Spring Lake Regional Park
Date: (Sun.) Sep. 20, 2009
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Event Director: Judy Koehler - 707.778.1604
Course Setter: Scott Aster
Type: C; One of our National Orienteering Day (NOD) "Come and Try It!" events
By Judy Koehler
With two scout troops and classes from Montgomery High School and Sacramento State attending the 2009 Spring Lake National Orienteering Day event, the theme once again was all about youth. Young people of all ages walked, biked, and carpooled to take in Scott Aster's intriguing courses. With support from local newspapers such as the Bohemian and the Sonoma Index Tribune, most attendees were new to the sport.
Questions and curiosity about orienteering required four experienced orienteers to rotate throughout the day giving instruction. When asked what is the first thing he should do, one of the students responded "find the canoes" as he saw the connecting line between two of this first controls points crossed the lake.
Chris Robles and Thor Bodtrer of Petaluma conquered the White course in 33:15 minutes, and then went out on the Yellow course. Chris Berg of Santa Rosa was first on the Yellow course with a time of 25:23. Rex Winterbottom easily handled the Oaks Sprint in 14:14, and then did the same to the Yellow course. He had so much time left he ably handled the majority of the clinics. Unique to this event was Scott's recreation of the USTT (U.S. Team Trials) Men's Sprint course from last May. Anyone was free to time themselves on the course run by the elite M-21+ orienteeers.
With only a handful of club members attending, I was grateful for those living in the area who volunteered their time to help. Many thanks go to Rick Budde (set-up), Marsha Jacobs (set-up, early clinics), Mark and Mel Conrad (set-up, early starts), Martin Taylor (set-up, early finish), Gary Kraght (registration), Rex Winterbottom (clinics, results), Greg Logan (starts), Jim Hayes (starts), Vicki Woolworth (finish), Shura Kretchetov (finish), Neil Peterson (late registration), Joan Roos (late clinics, results), Jim Fish (late finish, results), Brett & Erik Carver (late finish), and Greg Ehrensing (late finish, control pick-up). Greg also had the daunting job of gathering and ferrying equipment between Saturday and Sunday events. Also thanks go to Bob Cooley for maps, Harold and Penny DeMoss for the loan of their tents, Jill Meuchel from Sonoma County Regional Parks, and USOF (U.S. Orienteering Federation) for the box of "goodies" for celebrating National Orienteering Day.
Spring Lake Regional Park
Santa Rosa, CA
Sunday, September 20, 2009
You can see the event map with the actual routes traveled by participants, and draw your own route for comparison, in RouteGadget (introduction; this event (http://baoc.org/gadget/cgi/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=187)).
Pl Name(s) Time
White Course (2.1 km, 35 m climb, 8 controls) 1 Chris Robles, Thor Bodtrer 33:16 2 Troop 21 (5) 36:09 3 Lili & Chris Borland 44:13 4 Kimberly McVey, Jamie Gajlate, Jenny Zimmer 45:40 5 Jayne & Ethan Phillips 45:52 6 Pack 21 (6) 46:40 7 Kayla Rhode, Christie Kweon 48:20 8 Nhia Vue, Shirley Thao 51:08 9 Diane Galardi 59:45 10 Andrew Whittle, Shawnie Crump 60:40 11 Megan Dellavalle, Annelise & Zoe Hermsen 71:40 12 Kayla Gloisten 71:53 12 Kelsey Dayton 71:53 12 Davey Moore 71:53 Katy Zincavage DNF Yellow Course (2.8 km, 60 m climb, 11 controls) 1 Chris Berg 25:23 2 Joe Miller 29:18 3 JIm Fish 34:32 4 Doug, Laura, & Rachel Olnay, Vicky Bischof 42:18 5 Marc-Julien Bernard, Luc-Adrian Noz 49:26 6 Evan Coombs 49:31 7 Alex Sterling, Michael Fierro 50:30 8 Jesse Holtz 53:15 9 Paul & Kathy Li 54:04 10 Olga Seredenko 54:08 11 Kathy Pinch 56:20 12 Amy Ensley, David Seyms 56:42 13 Ben & Corey Ford 56:55 14 Lee Vang, James Saetern 58:05 15 Martin, Lisa, Trey, & Max McKeay 59:40 16 Amy Allen, Heather Beveridge, Rene Dimech 1:00:08 17 Erik & Brett Carver 1:01:26 18 Brian & Maddie Vineys 1:02:30 19 Lisa Berdue, Tracy Allgeier 1:02:40 20 Jamie Dom-Caruso, Christen Chalmers 1:06:04 21 Peter Graube, Susan & Jerry Winterlin 1:09:50 22 Mike, Shayne, & Kelsie Bogyo 1:19:23 23 Christy Petersen, Annie Gaulke 1:20:20 24 Kelsey Vorhies, Jason Ramsey 1:23:40 25 Lucy Clem, Felipe Loza 1:24:15 26 Mackensie Pimley, Anna Spnati 1:25:29 27 Kevin Walker 1:27:11 28 Josh Denton, Matt Henderson 1:27:57 29 Andrew Dellas, Mandie Leon 1:34:02 30 Molly Davis, Drew Nelson 1:35:43 31 Kara Adams, Donovan & Xander Gruggett 1:36:28 32 Dox & Sarah Doxiadis 1:45:12 33 Amanda Noz, Cynthia Podesta 1:52:20 Julie Hawley, Kevin Smith DNF (no punch #6 & #7) Kristen, Yuen, Kaisa & Jeff Lee, Bette & Wayne Tarr DNF (no punch #9) Jesse Grey DNF (card in car) Collin & Sebastien DNF (lost card) Second Course Rex Winterbottom 16:37 Vicki Woolworth 34:28 Chris Robles, Thor Bodtrer 47:30 Oaks Sprint (2.2 km, 35 m climb, 11 controls) 1 Rex Winterbottom 14:14 2 Shura Kretchetov 23:33 3 Greg Ehrensing 24:06 4 Vicki Woolworth 25:18 5 Jennifer Kerr 32:17 6 Marsha Jacobs 35:01 Second Course Joe Miller 25:04 Lisa Burdue, Tracy Allgeier 25:58 Jim Fish 29:58 USTT Sprint (self-timed) (2.9 km, 50 m climb, 14 controls) Second Course Gary Kraght 26:21 Shura Kretchetov 28:08 Jennifer Kerr 28:08 Jesse Grey 35:53 Josh Denton, Matt Henderson 35:53 Chris Berg (time not reported) _______________
DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)