Valley
Junior Orienteering Championships
and Shamrock Hunt

March 24, 2012 - Germantown MetroPark

Weather: 50's to mid 60's and partly sunny

Attendance: 55 in 44 groups

Thanks for meet assistance:
     Registration - Mike Allen, and Sharon Bond
     Computer work - Sharon Bond, Skyler Hertel, & Ben Bond
     Starts - Bob & Barbara Hays
     Shamrock placement - Skyler Hertel and Bob Hays
     Control retrieval - Brennan Hertel, Skyler Hertel, Jordan Hertel, Mike Minium, and Tom Svobodny

Thanks to all for attending. The weather was awesome this year. The unseasonably warm Winter & Spring pushed temps into the 60's! There was some mud from the previous day's rain, but we enjoyed a precipitationless sky for the event

Results in the links below are shown by division for the Jr. Champs and by course for the Shamrock Hunt in three formats for each: a standard result list, split times, and chip data. The "mp" (mis-punch) returned by the electronic timing system indicates someone did not complete their course. "ot" indicates they were (way) over time.

In the Middle School/Jr. High Individual Division, the Holy Angels Elementary School team of Ella Eagen, Sophie Ratermann, John VanSkiver, and Ryan Gibson won the division to capture the large traveling trophy! Also, Bellbrook Middle School's Ben Bond posted the fastest time for the fourth year in a row, again with Skyler Hertel giving Ben a run for his money and Jordan Hertel close on their heels in third.

In the Rookie Individual Division Union County Middle School won the division and captured the large traveling trophy for the second year in a row with fine performances by Ethan Hornung, Brennan Hertel, Caleb Greene, and Reed Singer. The gold medal position however was claimed by Fox Hill Elementary School's Aidan Minto, posting the best time for the course.

In the JV Individual Division the Orienteering Cincinnati team of Addison Bosley, Sam Kelsch, and Matthew Little won the division and captured the large traveling trophy with great performances by all.

The Splits report 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. For example, in the Middle/Jr. HS Individual Division, Caterina Svobodny started out leading with a great first leg time of 1:22 and held on to the lead on the second leg even though Jordan Hertel had the fastest leg 2 time. Then Ben Bond had a great run to #3, 4, and 5, building enough of a gap to maintain the overall lead to the end, even with a leg 9 error, exiting #8 the wrong direction on the path and running out to the road before realizing and backtracking. Clearly though, if Caterina, Skyler, and Jordan hadn't made errors on legs 3, 7, and 9 respectively, the outcome could have been quite different. Analyzing the division using the Winsplits file with the "Time behind Superman" graph is most illustrative to compare performances.

The Chip Data 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.

Be sure to check out the Trophy Standings report. See if your name is listed.

The Winsplits files can be read by Winsplits Pro. This program has extensive split time analyses including a graphic head-to-head race on screen, as if there were a mass start. Ask me to show it to you on the MVOC computer at your next event.

Though additional orienteering is always encouraged, in the interest of competitive fairness, only the first course an individual or group runs is included in the championship 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 with the Shamrock Hunt results.

Matt Bond
Meet Director

Jr. Champs Results

Jr. Champs Splits

Jr. Champs Chip Data

Trophy Standings

Shamrock Hunt Results

Shamrock Hunt Splits

Shamrock Hunt Chip Data

Jr. Champs Winsplits file

Shamrock Hunt Winsplits file

Use with Winsplits Pro