Ev Beuerman punches a boulder control on the Orange course at Coyote Hills, 2000 (Photo: Angelica Riley)

Huddart Park

Date: (Sat.) Mar. 12, 2005
Location: Woodside, CA
Event Directors: - 650.851.5688, - 650.365.4275
Course Setters: Mike Fleishman, Nancy Lindeman, Brian Kirshner
Type: C; "Come and Try It" event -- White, Yellow, & Score-O courses

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Event Write-Up

By Mike Fleishman

Although the day was a bit on the foggy side, there was a strong turnout at Huddart Park for this Saturday meet. About 150 participants showed up, and half of the total ran the White course. Most were orienteering for the first time. The balance of the participants ran a Western Massachusetts Rules Score-O. Twenty-two controls were set throughout the park, and runners had the choice of punching any 6, 10, 15, or 20 controls. Because of the restrictions of the park, all the controls were on trails. While technical difficulty was lacking, there was enough elevation change to provide a good workout. Thanks to Nancy Lindeman and Brian Kirshner who did most of the work to make this event a reality.

Brian Kirshner set the control locations and prepared the map, with some technical assistance from Dan Green and Eric Bone (who also vetted the course), and printing by Bob Cooley. Based on the response from runners, the layout was a success. Special thanks to Chuck Spalding who assisted the meet directors and Brian Kirshner in setting out controls (see below).

To get the newcomers off to a good start, Jim Fish, Brian Kirshner, and Nancy Lindeman (also Co-Meet Director) did an outstanding job of providing orientations and encouragement. Meanwhile Peter Graham, Shirley Pierce, and Jeff Lanam did a great job of sorting out the groups, getting them to fill out their forms properly, and sending them off to a good start. At the finish line, the results were recorded by Alex Saltman, Derek & Rory Maclean, and Chad Davis. Once again, Everett and Jean Beuerman did a wonderful job of greeting and registering the eager participants. We also had plenty of help picking up controls from Jake Niebaum, Scott Aster, Mutsumi Sugizaki, and Russell Neilson. Last but not least, Carla Hedger was helpful in organization of the meet. Thanks to everyone for a great effort.

The White Course was run by 27 teams and individuals. The winners were the pair of Jimmy Chung and Brandon Nguyen who finished in a time of 25:40. Congratulations to Jimmy and Brandon, two 13 year olds, who seem to be doing very well at orienteering. Not far behind was Viktoria Batanova who finished the course in 26:12. The team of Chris Cobey and Michael Slaise finished third with a time of 26:34.

The Score-O sprint version (six controls) was won by Chelsea Waite in a time of 35:53. This is a very promising performance by an up and coming 16 year old. The team of Bill Strauss and Vitya Aikens were second in 43:48, followed by Irena Zaks at 44:50. The next level (10 controls) was won by Vladislav Skortsov in a time of 60:51. Scott Aster was second at 69:56, and Yulia Yukina was third at 81:52. Actually, Chuck Spalding had the best time for ten controls at 58:00, but since he helped to set the controls he was running in an unofficial capacity and doesn’t get the big trophy. Much thanks to Chuck for his assistance in getting this meet set up.

Over thirty runners opted for the two longer versions of the Score-O. The winner of the 15-control group was Brad Wetmore who finished in 68:53. He was followed by Mark Prior who finished in 71:22. Jim Waite was third, in 75:00, but gets extra credit for punching 16 controls. Among the most ambitious group that punched 20 of the 22 controls, there were eight runners who finished in 80 to 90 minutes. The winner was Rex Winterbottom in 81:00 minutes, followed closely by Michael Prindiville with a time of 81:40. Mattias Eriksson was fourth in 84:37 minutes. Anyone who has bothered to read this far may also be interested to know that the most popular control to skip was #22, chosen by eight of the sixteen finishers (two punched all 22 controls). Other controls skipped by more than one runner were #7 (six runners), #9 (five runners), and #10 (four runners).


Results

Huddart Park

Woodside, CA
Saturday, March 12, 2005


  Pl  Name(s)                                       Time

White Course   (1.5 km, 70 m climb, 8 controls)

   1  Jimmy Chung, Brandon Nguyen                   25:40
   2  Viktoria Batanova                             26:12
   3  Chris Cobey, Michael Slaise                   26:34
   4  Jeff & Alex Riley, Marsi O'Malley-Riley       29:07
   5  Danielle & Adam Strauss                       30:24
   6  Sonal & Manoj Thanki                          33:05
   7  David, Susan, Andrew, Emma, & Matthew Kotila  35:08
   8  Marianne C. Moore                             37:01
   9  David Galbreath, Chris Amanda                 37:25
   9  Tim Gravier                                   37:25
  11  Karin, Marlin, & Erika Segal                  38:46
  12  Linda Franklyn                                38:48
  13  Linda & Ron                                   39:21
  14  Carla Hedger                                  48:00
  15  Dan, Keith, & Jennifer Veditz                 51:49
  16  Karen Busch, Tiana Johnson                    54:24
  17  Torrance & Quan families                      56:30
  18  Scott, Kris, Ben, & Owen Peterson             56:55
  19  Kim Freitas, Lisa, Kyra, & Sierra Sheeper,
        Langley Topper                              57:23
  20  Ronen Brafman                                 57:33
  21  Walkin Leu                                    63:36
  22  Todd & Pam Morgenfeld, Marc & Liza Loinaz     67:00
  23  David & Dominic Fabian                        67:48
  24  Jeremy Kirshner, Matthew Sidell               68:03
  25  Girl Scout Troop 259: Bill Choate, Jodi &
        Joleen Croce, Megan Averill, Lauren Castle,
        Michelle Nolan, Samantha Reynolds, &
        Stephanie Navarro                           68:40
  25  Cari Munic, Marina Bond                       72:22
  26  Jeff, Ryan, & Sarah                           75:08

      Avery, Tim, Taylor, & Timothy Swihart          DNF  (Missed #2, 48:10)


Score-O, 6-Control Category

   1  Chelsea Waite                                 35:53
   2  Bill Strauss, Vitya Aikens                    43:48
   3  Irena Zaks                                    44:50
   4  Shirley Pierce                                50:40
   5  Karin, Marlin, Erika Segal                    52:18
   6  Austin, Emma Shetan, Cathy, & Grant           70:41
   7  Josephine McAllister                          82:16 (Punched 7)
   8  Tiana Johnson, Karen Busch, Michael Slaide,
        Chris Cobey                                 90:00 (2nd course)
   9  Elise Willett, Susan Lindeman                107:05
  10  T Ann Trautwein, Angelina Thompson           112:02
  11  Jeff & Alex Riley, Marsi O'Malley-Riley      117:55 (Punched 8) (2nd course)
  12  Frank & Hongying Markowitz                   120:52 (Punched 9)
  13  Sonai & Manoj Thanki                         123:13
  14  Laura Slattery, Suzanne Gamble               161:00

      Diane Hall                                     DNF  (Punched 3)
      Twiggs Family                                  DNF  (Punched 2)


Score-O, 10-Control Category

   1  Vladislav Skvortsov                           60:51
   2  Scott Astor                                   69:56
   3  Yulia Yukina                                  81:52
   4  Marsha Jacobs                                 85:54
   5  Beth Dixon                                    87:19
   6  Johanna Merriss                               89:16
   7  Mieke Bloomfield                             101:02
   8  Jeff Lanam                                   124:50
   9  Joann Thiela, David Caeiro                   127:11
  10  Tom Slone                                    130:26
  11  Niv, Guy, & Ron Davidson                     159:58 (Punched 11)
  12  Laura Wiggs                                  191:24 (Punched 14)

      Chuck Spalding                                58:00 (Unofficial)


Score-O, 15-Control Category

   1  Brad Wetmore                                  68:53
   2  Mark Prior                                    71:22
   3  Jim Waite                                     75:00 (Punched 16)
   4  Liam McAllister                               80:45
   5  Alex Saltman                                  86:14
   6  Werner Haag                                   92:23
   7  Joe Maffei                                    98:06
   8  Andrew Barrows                                98:12
   9  Chad Davis                                   104:15
  10  Gregory Khanlarov                            106:36
  11  Marina Keating                               122:14
  12  John Wallace                                 161:54 (Punched 17)
  13  Jim Fish                                     205:27


Score-O, 20-Control Category

   1  Rex Winterbottom                              81:00
   2  Michael Prindiville                           81:40
   3  Mattias Eriksson                              84:37
   4  Jake Niebaum                                  87:08
   5  Joe Eandi                                     87:47
   6  Mattias Vangbo                                88:51
   7  Steve Guess                                   89:24
   8  Syd Reader                                    89:35
   9  Mutsumi Sugizaki                             106:13
  10  Mark Manning                                 106:33
  11  Russell Neilson                              112:36
  12  Peter Graham                                 115:17
  13  Phillip Hoare                                134:09
  14  Brian Ridgway, Hani Juha                     136:33
  15  Kristi Ridgway                               149:41 (Punched 22)
  16  Theo Verhoeven, Cuong Nguyen                 182:35 (Punched 22)
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DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)