Almost 300 people came out to Spring Lake County Park in Santa Rosa on a day picture-perfect for orienteering magic: absolutely sunny but not a hint of hot summer temperatures. Below are the complete results, as well as the e-punch splits and notes.
This was BAOC's last standard orienteering event before the Tahoe festival and Pacific Region Championships, so many came to practice their E-punching skills and get one final tune-up. Judy Koehler did her usual remarkable job of publicity, getting the event mentioned in all of the local papers. The White and Yellow courses had 200 participants between them, as many newcomers discovered the joys of orienteering and brought their friends and families along.
Only four courses were offered: White, Yellow, Orange, and Green. The Green course had an unfortunate very significant unmapped quarry close to a control, and was close to Red length, which led to many DNF's and long times. However, many others had good E-runs, led by Matthias Kohler in 64 minutes. Due to the magic of E-splits, we know that Matthias gained the lead for the first time at the third control and never relinquished it. Leslie Minarik was the top woman finisher on Green.
Vivian Lee bested a large field on Orange, with Leif Kirschenbaum in second. The Yellow course proved to be on the long side, with most taking over two hours or not finishing. Jussi Halmela tore up the competition, then afterwards admitted that he had won an orienteering championships in the army, in his native Finland! Rachel Care dominated the White course, with fellow juniors Wendy and Kelsey Wyatt-Mair also putting in excellent showings.
As with Annadel earlier in the year, BAOC had another Sonoma County event where attendance far exceeded expectations. Yet the running of the event went smoothly, thanks to many volunteers. Thanks go to Vic Revenko, Penny and Harold DeMoss, Bob Cooley, Neal Barlow, Ev and Jean Beuerman, Judy Koehler, Janice Sinclair, Bill Papendick, Evan Custer, Mark Blair, Steve Gregg, Robert Lewis and the whole E-punch crew. With the attendance we have been getting at Sonoma County events, perhaps the time has come for one or two more maps in the area.
Green 4.8 km, 250 m 1 Matthias Kohler 1:04:29 2 Thorsten Graeve 1:16:49 3 Gary Carpenter 1:17:55 4 Panu Haaramo 1:18:57 5 Gavin Wyatt-Mair 1:20:14 6 Evan Custer 1:20:27 7 Esa Haaramo 1:24:29 8 Alan Glendining 1:36:58 9 Dennis Wildfogel 1:37:32 10 Tony Pinkham 1:38:39 11 Peter Graube 1:42:29 12 Robert Lewis 1:51:06 13 Mark Blair 1:59:12 14 George Minarik 2:01:02 15 Peter Olsten 2:01:07 16 Lars Fjellbirkeland 2:01:18 17 Rex Winterbottom 2:07:17 18 Bill Papendick 2:14:41 19 Nick Corsano 2:23:37 20 Stew Hintz 2:23:51 21 Vic Revenko 2:32:40 22 Leslie Minarik 2:34:27 23 Gerry Goss 2:38:28 24 Nick Weber 2:39:17 25 Abby Wolfe 2:48:04 Chaim Gur-Arieh OT Joe Scarborough DNF Steve Beuerman DNF Stacy Goss DNF Chris Shirley DNF Cecil Conkle DNF Louise Madrid DNF Rosemary Johnson DNF Paul & Darek Zieba DNF Deron Van Hoff DNF Jeff Lanam DNF Brian Donohue DNF Joan Roos DNF Neal Barlow DNF Dave Barr DNF Syd Reader DNF David Meredith DNF Dwight Freund DNF Orange 3.5 km, 210 m 1 Vivian Lee 1:10:23 2 Leif Kirschenbaum 1:24:09 3 Andrew Holmes 1:30:25 4 Ellie Lightfoot 1:46:55 5 George Aster 1:51:32 6 Isabelle Gracia 1:52:10 7 Don Gee 2:02:50 8 Daniel, Roberta & Skye Jenkins 2:23:13 9 Jill Custer 2:32:13 10 Steve Wynn, Monica Simpson 2:51:22 David Roberson OT Sky Chaney, Carol Gardenal, Nelson Strasser MSP Alan Jones DNF Katherine & Benjamin Stern DNF Mark & Katrina Printup DNF Rebecca & AJ Redfield DNF Matt Praetzel DQ Yellow 3.8 km, 110 m 1 Jussi Halmela 55:10 2 K DeVoy, L Samson 77:36 3 Lukas Frei 78:14 4 Niels, Hillary & Max Conrad 93:49 5 Terry, Barbara & Kate Dill 94:55 6 Team Tangent: D. Lenci, D. Canose, C. Weaver, J. Prichard 95:35 7 Malcolm Wyatt-Mair 95:44 8 Sandra & David Tresan 100:49 9 Pat Coyle 105:51 10 Dox Doxiadis 106:51 11 William Brady (and 2 adults) 108:43 12 Nick & Craig Bullen, Randy & Ryan Cover, John Packnett 112:16 13 Barbara Robben 119:19 14 Sam Thompson, Alex Guill 121:50 15 Kathleen & David Daggett, Mike & David Livingston 129:25 16 Jean, Joe & Julie Van Hoff, Sally Hanson, Lauren Wemmer 130:26 17 Deb Steffenhagen, Vicky Brandenburg 132:00 18 Team V: Sarah, Chris, Andrea & Kevin Veenstra 134:20 19 Sandra Ferrario, Lorraine Hines 139:20 20 Randy Kientz 141:38 21 Girl Scout Troop 137 (group of seven) 143:45 22 Marina Wolf 145:00 23 Joe, Jackie & Perry Austin 145:15 24 Steve & Janine Faelz 150:00 25 Thurman Walling, Matthew Grant, Kenny Pollard 151:44 26 John Palmerlee, Robin Setchko, Ellen & Michael 166:20 27 Chuck, Anne & Heather Watson 172:00 28 James, Lucille & Elizabeth Ezell 172:30 29 Ryan Hurley, Shalome Onsum 174:40 30 Linda, Mark & Eric Brown, Nancy Pollock 176:38 31 Jack Reichel, Katherine Jones 177:44 32 Michael Horwath, Karla Goplan, Jody Jackman, Georgene Carter 179:22 Tom & Don Dakan, Matt Waite-McGough OT Kate Shubert, Emily Ransford OT Catherine, Morgan & Sydney Conner, Fred Bassett Emma Kohlsmith OT Al Berkowitz DNF Taylor Hill, Rachael Caldwell DNF Phillip Mangham, Aaron & Josh Carpenter, Joseph Zeni DNF Kathy & Jenny Berry DNF Stan & Steve Caires DNF Meghan Schuttler, Katrina Fuhrman DNF Bob, Julia, Salina & Nicole Cuddy DNF Joe & Nicole Hemstock DNF David & Michael Duranceau DNF Bill & Marilyn Bruce DNF Lauren Rudy, Cassidy Reich DNF Second Course Eva & Elise Dwyer, Claire Wellington 81:30 Roger & Lindsey Gist DNF Patrick & Anna Dwyer DNF Kyle & Rob Spillane DNF White 2.1 km, 35 m 1 Rachel Care 23:09 2 Walter & John Howard 30:12 3 Wendy Wyatt-Mair 31:00 4 Kelsey Wyatt-Mair 32:00 5 Patrick & Anna Dwyer 37:19 6 Janice Sinclaire, Carson Brand 37:49 7 Kyle & Rob Spillane 38:12 8 Jolayne & Eland Eggers 40:43 9 B McAuliffe 41:11 10 Christian Gerike, Suzanne Stewart 41:51 11 Eva & Elise Dwyer, Claire Wellington 42:22 12 Sheila, Kala & Matthew Tsarnas 42:59 13 Roger & Lindsey Gist 43:50 14 Michelle Cattalini (and two juniors) 44:34 15 Carolyn, Sarah, Naomi & Sam Boyles 48:30 16 Maxi Maksutonic, M Khan (group of four) 48:42 17 Chris, Becky, Alex & Ariella Thomas 48:51 18 Matthew & Terry Raikes, David & Terry Hart, Daniel Lapham 51:49 19 Karen Baker, Whitney Schmidtman 52:20 20 Michael & Steve Fenner, Colin Suemnicht 52:30 21 Alison, Chris, Kyle & Nicholas Fierro 54:00 22 Allan Bautista, Tiffany Aurelio 55:09 23 Karen Rocco, Don Kent 55:36 24 Dennis, Caitlin & Ian Collins, Josh M. 57:00 25 Johanna Hoagland, Janna, Erik & Katre Polik, Jette Littler 63:21 26 Linda & Emily Morrison 63:39 27 D Gleckler 64:40 28 Robyn & Harrison Kauth 65:43 29 Melisa Murphy, Lauren & Alex Ground, Evan, Merideth & Marta Koehne 66:55 30 Joy, Chris, Will & Jo Foss 71:00 31 Emily Hou 77:58 32 Sandy von Raesfeld 80:00 David, Sophie, Thomas & Jonah Wayte no time Gary, Jeff & Rusty Williams no time Harold Bell DNF #1 Paul Lyon DNF #1 Dan, Melissa & Kristi Shirley DNF #1, 7 Bevis, Rachael & Max Wilson, Bethany S. DNF #4