Stanford University Campus
Date: (Sun.) Apr. 9, 2006
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Event Directors: - 415.948.5593,
Course Setter: Stanford Orienteering Club
Type: C; White, Yellow, Sprint, and two Mystery-O courses
By Marina Keating
We had another great event today at Stanford with 175 participants, slightly fewer than last year, but a great turnout considering the weather forecast. I'm not sure where the rain went, but I'm not complaining. Peter Graham, Russell Neilson, and Alex Saltman did a terrific job setting fun, interesting courses that everyone seemed to enjoy. The strategically placed water hazard between controls 6 and 7 on the Sprint made for some very mud-spattered sprinters at the end of the race.
Mark Prior won the Sprint with a very convincing time of 16:29, Mikkael Conradi was second in 18:35, and Rex Winterbottom was 23 seconds behind with a time of 18:58.
On the White course, Sheila Shea and Andy Quon came in first, with Laura McVey, Aditi Joshu, and Alexa Strutner second, and the team of Sami Strutner, Haley Utley, and Jean Tyan close behind in third. Yellow was the most popular course with sixty participants. Julia Song and Howard had the fastest time here, with Daniel Kopisch in second, and Barbara Straka in third. The race for the first two spots in the Short Mystery-O was the tightest of the day with only 7 seconds separating the first place team of Mikkael Conradi and Lauren Knight and second place Donatas Zigmantas. Bill Straka was third.
The Sprint didn't seem to take much out of Mark Prior and Steve Gregg, since they came in 2nd and 3rd respectively in the Long Mystery-O a few minutes behind winner Mattias Vangbo.
I had a great day, I hope you all did too. As well as seeing some great runs, it was wonderful to see the excited newcomers who had such a great time on White that they couldn't wait to go out again and do Yellow.
As usual things could not have gone so well without the help of a large number of people. Thank you very much to the following: Ev and Jean Beuerman who did their usual great job on registration, Bill and Barbara Straka who helped out on registration (Bill also spent some time doing starts), Nancy Lindeman, Jim Fish, and Joe Maffei who showed up extra early and were there to help get things organized, Joe also helped out with results and control pickup, while Nancy did starts and Jim did finishes, Paul SanGiorgio did an early run to check that all the Sprint controls were still in place, and helped with results and control pickup. Tony Pinkham, Steve Gregg, Ido Green, and Jeff Lanam did starts, Bob Cooley did his usual great job with the maps, Alan Glendinning was very helpful and flexible when it came to picking up various pieces of equipment from him, Harold and Penny DeMoss did tent transport. Special thanks to Chuck Spalding who, as well as helping out in various ways today, patiently answered my questions and gave me lots of good advice in the weeks leading up to the event, and special thanks also to Alex Saltman and Russell Neilson who helped out today in many different ways.
The results are below. Please let me know if you feel any corrections are needed.
Stanford University Campus
Palo Alto, CA
Sunday, April 9, 2006
Pl Name(s) Time
White Course (1.6 km, 11 controls, 30 participants) 1 Sheila Shea, Andy Quon 14:03 2 Laura McVey, Aditi Joshi, Alexa Strutner 19:58 3 Sami Strutner, Haley Utley, Jean Tyan 20:41 4 Jessica Kirshner 21:04 5 Jeremy Kirshner 21:40 6 Danielle & Adam Strauss 25:32 7 Raman, Batraj, Pratap, & Vikram Singh 30:25 8 Tachung Wu, Tsoya Chiang, Morgan Wu, Dylan Jones 48:20 9 Kennard, Jennifer, Riley, Ben, & Kirby White 49:55 10 Taylor Swihart, Priscilla Merino 1:53:18 Eric Bragas, Jr, Eric Bragas DNF Second Course Rex Winterbottom 8:19 Jeremy Kirshner 17:10 Yellow Course (3.0 km, 11 controls, 60 participants) 1 Julia Song, Howard 36:10 2 Daniel Kopisch 36:45 3 Barbara Straka 36:47 4 Evonne Shea, Paul Taylor 38:32 5 Sherry Chang, Calvin Wang 39:27 6 Mike Whelply, Joyclin Hashimoto 43:47 7 Anita, Reshma, Sanjay, Ramana 45:30 8 Nancy Lindeman 46:17 9 Juliet Davoren 46:54 10 Paul Pratt 47:16 11 Susan, Hannah, & Philipp Kopisch 52:18 12 Aditi & Laura 54:58 13 Galena Shakhnovsky 59:10 14 Diane Hall, Avery Swihart 59:42 15 Jean Tyan, Haley Utley, Sami Struther, Sandy Mc Vey 59:49 16 Bill Ashworth, Dave Renau, Emma Shelton, Max Barnes 1:00:20 17 Samantha, Danielle, Steve, Andrea 1:03:05 18 Raman, Batraj, Pratap, & Vikram Singh 1:08:20 19 Scott & Deb McQueen 1:11:26 20 Shanbhag Mitali, Boinapally Srikar 1:26:24 21 Eileen McKenna, Ian Davoren 1:30:50 22 Kelsey Smith 1:31:25 23 Mark, Judy, Rowan, Karen, & Zanny Zellers, Jane Hayes, Cameron Aishin 1:36:00 24 Cati Munic, Michelle Leberknight 1:58:30 Eric Bragas, Jr, Eric Bragas MSP Third course Rex Winterbottom 17:01 Sprint Course (3.3 km, 14 controls, 41 participants) 1 Mark Prior 16:29 2 Mikkel Conradi 18:35 3 Rex Winterbottom 18:58 4 Steve Gregg 20:11 5 Francois Leonard 20:33 6 Brian Hart 21:36 7 Tapio Karras 22:25 8 George Minarik 23:03 9 Matthias Kohler 23:13 10 Ian Tidswell, Michael Coleman 23:59 11 Chuck Spalding 25:07 12 Mutsumi Sugizaki 25:15 13 Wendell Doman 25:24 14 Denis Wildfogel 25:47 15 Ido Green 26:52 16 Donatas Zigmantas 27:07 17 Eric Rosenzweig 27:27 18 Frank Markowitz 28:29 19 Sarah Minarik 28:50 20 Lauren Knight 30:00 21 Theo Verhoeven 30:36 22 Ragnar & Emil Borg 31:03 23 Hannah & Nancy Lippe 36:26 24 Jim Fish 37:42 25 Shura Krechetov 38:50 26 Bill Straka 40:47 27 Steve Beuerman 41:32 28 Oleg Shakhnovsky 41:40 29 Cecil Conkle 51:21 30 Angie & Jim Peckham 1:24:58 Neal & Shirley Pierce MSP Leslie Minarik MSP Tony Pinkham MSP Henrique, Rita, Daniel MSP Short Mystery-O (3.8 km, 10 controls, 16 participants) 1 Lauren Knight, Mikkel Conradi 26:43 2 Donatas Zigmantas 26:50 3 Bill Straka 40:56 4 Paul Pratt 56:04 5 Nancy Lindeman 58:24 6 Steve Beuerman 58:44 7 Jaakko & Jukka Karras 1:00:45 8 Cecil Conkle 1:05:27 9 Shirley Pierce 1:14:03 10 Seder Witcoff 1:17:23 Marina Keating DNF Jeff Lanam DNF Vincent, Ashley, & John DNF Long Mystery-O (7.0 km, 19 controls, 28 participants) 1 Mattias Vangbo 39:57 2 Mark Prior 43:24 3 Steve Gregg 43:56 4 Steve Haas 51:55 5 Matthias Kohler 52:21 6 Chuck Spalding 52:38 7 Oren Rigbi 54:37 8 Theo Verhoeven 56:16 9 Dan Greene 57:41 10 Ian Tidswell, Michael Coleman 58:15 11 Manfred Kopisch 58:22 12 Penny DeMoss 1:03:05 13 Wendell Doman 1:05:00 14 Francois Leonard 1:05:05 15 Rod Jaehn 1:06:15 16 Paul SanGiorgio 1:07:36 17 Joe Maffei 1:14:04 18 Michael Fleishman 1:17:18 19 Marie-Josee Parayre 1:17:59 20 Eric Rosenzweig 1:18:17 21 Bill Strauss 1:21:01 22 Phillip Hoare, Janet Stein 1:23:31 23 Trinka Gillis 1:29:16 24 Jim Fish 1:35:51 Daniel & Dave Beyer MSP _______________ DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls) MSP = Mispunched (one or more controls wrong)