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Coyote Lake–Harvey Bear Ranch County Park

Date: (Sun.) Feb. 6, 2022
Location: San Martin, CA
Event Director: - 650.321.9713
Course Setter: Lubomir Šebo
Type: B; Standard 7-course event for beginners through advanced; at different parking lot than for previous events

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Event Write-Up

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Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park is a huge (27 sq km) recreation area situated on both sides of a long ridge rising on the eastern flank of the Santa Clara Valley. BAOC has held several events over the years on the eastern (Coyote Lake) side of the park. This year, the club opted to use the western (Harvey Bear) side as a change of pace.

While the Harvey Bear side has some advantages (primarily a considerably shorter drive), it has one compelling disadvantage: parking and other facilities are too limited for a large group event on a weekend, as the park is heavily used by South Bay residents. Fortunately, because of the exceptionally dry winter, the rangers were able to grant us use of a large empty field for our parking and assembly area. In a typical winter, the field would be too marshy to use. The moral of the story is that the club will be back on the Coyote Lake side of the park in the future, and the rangers will be happy to accommodate us there.

I extend heartfelt thanks to the many volunteers who had a part in making a very successful day of orienteering.

Course Setter: Lubomir Šebo
Permit application: Graham Brew
Insurance: Dan Ingram
Map printing: Bob Cooley
Registration: Steve Haas, Sarah Williams, Esther Heller
E-punch: Jeff Lanam, Ann Marie Cody
Setup: Graham Brew, Gary Carpenter
Parking: Gary Carpenter, Esther Heller
Beginners' clinics: Dan Greene, Rex Winterbottom
Starts: Lubomir Šebo, Matej Šebo
Take-down: Mark Petersen, Sarah Williams
Control pickup: Wayne Staats, Vicki Woolworth, Parag Gupta, Theo Verhoeven, John Richardson, Matej and Lubomir Šebo
Website: Chuck Spalding

Special thanks also to ranger Gina Ellis, whose cooperation and assistance were invaluable.

Lubomir Šebo designed an excellent set of courses, using the best terrain in Harvey Bear, and the only really appropriate trail loop for beginner courses. This necessitated a very remote Start and Finish (each over 2 km from the assembly area).

There were more than 180 participants, with large contingents from both the Turlock and Carson NJROTC units prepping for their upcoming national championship event.

The complete results are below, but here are the highlights:

Lost and Found

A pair of 2.00 reading glasses with a black frame was left on the water bottle table at the assembly area. If they belong to you, tell .

That reminds me that a standard (not thumb) compass was left behind at the St. Mary’s College event last October. I kept it somewhere safe and totally forgot about it until now. The registration crew did not think it looked like a rental. It is pretty worn and has a silver tape embedded behind the 5 cm ruler at the short edge. There is a red string attached to it. Contact me if it's yours.




Results

Coyote Lake–Harvey Bear Ranch County Park

San Martin, CA
Sunday, February 6, 2022

White Course   Yellow Course   Orange Course   Brown Course   Green Course   Red Course   Blue Course

Also see control-by-control timing in the WinSplits results (http://www.obasen.nu/winsplits/online/en/show_event.asp?id=79731) and on Attackpoint (https://www.attackpoint.org/eventdetail.jsp/event_52841).

You can see the event map with the actual routes traveled by participants, and draw your own route for comparison, in RouteGadget for this event (http://baoc.org/gadget/cgi/reitti.cgi?act=map&id=494). (Use of RouteGadget is explained here.)

Comments from E-punch:

Thanks to Nick Corsano and Lubomir Šebo for putting on this great event on a beautiful day in a new part of this park. A personal thanks to Ann Marie Cody for taking a shift at E-punch so that I could get out on the course after a probably too brief training session. My fault if there were any problems as a result.
There is one Unknown Runner on Yellow who started at 10:12:36. The start list shows only "Turlock NJROTC". I don’t think they came to the E-punch check-in before their run, and we didn't catch it during download. Please let me know who that is.
Since it’s been a while for many of us, and there were a lot of beginners, I’d like to explain the classifications in the results. A DNS stands for Did Not Start. This is usually because the person preregistered but did not show up. At this event, it also means that they were discouraged by the long climb to the start. This happened to a few people with small children.
If you got an "MP" when you downloaded, but now see "DNF" in the results, this is because the U.S. and international rules are different. International rules, which the results software follow, say that "DNF" is only when you don’t punch the Finish, otherwise it’s a "MP" for MisPunch. U.S. rules say that "MP" is only when you punch one or more wrong controls (e.g., you punched 83 instead of 51). Otherwise, it’s a "DNF". I go through and review this after every event.
Please tell me if anything needs to be changed.


White Course            (3.6 km, 70 m [1.9%] climb, 11 controls)  
   Pl  Name(s)                         Club      Time    Behind
    1  Xander Mann                               43:20           
    2  Aidan & Vardaan                           59:41    16:21
    3  Raymond Wong                Troop 251   1:14:50    31:30
    4  Zheng Cheng                             1:27:55    44:35
    5  We'd Rather Play Lego 2                 1:29:14    45:54
    6  We'd Rather Play Lego                   1:30:43    47:23
    7  Fayez Khan                  Troop 251   1:39:29    56:09
    8  Nancy & Susan Lindeman,
         Everly Berg                   BAOC    2:46:03   122:43
       Dana Team                                 DNF             
       Kevin Lyons                               DNF
       Tommy Ingulfsen                 BAOC      DNF
       Ben Snow                                  DNS
       Kurt Workman                              DNS
   
Yellow Course           (4.0 km, 110 m [2.8%] climb, 13 controls)  
   Pl  Name(s)                         Club      Time    Behind
    1  Josef Estrada                   CSOC      54:29           
    2  Marcelo Montenez                          59:48     5:19
    3  Jin Wang                                1:04:23     9:54
    4  Landen Elliott          Tulock NJROTC   1:07:53    13:24
    5  Tom De Vre                      BAOC    1:09:21    14:52
    6  Adam & Preston Wilson                   1:10:27    15:58
    7  Kian & Kalin Gupta              BAOC    1:12:14    17:45
    8  Jason Wang                              1:20:58    26:29
    9  Sergio Villanueva IV            CSOC    1:28:05    33:36
   10  Ryah Newton                     CSOC    1:30:08    35:39
   11  Lorena Montenez                         1:35:37    41:08
   12  Dewey DuMond                            1:35:51    41:22
   13  Sarah Williams                  BAOC    1:36:57    42:28
   14  Meg Thumann                             1:37:24    42:55
   15  Devin Linehan                   CSOC    1:38:59    44:30
   16  Henderson family                        1:45:45    51:16
   17  Unknown Runner                          1:48:42    54:13
   18  Fayez Khan                  Troop 251   1:49:14    54:45
   19  Angely Moya             Tulock NJROTC   2:40:00   105:31
       Jaden Wong                  Troop 251     MSP             
       Morning Tea                               MSP
       Roney family                              MSP
       Gwendolyn Moy                             DNF
       Peyton St Andrew        Tulock NJROTC     DNF
       Ron Thumann                               DNS
   
Orange Course           (4.6 km, 200 m [4.3%] climb, 12 controls)  
   Pl  Name(s)                         Club      Time    Behind
    1  Luke Hansen             Tulock NJROTC   1:27:37           
    2  Lucas Santiago          Tulock NJROTC   1:28:39     1:02
    3  Huy Shi                         BAOC    1:32:34     4:57
    4  Adomas Stankus                  CSOC    1:32:53     5:16
    5  Peter Hizalev                           1:34:30     6:53
    6  Enrique Espinoza Ayala          CSOC    1:35:55     8:18
    7  Alex Solomatnikov                       1:36:25     8:48
    8  Mark Schneider                  BAOC    1:42:38    15:01
    9  Alanna Montenez                 BAOC    1:44:04    16:27
   10  Miroslav Trubelja                       1:50:43    23:06
   11  Ellen Mouchawar                 BAOC    1:51:42    24:05
   12  Edgar Rojas             Tulock NJROTC   1:55:39    28:02
   13  van Hoff & Spencer              BAOC    2:06:35    38:58
   14  Lewis family                            2:08:39    41:02
   15  Julie McGinnis          Tulock NJROTC   2:12:31    44:54
   16  Gabriella Sanchez       Tulock NJROTC   2:15:03    47:26
   17  Sitaraman family                        2:28:09    60:32
       Landen Elliott          Tulock NJROTC     MSP             
       Brandon Choi                              DNF
       DaCotah Reeder                  CSOC      DNF
       Leta Krechetov                  BAOC      DNF
       Rayner Malasaga                 CSOC      DNF
       Hilary Hardcastle                         DNS
       Lori Buecheler                  BAOC      DNS
       Rhonda Stieber                  BAOC      DNS
       Roopa McNealis                  BAOC      DNS
   
Brown Course            (4.2 km, 120 m [2.9%] climb, 10 controls)  
   Pl  Name(s)                         Club      Time    Behind
    1  Wayne Staats                    BAOC      40:53           (2nd course)  
    2  Dennis Wildfogel                BAOC      57:08    16:15
    3  Penny DeMoss                    BAOC    1:03:44    22:51
    4  Greg Moy                                1:04:49    23:56
    5  Carlos Montanez         Tulock NJROTC   1:07:07    26:14
    6  Johanna Merriss                 BAOC    1:08:17    27:24
    7  Chuck Spalding                  BAOC    1:08:44    27:51
    8  Irena & Nick Stefanova          BAOC    1:10:05    29:12
    9  Mattias Mattsson                        1:11:51    30:58
   10  Gary Carpenter                  BAOC    1:14:46    33:53
   11  George Minarik                  BAOC    1:23:22    42:29
   12  Chun Wu                         BAOC    1:26:17    45:24
   13  Scott Sampson                   BAOC    1:28:51    47:58
   14  Janet Petersen                  BAOC    1:34:47    53:54
   15  Jeff Lanam                      BAOC    1:37:38    56:45
   16  Aaron Aardvark                          1:41:58    61:05
   17  Alan Glendinning                BAOC    1:42:40    61:47
   18  Evan Custer                     BAOC    1:52:46    71:53
   19  Leslie Minarik                  BAOC    2:04:10    83:17
   20  John Marold                     BAOC    2:11:03    90:10
       Connor Rogers                   CSOC      DNF             
       Mirjana Spasojevic                        DNF
   
Green Course            (5.4 km, 230 m [4.3%] climb, 12 controls)  
   Pl  Name(s)                         Club      Time    Behind
    1  Tapio Karras                    BAOC    1:06:32           
    2  Steve Gregg                     BAOC    1:10:26     3:54
    3  Marie-Josée Parayre             BAOC    1:18:26    11:54
    4  Lance Kenison                   CSOC    1:20:00    13:28
    5  Colin Jubert                            1:22:35    16:03
    6  Eric Rosenzweig                 BAOC    1:23:23    16:51
    7  Travis Navarro                  CSOC    1:24:21    17:49
    8  James Roney                     BAOC    1:24:23    17:51
    9  EYAL BARUCH                             1:37:19    30:47
   10  Samuel Barker                   CSOC    1:38:16    31:44
   11  Stephanie Maclean               BAOC    1:38:44    32:12
   12  Sigal Glassman Baruch                   1:39:01    32:29
   13  Shura Krechetov                 BAOC    1:43:03    36:31
   14  Oriana Riley                    DVOA    1:46:59    40:27
   15  Chahal Vikram                   CSOC    2:01:49    55:17
   16  Jaden Harcksen          Tulock NJROTC   2:01:57    55:25
   17  Hayden Elliott          Tulock NJROTC   2:06:45    60:13
   18  Daniel Ingram                   CSOC    2:14:44    68:12
   19  Joshua Doddridge                CSOC    2:16:27    69:55
   20  Vicki Woolworth                 NAVX    2:20:58    74:26
   21  Stan Barrett, Ingrid Peterson   BAOC    2:49:51   103:19
       Derek Maclean                   BAOC      DNF             
       Logan Kenison                   CSOC      DNF
   
Red Course              (6.9 km, 250 m [3.6%] climb, 16 controls)  
   Pl  Name(s)                         Club      Time    Behind
    1  Graham Brew                     BAOC    1:20:55           
    2  Syd Reader                              1:24:32     3:37
    3  Tom De Vre                      BAOC    1:27:09     6:14
    4  Brian Ritchken                          1:31:27    10:32
    5  Takashi Sugiyama                BAOC    1:36:35    15:40
    6  Deron van Hoff                  BAOC    1:38:18    17:23
    7  John Richardson                 BAOC    1:47:16    26:21
    8  Vin Noah                        BAOC    1:54:59    34:04
    9  Theo Verhoeven                  BAOC    1:55:31    34:36
   10  Mark Petersen                   BAOC    2:06:02    45:07
   11  Randy Snook                             2:10:02    49:07
   12  Van Boughner                    BAOC    2:11:19    50:24
       Andrej Masalkov                 BAOC      MSP             
       Proof School                              DNF
       Yana Konovalenko                BAOC      DNS
   
Blue Course             (8.1 km, 340 m [4.2%] climb, 22 controls)  
   Pl  Name(s)                         Club      Time    Behind
    1  Anthony Riley                   DVOA    1:16:44           
    2  François Léonard                BAOC    1:28:46    12:02
    3  Yurii Konovalenko               BAOC    1:32:07    15:23
    4  Greg Khanlarov                  BAOC    1:32:58    16:14
    5  Wayne Staats                    BAOC    1:33:28    16:44
    6  Ouri Karni              Technion-Carmel 1:36:52    20:08
    7  Jeffrey Kabel                   BAOC    1:47:54    31:10
    8  Rex Winterbottom                BAOC    2:05:47    49:03
    9  Greg Favor                      BAOC    2:17:14    60:30
   10  Manfred Kopisch                 BAOC    2:17:19    60:35
   11  Gavin Wyatt-Mair                BAOC    2:58:15   101:31
       Erin Schirm                     BAOC      DNS             

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DNF = Did not finish (missed one or more controls)
DNS = Did not start
MSP = Mispunched (one or more controls wrong)