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2010 Western Region Interscholastic Championships – Day 2

Joseph D. Grant County Park

Date: (Sun.) Mar. 14, 2010
Location: San Jose, CA
Event Director: - 925.872.3935
Type: Junior; Day 2 of the 2nd Annual WRIS Champs

Please note that fees and time limits apply, unless otherwise mentioned below. Events are typically not canceled due to bad weather.

This event is open to everyone. Information about the "open" event is available here.

Remember that Daylight Saving Time begins on this date.

Western Region Championships Medal
Western Region Championships Medal


9:00 AM – 12:00 noon: Registration
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM: All courses starts
2:00 PM: Courses closed, must be back even if you didn't finish your course.
1:30 PM: WRIS Awards (see image of medal on this page)


As always, we will be using electronic punching at this meet, using SPORTident finger sticks. The following models are supported: SI-Card 5, SI-Card 6, SI-Card 8, and SI-Card 9. Finger sticks are available for rent at the meet.


Pre-payment is not required. You will run the following courses:

Elementary Boys and Girls – White
Middle School Boys and Girls – Yellow
High School JV Boys and Girls – Orange
High School Varsity Girls – Brown
High School Varsity Boys – Green

To register, email the following information to [emailByName: unknown member name 'Juniors '][emailByPosition: unknown position 'Juniors']:

Individual Class
School's City and State
Team Name (if multiple teams at same school)
Regular Team or Club Team

Standard fees apply.

Elementary School Registrations

     Name                  Team
     Elisabeth Pelayo      Encinal Eagles
     Hannah Kopisch        Encinal Eagles
     Natalie Pelayo        Encinal Eagles

Middle School Registrations

     Name                  Team
     Cassandra Pelayo      Hillview Hawks

High School JV Registrations

     Name                  Team
     (None yet)

High School Varsity Registrations

     Name                  Team
     Philipp Kopisch       Menlo-Atherton Bears
     Daniel Kopisch        Menlo-Atherton Bears


There will be awards for both individuals and teams.


There will be individual awards for the top three students in each of the following eight classes:

Elementary School Girls
Elementary School Boys
Middle School Girls
Middle School Boys
JV Girls
JV Boys
Varsity Girls
Varsity Boys

The combined points from Saturday and Sunday count for the individual score.


There is no minimum nor maximum number of team members. School team members all attend the same school. Club team members are all from the same orienteering club. The top three scores in each team count. There will be awards for the top three teams in each of the following eight team categories:

Elementary, School Teams
Elementary, Club Teams
Middle, School Teams
Middle, Club Teams
JV, School Teams
JV, Club Teams
Varsity, School Teams
Varsity, Club Teams


The fastest student in each competition class scores 100 points. Each other student scores proportionally fewer points—for example, if you take twice as long as the winner, then you'd get 50 points. DNF, DNS, and MSP score zero points.


You said that there is no maximum team size. Does that mean that we can't have two teams from the same school?
No, you can have two teams, even two teams of one student each, but each team would be scored separately.
How about if we had 20 students on our team and we win a medal. Do all 20 students get an award?

Driving Directions

To reach the park, take I-680 to the Alum Rock Avenue exit in San Jose. Head east on Alum Rock to Mt. Hamilton Road. Take a right onto Mt. Hamilton Rd and proceed about 7.5 miles to the park entrance to your right. After paying the entry fee (about $6), go about 0.4 miles to the parking area designated by the O' signs.

Here's an alternative route choice (after all, orienteering is all about route choice): Quimby Road is believed to be much faster, with a shorter (but steeper) windy road, than Mt. Hamilton Rd from Alum Rock. Some people recommend this route even for those coming from the north on 280 or 101. In that case, exit 101 south at Tully Rd, and head east (toward the hills). Turn right onto Quimby Rd (just before East Ridge Shopping Center); take this up and over the hill until it meets Mt Hamilton Road. Turn right and go a few hundred yards to the park entrance.

From the south, coming up 101, take the Capitol Expy exit and head east (toward the hills). Go about 1.5 miles and turn right onto Quimby Road.

There's a map here that shows the location of the event.

Carpool Site

People sometimes meet at the junction of Alum Rock Ave and Mt. Hamilton Rd, where there is plenty of parking. That might seem so near the park as to be not helpful, but it does save the twisty drive up Mt. Hamilton Rd, and the park entrance fee for the cars that are left below.

Similarly, people taking the Quimby Rd route could meet at East Ridge Shopping Center (at Tully and Quimby).