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Indian Valley Open Space Preserve

Date: (Sat.) May. 7, 2016
Location: Novato, CA
Event Director: - 415.895.6039
Course Setter: Martin Kunz
Type: B; Full complement of courses, beginner through advanced

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Event Write-Up

By , Event Director

Saturday, May 7, was the day before Mother's Day. The weather forecast was for rain, and rain it did. The rain did not deter a large swim meet at Indian Valley College, and it did not deter a smaller but just as determined group of 120 orienteers from enjoying the "Swiss style" course setting of Martin Kunz. All seven traditional courses were offered, with some very long legs and interesting route choices, as well as some fast and furious legs through the college campus.

We were fortunate to get a large number of first-timers out, none of whom were discouraged by the rain. Many of them came from Sacramento State. The White course was won by Gitzelle Diaz; Yellow was won by the team of Christian Russ, Riggs McGrath, and Jamie Miller; and the Orange course was won by the "Good Hair Club" team.

Rex Winterbottom topped the field on the Brown course. Tobias Tornqvist narrowly bested Ann Marie Cody on Green. For the first time in my memory, there was a tie for first place on Red, between Graham Brew and Tac Sugiyama. The Blue course was won by Matej Sebo, who once again demonstrated that he is one of the best hill climbers in the U.S.

Also noticeable was the return to the Bay Area of Cornelia Coolen, if only for a visit. We've missed you, Cornelia!

Many willing hands are required to put on a successful orienteering event, and I am so appreciative of everyone who helped. In particular, big thanks go to Martin Kunz for his masterful course-setting, and to Scott Aster, who helped in many ways. The following people helped as indicated:

Vetting: Joe Maffei
Map Printing: Bob Cooley
Setup: Scott Aster, Olga Kraght
Registration: Sarah Williams
Starts: Steve O'Keefe, David Williams, Scott Aster, Carl Williams
Beginners Clinics: Nick Corsano
E-punch: Rosemary Johnson, Jeff Lanam, Evan Custer
Control Pickup: Martin Kunz, Scott Aster, Theo Verhoeven, Tapio Karras, Gavin Wyatt-Mair, Olga Kraght, Misha Kreslavsky

Thank you, everyone.

See you all next year at Indian Valley.

Lost Item

Please contact if you found a grey REI backpack at the Indian Valley event. François left it in the men's locker room.




Results

Indian Valley Open Space Preserve

Novato, CA
Saturday, May 7, 2016

White Course   Yellow Course   Orange Course   Brown Course   Green Course   Red Course   Blue Course

Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=42083).

You can see the event map with the actual routes traveled by participants, and draw your own route for comparison, in RouteGadget. (Use of RouteGadget is explained here. RouteGadget for this event is here (http://baoc.org/gadget/cgi/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=379).)


White Course       (2.5 km, 55 m climb, 8 controls)
  Pl  Name(s)                              Time   Behind
   1  Gitzelle Diaz                        35:34           
   2  Myles & Tim Elsasser                 36:38   +1:04
   3  Edith Fernandez, Hannah Pierce       37:25   +1:51
   4  Jade Child, James Goritz             39:15   +3:41
   5  Edgar Garcia, Shane Singh            41:18   +5:44
   6  Desiree Drab, Kayla Rodriguez        43:15   +7:41
   7  Max Kennedy                          50:25  +14:51
   8  Patrick Nava                         51:25  +15:51
   9  Mousescororienteers                  52:40  +17:06
  10  Danielle & Mary Schleeter            53:43  +18:09
  11  Ernesto Balcazar, Ken Epler          55:39  +20:05
  12  Rayan, Nitan, & Sareena Garg       1:02:31  +26:57
  13  Elizabeth Preciado, Julia Dunlap   1:09:50  +34:16


Yellow Course      (3.0 km, 105 m climb, 11 controls)
  Pl  Name(s) (Club)                       Time   Behind
   1  Christian Russo, Riggs McGrath,           
        & Jamie Miller                     48:18
   2  Oliver Snow, Edward Philippo,
        & Zac Farnkopf                     49:19   +1:01
   3  Linus Tornqvist                      56:18   +8:00
   4  Sasha & Demitriy Bakhter             57:04   +8:46
   5  Jason & Joseph Garcia              1:02:30  +14:12
   6  Justin Fontenot                    1:04:40  +16:22
   7  Baptista family                    1:15:55  +27:37
   8  Bailey-Gates, Miller, & Russo      1:26:46  +38:28
   9  Luca & Doug Caviness               1:34:37  +46:19
  10  Leah Bresee                        1:49:58  +61:40
  10  Shane Carl (Navy)                  1:49:58  +61:40
  12  Jean van Hoff                      2:14:53  +86:35
      Zachary Erixon, Douglas Gaseke       DNF           


Orange Course      (4.2 km, 205 m climb, 19 controls)
  Pl  Name(s)                              Time   Behind
   1  Good Hair Club                     1:10:11           
   2  Cookies                            1:15:53   +5:42
   3  Vincent Leonard, Erica Canino      1:45:43  +35:32
   4  Janeloz family                     2:03:04  +52:53
   5  Perri Franskoviak                  2:16:55  +66:44
   6  Bill Murphy                        2:18:19  +68:08
   7  UTD                                2:19:51  +69:40
   8  Kevin Walker                       2:22:20  +72:09


Brown Course       (4.0 km, 205 m climb, 14 controls)
  Pl  Name                                 Time   Behind
   1  Rex Winterbottom                     49:16           
   2  Steve Haas                           53:52   +4:36
   3  Werner Haag                          57:12   +7:56
   4  Davy Williams                      1:07:20  +18:04
   5  Evan Custer                        1:13:02  +23:46
   6  Holly Gaston                       1:14:44  +25:28
   7  Johanna Merriss                    1:15:50  +26:34
   8  George Minarik                     1:17:04  +27:48
   9  Chuck Spalding                     1:18:41  +29:25
  10  Olga Kraght                        1:22:56  +33:40
  11  Irena Stefanova                    1:33:15  +43:59
  12  Greg Boone                         1:47:58  +58:42
  13  Bryan Gaston                       1:54:41  +65:25
      Dennis Wildfogel                     DNF           
      Jeff Lanam                           DNF
      Nick Corsano                         DNF


Green Course       (5.7 km, 340 m climb, 17 controls)
  Pl  Name                                 Time   Behind
   1  Tobias Tornqvist                   1:09:11           
   2  Ann Marie Cody                     1:09:30   +0:19
   3  Steve Gregg                        1:09:36   +0:25
   4  Marie-Josée Parayre                1:17:05   +7:54
   5  Fyodor Konkov                      1:20:21  +11:10
   6  Julia Doubson                      1:25:32  +16:21
   7  Ilza Bara Briksnis                 1:29:16  +20:05
   8  Daniel Šebo                        1:31:11  +22:00
   9  Matthias Kohler                    1:31:16  +22:05
  10  Piotr Holubowicz                   1:35:24  +26:13
  11  Christine Brew                     1:42:36  +33:25
  12  Vicki Woolworth                    1:43:25  +34:14
  13  Tony Pinkham                       1:47:24  +38:13
  14  Carl Williams                      1:53:24  +44:13
  15  Jay Hann                           2:13:13  +64:02
  16  Scott Sampson                      2:20:55  +71:44
      Gavin Wyatt-Mair                     DNF           


Red Course         (6.9 km, 475 m climb, 19 controls)
  Pl  Name                                 Time   Behind
   1  Graham Brew                        1:21:59           
   1  Tac Sugiyama                       1:21:59
   3  Cornelia Coolen                    1:37:14  +15:15
   4  Tapio Karras                       1:37:20  +15:21
   5  Lori Huberman                      1:40:39  +18:40
   6  Theo Verhoven                      1:59:03  +37:04
   7  Marina Keating                     2:20:51  +58:52


Blue Course        (7.7 km, 485 m climb, 21 controls)
  Pl  Name                                 Time   Behind
   1  Matej Šebo                         1:20:23           
   2  François Léonard                   1:22:42   +2:19
   3  Aron Walker                        1:33:33  +13:10
   4  Stephen Harrison                   1:43:04  +22:41
   5  Lubo Šebo                          1:44:15  +23:52
   6  Deron van Hoff                     1:47:24  +27:01
   7  Nikolay Chukanov                   1:55:34  +35:11
   8  Penny DeMoss                       1:56:48  +36:25
   9  Greg Favor                         2:17:05  +56:42

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