BAOC COOL 2007–2008 Meet #5

Briones Regional Park

Martinez, CA
Saturday, January 5, 2008

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Event Write-Up


Course 1 winner Hannah Kopisch shows that a face plant in the mud didn't slow her down.
Course 1 winner Hannah Kopisch shows that a face plant in the mud didn't slow her down.

This fifth meet of the BAOC COOL season was held on a cold rainy Saturday—"perfect" for Orienteering. There were 8 students attending this meet, including 1 brand new to the league.

The big news is that there is now some competition for the Varsity Perpetual Trophy! Kelsey Wyatt-Mair, a member of the first-place JV team at last year's Interscholastic National Championships, ran Course 4 for her first meet of the season. If she continues to run in the last three meets, she'll have tied up the Varsity competition at 400 points each, as each team gets to count the best four meets. So the big question is "Will either school come up with another runner who can complete a Course 4, and therefore break the tie?"

Course 1 was a bit of a challenge. Everyone found the best route choice on leg 2–3 and got to follow a scenic trail, with the left side of the trail dropping off precipitously, followed by almost a disappearance of the trail. Most avoided the cross-country opportunity, which was probably the best choice. But Rory Maclean wouldn't let that kind of opportunity pass, and ended up "making my own avalanche" when he slid down the steep muddy bank. Those who ran on Saturday got to experience lots of rain, some hail, and thunder and lightning. They also earned Puddle Duck Honors, which they will see on their next certificate.

The Pelayo sisters, et al, joined us for their second meet, and they took home a bunch of points for Laurel-Encinal, rocketing it from 8th to 2nd place. Hannah Kopisch brought in the first place for 100 points. Cassandra Pelayo and Natalie Pelayo brought in second and third places for 87 and 69.2 points, respectively. Emily Hann and Elisabeth Pelayo took fourth and fifth places.

In the Elementary boys class, Gavin Williams and Rory Maclean ran again in this tough weather. This time Rory was closing the gap to first-place Gavin, earning a personal best of 85.3 points.

There were no runners on Course 2 or Course 3.

A big thanks to all who helped with this meet!

Maps: Gavin Wyatt-Mair, Jay Hann
Course Setting: Gavin Wyatt-Mair
Lean-to Setup: Jim Fish, Dean French, Nancy Lindeman, Rosemary Johnson
Registration & Hot Gookinaid: Jay Hann
Control Pickup: Gavin Wyatt-Mair, Ben Legg
E-punch: Gavin Wyatt-Mair, Jay Hann

Results By Class

WinSplits (

  Pl  Name                   Points   min/km   Time

Elementary Girls    (Course #1 - 2.9 km, 28 m climb, 8 controls)

   1  Hannah Kopisch         100      13:23    38:50
   2  Cassandra Pelayo        87.0    15:23    44:37
   3  Natalie Pelayo          69.2    19:22    56:09
   4  Emily Hann              62.3    21:29    62:19
   5  Elisabeth Pelayo        53.2    25:10    72:59

Elementary Boys     (Course #1 - 2.9 km, 28 m climb, 8 controls)

   1  Gavin Williams         100      13:13    38:21
   2  Rory Maclean            85.3    15:31    44:59

Varsity Girls       (Course #4 - 4.2 km, 140 m climb, 10 controls)

   1  Kelsey Wyatt-Mair      100      21:20    89:38

Coach/Parents       (Course #4 - 4.2 km, 140 m climb, 10 controls)

   1  Ben Legg                                 34:55
   2  Penny DeMoss                             43:21
   3  Brad Wetmore                             46:49
   4  Derek Maclean                            49:18
   5  Jim Fish                                142:59
   6  Nancy Lindeman                          148:55
   7  Rosemary Johnson                        158:08

      Bill Strauss                              DNF
      Dean French                               DNF

Results By Course

  Pl  Name                     Class      Time

Course 1         (2.9 km, 28 m climb, 8 controls)

   1  Gavin Williams           ISPM       38:21
   2  Hannah Kopisch           ISPF       38:50
   3  Cassandra Pelayo         ISPF       44:37
   4  Rory Maclean             ISPM       44:59
   5  Natalie Pelayo           ISPF       56:09
   6  Emily Hann               ISPF       62:19
   7  Elisabeth Pelayo         ISPF       72:59

Course 4         (4.2 km, 140 m climb, 10 controls)

   1  Ben Legg                 P4         34:55
   2  Penny DeMoss             P4         43:21
   3  Brad Wetmore             P4         46:49
   4  Derek Maclean            P4         49:18
   5  Kelsey Wyatt-Mair        ISVF       89:38
   6  Jim Fish                 P4        142:59
   7  Nancy Lindeman           P4        148:55
   8  Rosemary Johnson         P4        158:08

      Bill Strauss             P4          DNF
      Dean French              P4          DNF


DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)