Well, it was another hot one for Spring Lake! Not quite as bad as two years ago, but the temps did make it up to the 90s, and people were definitely affected by the heat. Below are the complete results.
109 people did come out and enjoy (or pretend to enjoy) the four courses we had set. The courses were generally well received, though many folks on Green had trouble with number three, which was placed amidst boulders in an admittedly very small, shallow reentrant. Times were also a little slower than normal on the Yellow and Orange courses, but I think that was due largely to the heat, which caused a lot of folks to stop periodically and rest. People did see lots of wildlife, including turkeys, lizards, rabbits, and deer (including two young bucks with nice racks who ran straight into the finish area). Manfred Kopisch encountered a rattlesnake while hunting for Green number 3. Both Manfred and the snake survived the encounter.
On White, Malcom Wyatt-Mair, fresh from his victory at the 2-day A meet at Mt. Pinos, showed everyone how to do it by winning in a swift 41:58. Ivars & Eric Peterson finished second in 43:00, Ann Ohlund was the first female across the line in 60:28.
The Yellow course was won by Orlando San Martin in a speedy 62:32. Orlando has been a regular Yellow and Orange course competitor for some time now, but left Spring Lake to catch an afternoon flight back to his native Chile, where he will henceforth reside. He told me he really enjoyed orienteering with BAOC and looks forward to returning in the future. Sundeep Abraham finished second on Yellow, in a time of 73:44, while Melissa Criqui (87:34) beat out Marla Stein and Anastasia Mazharim (90:35) for top female finisher.
On Orange, James Wilson blazed through in 70:37 to take top honors, with Leif Kirschenbaum (83:22) and Dave Bunsey (87:00) following. Sandy Guldman (with husband Tom) was the top female finisher in 98:26. Late in the day, Elite runner Neal Barlow tested himself on the Orange course and sped through with an amazing time of 30:18, which is doubly amazing as he had already completed the Green course and by the time Neal went out on Orange, the temperature was in the 90s.
On Green, Kent Ohlund showed the way with a speedy time of 56:01, finishing just 14 seconds ahead of second place Neal Barlow (56:15). Neeme Loorits also broke one hour, with a quick time of 57:29, good for third place. Aileen Abernathy bested the women's field with a time of 117:08, followed by Vivian Lee in 159:14.
I'd like to thank everyone who helped out Sunday. Judy and Dick Koehler, Joan Roos, Neal Barlow, and Bill Papendick all worked the finish area. Numerous people helped with posting results. Tom and Sandy Guldman worked registration. Alan Glendinning, George Aster, Vivian Lee, Panu Haaramo, Anu Haaramo, and Jascha Lee all helped collect the control bags and made it possible for me to leave Spring Lake by 4:30 PM with all the equiptment. Thanks for all the help!
WHITE 2.6 km, 30 meters climb, 9 controls 1 Malcolm Wyatt-Mair 41:58 2 Ivars & Eric Peterson 43:00 3 Steve Devereux & Sawat Auterreith 56:17 4 Matthew & Jackson Clarke 58:00 5 Daniel & Ann Ohlund 60:28 6 Laura & Luke Zahradnik & Dotty Geiger 61:26 7 Kristin Doner 67:41 8 Sally, Linda, & Ron Buchanon 79:55 9 Leda Huffman group (4) 81:15 Anne Turner group (4) DNF YELLOW 3.3 km, 115 meters climb, 11 controls 1 Orlando San Martin 62:32 2 Sundeep Abraham 73:44 3 Art Hitzman & Karl Armo 86:50 4 Melissa Criqui 87:34 5 Marla Stein, Cameron Tulee, Anastasia Mazharim 90:35 6 George & Pat Aster 124:45 7 Galina Shakhnovsky 125:55 8 Ivars & Eric Peterson 126:47 9 Chris Lynch & Penny Nichols 130:40 10 Everett & Jean Beuerman 133:00 11 Kelly Cuthbertson & Todd Jackson 133:52 12 Don Gee & Al Eng 137:50 13 Oleg Kibirev 137:55 14 Judy & Dick Koehler 138:39 15 Wendy Yu, Elaine Choi, Feng Guo 151:00 Charles & Margaret Pigg DNF Dox Doxiadis & Sarah Edwards DNF Aubreys (3) DNF Kathleen Weng & Debbie Leong DNF George & Ian Maurer DNF ORANGE 3.2 km, 180 meters climb, 10 controls 1 James Wilson 70:37 2 Leif Kirschenbaum 83:22 3 Dave Bunsey 87:00 4 Tom & Sandy Guldman 98:26 5 Dwight Freund & A. Berkowitz 101:32 6 Lee Alderman 113:49 7 Oleg Shakhnovsky 123:45 8 Dean French 131:37 9 Nancy Thomas & Lauren Lockwood 133:00 Jack Myers DNF Mark Burchill, Heather Greenham, Marty Greenham DNF Second course: 1 Neal Barlow 30:18 GREEN 4.3 km, 245 meters climb, 11 controls 1 Kent Ohlund 56:01 2 Neal Barlow 56:15 3 Neeme Loorits 57:29 4 Gary Carpenter 60:55 5 Clas Svanieson 83:34 6 George Minarik 83:55 7 Rex Winterbottom & Roger Huang 91:26 8 Shawn Larson 93:09 9 Manfred Kopisch 101:57 10 Eric Rosenzweig 108:25 11 Bill Papendick 109:15 12 Aileen Abernathy 117:08 13 Stephen Miller 118:19 14 Alan Glendinning & Meg Gerstner 123:05 15 Russell Green 124:00 16 Chuck Spalding 125:00 17 Harold DeMoss 130:37 18 Kelly & Gary Wells 133:57 19 Gavin Wyatt-Mair 145:00 20 Vivian Lee 159:14 21 Jascha Lee 164:54 Penny DeMoss DNF Joan Roos DNF Ian Ramsey DNF Leslie Minarik DNF Doug Stein DNF Jennifer Kerr DNF