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A competitor running under a huge fallen redwood tree at Big Basin State Park, 1996

Bayfront Park - Results

Date: Sunday, August 1, 2004
Location: Menlo Park, CA.
Event Director: - 650.321.9713
Course Setter: Nick Corsano
Type: C; Beginner and "special" courses
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Writeup by Nick Corsano

Cozy Bayfront Park offered August's best orienteering opportunity west of the Continental Divide, and about 180 people came out to enjoy the perfect weather (overcast early, relatively cool all day) and fast running conditions.

On White, Karla Smith and her daughters Jenna and Rachel ran to victory, and then turned in a very good time on Yellow as a second course. In second place was the team of Maya and Bo Curry. They then ran Yellow individually, and turned in the two fastest times on that course for the day. Junior Garrett Pitsenbarger was the winner on Yellow, with the narrowest margin of the day, 20 seconds ahead of Jeff and James Tait. Andrea Shepherd was the first woman finisher on Yellow.

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

The third course offered was Trail-less O', with the option to extend to Trail-less+ (two loops) or Trail-less+2 (three loops). As its name implies, the map for the first loop showed none of the park's roads or trails, fences, or other person-made objects. This has been the standard for "advanced" courses at Bayfront. As an added challenge, the second loop map omitted not only the trails, but also the contour lines, requiring competitors to navigate primarily by rock and vegetation features. The third loop used a complete map, and was in fact identical to the Yellow course, except for the location of the start triangle. The ideal running conditions encouraged over half of the Trail-less entrants to complete the full 7.6 km Trail-less+2.

Misha Bilenko led the small group that ran the single loop. Brad Wetmore easily won the Trail-less+ version, turning in the fourth fastest times of the day on both loops. Lauren Wolfe in second was top female and top junior, in her last Bay Area event before heading east for college. On Trail-less+2, all I can say is that only the jackrabbits were moving faster than Bruce Wolfe! About a minute behind Bruce was Mark Elgood, veteran of British and East Coast orienteering in his first appearance as a BAOC member. We look forward to seeing Mark and his family often. Yelena Krasnov was the first female finisher on Trail-less+2.

David Giese and Thorsten Graeve compare route choices at the 2002 Bear Valley Ski-O (Photo: Tony Pinkham)

A truly amazing amount of volunteer effort went into making this event successful. I want to thank Audrie Faist for arranging the permit; Steve Haas for vetting the courses; Bob Cooley for printing the maps; Jean and Ev Beuerman for handling registration; the ace parking patrol of Peter Graube, Chris and Sarah Cobey, and Matthias Kohler; Brad Wetmore and Jeff Lanam for beginners clinics; the start crew of Susan Chang, Russell Greene, Brad Johanson, and Todd Neller (Todd gets the day's good sport award - he is Brad J's friend visiting from out of town!); Mike Fleishman, Esther Heller, Sandra Skinner, Chuck Spalding, Alan Houser, and Cathy Bolger on finishes and results; Meg Gerstner and Alan Glendinning, who kept the map exchange humming all day and then picked up controls; John Pagendarm, who also did control pick-up; and again to Brad W, Peter, Chuck and Esther, who all helped with set- up or take-down. The final thank-you is for Linda Lacoste, head ranger at Bayfront, for her invaluable support and assistance.

Bayfront Park
Menlo Park, CA
Sunday, August 1, 2004


Results


  Pl  Name(s)                                     Time

White Course    (2.1 km, 30 m climb, 10 controls)

   1  Jenna, Rachel, & Karla Smith                26:32
   2  Bo & Maya Curry                             29:31
   3  Laura Wiggs                                 31:04
   4  Janice Bishop, Lukas Gruendler              34:57
   5  Karina & Gabija Masalkovaite,
        Antanas Rajenas                           37:19
   6  Meghann & Erin McLinden                     43:44
   7  John & Iliana Hayes                         44:16
   8  Michael Borchers, Megan Baldwin             47:50
   9  Emma, Paul, & Patrick                       48:12
  10  Jason, Luke, Connie, & Russell Green        48:20
  11  Sunscream                                   55:30
  12  Kathy Domen, Eileen Philips                 55:58
  13  Holme family                                57:16
  14  Scorpions - Troop 33                      1:01:33
  15  Cobras - Troop 33                         1:06:55
  16  Flaming Arrows - Troop 33                 1:17:19

      Mike, Ravi, Oliver, Anubhar, Jordan         MSP


Yellow Course   (2.7 km, 50 m climb, 13 controls)

   1  Garrett Pitsenbarger                        36:20
   2  Jeff & James Tait                           36:40
   3  Murray Wilcox                               40:29
   4  Andrea Shepherd                             45:42
   5  Jeff, Susan, Elliott                        46:27
   6  Ryan Carlson, Cat Cabrera                   49:38
   7  Melissa Bert, Rene Fromhold-Treu            50:59
   8  Matt Alden, Robert Wong                     51:34
   9  Robin Pomerance                             52:00
  10  Yerneni family                              52:55
  11  Kathryn Hedjasi, Ed Goldberg, Ed Drury      53:42
  12  Melissa & Connor Farley                     55:33
  13  Alec Elgood                                 55:40
  14  Kristen Pitsenbarger                        57:20
  15  Shelby Elgood                               57:23
  16  Kevin Walker                                59:26
  17  Ron, Meg, & Emily Thumann                   59:42
  18  Carol & Gerry Grismore                    1:00:08
  19  Susan Chang                               1:00:45
  20  Diane Hall, Roberta Pitsenbarger          1:01:49
  21  Galina Shakhnovsky                        1:09:53
   =  Marina Keating                            1:09:53
  23  Mitali & Sonali Shanbhag, Jayshree Desai  1:10:56
  24  Tanya, Zhen, & Yuan                       1:11:17
  25  Joe Schmidt, Heather, Eliette             1:14:49
  26  Rajesh & Stella Kulkarni                  1:15:52
  27  Dan, Kathryn, Keith, & Jennifer Veditz    1:17:34
  28  Steve & Fred Loebl                        1:19:55
  29  Bryant, Anne, Caleb, & Alexander Ling     1:26:54
  30  Maria, Diane, & Dave                      2:35:23

      Claire Felong, Linda Schneider              DNF

  Second Course

      Maya Curry                                  34:41
      Bo Curry                                    35:30
      Jenna, Rachel, & Karla Smith                46:45
      Scorpions - Troop 33                        57:30


Trail-less Course   (2.4 km, 60 m climb, 11 controls)

   1  Misha Bilenko                               35:00
   2  Sarah & Chris Cobey                         48:35
   3  Kirby Ung, Erin Keegan                      48:55

  Second Course

      Mike & Jordan                               31:33
      Ravi, Anubhar, Oliver                       42:38
      Kristen, Garrett, & Roberta
        Pitsenbarger, Diane Hall                  45:01


Trail-less+ Course   (5.0 km, 110 m climb, 22 controls)

  Pl  Name(s)                       Loop A   Loop B    Total

   1  Brad Wetmore                   15:06    19:20    34:26
   2  Lauren Wolfe                   21:12    25:24    46:36
   3  Gary Kraght                    19:32    30:22    49:54
   4  Peter Graube                   23:26    33:04    56:30
   5  Oleg Shakhnovsky               25:07    31:31    56:38
   6  Jeff Lanam                     25:44    33:00    58:44
   7  Terry Pratt                    28:00    37:57  1:05:57
   8  Maria Vargasova                30:20    36:22  1:06:42
   9  Anna Zaster                    35:24    40:34  1:15:58
  10  Alan Houser                    41:10    41:28  1:22:38
  11  Buteau & Clark                 50:00    37:29  1:27:29
  12  Audrie Faist                   44:45    48:25  1:33:10
  13  John Pagendarm                 47:02  1:00:24  1:47:26
  14  Todd Neller, Christa Brewer,
        Brad Johanson                53:51    55:59  1:49:50
  15  Carl & Gavin Williams          53:34    57:28  1:51:02
  16  Eric & Callie Rosenzweig       49:20  1:27:31  2:16:51

      Michael Torosian             1:00:40  1:09:22  2:10:02  DNF (lost card)

  Second Course

      Jeff, Elliott, Susan, Ed       35:45    39:47  1:15:32
      Robert Wong, Matt Alden        32:29    43:11  1:15:40  MSP (A.11)


Trail-less+2 Course   (7.6 km, 155 m climb, 35 controls)

  Pl  Name(s)                       Loop A   Loop B   Loop C    Total

   1  Bruce Wolfe                    13:35    16:35    17:35    47:45
   2  Mark Elgood                    14:30    17:22    17:00    48:52
   3  Andrejus Masalkovas            15:19    17:17    18:09    50:45
   4  Chuck Spalding                 16:26    19:14    21:51    57:31
   5  Gregory Khanlarov              18:57    21:38    18:41    59:16
   6  Bjorn Widerstrom               20:10    21:43    23:40  1:05:33
   7  Yelena Krasnov                 18:28    20:12    27:12  1:05:52
   8  Dan Holman                     22:15    24:28    22:19  1:09:02
   9  Russell Layton                 28:13    23:37    19:27  1:11:17
  10  Mike Fleishman                 21:34    24:08    26:51  1:12:33
  11  David Perry, Eric Pacenta      25:58    44:07    21:10  1:31:15
  12  Chris Bark, Gina Christopher,
        Sheri Sinchek, John Turner   30:50    37:16    31:38  1:39:44
  13  Trinka Gillis                  31:14    38:03    31:00  1:40:17
  14  Tom & Judy Cronin              42:50    29:48    27:59  1:40:37
  15  Chris Clatterbuck              32:56    35:03    32:55  1:40:54
  16  Brad Jacobs                    40:20    31:25    33:14  1:44:59
  17  Cathy Bolger                   38:08    35:03    33:43  1:46:54
  18  Cecil Conkle                   31:34    41:53    36:43  1:50:10
  19  Steve Beuerman                 33:30    48:55    33:21  1:55:46
  20  Philip Hoare, Janet Stein      44:20    48:16    28:01  2:00:37
  21  Jim Fish                       39:14    49:04    35:24  2:03:42
  22  Judy Koehler                 1:00:11    52:12    50:51  2:43:14
  23  Bob Heady, Larry Sovulewski,
        Ana Nunez, Monica Holt       57:42  1:12:26    45:22  2:53:30
  24  Jane Moorhead, Julie & Brad
        Daniels                    1:29:50  1:12:38    47:28  3:29:56

      Matthias Kohler                14:32    21:17    19:21    55:10  DNF (C.6)
      George Minarik                 19:22    25:52    25:05  1:10:19  DNF (lost card)

  Second Course

      Murray Wilcox                  23:54    30:30    27:18  1:21:42

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DNF = Did not finish (one or more controls missed)
MSP = Mispunched (one or more incorrect controls)