On a lovely Spring day, 200 participants accounted for 99 entries on the four courses provided by the Stanford Orienteering Club and designed by Syd Reader. Below are the complete results.
The White course was a bit more challenging than normal, requiring careful navigation through the maze of buildings in the central campus. However, everyone completed the course successfully, with Linda Wang and Albert Huntington finishing first in 23:22, fully 10 minutes ahead of the second team.
The Yellow course was similar, but its additional length took people a bit beyond the dense buildings. The field of more than 90 people was headed by Scott Aster with a swift 32:35 -- a fitting reward for his term as BAOC president. Scott was closely followed by three competitors with much less experience, including first-timer Caleb Kemere.
The Orange course combined fine orienteering among the buildings and open-field navigation. Gary Kraght led the way with a time of 39:01.
The Long Orange course provided a grand tour of the campus. It gave the more-experienced orienteers a chance to show their speed, with more than half the entries averaging faster than 9 min/km. Steve Gregg won in 45:22, closely followed by Dennis Wildfogel, Vadimas Masalkovas and Doug Stein.
As always, the event couldn't have been held without the efforts of many people. As mentioned previously, Syd Reader designed the courses. He also ran the gauntlet of Stanford bureaucracy to get the permit (with support from Alan LaVergne), made map corrections and prepared the maps for printing, set almost all the controls, and picked up several controls. Many thanks go to Bob Cooley for printing all the maps, including during the event (which had him walking to and from the parking lot -- a few days after surgery on both knees!). Rachel Freund (who is rumored to be campaigning to be president of the Stanford Orienteering Club) helped vet the courses, set controls, posted signs, recorded finishes and computed results (she certainly has my vote!).
The ever-present registration team of Ev and Jean Beuerman did their usual wonderful job (I apologize for not arranging relief for them to be able to run a course). Beginners clinics were held by Nancy Lindeman and Jeff Lanam, which surely contributed to the high level of success on White and Yellow. Starts were managed by Louise Madrid, Meg Gerstner and Alan Glendinning. In addition to Rachel F., finishes were recorded by Scott Aster and Dwight Freund. Results were processed by Rachel, Dwight, Alan LaVergne and David Takacs. Last but not least, the controls were picked up by Andrea Sheperd, Slava Akinin and Steve Haas (and Syd).
Thanks to all those folks, to Abby Wolfe for posting the announcement and results on the BAOC Web site, and to anyone that I've inadvertently overlooked.
White (2.7 km, 9 controls) 1 Linda Wang, Albert Huntington 23:22 2 Maya, Emi & Murray Reed 33:24 3 Lind Su, E. & B. Strand, Annie Given 45:21 4 Alanna Casey, Jan Wexner, Larry Fong 53:00 5 Karras family 53:21 6 Karen, Tara & Moira Saxena, Janelle Page, Allan Leung 53:47 7 Chelsea Waite 59:13 8 Bill & Colin Wright 1:01:38 9 Emilia Haya, Sarah Quincy, Lindsey Lehto 1:01:53 10 Bevan Waite 1:02:11 11 Amber Garcia, Allison Bray, Jennifer & Janet Angell (GS Troop 255) 1:03:14 12 Joann Freund (GCO) 1:07:57 13 Kellison-Linn family 1:11:40 14 Napolitano family 1:11:54 15 Christopher Belisle 1:19:30 16 K, A & D Cendejas, C & K Kurtz, A DuQuite, G, N & C Sinha (GS Troop 167) 1:26:41 17 Barbara Robben, Wilma Leonard 1:39:58 18 Terese, Laura, Heather & Donna Blockhus 1:45:20 Yellow (3.8 km, 12 controls) 1 Scott Aster 32:35 2 Craig Mar 34:57 3 Caleb Kemere 35:43 4 Irina Zaks 36:30 5 Elizabeth Grewal 54:15 6 John Tseng, Wendy Kang 59:09 7 Beth Dixon 59:49 8 Sundeep Abraham 1:01:27 9 Dan & Jordy Rose 1:04:28 10 Rajesh & Stella Kulkarni 1:04:36 11 Rita Law, Helen & Jacky Liem, Mansun Chan, Elaine Tong 1:05:15 12 Ken, Wendy, Vincent, George 1:05:48 13 Julia, Michael, Anna & Alex Rotakhina 1:07:00 14 Andrea, Adreanna & Roland Shepherd, E. Hill, Christian Haldan 1:13:30 15 Rachel Care 1:13:40 16 Annice & Jay Weinstein, Janelle Page 1:13:51 17 Curtis & Craig Murphy, Scott & Eric Pierson 1:19:12 18 Crystal Wang, Douglas Chang 1:22:31 19 Tim Morton 1:22:53 20 Cathy Bunting, Pat Lea, Micki Guntren 1:23:32 21 David Takacs 1:30:14 22 Jack & Philip Myers, Paul Mazaika, Sue Rho 1:32:14 23 Stephanie Bunting, Michelle Lea, Kelsey Guntren 1:35:42 24 Chris, Maya & Lena Lozinski 1:37:40 25 Chris Twiggs, Stephanie, Brian, Joan, Bob 1:39:15 26 Melissa Spencer, Brenda Peņa, Megan Xenas, Katie Moreau 1:41:08 27 Anita & Ramana Yerneni 1:44:38 28 Shannon & Carole Prior, Annalise Kiaski, Mary Moreau 1:49:50 29 Lindsay Fink, Laura Smith, Rebecca Mestas, Ashley Brechtfeldt, Holly Pryor 1:55:06 30 Chelsea Hummel, Caroline McKusick, Cheryl & Taryne Nannetti 2:03:00 Jen Brown, Jill Murphy, Melanie Maxwell DNF (Missed #8 & 11) Samantha Samuels, Aubrey Grauman, Jennifer Nguyen, Jennae Ashby DNF Second course Alanna Casey, Emilia Haya 1:01:55 Sarah Quincy, Lindsey Lehto 1:27:20 Christopher Belisle 1:28:51 Amber Garcia, Allison Bray, Jennifer & Janet Angell (GS Troop 255) DNF Orange (4.8 km, 12 controls) 1 Gary Kraght 39:01 2 Dwight Harbaugh, Slava Akinin 41:29 3 Patty Clemo 45:56 4 Elizabeth Miller 48:10 5 Hardev Grewal 49:43 6 Trevor Pering 50:23 7 Jeff Lanam 51:34 8 Dwight Freund (GCO) 52:49 9 Marsha Jacobs 54:13 10 Julia Zaks 57:01 11 Diane Reese, Charles Perkins 1:05:31 12 Don Gee 1:15:44 13 Fred Ciaramaglia 1:16:09 14 Nancy Lindeman 1:20:46 15 Ved & Parag Gupta 1:22:04 16 Shirley Parlan 1:22:16 17 Audrie Faist 1:25:45 18 Judy Koehler 1:26:28 19 Lily Kuo, Julian Leong, Evan, Jae, Bill 1:30:10 20 Cindy & Chris Rodemich 1:41:09 21 Caroline Kao 2:10:15 Johanna Merriss MSP (Wrong #11) Jennifer Schultz, Eric Rosenzweig DNF Long Orange (7.6 km, 20 controls) 1 Steve Gregg 45:22 2 Dennis Wildfogel 46:46 3 Vadimas Masalkovas 47:22 4 Doug Stein 47:47 5 Hannu Haarma 52:15 6 Andrejus Masalkovas 54:46 7 Rod Jaehn 58:53 8 Marcello Napolitano 59:47 9 Michael, Laura & Katherine Brill 1:01:49 10 Meg Gerstner, Alan Glendinning 1:01:56 11 Mike Fleishman 1:10:03 12 Louise Madrid 1:22:16 13 Cathy Bolger 1:31:29 14 Alan LaVergne 1:41:08 15 Steve Beuerman 1:47:00 16 Terry Szucsko, Amy Barton 2:20:28 Cheryl Madson DNF Rhona Mahony DNF Second course Fred Ciaramaglia 1:36:34