Coyote Hills Regional Park
Date: (Sat.) Sep. 16, 2006
Location: Fremont, CA
Event Director: - 408.313.3753
Course Setter: Jim Fish
Type: C; National Orienteering Day "Come and Try It" event for beginners
By Jeff Lanam
National Orienteering Day weekend opened with a meet at Coyote Hills Regional Park, perhaps the most centrally-located of BAOC’s venues. The Bay breezes showed up this year, making the weather perfect for the event. The biggest complaint I heard was that the golden dry grass was as slick as glass, making spikes a definite plus. Oh, there were also complaints about the hills, but those are always there.
Several youth groups showed up in force, including Boy Scout Troop 110, Girl Scout Troops 981 and 1579, and a large Navy JROTC group from Enterprise High School way up in Redding.
One of a event director’s worst fears came true when word came that an orienteer was down along a trail. Shirley Pierce, a BAOC member since 1978, had been struck by a cyclist. Another cyclist (I think) rode up to tell us and went on to alert the rangers. They quickly went to the scene, followed by Fremont Fire Department, Fremont Police, and the East Bay Parks Fire Department. She was taken to the hospital and diagnosed with a separated shoulder. I know we all wish her a speedy recovery.
Tyler Robinson of NJROTC bested a large field on the White course, the most popular course of the day for a change. Valeria and Yuri Fedyk raced around the Yellow course in just under thirty minutes. Robin Gustafsson took just over an hour on the challenging Orange course. The Long Orange course was won by Andrew Masalkovas.
My thanks go out to the volunteers, who made it easy for me. Most of the advance work was done by the course-setters, Jim Fish, Nancy Lindeman, and Dean French. Jim and Nancy also jumped in wherever they were needed during the event. Registration was handled by James and Zion Wilson. Kelly Wells did clinics all morning to whomever wanted one. This was the first time epunch has been used at Coyote Hills. Since the finish was right at the EP table, Trinka Gilles and Tony Pinkham were able to handle both. Chuck Spalding, Mark Blair, Steve Gregg, and Nancy handled the start. Mark, Steve, and Mitsumi Sugizaki picked up controls.
Coyote Hills Regional Park Fremont, CA Saturday, September 16, 2006 Pl Name(s) Time White Course (1.9 km, 45 m climb, 12 controls) 1 Tyler Robinson 21:44 2 David & Brian Davis 25:28 3 Elizabeth, Kate, Maureen, & Allen Shroy 26:21 4 Pam, Rich, Jeremiah, & Harrison Rondeau 29:26 5 Josh Verdugto 32:12 6 Julia Doubson 33:34 7 Don Macoy, Bruce Perkins, Bibi Marquez 33:57 8 Amber Sherrick 34:53 9 Viviana Ramos 35:04 10 Sylvie, Agathe, & Margot Le Gall 36:30 11 Kris Rogers 37:32 12 Gersh & Meggitt families 37:46 13 Jonas Hancock 38:36 14 Mike, Langley, Nolan, & Galen Topper 38:48 15 Pam, Alyssa, & Kevin Samaripa 39:43 16 Charles Mulch 40:24 17 Bobbie, Maranda, Nikki, & Joleah Samaripa 42:06 18 Lannus, Delgado, Castro, Williams 42:34 19 Diane Hall, Naomi Cahn 43:23 20 Nick Kunkler 43:46 21 Deanna Kadkhodayan 45:05 22 Scot, Kay, Kai, & Nolan Adam 46:25 23 Dawn, Diane, Jacob, Jennifer, Ethan Wi 48:45 24 Troup 981 1:01:36 25 Samuels family 1:02:49 26 Stuart & Katherine Stock 1:04:24 27 Rachel, Benjamin, & Ian Hastings, Rory Maclean 1:05:43 28 Rose Jensen, Camille Goldman 1:09:25 29 Viresh, Rachna, Shivansh, & Neilesh Rustagi 1:10:59 Anja Kahnpaa DNF Jimmy Brooks DNF Jade Adkins DNF Alicia Hardy DNF Travis Keys DNF Yellow Course (3.0 km, 85 m climb, 11 controls) 1 Valeria & Yuri Fedyk 29:29 2 James & Zion Wilson 37:19 3 Viktor Passinsky 38:46 4 Tatiana Fedyk 40:19 5 Beth Dameron 49:37 6 Masha Konkov 54:53 7 Laura Tompkins 57:01 8 Adams Family 1:07:45 9 Jan & Riordan Zentler 1:13:43 10 Cecilia Chang 1:15:37 11 Shakondi Jackson 1:17:45 12 Martinez family 1:22:57 13 Freeman family 1:26:33 14 Anonymous 1:32:53 Shirley Pierce DNF David Fuller DNF Jeremiah Rondeau DNF Trevor Price DNF Tylor Robinson DNF Orange Course (5.0 km, 180 m climb, 16 controls) 1 Robin Gustafsson 1:02:04 2 Stephanie MacLean 1:16:00 3 Rick Boyer 1:41:44 4 Suzy Murphy 1:48:08 5 Viktor Passinsky 1:57:33 6 Antoni Banach 2:11:49 7 Gary Wells 3:00:50 Thierry Le Gall DNF James Lopez, Martin Gonzalez, Michael Haskin, Adam Dahdah DNF Kevin Gillen, Thomas Bercasio, Patrick Wilson, Roger Yang, Daniel Sturm DNF Trinka Gillis DNF Long Orange Course (6.2 km, 220 m climb, 20 controls) 1 Andrejas Masakovas 51:47 2 Jean-Charles Baritaux 53:02 3 Ido Green 54:18 4 Benjamin Legg 54:50 5 Steve Gregg 56:19 6 Sean Harrington 1:00:49 7 Tony Pinkham 1:02:01 8 Derek Maclean 1:03:12 9 Piers Newbery 1:03:23 10 Mutsumi Sugizaki 1:03:59 11 Greg Khanlarov 1:04:21 12 Rod Jaehn 1:04:37 13 Chuck Spalding 1:05:17 14 Greg Favor 1:11:35 15 Manfred Kopisch 1:15:29 16 Joe Maffei 1:15:48 17 Theo Verhoeven 1:28:49 18 Gary Martinez 1:43:15 19 Solomatnikov family 2:11:16 20 Sherpetov Krechetov 2:21:08 21 Jan Vanhoutte 2:25:06 Dararath Kim DNF _______________ DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)