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Briones - Results

Date: Sunday, April 18, 2004
Location: Martinez, CA.
Event Directors: - 925.462.2254, and
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Course Setters: Mark Blair, Ian Tidswell, and Mark Irwin
Type: B; Regular Event, all seven courses
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Writeup by Mark Blair

It was a dark and stormy night… Well, no. It was a somewhat grey and chilly morning to be considerably more accurate. The rather unseasonable weather kept the attendance a little low, but for those out on the course the cool weather made for fast, pleasant running.

As is always the case at Briones, the challenge for the course setters is to create navigationally interesting courses that are not physically too demanding, and avoid some of the worst of the poison oak. This year we had the added goal for the intermediate and advanced of using the recently extended western section of the map, a generally interesting area of mixed woodland and meadow, albeit with the typically steepness. Overall the courses were physically tough, and required some route choice. The early stages of the advanced courses were a little dull since they paralleled a trail. In hindsight perhaps we should have rethought that element. Live and learn.

The white course stayed near the parking area, and unlike many white courses was generally off-trail, following a fence boundary and forest edge for much of the route. Christina Haldenwang flew round the course in just 16 minutes for the fastest time.

The yellow course was navigationally simpler than normal since it used a trail that was surrounded by poison oak, limiting the route choices. Jackie Wong completed the course in an impressive 34 minutes.

The Orange and Long Orange (Adventure Race) courses had similar routes with a few extra controls for the longer course. Dennis Wilkinson was almost twice as fast as the next fastest person on orange. Adam Citerella was fastest on the Long Orange.

The advanced courses all had similar controls for the first 4 legs and then diverged. Winners on the brown, green, red, and blue courses were James Wilson (trusty registration leader for the East Bay), Misha Liptov (a grad student at Stanford), Joe Pappendick, and Syd Reader (respectively)

As always a big Thank You! to all the volunteers.

Course setters Mark Blair, Mark Irwin, and Ian Tidswell. Other volunteers (in no particular order): James Wilson, Vivian Lee, Evan Custer, Vicki Woolworth, Jeff Lanam, Cheryl Madson, Barb and Bill Straka, Mark Prior, Penny and Harold DeMoss, Andrew Masalkov, Reggie Dugard, Anne, Gorby, Thorsten Graeve, John Brown, Gavin Wyatt-Mair, Peter Graube.

Briones Regional Park
Sunday, April 18, 2004


Preliminary White & Yellow Results


  Pl  Name                                          Time  (Comment)

White Course     (1.5 km, 45 m climb, 10 controls)

   1  Christina Haldenwang                          16:04
   2  Flamingos GS Troop 2198                       16:13 (Approx)
   3  Chris Trader                                  19:23
   4  GSA 1416                                      19:24 (Approx)
   5  Highley, Chatham                              20:53
   6  Max, Chris, Lucien                            26:39
   7  Colleen & Jeff Johnston, Chris Chin,
        Beau Hall                                   33:49 (Approx)
   8  Jayne, Joshua, Ted, Nicholas, William Kluger  34:54
   9  Pat Hurley                                    36:33
  10  Victor Alfaro                                 41:03
  11  Bay Chang                                     41:39
  12  Zachi Baherer                                 50:14
  13  Desmond Chew                                  50:40

      Sam & Samantha Culbertson, Rhonda Spencer     MSP   (0:24:02)
      Marita, Shane, Emerson Kerwin                 MSP   (1:11:24)
      Johanna Karras                                DNF


Yellow Course    (2.6 km, 120 m climb, 11 controls)

   1  Jackie Wong                                   34:20
   2  Omprakash Gynawali                            36:23
   3  Pertrue, Kari, Magnus Pedersen                38:09
   4  Victor Alfaro                                 38:55
   5  Brendan Kelly                                 42:06
   6  Troop 2198: Charolotte, Heather, Megan,
        Maura, Renee                                47:36
   7  Juhha Karras                                  49:55
   8  Claire & Rob Aldenhrysen, Kevin Behrendt      51:07
   9  Libby & Nicole Cronin                         52:37
  10  Max, Lucian, Chris                            53:18
  11  Dick, Janet, Chris Jones, Jennifer Sheehy     56:14
  12  Alan & Kai Kramer, Barb & David Bryant        56:48
  13  Bill Behrendt                                 58:36
  14  Daniel Sakai                                  59:15
  15  Carl, Gavin & David Williams                1:06:11
  16  Colleen & Jeff Johnston, Chris Chin,
        Beau Hall                                 1:10:01
  17  William, Deborah, Noah, Kimberly Elder      1:14:14
  18  Quess & Gus Liu                             1:19:13
  19  Russ, Lorna, Jacob, Cheryl, Dave Stevens
        (Troop 465)                               1:21:44
  20  Isabel Bryant, David                        1:24:30
  21  Dan Haselawa, Trish, Johnathon Dominguez,
        Charley Presisio                          1:25:35
  22  Girl Scout Troop 905                        1:28:25 (Approx)
  23  Jim Hill, Scott Hays                        1:30:27
  24  Laura Wiggs                                 1:31:01

      Lei Xiao                                      DNF   (#5, 11; 1:03:18)

  Second Course

      Christina Haldenwang                          39:14
      Christina & Isabel Souto                      48:13
      Sam & Samantha Culbertson, Rhonda Spencer     52:51
      Chris Trader                                  58:35
      Bay Chang                                   1:08:59
      Turner, Van Houten                          1:18:21
      Pat Hurley                                  1:30:51



Preliminary E-Punch Results


  Pl  Name                            Time

Orange Course  (4.46 km, 335 m climb, 9 controls)

   1  Dennis Wilkinson               1:05:52
   2  Aaron & Greg Highley           2:06:11
   3  Vasiliki Chatzi                2:12:39
   4  Ann Parkinson, Scott Aster     2:14:35
   5  Linda Koziol, Web Jordan       2:16:58
   6  Brian Kirshner                 2:23:57
   7  Maurice Loo, Bobby Poon        2:24:37
   8  F. Chiavetta                   2:25:55
   9  Kan, Ogawa, & Ng               2:29:57
  10  Chad Davis                     2:43:58
  11  Jordan Murphy, Angela Strauss  2:44:24
  12  Jasper Wu                      2:46:11
  13  Sheehy & Freeman               3:12:36

      Cheryl Madson                    DNF
      Anne Gorby                       DNF
      Bill Madsen                      DNF
      Hongche Liu                      DNF
      Jaakko Karras                    DNF


AR Course  (5.49 km, 400 m climb, 11 controls)

   1  Adam Citarella                 2:12:47
   2  Todd Paulsen                   2:46:13
   3  Geoffrey Sears                 2:48:08
   4  Kent Hetherwick                2:59:58

      Jim Fish                         DNF
      David Knox                       DNF
      Deer Valley Outdoors             DNF


Brown Course  (3.75 km, 255 m climb, 10 controls)

   1  James Wilson                     48:02
   2  Dan Dwyer                        52:36
   3  Gary Kraght                    1:02:42
   4  William Straka                 1:05:31
   5  Devin Prouty                   1:07:02
   6  Co Delp                        1:07:04
   7  Tom & Judy Cronin              1:11:56
   8  Dwight Freund                  1:14:42
   9  Stephanie Maclean              1:15:01
  10  Natasha Gelfand                1:18:29
  11  Carol Schick-Lyda              1:20:09
  12  Robert Lewis                   1:21:54
  13  Jeff Lanam                     1:29:46
  14  Trinka Gillis                  1:30:59
  15  TJ Nicholson                   1:32:10
  16  Mike Fleishman                 1:38:51
  17  Rosemary Johnson               1:44:55
  18  Chris Murray                   1:46:34
  19  Richard Hellyer                1:55:22
  20  Dean French                    1:56:06
  21  Nancy Lindeman                 2:16:13
  22  Barbara Straka                 2:32:11

  Second Course

      Dennis Wilkinson                 50:26


Green Course  (4.86 km, 375 m climb, 13 controls)

   1  Misha Lipatov                    56:10
   2  Chris Roper                    1:07:39
   3  Evan Custer                    1:08:30
   4  Mariane Pedersen               1:16:57
   5  Russell Neilson                1:17:44
   6  Peter Graham                   1:18:22
   7  Sergei Rodionov                1:23:11
   8  Kevin Schoenfeld               1:25:11
   9  Doug Masiel                    1:26:50
  10  Leon Berzins                   1:27:43
  11  Bob Strauss                    1:28:06
  12  Johanna Merriss                1:30:49
  13  Gerry Goss                     1:31:24
  14  Stacy Goss                     1:35:12
  15  Bud Laird                      1:50:02
  16  Denis Kourakin                 1:50:20
  17  Edwards, Gregg, & Kablanow     1:51:24
  18  Mark Rice                      1:56:36
  19  Laura McKeegan, Rob Clima      2:01:08

      Tim Dreby                        DNF


Red Course  (6.12 km, 455 m climb, 15 controls)

   1  Joe Pappendick                 1:08:54
   2  Matthias Kohler                1:10:34
   3  Doug Bass                      1:13:11
   4  Thorsten Graeve                1:14:36
   5  Kent Ohlund                    1:15:48
   6  Tapio Karras                   1:16:16
   7  Derek Maclean                  1:18:40
   8  Deron van Hoff                 1:22:46
   9  Dan Greene                     1:25:14
  10  Rod Jaehn                      1:26:12
  11  Michael Behrens                1:26:28
  12  Gavin Wyatt-Mair               1:29:20
  13  Vivian Lee                     1:30:15
  14  Thiago Ghilardi                1:31:39
  15  Chuck Lyda                     1:32:46
  16  Dan Holman                     1:35:50
  17  Bill Papendick                 1:41:10
  18  Bill Wright                    1:46:39

      Provant & Jimenez                DNF


Blue Course  (7.56 km, 570 m climb, 18 controls)

   1  Syd Reader                     1:11:13
   2  Slava Akinin                   1:14:01
   3  Liam Corner                    1:15:58
   4  Francois Leonard               1:17:42
   5  Bret Sarnquist                 1:25:59
   6  Sergey Grushin                 1:26:27
   7  Andrejus Masalkovas            1:27:04
   8  Mike Prindeville               1:27:55
   9  Mark Prior                     1:31:52
  10  Claire Warner                  1:32:27
  11  Penny DeMoss                   1:32:43
  12  Attila Nagy                    1:38:43
  13  Joe Eandi                      1:52:02
  14  Nik Weber                      1:52:24
  15  Greg Favor, Wendell Doman      2:09:24
  16  Artem Stembovski               2:24:03
  17  Peter Graube                   2:34:36

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"Approx" = group did not get a formal start time
DNF = Did not finish (one or more controls missed)
MSP = Mispunched (one or more incorrect controls)