U.C. Berkeley Sprint
Date: (Sun.) Jan. 21, 2007
Location: Berkeley, CA
Event Director: - 510.681.6181
Course Setter: Rex Winterbottom
Type: C; Campus O -- White, Yellow, and Sprint (part of the 2007 BAOC Sprint Series)
By Rex Winterbottom
A fine day. The weather turned nobody away! And the campus provided fertile grounds for fun navigation exercises. Turnout was terrific, and we received far-flung visitors from Finland and Bulgaria. Many newcomers enjoyed their first time out. Newcomers and oldcomers alike got the party started for BAOC's inaugural Sprint Series.
I am indebted to the helpers for their solid support. They stepped up when needed and where necessary, filled a few holes that came up, and kept the help coming. Terry Farrah, in particular, wins the help "triple crown" for wearing three hats. And reminding countless finishers to check the results on the website. Joan Roos takes the "overcoming adversity" award for her work at the coolish finish spot early on. Without such a crew, the event does not work, and I'm thankful for the buoyant spirit and perseverance of each of them.
Oh, and the courses. Our third successful ePunch event at Berkeley in a row — no controls knicked, dented, scratched, moved, or abducted. Well, that was just the Sprint — the White and Yellow courses used permanent features of the campus. The Yellow course was particularly exciting in the "Q&A" department... #4: Shed, E side. Brand of lock: Is it (a) Ace? (b) Master? (c) AccuLock? Well, if you went to the W side of the shed, there was an Ace lock. Of course, setting the course, I only paid attention to the E side of the shed, where it was a "Master" lock. About 15% of the people were affected, and after Chuck Spalding verified our "double lock" theory, I decided to accept all as valid.
Yellow did well for the off-roading, jumping in and out of the wild parts of campus. The Sprint upped the trickiness factor with more traps, changes of direction, changes of pace, and tougher route choice dilemmas. It was designed to demand your attention. Venerable navigator Vladimir Gusiatnikov commented that several of the traps "hurt so good." Course champion and U.S. team member Eric Bone remarked that he had to keep his afterburners powered down and constantly read the map. Validation that you needn't be hundreds of miles away in some unknown forest to have a quality orienteering challenge. Sprints are for real. If you don't know, ask somebody who's been to an I.O.F. Park World Tour event. Or, participate in one of our scheduled or yet-to-be scheduled events in BAOC's Spring Sprint Series, and live the thrill.
For the women on the Sprint, Terry Farrah edged Trinka Gillis by a few seconds. The White course provided a classic tour of campus monuments and stuck close to the main paved pathways. Mark Davidson blazed through it. Barbara Robben topped the women. On the Yellow course, top honors go to Fedor Karpelevitch and Rosemary Johnson. Congratulations to Chuck Spalding and the team of Hanoch Raviv and Roni Kornitz for taking up the challenge of running all three courses. They ate it all up. Like snacks.
Registration: James Wilson, Terry Farrah
Starts: Nancy Lindeman, Rosemary Johnson, Terry Gleason, Eric Bone
Finishes: Joan Roos, Terry Farrah, Vladimir Gusiatnikov
Beginners' Clinics: Terry Farrah
Control Pickup: Bjorn Widerstrom, Nancy Lindeman, Dean French, Mutsumi Sugizaki, Vladimir Gusiatnikov
ePunch: Trinka Gillis, Bjorn Widerstrom, Jeff Lanam
"Takedown": Mutsumi Sugizaki, Trinka Gillis, Bjorn Widerstrom
OCAD, Condes, entering paper courses into the computer, clue sheet making, map printing: Bob Cooley
Investigating the ACE and Master locks at Yellow #4: Chuck Spalding
U.C. Berkeley Sprint Berkeley, CA Sunday, January 21, 2007 Pl Name(s) Time White Course (1.6 km, 30 m climb, 11 controls) 1 Mark Davidson 12:53 2 Hanoch Raviv, Roni Kornitz 16:14 3 Matthew Mattson 18:14 4 Jamie Caplinger 20:58 5 Andrea & Adriana Shepherd 22:28 6 Davie & Carl Williams 27:09 7 Chris Broekhoff 29:17 8 Barbara Robbin 30:07 9 Ally McCarthy, Jennifer Foreman 31:27 10 William & Scott Stelter 33:57 11 Pinto, Matteuci 35:32 12 Emma Stelter, Naomi Cahn 37:02 13 Robin Leadbetter, Maggie Fishbaugh 37:55 14 Danya Karpelevitch 43:45 15 Diane Hall 44:57 16 Jeremy Kirshner 45:17 17 Perhe Schenker 47:56 18 Laura & John Pattillo 48:17 19 Kelly Houston, Jessica Cruz 48:30 20 Dan Eggerding 49:09 21 Caplinger family 49:46 22 Mike, Eliza, & Juliet Ellis 59:32 23 Jamie McKeegan, Aiyana Price 1:09:51 Lily Kuo DNF Third Course Chuck Spalding 12:40 Yellow Course (2.9 km, 60 m climb, 13 controls) 1 Fedor Karpelevitch 31:19 2 Victor Passinsky 32:24 3 Kevin Harrington, Denise Ebright 33:05 4 Vicki Woolworth, Barbara Kreiss 37:21 5 Kevin, Terri, Paul 37:49 6 Bob Heady, Jane Morehead 38:29 7 Carl Close 38:57 8 David & Kathy Thoni 39:17 9 Rosemary Johnson 39:17 10 Carolyn & Jim Scacchetti 51:14 11 Judy Koehler 52:26 12 Helen Serafino, Lisa Tracy 56:47 13 D. V. Outdoors 56:57 14 Gavin Williams 58:34 15 Joanne Leadbetter, Andrew Schluchter 59:27 16 Alexander & Helena Krechetov 1:01:14 17 Galena Shakhnovsky 1:04:02 18 Colleen Denaro 1:22:35 19 "Show me the Money" 1:23:00 20 Mike & Jean Jones 1:23:45 21 Bill & Dana Wiebalk 1:24:16 22 Kerri, Andy, Emily, & Jack Adams 1:32:45 23 Shirley Pierce 1:38:17 24 Sylvie Le Gall 1:50:51 25 Harold Lischuer 3:18:57 Katz, Grobman DNF Eric Rosenzweig group DNF Emma Stelter, Jessica Grey DNF Second Course Mark Davidson 25:57 Chuck Spalding 26:29 Hanoch Raviv, Roni Kornitz 30:31 Jennifer Kerr 38:12 Thierry Legall 53:35 Nancy Lindeman 59:28 Dan Eggerding 1:38:23 Vladimir Gusiatnikov & Belle DNF Jennifer Foreman, Ally McCarthy DNF Sprint Course (3.0 km, 60 m climb, 17 controls) 1 Eric Bone 17:47 2 Vladimir Gusiatnikov 18:46 3 Mikkel Conradi 19:13 4 Syd Reader 19:47 5 Wesley Willett 20:13 6 Jean-Charles Baritaux 20:14 7 Tapio Karras 20:17 8 Andrejus Masalkovas 22:06 9 Dennis Wildfogel 22:19 10 Johan Heiber 22:46 11 Mitsumi Sugizaki 22:52 12 Tomer Maymon 23:31 13 Chuck Spalding 24:15 14 Robin Gustaffson 24:34 15 Greg Khanlarov 24:56 16 George Minarik 24:59 17 Dan Greene 25:19 18 Gavin Wyatt-Mair 25:34 19 James Wilson 26:08 20 Bob Cooley 26:23 21 Roni Kornitz, Hanoch Raviv 27:06 (3rd course) 22 Bjorn Widerstrom 28:40 23 Viktor Passinsky 30:09 (2nd course) 24 Bob Strauss 30:22 25 Terry Farrah 33:02 26 Trinka Gillis 33:39 27 Brian Kirshner 34:20 28 Jeff Lanam 34:53 29 Stefan Stefanov 34:56 30 Jennifer Kerr 36:02 31 Terry Gleason 38:09 32 Oleg Shakhnovsky 38:50 33 Joan Roos 41:20 34 Thierry Legall 41:47 35 Steve Beuerman 45:34 36 Dwight Freund 46:03 37 Laura McKeegan 52:31 38 Frederick Lee 52:38 39 Teguh Subiantoro, Becky Redfield 58:03 40 Nancy Lindeman 1:14:12 41 Dean French 1:15:51 Kevin Hinkley DNF _______________ DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)