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Rubin heads to the finish at the 2001 Morgan Territory A-meet, shadowed by proud papa Van Boughner (Photo: Tony Pinkham)

Bayfront Park

Menlo Park
July 8, 2001

by Nick Corsano, meet director

Bayfront Park greeted 152 orienteers - many first-timers and the most ever for a meet at this venue - with a variety of course offerings, including BAOC's first Trail Orienteering courses of the year. Below are the complete results.

Trail-O is a relatively new version of the sport, designed to challenge a participant's map reading skill, not physical speed or stamina. It provides people with limited mobility - whether from disability, age or injury - the chance to compete on equal terms with those who are more able-bodied. And it can pose a real test for any orienteer's skills.

Club veteran Judy Koehler finished first on the Beginner Trail-O, successfully identifying all seven controls. Vicki Woolworth and daughters Joanne and Robin finished second. Newcomers Anna Brunzell and Eric Ramberg were the only competitors to score a perfect 10 on the Intermediate Trail-O. The Intermediate course included a timed control, designed to act as a tie-breaker, but that didn't work out as Ms. Brunzell was the only person who identified it correctly! The team of Rachel Freund and Justine Simkins, with 9 correct, were the top Juniors on the course, and were tied for second overall with a distinguished trio of club regulars: Steve Gregg, Marsha Jacobs, and Robert Lewis.

There were also three standard courses: White, Yellow and "Trailless," which was navigationally equivalent to a Yellow course, but was made longer by criss-crossing the barren center of the park in a Figure 8 pattern, and made somewhat harder by deleting all trails from the map.

Nancy Winterbottom finished first on White, followed by Tyler and Cliff Williams. Ryan Pon, in third place, was the first solo Junior. On Yellow, Derek Maclean, who normally runs Red, blazed through the course in just over half the time of second place finisher Frank Markowitz. Rachel Care was the top Junior, and an impressive fifth overall. There was real speed on display on the Trailless course, as Doug Stein sprinted to a close victory over Wyatt Riley.

The many volunteers who helped make the event go smoothly earn my heartfelt gratitude. Thanks go first to Steve Beuerman, who assisted in all aspects of the Trail-O from course design to control hanging to working the start all day and the finish after that; then to the rest of the Trail-O crew: Esther Heller, Liz Butterfield, Dwight Freund, Rachel Freund, and Justine Simkins; the team that ran things on the White/Yellow/Trailless side: Chuck Spalding, Kevin Schoenfeld, Debbie Wojtowicz, Meg Gerstner, and Dan Greene; registration: Jean and Ev Beuerman; beginners' clinics: David Meredith and Dennis Wildfogel; control pickup: Alan Glendinning and Meg Gerstner, and Rory Maclean, who mobilized Mom Stephanie, Dad Derek, and Aunt Kirsty Lee to aid in the effort. Thanks finally to Mike Poulsen, who pioneered the trailless concept at Bayfront in a training session two years ago.


Results

BEGINNER TRAIL O (max 7 correct)

  Pl  Name                               Score

   1  Judy Koehler                         7
   2  Joanne & Robin Leadbetter and
          Vicki Woolworth                  6


INTERMEDIATE TRAIL O (max 10 correct)

This course had one timed control.  The winning
team was the only one to correctly identify this
control.  Their time for the control, in seconds,
is shown.

  Pl  Name                               Score

   1  Anna Brunzell and Eric Ramberg      10 (48)
   2  Justine Simkins and Rachel Freund    9
   =  Marsha Jacobs                        9
   =  Robert Lewis                         9
   =  Steve Gregg                          9
   6  Tuyen Nguyen and Lenny Woo           8
   =  Kevin Schoenfeld                     8
   =  Debbie Wojtowicz                     8
   9  Ben Wallace                          7
   =  Dwight Freund                        7
   =  Ken Shaeffer and Jason Axtell        7
   =  John Green                           7
   =  Eric and Kitty Gordon                7
   =  David Meredith                       7
   =  Jeff Lanam                           7
   =  Vicki Woolworth                      7
  17  Ev and Jean Beuerman                 6
   =  Bill Wright                          6
  19  Julie Minton                         5
   =  Jeff & Will Hanson, Myles Juzkow     5
  21  Terry Pratt                          2


WHITE - 1.9 km, 60' climb, 9 controls

  Pl  Name                                   Time

   1  Nancy Winterbottom                     27:27
   2  Tyler and Cliff Williams               35:16
   3  Ryan Pon                               38:44
   4  Becky, Angela, Laura Gradiska;
          Bonnie, Rachel, Hannah Rogers;
          Nicole Wemyss, Melissa Perna       39:29
   5  Christine, Lisa, Paul Fawcett          43:10
   6  Kyle Pon, Liz Davis, Abby Pennington   43:45
   7  Matthew and Laurie Gramberg            46:20
   8  Dennis and Ryan Hite                   48:05
   9  JoAnn, Paul & Brandon Dileanis         50:40
  10  Sammy, Kevin & Sherry Murray           54:36
  11  Freda Xu, Ming Lu, Bing Yuen Xu, Chen  57:22


YELLOW - 2.4 km, 150' climb, 10 controls

  Pl  Name                                   Time

   1  Derek Maclean                          13:26
   2  Frank Markowitz                        26:10
   3  Terry Pratt                            26:47
   4  Emily Havens                           28:50
   5  Rachel Care                            29:20
   6  Sam Johnson                            30:36
   7  Tony Hartman                           36:10
   8  Laurie, John, Tim & Erin Kelm          37:45
   9  Lei & Steven Yang, Bill Rassieur       45:22
  10  Fishkin & Worrell                      45:49
  11  Bob & Joyce Steinfeld                  46:55
  12  Judy Koehler                           50:49
  13  Stephanie Maclean                      52:22
  14  Annika Granholm & Tobias Tornquist     53:28
  15  Dan, Gail & Sarah Rubinfeld            56:30
  16  Steve Wynn & Monica Simpson            57:03
  17  Lisa & Travis McArthur; Michael Yuen;
          Carla, Scott & Adam Wigginton;
          Phyllis Matsura                    58:29
  18  Jeff, Thea & Rachel Levin              58:41
  19  Dave Launchbury                        58:45
  20  Sharon Evans & Dan Vannatter           60:07
  21  Melanie & Gary Jonas                   61:42
  22  Kirsty Lee                             64:01
  23  Jon, Judith & Jessica Green            70:53
  24  Judy, Nicole & Libby Cronin            73:49
  25  Mark Willey & Marc Haberstroh          82:06
  26  Larry & Quincy Fong                    82:11
  27  Terri & George Warren                  86:29

      David Carroll                           MSP
      Jennifer Schultz                        DNF
      Paul Fawcett                            DNF

  Second course

      Oleg Shaknovsky                        24:02
      Nancy Winterbottom                     57:45


TRAIL-LESS O - 3.1 km, 140' climb, 11 controls

  Pl  Name                                   Time

   1  Doug Stein                             14:54
   2  Wyatt Riley                            15:45
   3  Steve Gregg                            16:13
   4  Vladimir Gusiatnikov                   16:59
   5  Dennis Wildfogel                       17:53
   6  Dan Greene                             18:59
   7  Angelica Riley                         19:44
   8  Alan Glendinning                       20:20
   9  Chuck Spalding                         20:23
  10  Eric Rosenzweig                        21:22
  11  Trevor Pering                          22:30
  12  Bill Wright                            22:39
  13  Eric Ramberg                           25:15
  14  Yuko Izuta                             25:48
  15  Louise Madrid                          26:30
  16  Marcello Napolitano                    26:55
  17  Ben Wallace                            28:15
  18  Robert Lewis                           28:41
  19  Anna Brunzell                          29:05
  20  Marsha Jacobs                          29:17
  21  Doug Taylor                            32:42
  22  Leif Kirschenbaum                      34:48
  23  Lenny Woo, Tuyen Nguyen, Sam Johnson   35:12
  24  Meg Gerstner                           35:16
  25  Eric and Kitty Gordon                  37:02
  26  Oleg Shakhnovsky                       37:56
  27  David Meredith                         40:59
  28  Jasper Wu and Reggie Dugard            41:15
  29  Hiroshi and Ryoko Izuta                41:51
  30  Jeff Lanam                             45:22
  31  John Pagendarm                         45:53
  32  Bevan, Jim, Chelsea Waite; Beth Dixon  49:49
  33  Larry Pagendarm                        50:55
  34  Galena Shakhnovsky                     65:00
  35  Fernando, Kristin & John de la Rosa    65:30
  36  Stephanie, Charles & Norm Berube       66:12
  37  Les and Meredith Winchester            67:10
  38  Jay and Emily Hann                     83:20
  39  Becky and John Winchester              86:11
  40  Jon, Kay and Kyle Peters              137:48

  Second course

      Derek Maclean                          16:31
      Tobias Tornquist                       17:01