Miami Valley
Junior Orienteering Championships
and Shamrock Hunt

March 17, 2019 - Bill Yeck Park

Weather: low 30s, warming to the mid 40s, with large, heavy flakes of snow falling during the event.

Attendance: 87 in 44 starts

Thanks for meet assistance:
     Registration - Sharon Bond
     Fire Tenders - Ben Bond & Sharon Bond
     Computer entry - Ben Bond and Sharon Bond
     Starts - Joe Ratermann and Tom Svobodny
     Control & signage retrieval - Tom Svobodny and Sharon Bond

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 third year in a row, Holy Angels Elementary School's John Ratermann earned the medal for the fastest time! Wow!

In the Rookie Individual Division, Union County Middle School's Aleighla Creager earned the medal for the fastest time, almost seven minutes ahead of Normandy Elementary School's Abigale Kelly! Union County Middle School won the large traveling trophy. Great job!

In the JV Individual Division Union County Middle School's Ethan Powers led his team to victory in the division to win the large traveling trophy, just over a minute ahead of his team mate Wyatt Isaac!

In the Varsity Division, Union County High School's Jordan Hertel was not to be denied the top spot. His time on the 4.6 Km course was better than the winning times on both the 4.0 and 3.0 Km courses! With strong finishes by other team mates Priscilla Kelley and Noa Dannaker, Union County High School won the division and the large Varsity traveling trophy!

In the cooperative divisions, Fairborn High School won the Rookie Cooperative Division, ahead of Wayne High School. Wayne High School, testing the waters in the Jr. Varsity Division had a good finish, posting a very respectable time.

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 closely contested Jr. Varsity Individual Division, Wyatt Isaac started out leading with a great first leg time of 3:50, then blew the second leg with a time of 9:16, more than three minutes more the next slowest runner. After that he traded fastest leg times on and off with Ethan Powers, posting the fastest time on nine of the 12 total legs. Ethan Powers had only the other three fastest leg times, but through a very consistent performance, won the division by 41 seconds!

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