BAOC COOL 2007–2008 Meet #5
Briones Regional Park
Saturday, January 5, 2008
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
Pace 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)