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Gerry Goss at Briones, October 2001 (Photo: Judy Koehler)

Presidio

San Francisco
Sept. 2, 2001

by Vic Revenko, meet director

A great turnout on a beautiful Labor Day weekend! A whopping 241 participants attended the Presidio O' meet - many for the first time. Several groups decided to picnic after their event, including a group of 11-year-old girls celebrating a birthday. Below are the complete results.

Mike Springer was the course setter and decided to use pie plates as controls to allow more flexibility in locating them in an area as accessible as the Presidio. They worked out well except for a few misplaced controls on Long Orange (13 and 15). Thanks to Steve Gregg, they were placed correctly. Steve as well as Penny DeMoss (and apparently some others) also helped by fixing wind-blown controls, which slowed their times. Your fellow orienteers thank you for this unselfish effort. One other shortcoming of the pie-plate control method (ppcm) was the solid red color on one side of the control that waved in the breeze. This was a problem for some who are color-blind. Notwithstanding these problems, the feedback from the participants was that it was a fun event.

The Presidio is constantly changing since it must be a self-sustaining park. This means that the map frequently needs updating. Long Orange orienteers found needed changes in the west part of the course area. Hopefully these can be made in time for next year's event.

The Presidio attracted people from around the Bay Area and beyond. Sometimes winning is better with more than one head. This was the case for the White course winner (the Hobsons at 39:04) as well as the next five runners-up (the Longinottis, the Snoopers, the Road Runners, the Jaguars, the Chins). The Long White winner (57:44) was Blanka Dobrkovska, newly arrived from the Czech Republic. Gary Kraght was the Yellow course winner (24:22). He said that he broke some personal best efforts. George Minarik, the BAOC treasurer, won the Orange course with a time of 52:33. Long Orange was long - it was designed to go around the periphery of the Presidio. Boris Granovsky had the fastest time (58:47). Congratulations to all participants!

Thanks for the Help!

This event depends on lots of help from fellow orienteers. Thanks to Mike Springer for his excellent and new course setting. The Presidio is limiting, since it is a heavily used urban park, but Mike added some new touches. Bob Cooley made the event easier with great preprinted maps. Thanks also to Rosemary Johnson for getting the permit.

The Presidio draws lots of new people to orienteering. Gary Kraght and Tony Pinkham did a great job of teaching new orienteers at the beginners' clinics. This makes a big difference to making the day fun for novices.

Ev and Jean Beuerman stayed awake long enough after returning from Europe the day before to manage the registration process. My great thanks for their invaluable service not only at this but at many BAOC events.

Energetic orienteers were well Started by Galina and Oleg Shakhnovsky and Ed Ow. Moving 241 participants out into the courses was a smooth process. Participants were Finished off by Penny and Harold DeMoss, Scott Aster, and Leif Kirschenbaum.

The results were tallied by Marsha Jacobs, Robert Lewis, and Chuck Spalding (who also waited for the last finisher). Chuck also did later homework to compile all the results and publish them.

Thanks to all who made this event seamless. It was a lot of fun and the feedback - especially from new orienteers - was very positive.


Results

White         2.3 km, 40 m climb, 9 controls

   1  Kevin, Laura, Dave & Nancy Hobson          39:04
   2  Vicki Newton & Cheryl Longinotti           39:28
   3  The Snoopers (Michael Behrens group)       41:59
   4  The Road Runners (Liza Sanchez group)      44:10
   5  The Jaguars (Silvia Orsini group)          49:15
   6  Ken & Alex Chin                            53:53
   7  Maryann Banez                              57:28
   8  Robert, Julie, Rachel & Anu                60:38
   9  Gloria Jew, Jolani Chun-Moy & Emma Dowd    70:21
  10  Kelsey Wyatt-Mair                          71:08
  11  Amy Klatzlem, Ariel Jew, Yong Fry,
        Audrey Chien & Maelin Wong               72:19
  12  Rachel, Sarina & Usha                      77:09
  13  Jeff Levin, Gretchen, Samantha & Alex
        Franklin                                 80:06
  14  Mindy Johnson, Colin & Sonja Wright        86:02
  15  Susan & Stacy Canzoneri, Salle Hanselman   90:50
  16  The Mustangs (Caroline Orsini group)      117:45
  17  Rafeal & Thea Boucher                     136:47

      The Shooting Stars (Lydia Zapana group)   No Start Time
      Susan Chang                                 DNF


Long White       4.3 km, 100 m climb, 15 controls

   1  Dobrkovska Blanka                          57:44
   2  Tom & Jack Harrington                      95:19
   3  Mike Christensen & Kathy Tegtmeier         99:20
   4  Sonza van Herick                          100:37
   5  McDermott, Withers, Henchroth, Sattler
        & Knox                                  100:48
   6  David & Richard Pon                       105:21
   7  Chris & Wendy Hanson, Jackie Miyasaki     113:09
   8  Dave & Ed Landefeld                       113:31
   9  David Takacs                              114:20
  10  Joey Catlin & Evan Daly                   123:28
  11  Chuck & Sue Willows-Raznikov              138:02
  12  Matt & Sam Jones                          139:41
  13  Jenny Rawles & Nathan Jones               141:27
  14  Carol Schultz & Liz Spalding              148:11

      Darryl Skrabak                            No Start Time
      Carol Johnson                               MSP
      Burl Hall                                   DNF
      Karen & Jon Mathon                          DNF
      Donna Campbell                              DNF
      David Bond & Marlene Roberts                DNF


Yellow         2.5 km, 70 m climb, 8 controls

   1  Gary Kraght                                24:22
   2  Barbara Robben                             43:02
   3  Don Gee                                    43:15
   4  Elizabeth Grewal                           46:15
   5  Downey Noel & Paul Martinez                46:38
   6  Brian Koga                                 47:20
   7  Alan Jones & Kate Watts                    50:09
   8  Alan, Susan, Ian & Evan Pendleton          50:33
   9  Ed Ow                                      54:20
  10  Laurie, John, Erin & Tim Kelm              54:35
  11  Tim, Julie, Kenneth & Katie Thompson       55:19
  12  Terry Parker, Yolanda Burrell,
        Daniel Wolff & Manfred Rindl             58:43
  13  Frank & Andie Markowitz                    59:24
  14  Galina Shakhnovsky                         65:10
  15  Stephanie Morse, Chris & Brian Twiggs      65:13
  16  Mary Pedon                                 66:15
  17  Idalia & Sam Larsen                        68:00
  18  B & A Agee, Laura & Mathew                 76:11
  19  Sharon Tsiu                                86:10
  20  Sharon Kato                                88:10
  21  Roy, Susan, Hannah & Becky Want,
        Steve Swanson                            99:48
  22  Gary Larsen                               103:32
  23  Erin & Mike                               115:45


Orange        5.3 km, 130 m climb, 14 controls

   1  George Minarik                             52:33
   2  Genevieve Graves                           59:07
   3  Malcolm Wyatt-Mair                         65:50
   4  Boucher                                    67:07
   5  Leif Kirschenbaum                          81:22
   6  Bill Wright                                82:16
   7  Doug Bullard                               93:30
   8  Susannah Graves                            93:50
   9  Elliot Delaye                              98:21
  10  Marsha Jacobs                              99:15
  11  Grant Glouser                              99:17
  12  Oleg Shakhnovsky                           99:33
  13  Rosemary Johnson                          100:18
  14  Jayanth Majhi & Harish Devarajan          103:10
  15  Kinshuk Govil                             104:59
  16  Howard & Julie Graves                     112:27
  17  Mark Catlin                               114:51
  18  Cathy Bolger                              122:38
  19  Steve Beuerman                            124:08
  20  Jennifer Kerr                             125:09
  21  Barry & Suzette Pangrle                   126:28
  22  Douglas Chang                             127:39
  23  Rachel Care                               128:06
  24  Mike Whelply & Joyclin Hashimoto          129:13
  25  Nate Aldworth & Stephanie Merlo           129:47
  26  Vaso Chatzi & Johanna Quattruci           134:03
  27  Steve Wynn & Monica Simpson               135:19
  28  Judy Koehler                              156:49
  29  Greg & Shelly Heironimus                  157:13
  30  Fishkin & Worrell                         161:00
  31  Mark Jimenez                              163:27
  32  Michele Kundrack & Van Shih               163:28
  33  Brendan Stuart & Marta Vallino            165:02
  34  George & Terri Warren                     167:22
  35  John & Virginia Kibre                     171:39
  36  Harden Grewal                             177:35
  37  Audrie Faist                              189:58
  38  Jim Hayes & Larry Parker                  201:13

      David Braun                                 DNF


Long Orange       8.3 km, 250 m climb, 20 controls

   1  Boris Granovskiy                           58:47
   2  Eric Roller                                62:05
   3  Syd Reader                                 69:07
   4  Tapio Karras                               74:52
   5  Rex Winterbottom                           78:36
   6  Penny DeMoss                               79:21 *
   7  Steve Gregg                                83:00 *
   8  Dennis Wildfogel                           83:08
   9  Chuck Spalding                             87:55
  10  Tim Ernst                                  97:18
  11  Trevor Pering                              97:28
  12  Ian Tidswell                               98:56
  13  Mark Blair                                102:50
  14  Deron van Hoff                            108:51
  15  Mike Murphy                               112:38
  16  Robert Lewis                              116:04
  17  Jeff Walker                               117:13
  18  Will Gilmore                              121:15
  19  Chris Day                                 122:13
  20  Cecil Conkle                              123:11
  21  Mark Fineman                              123:15
  22  Leslie Minarik                            137:43
  23  Jacqueline Wollman                        144:43
  24  Jim Duggan                                149:17
  25  Jeff Rose, Kriston Daley, Randal Burns
        & Nancy Hersh                           157:19
  26  Kirk Lawrence                             167:05
  27  Ray Kemp & Wendy Wyman                    170:28
  28  Tami Anderson, Beth & Rob Brewster,
        Joe Teno                                196:05

      Greg Favor & Tina Pete                      DNF
      J, Kay & Kyle Peters                        DNF
      Jenny Tom, Heather Mozdean &
        Christine Lord                            DNF
      Paul Overvoorde                             DNF
      
  * Includes time spent tracking down misplaced and/or
    blown-down pie plates and replacing them.