Miami Valley
Junior Orienteering Championships
and Shamrock Hunt

March 24, 2013 - Englewood MetroPark

Weather: 30F, clear for the Jr. Champs, and snowed 2" during the Shamrock Hunt.

Attendance: 44 in 34 groups

Thanks for meet assistance:
     Registration - Sharon Bond
     Computer work - Jordan & Skyler Hertel, Sharon Bond, & Mike Minium
     Starts - Ben Bond
     Control retrieval - Kelly Spurlock, and Tom Svobodny

Thanks to all for attending.

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.

In the Middle School/Jr. High Individual Division, the College Corner Elementary School's Jordan and Skyler Hertel came in one-two with Harman Elementary's Caterina Svobodny a close third. Granger Home School's Salinda Miller wasn't far behind either, in fourth.

In the Rookie Individual Division Union County Middle School won the division and captured the large traveling trophy for the third year in a row with fine performances by Dylan Poe, Caleb Greene, Ethan Hornung, and Alex Yancey. BSA Troop 135's Zach Bragg also posted a respectable fourth place time.

In the JV Individual Division Greenville High School's Marc Cain claimed the gold medal position with a fine run.

In the Varsity Division, again Greenville High School's Chad Denman and Raymond took the two fastest spots.

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 hotly contested Middle/Jr. HS Individual Division, Caterina Svobodny started out leading with great first and second leg times of 1:36 and 1:04. Though she didn't win another leg until leg 8, she held on to the lead through leg 4. Though Skyler Hertel won leg 3, Jordan Hertel won legs 4 through 6 and claimed the overall lead at control 5, which he held through the end. 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