Coyote Hills Regional Park

National Orienteering Day "Come and Try It" event

Fremont
May 5, 2002

by Robert Lewis, meet director

ďWhat do you mean that there arenít any parking spaces left? Thatís never happened to us here before. Where are all these people coming from?.

That was the scene at this yearís National Orienteering Day event at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont. 311 competitors (at least 129 of them first timers) ran one or more of the four courses offered. Each course provided spectacular views of the bay with the Long Orange course visiting parts of the park unused by courses at prior events.

Veteran (if you can call someone that young a veteran) Kelsey Wyatt-Mair won the white course with a time of 23:18. Tim Wooten (a colleague of Wyattís) was the quickest first-timer (3rd place overall) with a time of 27:53. A compass provided by Brunton is on its way to Tim. Brunton was a sponsor of this year.s National Orienteering Day events around the country.

First timer BJ Hamel won the Yellow course with a time of 29:26, more than 5 minutes ahead of the second place finisher. BJ then went on to have the quickest time on the Orange course (as a 2nd course) as well. A copy of Terrain Navigator software from MapTech is on its way to BJ. MapTech was also a sponsor of NOD 2002 around the country.

Werner Haag placed first (as a 1st course) on Orange with a time of 50:45, more than 5 minutes ahead of the second place finisher.

Vladimir Gusiatnikov clocked an amazing 58:44 (close to 10km) on the Long Orange course to take first place and beat out Wyatt Riley by just over a minute.

There is something about Coyote Hills that seems to encourage competitors to loose their punch cards. Like last year, a surprising number of people returned empty handed.

An event like this could not go on without the help and support of a lot of people. As usual, Rosemary Johnson helped with the permit and Bob Cooley printed the maps. Abby Wolfe and Nick Corsano helped with beginner clinics. Chuck Spalding served as a pre-runner. Ev & Jean Beuerman and Ester Heller ran registration. Carol Lewis, Jack Meyers, and Nancy Lindeman started people on their courses. John Pagendarm, Joan Roos, and Cheryl Madson tracked finishers while Sharon Evans, Marsha Jacobs and Chuck Spalding calculated results. Dean French, Vlad Gusiatnikov and Penny and Harold DeMoss retrieved controls afterwards. Special thanks go to two people. Nancy Lindeman apparently pulled some strings to get the Bay Area Backroads show to re-air the orienteering show a week or two before the event. (Thatís where they all came from!) Kelly Wells helped set out controls with me on Saturday and made several trips setting out controls and water on Sunday. Itís the mark of a true volunteer when you spend all weekend helping and then donít get to run a course. Iím sure I missed one or two others. I thank you as well.

Results

Here are the preliminary results for all of the NOD courses run at Coyote Hills on May 5. Please let me know of any spelling errors, typos, etc.

For your information, there were 311 total participants comprising 177 entries. Of the 311, 129 were first-time orienteers.



  Pl  Name                                        Time

White     (2.975 km, 55 m climb, 9 controls)

   1  Kelsey Wyatt-Mair                           23:18
   2  Tim Wooten                                  27:53
   3  Susan & Hannah Kopisch                      29:48
   4  Emily Kellison-Linn & Chris Linn            33:44
   5  Robin & Joanne Leadbetter                   36:21
   6  Neil, Nick, Zachary, Jacob DePratt          37:34
   7  Lauren Pagendarm                            39:32
   8  Sergio, Daniella & Alex Morariu,
        Kelly McAdoo                              40:40
   9  Rick Mills, Daniel Russie, Alex Baker       41:10
  10  Pratima and GC                              41:20
  11  Allthea Morasca & Victor Polich             44:00
  12  Bevan Waite                                 45:14
  13  Pei-Fang Fang                               47:16
  14  Karen Siegel & Drew Fitting                 48:00
  15  Lauren Sawyer, Ariel & Robert Peterson      48:51
  16  Will & Robby Sare                           50:18
  17  Scott Stickeler                             53:06
  18  Jordy & Kathy Louie                         54:55
  19  Nancy, Joe, & Bill DeRose, John Lund        57:38
  20  Kevin & Marian Brown                        57:56
  21  Kevin, Rosie & Christopher Marks            58:44
  22  Mike, Hannah & Susan Boland, Andrew Marks   59:54
  23  Richard Young                               60:45
  24  Steven, Dale, Patty & Jenny Bennett         65:34
  25  Dennis Kovach & Barbara Zuxas               66:06
  26  Adele, Pat & Byron Cibart                   67:50
  27  Cynthia Greene                              68:59
  28  Pedrazza, McGee & 3 kids                    69:48
  29  Bill & Colin Wright                         71:35
  30  Brad Steen, John & Domini Tarman,
        Kathy Copeland & Sandra Bauer             72:10
  31  Mark & Rowan Zellers                        74:52
  32  Julia, Alex, Anna & Michael Rotaknin        80:30
  33  Mary Singh & Richard Banttari               89:57
  34  James, Terri & Justin Peters,
        Robbie Corey & Bruce Wilson               90:11
  35  Ken Malone & kids                          103:27
  36  Colleen Kong-Sawyer                        106:00

      Jukka Alastir                               DNF

  Second Course

      Vladimir Gusiatnikov (by memory)            15:34
      Steve Silverman & Mark Batayola             23:29


Yellow     (4.00 km, 115 m climb, 11 controls)

   1  BJ Hamel                                    29:26
   2  Gary Martinez                               34:29
   3  John Falkenroth                             38:18
   4  Robert Strauss                              41:07
   5  Joan Roos                                   43:57
   6  Mari Miyashita                              51:50
   7  Gail Glendinning                            54:18
   8  Tania & Kirstin Haag                        55:18
   9  Chelsea Waite                               56:01
  10  Patrick Matthews                            57:38
  11  Steve Silverman                             58:50
  12  Elizabeth Grewal                            59:14
  13  Carl & Aleene Reisinger                     59:30
  14  Henry, Bryan, Leo, Derek & Shannon          59:38
  15  Kathy & Jonathan Harris                     61:15
  16  Nancy Lindeman                              64:18
  17  Douglas Chang & Crystal Wang                65:42
  18  Mark Batayola                               65:44
  19  Valerie Mondo, Alix Womack & Katy Wonner    66:03
  20  Craig Huff                                  67:15
  21  Alex Dehnert & Pat Worthington              68:08
  22  Jonathan & Hayley Leib                      70:22
  23  Sammy, Sherry & Kevin Murray                71:21
  24  Rosemary Johnson & Marty Acuff              72:51
  25  Jay, Charlotte, Mac & Marianne Dean         73:49
  26  Ed McKnight & Don Andress                   74:12
  27  Kinkoi Lo, Fiona Lo, Ben Yip, Frankie Lo
        & Lauren Grao                             76:00
  28  Kathy Daly                                  76:07
  29  George & Terri Warren                       77:48
  30  Evan, Chris, & Diane Bird                   82:16
  31  Cal Loomer & family                         82:22
  32  Lauren, Chris, Shirle & Kristen Wemmer      82:34
  33  Andrew Wilson, Grant Nahouraii &
        Clayton Nickels                           83:40
  34  Jake & Clark                                84:14
  35  James Schallert & Sean Henry                86:38
  36  Galena Shakhnovsky                          88:34
  37  Ron & Emily Thumann                         89:05
  38  Roland Portman                              89:13
  39  Ken & Michael Marschall                     91:51
  40  Austin, David, Kathy & Justin Welsh         96:54
  41  Kurt & Evan Spahrmann                       97:43
  42  Russ & Caitrin Hughes                       98:10
  43  Matthew Kruskamp & Ben Mitchell             99:59
  44  Frank & Andie Markowitz                    100:10
  45  Lauren Kruskamp & Stephanie Wo             105:59
  46  Deron, Nicholas & Alexander van Hoff       109:23
  47  Angela & Mary Stoering, Eli Wyle,
        Kate & Louise Aspell                     109:28
  48  Mark & Mike Govnik, Brian & Bob Pratt      115:55
  49  Bob, Lauren, Alex & Rachel Ward            122:00
  50  Tim, Malomone, Nicholas & Aaron Rodden     126:18
  51  John, Tara, James & Evan Losito            128:20
  52  Sammy & Katie                              129:46
  53  David Takacs                               141:32

      Angelica Riley                               DNF

  Second Course

      Lauren Pagendarm                            57:52
      Allthea Morasca & Victor Polich             63:32
      Ariel & Robert Peterson, Lauren Sawyer      79:59
      Mark & Rowan Zeller                         92:42


Orange     (5.50 km, 180 m climb, 13 controls)

   1  Werner Haag                                 50:45
   2  Anna Brunzell                               56:08
   3  Eric Ramberg                                58:06
   4  Manfred Kopisch                             58:35
   5  Lukas Gruendler                             59:18
   6  Hardev Grewal                               62:47
   7  Elliott Delaye                              63:32
   8  Kenneth Tateosian                           66:06
   9  Harold DeMoss                               68:03
  10  Meg Gerstner & Alan Glendinning             70:33
  11  Michael Young                               72:50
  12  Oleg Shakhnovsky                            75:32
  13  Sharon Evans                                76:02
  14  Beth Dixon                                  76:06
  15  Marlene Roberts & David Bond                81:24
  16  Leif Kirschenbaum & John Heimann            85:17
  17  Eric & Kitty Gordon                         87:01
  18  Jeff Lanam                                  88:13
  19  Jayanth Mathi & Mahadevan Venkatraman       88:41
  20  Eric Butler & Diane Reese                   89:40
  21  Vaso Chatzi                                 94:35
  22  John Pagendarm                              97:16
  23  Jack Myers                                 100:40
  24  Dean French                                105:13
  25  Charles Perkins                            106:08
  26  Linda Koziol & Web Jordan                  106:30
  27  Rob Clima & Laura McKeegan                 106:49
  28  Boyd Potts                                 110:08
  29  Chris Lozinski                             110:17
  30  Chris Testroet                             111:03
  31  Kathy Tegtmeier & Mike Christensen         112:26
  32  Julie van Hoff                             116:15
  33  Steve Beuerman                             117:22
  34  Jeff Levin & Patrick Lane                  121:34
  35  Helen & Ed Shaw                            122:23
  36  Lorann Snow & Jennifer Howard              127:03
  37  Gregg & Katherine Perkins                  128:48
  38  James Lechner                              135:10
  39  Matty & Holly Stave, Dave & Leona Messink  143:20
  40  Audrie Faist                               156:03

      Cheryl Madson                                DNF

  Second Course

      BJ Hamel                                    45:52
      Steven & Dale Bennett                       77:23
      Will & Robby Sare                          139:50


Long Orange     (8.075 km, 195 m climb, 13 controls)

   1  Vladimir Gusiatnikov                        58:44
   2  Wyatt Riley                                 59:53
   3  Doug Stein                                  61:19
   4  Steve Gregg                                 61:57
   5  Syd Reader                                  62:05
   6  Vadimas Masalkovas                          63:40
   7  Rex Winterbottom                            64:15
   8  Andrejus Masalkovas                         71:47
   9  Sean Coady                                  72:57
  10  Penny DeMoss                                74:18
  11  Hannu Haarma                                74:48
  12  Ben Wahlstrand                              75:40
  13  Nik Weber                                   76:08
  14  Tapio Karras                                76:35
  15  Dan Greene                                  77:50
  16  Chuck Spalding                              79:35
  17  Rod Jaehn                                   79:49
  18  Marc Gelinas                                82:55
  19  Ian Tidswell                                84:17
  20  Eric Rosenzweig                             85:18
  21  Alex Krasnov                                87:12
  22  Manuel Alvarez                              89:06
  23  Gavin Wyatt-Mair                            91:01
  24  Yelena Krasnova                             91:59
  25  Vivian Lee                                  94:18
  26  Theo Verhoeven                              99:50
  27  Stacy Goss                                 103:24
  28  Marcello Napolitano                        105:12
  29  Terry Farrah                               110:08
  30  Gerry Goss                                 111:10
  31  Erik Suomela, Sheri Baublitz,
        Gina Gerritzen & Kenton Kosiek           115:04
  32  Abby Wolfe                                 122:55
  33  Jesse Meyer, Julia Gee & Bob Drues         150:18
  34  Fred Ciaramaglia                           154:40
  35  ROTC Alpha                                 181:06

      Kristen Stinger                              MSP  (#8)
      Tod Flak                                     DNF
      Matthias Kohler                              DNF
      Lukas Frei                                   DNF
      Stew Hintz                                   DNF
      Dennis Wildfogel                             DNF
      Mark Blair                                   DNF
      Doug Taylor                                  DNF


DNF = Did Not Finish
MSP = MiSPunched