29 teams consisting of 61 participants came out to the coast this past Sunday for a day of orienteering among the sunny hillsides of Wilder Ranch State Park. Most of the teams were signed up for the six-hour Rogaine, which, after a slight organizational delay, got off without a hitch. A bit later the three-hour teams got started, and peace and quiet finally descended on the event headquarters.
The three-hour teams were supposed to be out until well after lunch, so it came as quite a suprise when, after just over three hours, the six-hour team of Steve Gregg and Andy Staatz came flying through the finish and collapsed in the shade. They had managed to pick up all 25 controls in nearly half the time allooted! Things picked up soon afterwards as both three-hour and six-hour teams started coming back to the finish. A total of ten teams managed to get all of the controls, and none of the six-hour teams came back in overtime - I guess bribing them with offers of cold soda to the first ten teams back to the finish worked!
In the six-hour event, first place goes to the team of Steve Gregg and Andy Staatz, who get to take home the BAOC Rogaine Trophy until the next Bay Area Rogaine. In second place and less than 30 minutes behind are Syd Reader and Van Boughner, followed by Kent Ohlund and Bill Quanrud in third. First place in the mixed category and fifth overall were Brian Moore and Sharon Evans, followed by Derek and Steph Maclean (sixth overall) and Dan Green and Christine Shirley (ninth overall). First place in the women's category goes to Marsha Jacobs and Meg Gerstner. In the three-hour event, Bill and Joe Papendick took first place, followed by Sam and Dwight Freund and Matti Lainema and sons.
-- Thorsten Graeve
Six-hour results: time pts place ---- --- ----- 1 Steve Gregg & Andy Staatz 3:09 840 1M 2 Syd Reader & Van Boughner 3:36 840 2M 3 Kent Ohlund & Bill Quanrud 4:01 840 3M 4 Kelly & Joshua Wells 4:43 840 4M 5 Brian Moore & Sharon Evans 4:44 840 1X 6 Derek & Steph Maclean 4:45 840 2X 7 Mark Blair & Gavin Wyatt-Mair 4:55 840 5M 8 Tony Pinkham & Josh Friederichs 5:15 840 6M 9 Dan Greene & Christine Shirley 5:36 840 3X 10 Trevor Pering & Doug Stein 5:45 840 7M 11 Bruce Bassett, Ted Aune & Brian Aune 5:46 760 8M 12 Stacy Robinson & Gerry Goss 5:49 750 4X 13 Jascha Lee & Andrew Smith 5:52 720 9M 14 Harold & Penny DeMoss 3:56 710 5X 15 Aileen Abernathy & Robert Lewis 5:53 650 6X 16 Marsha Jacobs & Meg Gerstner 5:49 570 1F 17 Rick Green & Doug Griscom 5:05 520 10M 18 Jeff Lanam & Nancy Lindeman 5:46 420 7X Three-hour results: time pts place ---- --- ----- 1 Bill & Joe Papendick 2:59 660 1M 2 Sam & Dwight Freund 3:02 390 2M 3 Matti Lainema & sons 3:04 380 3M 4 C. & S. Cobey 3:03 300 1X 5 Beth Dameron & Rick Boyer 2:48 270 2X 6 David & Cathy Rice 2:46 180 3X 7 Joseph & Tanya Wyckoff 2:59 130 4X 8 Brian & Jose De La Torre 2:32 90 4M 9 Nicholson & Traficanti 2:47 80 5X 10 Frank & Jane Romeo 3:22 0 11 Steve & Debra Romeo 3:22 0