Miami Valley
Junior Orienteering Championships
and Shamrock Hunt

March 17, 2018 - Taylorsville MetroPark

Weather: low 30s, warming to the mid 40s, and mostly sunny.

Attendance: 66 in 55 starts

Thanks for meet assistance:
     Control setting - Sharon Bond
     Registration - Sharon Bond, Bob & Barbara Hays, Mike Minium
     Fire Tenders - Mike Allen, Greg Peck
     Computer entry - Sharon Bond, Mike Minium
     Starts - Mike Allen, Joe Ratermann, Bob Hays
     Control & signage retrieval - Sharon Bond
Sharon stepped up in a big way to help make the event happen. After this was on the calendar a Woodland Trails Summer Camp Staff meeting was called for the same day, and I'm on the WT summer camp staff. She kept everything going while I went to that meeting, not to return until it was all over. Thanks!

The weather turned out much better than predicted. The ground was a little slippery, but there was no issue with the freezing rain.

Results are shown by division for the Jr. Champs and by course for the Shamrock Hunt in both standard results and split times. There were hardly any "mp" (mis-punch) results. Everyone did a great job getting all their controls correctly.

In the Middle School/Jr. High Individual Division, for the second year in a row, Holy Angels Elementary School's John Ratermann earned the medal for the fastest time! Union County Middle School captured the Division's large traveling team trophy with the lowest overall team time!

In the Rookie Individual Division, Miami Valley Young Marines' John Sollinger earned the medal for the fastest time, handily besting all others in the division! John then went and did the red course and finished in fine order. Union County Middle School won the large traveling trophy, and the Miami Valley Young Marines team came in second.

In the JV Individual Division Union County High School's Mahlon Page led his team to win the division with all three team members taking spots 1, 2, and 3!

In the Varsity Division, Union County High School swept the division, with Luke Bantz recording the best time.

In the cooperative divisions, the Miami Valley Young Marines group of Matthew, Kaden, and Jayden, all new to the sport, did a fine job in the Middle/JrHigh Coop Division. They then did the yellow course in the Shamrock Hunt and finished that in good order. Their future looks promising, so watch out for them next year.

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 Rookie Individual Division, Peyton Torres-Cruz started out leading with a great first leg time of 1:09. Then Wyatt Isaac's 1:47 split on leg 2 brought him into the lead, now with a cummulative time of 3:08. Then Peyton had the best leg 3 split of 0:37, but Wyatt still held the best cummulative time of 3:53. It was all for naught though, as John Sollinger, now familiar with the map had a great leg 4 split of 4:57 and took the lowest cummulative time, which he held until the end to win.

Be sure to check out the Trophy Standings report.

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

Trophy Standings


Shamrock Hunt Results

Shamrock Hunt Splits


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