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July 13, 2003
by Deron van Hoff, meet director
I enjoyed my first attempt at setting courses, and I hope that you all enjoyed the orienteering. Due to my heavy workload so far this year, I wasn't able to plan very far ahead. Nevertheless, with some very hard work by a few in the couple of weeks before the event, the event went well. Special thanks to Bob Cooley who took on the challenge to re-map areas of the park that changed significantly through reforestation and construction projects. I suppose that is one of the challenges for having an orienteering map in an urban park - the vegetation and trail system is very active from one year to the next. Also, special thanks to Johannes and Jean van Hoff, my parents, who worked outside their comfort zone and vetted many of the controls.
One of the more fun parts of course setting is the many hours of time spent outside. I really enjoyed setting controls on the mountain bike on Saturday. You tend to find trails you never would think of riding on. I also wouldn't have missed spending the early hours of the 4th of July in the eastern end of Golden Gate Park. It's a world all to its own, and only in San Francisco. Controls that were planned never made it on the final map, since the locations were occupied by interesting characters. I don't know if anyone on Long Orange took enough time around control number 16 to notice the animal shrine. When I was there, it was filled with birds and squirrels and other critters, all attracted by the man-made shrine.
Also, it is always nice to see the dedication of many BAOC regulars. The group that helped were not hard to find, and many volunteered unsolicited. Without these individuals, there would be no orienteering in the Bay Area, and so I am appreciative when I coordinate an event and when I compete.
Others that helped enormously with the effort were: Leif Kirschenbaum helped with the maps and control cards before the event, as well as worked starts; Julie van Hoff set controls, helped with setup and worked starts and finishes; Jean van Hoff helped with setup, did the shopping, worked starts and finishes, and picked up controls; Nik Weber pre-ran the Long Orange and Orange courses and discovered the missing controls before anyone's run, helped with finishes, and picked up controls; Lauren Wemmer and Kiki Weber helped with setup, finishes and results; Ev and Jean Beuerman did their usual beautiful job at registration; Frank Chu, a new orienteer, arrived early and jumped right in to help out; Ben Wahlstrand helped with starts; Ed Ow pre-ran the White course, and then helped with finishes for most of the rest of the day; Barbara Straka pre-ran the Yellow course; Gary Kraght, Scott Aster and Bill Straka organized the large numbers of beginners and provided clinics; and Steve Haas picked up controls.
Tomas Herbertson won the White course in 26:43, and looks like he could be one of our future BAOC stars. Aaron Shreve and Shelley and Zachary Hicks finished in second and third, respectively. On Yellow, Chris Buchner won the day with a time of 26:49. It looks like he enjoyed the orienteering, as he teamed up with Yellow third-place finishers Justin Anderson and Nicole Heynneman to try the Long Orange. Scott Aster finished in second place on Yellow.
Once again demonstrating the superiority of European orienteers, Claire Warner from CUOC in the U.K. and Sara Timner from Sweden finished first and third, respectively, on Orange. Claire had a winning time of 41:50 on the 5.4 kilometer course. The first male finisher was Doug Stein (in second) with a time of 44:01. Long Orange was also won by a visiting Swede, Tobias Eliasson from Sundsvalls OK. He finished the 8.4 kilometer course in 58:30. Mark Prior finished in second, and Sergey Grushin in third. Penny DeMoss and Yelena Krasnov finished first and second among the women.
A total of 271 individuals participated this year, up from 239 in 2002. The breakdown of entries and individuals for the various classes are as follows: White - 29 entries, 92 participants; Yellow - 31 entries, 73 participants; Orange - 45 entries, 59 participants; and Long Orange - 38 entries, 47 participants. Below are the preliminary results.
Pl Name Time White Course (2.3 km, 10 controls) 1 Tomas Herbertson 26:43 2 Aaron Shreve 32:50 3 Shelley & Zachary Hicks 33:10 4 Brian Leier, Paul Barsanti, Aswin Siali 36:24 5 Greg Hicks, Doug Dippel, Matilde Rodriguez 34:28 6 Brian Koga, Tim Kakiuchi 36:40 7 John Ludwig, Tom & Joe Soares, Jacob Togener 38:53 8 Cheryl Gould 41:35 9 Andrew Leung, Judy Vuong, Holly Lam 45:28 10 Matthew & Nancy Bye 48:47 11 German & Angelica Tovar, Mercedes Garcia 54:57 12 Charles McCarthy, Karen Aizawa 56:34 13 Girl Scouts Troop 1310 59:50 14 Angela, Joseph & Jordan Carmack 60:31 15 Marina Jaehn 60:54 16 Adam, Danielle & William Strauss 62:46 17 Matthew, Michele & Ben Conway 66:13 18 Emily & David Sims 70:00 19 Zentler, Harm, & Lair families 73:34 20 Dean Hodgins, Merlyn & Lili 74:33 21 Ann, Grace & Loise Marquino 79:20 22 James, Susan, Evelyn & Greg Lechner 80:16 23 Jarren, Jason & Jeanne Quan 80:35 24 Douglas O'Neal, Allie Sure O'Neal, Kathy Sure 82:00 25 Andrea Wuenschel 86:45 26 Frank Chu 86:45 27 Honda & MacParsons families 87:33 Eric & Jason Burris DNF Geoffrey Sears, Hannah, Natalie & Lydia DNF Yellow Course (3.3 km, 11 controls) 1 Chris Buchner 26:49 2 Scott Aster 29:06 3 Justin Anderson, Nicole Heynneman 33:32 4 Brett, Laura & Ryan Roby 36:10 5 Saputra family 42:37 6 Janet McDonald, Fred Loebl (Troop 24) 43:22 7 Don Gee 46:58 8 Barbara Robben 47:32 9 Grace Yang, Bill Rassieur 47:52 10 Barbara Straka 50:57 11 Sergio & Clif Pierluissi 55:14 12 Yerneni family 57:02 13 Mike McDonald, Robert Loebl (Troop 24) 57:56 14 Martin & Lisa McKeay 58:51 15 Marilyn Axup, Benn Karne 58:57 16 Ben Madrigali, Dylan Dougal 59:13 17 Lei & Steven Yang 61:22 18 Brent Wong, Annie Ly 62:37 19 Nicole & Libby Cronin 64:59 20 Chris, Steph, Brian & Anna Twiggs 69:16 21 Harrington & Garcia families 72:46 22 Dana, Matt, Jessie & Sara Rubentein, Alex Farell 75:56 23 Anna Strauss 76:49 24 Charles & Virginia Rassieur 78:35 25 Dave Palmer, Christel Rilling 80:05 26 Erin Keegan, Kirby Ung 82:03 27 The Troopers 101:28 28 Harry Gold 109:15 29 Madsen & Houtz families 115:16 John Bailey, Giles Crelly-Byers (Troop 24) DNF Second Course John Ludwig 60:27 Orange Course (5.4 km, 17 controls) 1 Claire Warner 41:50 2 Doug Stein 44:01 3 Sara Timner 45:51 4 Vicki Lee 51:44 5 Trevor Pering 59:14 6 Gary Kraght 59:23 7 Jeremy Giovannetti, Betsy Cory 62:38 8 Vasya Volkov 63:54 9 Dana Porrat, Yonatan Bilu 64:56 10 Byron Hart-Arnett 69:33 11 Bill Straka 70:18 12 Oleg Shakhnovsky 73:20 13 Jason Ortiz, Toby Zimmer 75:23 14 Jeff Tait, Rich Larson 76:58 15 James Tait, Jeff Hamilton, Tim Switick 78:16 16 Dave Ingram 78:53 17 Ken Giovannetti, Patty Crone 80:40 18 Tom & Judy Cronin 81:07 19 Wes Erck 81:42 20 Joe Moore 82:58 21 Alan Houser (Troop 24) 84:11 22 Corrine & Matthew Smith 86:16 23 Dan Clarke 86:29 24 Anne Gorby 89:03 25 Julia Zaks 103:09 26 Judy Koehler 107:05 27 Erin Smith, Donni O'Ryan, Simon Hebler 114:29 28 Leif Kirshenbaum 119:23 29 Eric Nichols, Ed Carpentier, Angela Stearns 121:49 30 Becky Hogan, Melissa Smith 127:36 31 John & Virginia Kibre 142:20 32 Robbie Bentley, Janet Kleyn 180:16 Michael & Trinh Beer MSP #11 Frank Markowitz DNF George Wilhelmsen, Mary Rose Cassa DNF Nancy Lindeman DNF Gina Solomon, Annette Huddle DNF Brandon Crone, Austin Keagy DNF Sean Cox DNF Second Course William Strauss 49:31 Brian Koga 77:19 Brian Leier 86:05 Charles McCarthy 91:52 Tim Kakiuchi DNF Dave Palmer, Christel Rilling DNF Long Orange Course (8.6 km, 23 controls) 1 Tobias Eliasson 58:30 2 Mark Prior 60:35 3 Sergey Grushin 63:34 4 Rex Winterbottom 66:10 5 Steve Haas 74:43 6 Ian Tidswell 77:05 7 Penny DeMoss 77:53 8 Eric Rosenzweig 79:52 9 Nik Weber 80:08 10 Alex Krasnov 80:29 11 Chuck Spalding 81:05 12 Bob Cooley 83:46 13 John Moss 84:18 14 Yelena Krasnov 85:43 15 Rod Jaehn 88:08 16 Evan Custer 91:57 17 Peter Olsten 94:13 18 John Herron 97:34 19 Bjorn Widerstrom 99:00 20 David Alyea 100:14 21 Patty Clemo 105:47 22 Jeffrey Rose, Kristin Daley 122:15 23 Trinka Gillis 130:41 24 Rick Garcia, Sara Shafiabady 132:38 25 Terry Gleason 140:01 26 Jeff Lanam 142:12 27 Philippe Tapon 166:09 28 Vic Revenko 168:32 29 Fred Ciaramaglia 175:33 30 Andrew Lobo, Warren Ng, Tiffany Lee (Washington High) 183:09 31 Keith Hering 184:17 32 Jim Fish 191:12 33 Henley Ng, Jannie Li, Jason Boke (Washington High) 200:34 34 Hernadi Budisantoso, Chuck Chan, Paul Ramos (Washington High) 202:24 Lamarr Fuller, Charles Lee, Lawrence Tsai (Washington High) MSP #20, #23 Dan Loflin DNF Thiago Ghilardi DNF Second Course Justin Anderson, Nicole Heynneman, Chris Buchner DNF _______________ DNF = Did Not Finish MSP = Mispunched
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