Miami Valley
Jr. Orienteering Championship Practice
and Turkey Hunt

November 10, 2012 - Bill Yeck Park

Weather: 40's early rising into the 60's and Sunny

Attendance: 53 in 35 starting units

Thanks for meet assistance:
     Registration - Sharon Bond
     Computer timing - Sharon Bond.
     Starts - Ben Bond
     Control retrieval - Tom Wentling

Thanks to all for attending. Results in the links below are shown by division for the Jr. Champs and by course for the Turkey Hunt in three formats for each: a standard result list, split times, and chip data. Everyone deserves accolades for a job well done completing their course. The completion percentage is extremely high! View some pictures of the event.

I hope everyone enjoyed their courses -- especially green #10 and red #15. When first mapping Bill Yeck for orienteering, I found this massive tree standing upright, roots undercut and sticking out 25 feet above Sugar Creek. I plan to use this unique location underneath its roots as long as it's still there. It's just a matter of time before it comes down. It's way off in a corner of Bill Yeck, so you'll have to do a green or red course to have it as a control location.

In the Jr. Champs Middle School/Jr. High Individual Division, Northview Middle School's Aidan Minto posted the best time. He did so after running the yellow course as a cool down run. :-)

In the Rookie Individual Division Aidan Minto of Northview Middle School took the top spot. Hot on his tail was Ethan Hornung of Union County Middle School. Ethan and his compadres, Noah and Tristan Migoski, together won the top team honors in the division for Union County Middle School.

In the Varsity Division Chad Denman from Greenville High School posted the fastest time.

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. For example, in the Rookie Individual Division, Aidan Minto was first on leg 1, then Ethan Hornung had the best leg 2 time to take the overall lead. On leg 3 Aidan again was the fastest, regaining the overall lead and holding it to the finish despite Ethan winning leg 7.

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.

The top 1/3 of finishers on a course may consider moving to the next higher course. Finishers outside the top 1/3 should master it before moving higher. Competitors on the green course should be confident enough in their navigation to run the entire course.

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 computation for championship awards. Once an orienteer is out on a course they return with advantageous knowledge of the competition area, shared controls, etc. For this Practice Event only, results of subsequent courses are listed with the other results for the Jr. Champs. For the Spring Championships where trophies are awarded, only the first course run is included in the Jr. Champs results.

There was a noticeable lack of Dayton area high school usuals. Schools like Wayne, Springboro, Fairborn, and Hamilton were not in attendance. If you're from one of these schools and are reading this, ask your coach if your team can attend. All are welcome, and it's best to have everyone out competing.

One last note. On Saturday, November 24th, 2012 - 8:30 A.M. to 7 P.M., OCIN is hosting a TROL Training Camp at Miami University, Oxford, OH, for all junior orienteers. More details are available via the OCIN web site (see "Good Links" on MVOC site) and the TROL Training Camp Info Page. I encourage all to attend and boost their navigational skill.

Matt Bond
Meet Director

Jr. Champs Practice Results

Jr. Champs Practice Splits

Jr. Champs Practice Chip Data

Trophy Standings

Turkey Hunt Results

Turkey Hunt Splits

Turkey Hunt Chip Data

Jr. Champs Practice Winsplits file

Turkey Hunt Winsplits file

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