Miami Valley
Junior Orienteering Championships
and Shamrock Hunt

March 18, 2017 - Caesar Creek State Park

Weather: low 40s, warming to the mid 40s, and mostly cloudy.

Attendance: 98 in 78 starts

Thanks for meet assistance:
     Registration - Sharon & Ben Bond
     Starts - Sharon & Ben Bond
     Control retrieval - Mariko Cowan & daughter, Aaron Rourke, Ben Hart, and Tom Svobodny

Thanks to all for attending. The ground was a little slippery and some people came out of the woods looking like they had a great time playing in the mud.

Results 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 the course was not completed, or not completed in the correct time order, starting from control 1 to the end.

In the Middle School/Jr. High Individual Division, Holy Angels Elementary School's John Ratermann earned the medal for the fastest time, but the Miami Valley Young Marines captured the Division's large traveling team trophy with the lowest overall team time!

In the Rookie Individual Division Beavercreek Coy Middle School's Joseph Hill led the Orienteering Cincinnati team to grab the large traveling trophy. He then went out on the JV course just for fun! The Miami Valley Young Marines are a very close second in this division, using only 5 percent more time.

In the JV Individual Division Union County Middle School's team won the division with little competition. Braydon Reiboldt ran the quickest on this course.

In the Varsity Division, Union County High School swept the division, with Dylan Poe recording the best time for the second year in a row.

Interestingly, no one entered any of the cooperative divisions. This may be due to the quest for the large traveling trophies which are earned by teams of individuals.

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, Abby Murray started out leading with a great first leg time of 1:30. Then John Ratermann's 2:43 split on leg 2 brought him into the lead, now with a cummulative time of 4:33. Then Isaac Jouwstra had the best leg 3 and 4 splits of 0:56 and 1:33, but it wasn't enough to bring him into the overall lead, afterwich John resumed posting the best splits to the end to win.

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 (standard time), 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.

The really cool stuff are the videos included along with the results. The simulations are garnered from the WinSplits Pro software program (a.k.a. app).

Additional orienteering is always encouraged, but 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


The Winsplits files can be read by Winsplits Pro. This program has extensive split time analyses.
Jr. Champs Winsplits file
Shamrock Hunt Winsplits file