The club had sponsored three previous meets on this map, all in the fall. Conditions had always been dry, to the point that most of the water indicated on the map was non-existent. We wanted to try a spring meet for several reasons; the result was more water on the ground than the map accounts for. The wet spring also had the normally thin underbrush waist-high and thick enough to hide trails.
My most heartfelt thanks to those who helped out: Neal Barlow for setting the white course; the Dusenbergs for doing the first part of registration and Jennifer Kerr and Esther Heller for the latter part; Judy Koehler for starts and the Scout leaders who finished up; finishers were counted by Rick Krogsgud, Dwight Freund and a team from Casa Robles JROTC. Also, Ron Gross for helping recruit most of those folks.
The White course had some of the biggest changes from my original plans because of a pond that was not mapped. The Rodeo family hustled over the rocks in 29:24 and first-timers Tessa and Betty Zertuche were done in 37:15.
The Yellow course had a map problem, as one master map was numbered and one was not. The Yellow did a loop around the start before heading west and a couple of groups missed the loop and started at No. 5 and headed west. Julie Wastell covered the 3.3 km in 52:30 with Edward Quartermont next at 1:00:45.
The Orange course had the greatest participation and some tight competition. Jesuit cross-country runner Brian Michaels ran 1:12:00, while Joe Ledesma jogged/walked the course in 1:13:13.
Most of the advanced runners chose the Red course. Rob Williams topped the four who did Green, covering the 4.2 km in 1:44:18. Rick Oliver (who went skiing prior to coming to the meet) ran Red in 44:58, with Neal Barlow close at 48:10.
A final thanks to those who helped pick up controls: Joe Ledesma, Rick Krogsrud, Rick Oliver, and Ron Gross.
White 1. Rodeo Family 29:24 2. Tessa, Betty Zertuche 37:15 3. Ritter Group 48:45 4. Clark Bussey 49:13 5. Young, Latham 50:09 6. Ursy, Danielle Bergmooser 57:50 7. Checkley, Herrera 1:01:12 8. Furtado Group 1:03:40 9. Troop 139 (Paumer) 1:03:52 10. Johnson, Ellis 1:04:20 11. Gudeman, Parsons 1:09:55 12. Troop 115 (Caum) 1:15:35 13. Michael Barr 1:19:52 Funk Family DNF Todd Bedrosian DNF Yellow 1. Julie Wastell 52:30 2. Edward Quartermont 1:00:45 3. Casa Robles JROTC (Dizon) 1:14:40 4. Clark Bussey 1:33:49 5. Espinosa, Beck 1:38:32 6. Mitchell, Bemert 1:45:30 7. Denby Group (CSUS) 1:45:46 8. Jermin, Dannenberg 2:29:39 9. Larry Phipps 2:35:05 Tessa, Betty Zertuche MSP Klein, Catlin DNF Caum, Cole DNF Orange 1. Brian Michaels 1:12:00 2. Joe Ledesma 1:13:13 3. Jim, Charlene Michaels 1:18:49 4. Rich Petersen 1:41:03 5. Pete, Dan Duisenberg 1:57:08 6. Mark Looney 1:59:46 7. Pierucci Family 2:04:38 8. Livingston, Buffington 2:09:34 9. Judy Koehler 2:11:39 10. Klein, Rakitan 2:15:30 11. Ken Roe 2:15:45 12. Buffington, Brown 2:16:24 13. Georgiadis, Gay 2:57:57 Casa Robles JROTC (Dent) DNF Johnson, Higgerson DNF John Hensley DNF Diane Gudeman DNF Jennifer Kerr DNF Green 1. Rob Williams 1:44:18 2. Nick Corsano 2:11:07 3. Mike Branson 2:27:20 Hund, Kirkbride DNF Red 1. Rick Oliver 44:58 2. Neal Barlow 48:10 3. Rick Krogsrud 1:04:46 4. Dan Clark 1:10:26 5. Dwight Freund 1:21:37 6. Doug Brown 1:27:57 7. Ron Gross 1:30:32 8. Brian Peterson 3:48:03 9. Charles Lake 3:52:03