Miami Valley
Jr. Orienteering Championship Practice
and Turkey Hunt

November 9, 2013 - Bill Yeck Park

Weather: 30's early rising into the 50's and Sunny

Attendance: 79 in 55 starting units

Thanks for meet assistance:

     Registration, Computer timing, & Starts

    GS Troop 30240
  • Andrea Wintrow
  • Mark Ragland
  • Carrin Ragland
  • Kate Slanaker
  • Kelly Slanaker
  • Damia Wintrow
     Control retrieval - Patricia Shaw, Aaron Rourke, & 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.

I hope everyone enjoyed their courses -- especially green #10 and red #17. FYI, I plan to use this unique location underneath this massive tree's 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 it's only on the green or red course.

In the Jr. Champs Middle School/Jr. High Individual Division, Union County Middle School's Luke Bantz posted the best time. Kyle Cullen from Academy of Minds in Motion was close on his heels.

In the Rookie Individual Division Jamie Reeder of Union County Middle School took the top spot. Hot on his tail was school mate Alex Yancey. Nathan Bantz and Gage Evans in 3rd and 4th rounded out the top spot for Union County Middle School.

The JV Individual Division;s Dylan Poe from Union County High School posted the fastest time with Morgan Vaughan from Dayton Christian High School close behind, and Ben Bond from Bellbrook Middle School in third.

In the Varsity Division Brennan Hertel from Union County High School posted the fastest time while Marc Cain from Greenville High School made him earn it (check out the split times).

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.

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. Results for subsequent courses are listed with the Turkey Hunt results.

Though school attendance was better than last year, there was still a lack of some Dayton area high school usuals, like 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 23th, 2013 - 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