Results: December 5, 2010
Coon Bluff is one of our favorite sites for hosting orienteering events. It's location close to Phoenix makes it easy for people to participate without having to drive a long distance. The terrain contains a lot of variety in a very compact area. This allows us to set challenging courses without too much effort.
We had a good turnout for this year's Coon Bluff event. The unseasonably warm weather gave everyone a great day to search the area for the 30 Score-O controls. While no one was able to visit all 30 controls, there was a tight competition for the top spots. Erik Ringnes was the overall winner collecting 29 of 30 controls (730 out of 750 points). His route consisted of two loops through the area, the first to collect controls in lower-level terrain, the second to visit points higher up in the hills. Tim Stefek collected the second-most number of controls (28) but was penalized for arriving slightly after the time limit. Any inefficiencies in Tim's route choice was more than offset by his speed. Ludwig Hill and Max Suter, two friends from the Tucson club, also had great runs bagging 27 and 26 controls respectively. They are consistently strong finishers and were barely edged out for this year's top spot.
The women's competition also proved to be a very close race. Kristen Peers and Tina Stefek chose different tactics to maximize their point totals. While Tina visited twice as many controls, Kristen's route choice took her to more difficult and therefore higher point locations. Kristen visited seven controls for a total of 260 points while Tina ran to 14 controls for 250 points. Great race girls!
A number of teams also participated in the event. Team Arizona (Tom Fleck and Brandon Mann) made a great showing by clearing 24 controls. Their time of 1:59:55 wins them the award for the best time management of the day, finishing the course with only 5 seconds to spare. Team Skata (Gary Hickey, Andy Allman, and Calli Allman) showed great enthusiasm as they powered their way to 15 controls. Calli was undoubtedly the pace-setter for the team, but the guys certainly provided her with entertainment during their run.
We also had a few first-time participants. Team Go Cats (Merridith Haskell and Julie Claderwood) and the Boggs Family (Arthur, Maricar, and Arthur J. Boggs) enjoyed the challenge of finding the mapped controls. Their natural navigation skills allowed them to wander the area and find an impressive number of points for first-time orienteers. Our friends on Team Cameron (Mareena Sweat and Cameron Giovanniello) also had a good showing for their first time.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Coon Bluff event. The only real satisfaction we get out of setting our orienteering courses is your participation. I want to specifically thank Deb Allen and Glenn Haselfeld for their help getting everything put away after the event. It takes a lot of time to organize and run an event. I really appreciate your help after the event is complete. Finally, thanks to Kathi Douglas, Odie, and Brodie for their help before, during, and after the event. I wouldn't be able to direct an event without your help.
We hope to see you all out there for our January 8 event at Robbins Butte.Event Volunteers:
|Course Setter:||Ron Birks|
|Meet Director:||Ron Birks|
|Bag Hangers:||Ron Birks|
|Water Station Setup:||None|
|Equipment Hauling:||Ron Birks, Glenn Haselfeld|
|Setup/Tear-down:||Ron Birks, Kathi Douglas, Glenn Haselfeld, Deb Allen|
|Registration Table:||Kathi Douglas, Deb Allen|
|Timing Table:||Ron Birks, Glenn Haselfeld|
|Beginners Clinic:||Ron Birks|
|Control Retrieval:||Ron Birks, Glenn Haselfeld, Deb Allen|
|Tabulating Results:||Ron Birks|
Categories: M - Male F - Female TM - Male Team TF - Female Team TX - Mixed Team
December 5, 2010
|Total Points Possible:||750|| |
|Number of Controls:||30|| |
|Straight-Line Distance:||8.7 km|| |
|Total Participants:||36|| |
|1||Erik Ringnes||730||0||29||1:58:20||M||1||10|| |
|2||Ludwig Hill||710||0||27||1:58:06||M||2||9|| |
|3||Tim Stefek||690||30||28||2:02:10||M||3||8|| |
|4||Arizona||670||0||24||1:59:55||TM||1|| ||Tom Fleck, Brandon Mann|
|5||Max Suter||640||60||26||2:05:08||M||4||7|| |
|6||Glenn Haselfeld||600||0||20||1:58:24||M||5||6|| |
|7||Rick Eastman||570||0||18||1:57:00||M||6||5|| |
|8||Gary Parkinson||500||0||17||1:47:30||M||7||4|| |
|9||Jim Stevens||500||20||19||2:01:19||M||8||3|| |
|10||Bob Wolf||470||0||15||1:52:25||M||9||2|| |
|11||Team Skata||440||0||15||1:58:48||TX||1|| ||Gary Hickey, Andy Allman, Calli Allman|
|12||Kevin Adams||390||30||13||2:02:23||M||10||1|| |
|13||Losers||330||60||16||2:05:30||TM||2||0||Bob Badgett, Wendy Badgett|
|14||Matt Zeilnan||390||30||13||2:02:23||M||10||1|| |
|15||Kristen Peers||260||0||7||1:57:00||F||1||10|| |
|16||Tina Stefek||250||0||14||1:58:50||F||2||9|| |
|17||Peg Davis||240||0||14||1:55:35||F||3||8|| |
|18||Laura Hinds||200||0||10||1:46:40||F||4||7|| |
|19||Team Fedyk||160||0||11||1:43:43||TX||2|| ||Tatiana Fedyk, Mashi Fedyk, Yurii Fedyk|
|20||Team BB||160||0||8||1:59:46||TX||3|| ||Darrell Bolt, Hillary Barton|
|21||Deb Allen||130||0||7||1:59:20||F||5||6|| |
|22||Go Cats||120||0||9||1:46:52||TF||1|| ||Merridi Haskell, Julie Calderwood|
|23||Boggs Family||120||0||8||2:00:00||TX||4|| ||Arthur B. Boggs, Maricar Boggs, Arthur J. Boggs|
|24||Lee Craven||100||0||6||1:48:44||M||12|| || |
|25||Team Cameron||70||0||5||1:46:15||TX||5|| ||Mareena Sweat, Cameron Giovanniello|
|26||Kathi Douglas||20||0||2||2:00:00||F||6|| || |
* Ten points were deducted for each full minute over the 3-hour time limit. The penalty points are already included in the POINTS column.