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Stanford University

Date: (Sun.) Apr. 10, 2005
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Event Directors: - 650.248.9595, Misha Lipatov
Course Setter: Tony Pinkham
Type: C; White, Yellow, Window-O (orange, green, red), and Score-O courses; BAOC Annual Meeting & Election, Course-setting workshop

This event was sponsored by the Stanford Orienteering Club and directed by BAOC.

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Event Write-Up

By Trinka Gillis

We had a fantastic turnout for this year’s Stanford University event! 187 groups or individuals participated, including 43 first-timer groups on White, six scout groups, an entire birthday party, and two individuals who ran three courses each! The weather was perfect, there wasn’t any poison oak, and Jamba Juice was only 10 meters from the finish line.

Tony’s courses received a plethora of compliments. Runners said the Window-O courses were thoughtfully planned, so there was always a way through the buildings just where you wanted it. The map was especially accurate, and he led people into areas of the campus that they hadn’t discovered before.

Evan Custer’s course setting workshop went well, with over 15 people now enthusiastically looking forward to planning their first courses.

Club president Ian Tidswell presided over the BAOC annual meeting and a quorum was met.

Matt Polizzotto and Nadia Singh took first on the White course, with the team of Susan Timpe, Leah Timpe, and Devin Collins in second. The Yellow course winner was George Minarik, and second place went to Johanna Merriss. (Hmmm…don’t they usually run advanced courses? Special circumstances forced them to run a shorter course.) Third and fourth place went to Elizabeth Grewal and Jukka Karras, who would have been first and second if George and Johanna hadn’t usurped them.

Emily’s birthday party -- all eleven celebrators -- did the Yellow course together. She had her party at the Stanford event for the first time last year, and decided to do it again.

The 75-minute Score-O was the most popular advanced course, with 31 runners, five of whom found all 25 controls. Winner Mikael Prindiville found all the controls and still finished nearly 16 minutes early! Second place was Rex Winterbottom, only four minutes behind Mikael. The 50-minute Score-O winner was Oren Rigbi, who found 19 controls -- five more than second and third place finishers Nick Corsano and Frank Markowitz.

45 people dared to try a Window-O course. Joe Maffei won on Orange, with a finishing time under 31 minutes, and then proceeded to run two more courses. Second place on Orange was won by the team of Adi Zarchi, Eric Beaser, Christa Stark, and Josh Levine. The Green Window-O was won by (who else?) Dan Greene, with a finishing time of 35 minutes. Event Director Misha Lipatov finished second. The Red Window-O winner was Syd Reader, with Thorsten Graeve in second place.

One drawback to holding the event on Community Day -- if a runner doesn’t come back, you won’t be able to find their car in the parking lot, especially when it is identified as a “Jeep Cherokee?, with no license plate given.

Stanford graduates may have had an advantage over Cal graduates. Cal graduates will get their chance in June.

Volunteers

Sincere gratitude goes to Misha Lipatov, the Stanford Orienteering Club, Nancy Lindeman, Bob Cooley, and Tony Pinkham. Misha fought his way through many levels of Stanford bureaucracy to get the event permit, Stanford Orienteering sponsored the event, Nancy recruited and coordinated all the volunteers, Bob Cooley printed maps at short notice, and Tony designed innovative courses after directing three Ski-Os earlier this year.

Event Director and Permit: Misha Lipatov and the Stanford Orienteering Club
Volunteer Recruitment: Nancy Lindeman
Printing Maps: Bob Cooley, Patty Clemo
Course Setter: Tony Pinkham
Registration: Ev and Jean Beuerman
Welcoming Committee: Shirley Pierce
Answering Questions: Jeff Lanam, Nancy Lindeman
Finishes: Steph Maclean, Alan Glendinning, Meg Gerstner, Bjorn Widerstrom
Results: Rory Maclean, Bill Straka, Barbara Straka, Chuck Spalding, Galina Shakhnovsky
Starts: Frank Markowitz, Chuck Spalding, Mattias Vangbo, Neal Pierce
Clinics: Terry Farrah, Jim Fish
Course Setting Workshop: Evan Custer
Control Pickup: Thorsten Graeve, Bill Straka

Special thanks go to all the volunteers, and anyone whom I neglected to mention. Without you we wouldn’t have had such a successful event! Thank you.


Results

Stanford University

Palo Alto, CA
Sunday, April 10, 2005


White Course          (2.6 km, 11 controls)

  Pl  Name(s)                                     Time

   1  Matt Polizzotto, Nadia Singh                20:54
   2  Susan Timpe, Leah Timpe, Devin Collins      24:30
   3  Jay Campan, Olivier Dameron,
        Daniele Civelli                           24:44
   4  Lori & Scott Livingston                     24:55
   5  Douglas & Todd Lukanc                       30:22
   6  Eric, Kathryn, Anna & Neil Verwillow        31:51
   7  Mark & Darby Oldham                         32:15
   8  Eric & Ian Midiere                          33:20
   9  Trina Ohms, Heidi Ohms, Emma Tucher,
        Jane Woodward                             33:55
  10  Steve, Andrea, Samantha, Danielle &
        Nicholas Blonstein                        34:02
  11  Steve & Kelly Small                         35:35
  12  Wendy Kang, Lily Kuo, John & Claire
        Tseng                                     35:44
  13  Gordon & Evan Cann                          36:39
  14  Emmiliese VonClemm, Lucy McComas,
        Amelia Alonis                             36:29
  15  Troop 902: Heshy & Nika Shamshirian,
        Lori & Sarah Tanase                       37:34
  16  Connie, Catherine & Caroline Ledna,
        Alyssa Powers                             38:41
  17  Bob, Cindy, Ally & Austin Kron              39:29
  18  Adam Strauss                                41:15
  19  Verle, Bryce, Kiko Aebi                     42:32
  20  Troop 770 Connie Vydra & Sabrina Orlando    43:05
  21  Alexa Strutner, Sarah Beach, Jean Tyan      45:24
  22  Susana Meza, Emily Moore, Ale Madriz,
        Nicole DeGregorio                         46:16
  23  Sally Morgan, Barbara Ziegenhals            46:18
  24  Ariel Krysmakki, Rachel Baker               46:38
  25  Yerneni Family                              47:33
  26  Marina Bond, Diane Hall                     47:57
  27  Linda & Bernie Franklyn                     48:09
  28  Catherine Dameron, Denise Zamboni           50:52
  29  Darlene & Rick Stoops, Ron Jacoby,
        Shannon Blaydes                           52:27
  30  Ryan & Kim Barekat                          53:01
  31  Mike Leong                                  56:57
  32  Troop 779: Lorne Vydra & John Orlando       57:35
  33  Molly, Isabel & Sue McComas                 57:43
  34  Pack 281 Den 1: Philip, Dawn, Adam,
        Clara, Steve, Brandon, Laura, Steven,
        Christopher, Craig, Collin              1:06:35
  35  Loinaz & Morgenfeld Group                 1:23:37
  36  Cati Munic, Rachel Loveday                1:25:43
  37  Mieke Bloomfield, Andy Barrows, Jose      1:31:36
  38  Freddy & Joey Kellison-Linn,
        Tricia Kellison                         1:41:51
  39  Jacek & Marta Deptula                     1:44:42
  40  Troop 779: Angelina & Beth Orlando        1:51:39
  41  Brian & Jonas Christian, Sheryl Regester  2:00:32
  42  July, Karen & Zanny Zellers               2:26:34

      Troop 206: Monica, David & Dominic Fabian   DNF


Yellow Course         (3.6 km, 13 controls)

  Pl  Name(s)                                     Time

   1  George Minarik                              26:02
   2  Johanna Merriss                             35:53
   3  Elizabeth Grewal                            39:17
   4  Jukka Karras                                40:20
   5  Alak Ghosh, Munir Hossain, Shail Dave       42:23
   6  Jennifer Peck                               44:55
   7  Susan, Will & Douglas Ryan                  53:03
   8  Benjamin & Rebecca Thomas                   53:47
   9  Jakub Deptula                               55:19
  10  Todd Paulsen, Alice Masuko                  57:00
  11  David, Susan, Andrew, Emma & Matthew
        Kotila                                  1:02:30
  12  Hardev & Avery Grewal                     1:03:32
  13  Danielle & Anna Strauss                   1:09:05
  14  Tim Gravier, Marilou Sumagit,
        Jeremiah Sumagit, David Galbreath       1:10:39
  15  Team Mel                                  1:14:43
  16  Greg Lee, Karen & Celina Natzie           1:15:25
  17  Augie, Mark, Geoff                        1:16:05
  18  Julie Bruins                              1:18:31
  19  John & Les Winchester                     1:20:24
  20  Angela Buchner                            1:28:12
  21  Luisa David, Jean Westley                 1:29:19
  22  Mark & Rowan Zellers                      1:29:26
  23  Wei & Irene Hu                            1:32:23
  24  Troop 506                                 1:43:40
  25  Emily's Birthday party: Emily, Chris,
        Tricia, Joey, Callie, Naomi, Laura,
        Blair, Maddie, Isabel, Freddy           1:52:20
  26  Fred & Marcia Ciaramaglia                 1:54:13
  27  Nancy Dean                                2:13:00
  28  Galina Shakhnovsky                        2:14:44

      Bill Ashworth, Emma Shelton, Keith
        Sonberg, Barbara Hooper, Alec Hooper      DNF
      Marty Katz, Susan Sanchez, Ken Cole,
        Gilda Mangold                             DNF
      Alexa Shlutner, Sarah Bluet                 DNF
      Jack & Tom Kendall                          DNF

  Second Course

      Daniele Civelli, Olivier Dameron,
        Jay Campan                                39:48
      Brandon Timpe                               52:28
      Steve & Kelly Small                         56:58
      Eric & Ian Midiere                        1:22:18
      Catherine Ledna, Leah Timpe,
        Mika Shamshinian, Sarah Tanase          1:24:45
      Dameron Zamboni                             DNF


Orange Window-O       (2.9 km, 9 controls)

  Pl  Name(s)                                     Time

   1  Joe Maffei                                  30:57
   2  Adi Zarchi, Eric Beaser, Christa Stark,
        Josh Levine                               31:38
   3  Chris Buchner                               33:46
   4  Barbara Straka                              34:58
   5  Jackie Wong                                 36:06
   6  Todd Paulsen, Alice Masuko                  40:28
   7  Justin Anderson                             41:19
   8  Nancy Lindeman                              42:01
   9  Rhonda Cark, Jim Buteau                     42:02
  10  Cecilia Yeung, Joanie Cheung              1:08:11
  11  Trautwein & Thompson                      1:08:25
  12  Judy & Tom Cronin                         1:11:42
  13  Yulia Yukina                              1:21:22
  14  Jim Fish                                  2:19:53


Green Window-O        (4.7 km, 13 controls)

  Pl  Name(s)                                     Time

   1  Dan Greene                                  35:23
   2  Misha Lipatov                               40:07
   3  Bjorn Widerstrom                            44:49
   4  Bill Strauss                                44:54
   5  Denis Trapido                               51:01
   6  Terry Farrah                                52:48
   7  Bill Straka                                 54:59
   8  Mike Fleishman                            1:00:59
   9  Oleg Shakhnovsky                          1:04:22
  10  Vladislav Skvortsov                       1:04:35
  11  Steve Beuerman                            1:12:30
  12  Asimina Arvanitaki, Fran Mukamel          1:14:04
  13  Jeff Lanam                                1:53:27

  Second Course

      Joe Maffei                                  41:06


Red Window-O          (5.9 km, 17 controls)

  Pl  Name(s)                                     Time

   1  Syd Reader                                  30:40
   2  Thorsten Graeve                             36:52
   3  Tapio Karras                                40:56
   4  Mattias Eriksson                            41:09
   5  Dan Dwyer                                   42:24
   6  Chuck Spalding                              48:09
   7  Peter Graham                                48:27
   8  Gavin Wyatt-Mair                            50:41
   9  Russell Neilson                             52:25
  10  Gary Kraght                                 53:20
  11  Alex Solomatnikov                         1:09:41
  12  Henrique Miranda                          1:23:22
  13  Phillip Hoare, Janet Stein                1:27:29
  14  Tim Dreby                                 1:37:10

      Jesse Bolton                                OVT   (3:47:34)
      Mattias Vangbo                              MSP   (0:34:53)
      Alex Krechetov                              MSP   (1:20:02)


50-Minute Score-O     (25 controls possible)

  Pl  Name(s)                     Time  Points  Penalty  Score

   1  Oren Rigbi                  49:53   19              19
   2  Nick Corsano                48:39   14              14
   3  Frank Markowitz             48:48   14              14
   4  Jill Seaman                 48:33   12              12
   5  Tomasz Deptula              48:10   11              11
   6  Filip Deptula               52:42   11       3       8

  Second Course

      Munic Hossain, Alak
        Ghosh, Shail Dave         49:20   10              10

  Third Course

      Joe Maffei                  48:08    9               9


75-Minute Score-O     (25 controls possible)

  Pl  Name(s)                     Time  Points  Penalty  Score

   1  Mikael Prindiville          59:08   25              25
   2  Rex Winterbottom            63:05   25              25
   3  Matthias Kohler             68:08   25              25
   4  Francis Reynolds,
        Scott Himmelberger        71:01   25              25
   5  Derek Maclean               73:27   25              25
   6  Andrejus Masalkovas         74:21   23              23
   7  Brian Hart                  75:26   24       1      23
   8  Rod Jaehn                   70:22   22              22
   9  Jake Niebaum                75:32   23       1      22
  10  Donatas Zigmantas           70:50   20              20
  11  Andrew Barrows              72:00   20              20
  12  William Humnicky            73:32   20              20
  13  Evan Custer                 73:45   20              20
  14  Sean Gasiorek,
        Zander MacQuitty          74:13   20              20
  15  Denis Kourakin              74:09   19              19
  16  Bob Strauss                 73:17   18              18
  17  Ryan Carpenter              73:28   18              18
  18  Brian Kirshner              71:40   17              17
  19  Frederick Lee               75:51   18       1      17
  20  Marsha Jacobs               75:12   18       1      17
  21  Mark Manning                79:58   21       5      16
  22  Nancy Lippe                 58:10   15              15
  23  Brett Lehigh                73:07   14              14
  24  Terry Pratt                 65:58   13              13
  25  Judy Koehler                73:28   12              12
  26  David & Sandra Kendall      57:22   11              11
  27  Shirley Pierce              54:41    9               9
  28  Laura Wiggs, TJ Nicholson   74:14    9               9

  Second Course

      Nancy Lindeman              67:12   10              10
      Darlene & Rick Stoops,
        Ron Jacoby, Shannon
        Blaydes                   62:23    4               4

  Third Course

      Steve Small                118:35   20      49       0