Rio Salado Sprint Results
Saturday, September 13, 2014


We had a special bonus for today's event. After several large rains, including Monday's largest rainfall ever recorded in a day at Sky Harbor airport, the Salt River was flowing. Those who participated in the sprint events had the opportunity to slog through the river during their travel around the course.

The turnout was decent for a hot, humid September day. Nineteen individuals, including several cub scouts, came out for our beginner's clinic starting at 7:00. The course went smoothly once we figured out that the metal railings at the park overlook DID affect the compass bearings. Thanks to Forest and Gary for helping out with the introduction to orienteering.

The sprint courses offered the beginner's an opportunity to practice their new skills. Competitively, Kyle Seifullin blazed through the first sprint in under 30 minutes, edging out Gary Hickey's time. A number of beginner groups also went out on the course. Everyone made it back to the Start/Finish, so we'll assume they didn't run into any major difficulties. Some chose to bypass the water crossing and take the 7th Avenue bridge over the river.

We're creating a new map at a new location for our upcoming October event. We hope to see you all there.


Sprint 1 Statistics  
Straight-Line Distance (km) 2.90
Climb (m) 40
Total Participants 19

Sprint 2 Statistics  
Straight-Line Distance (km) 3.00
Climb (m) 35
Total Participants 2


Course Setters: Ron Birks
Meet Directors: Ron Birks
Bag Hangers: Ron Birks
Water Station Setup: N/A
Equipment Hauling: Ron Birks
Setup/Tear-down: Ron Birks, Kathi Douglas
Registration Table: Ron Birks, Kathi Douglas
Timing Table: Ron Birks
Beginners Clinic: Ron Birks, Forest Brown, Gary Hickey
Control Retrieval: Ron Birks, Gary Hickey
Tabulating Results: Ron Birks

Sprint 1 Results

Name Size Category Time Category
Team Members
1 Kyle Seifullin 1 M 0:29:51 1 1000.00
2 Gary Hickey 1 M 0:35:20 2 844.81
Rec Jason Harris 2 TX 0:51:18 Rec Cassie Helmer
Rec Brent Simmons 2 TM 0:58:39 Rec Brent Simmons, Justin Holloway
Rec Brian Deavila 2 TX 1:00:08 Rec Brian Deavila, Anne Tian
Rec Brian Joedicker 1 M 1:01:20 Rec 486.68
Rec Slowest Ever 3 TX 1:12:50 Rec Edward Cooper, Jennifer Lin, Kathy Lin
Rec Titans 4 TM 1:26:04 Rec Caleb Hubbard, Cole Larson, Jacob Budd, Chris Budd
Rec Snake Guys 3 TM 1:28:54 Rec Mike Chavez, Marlon Arteaga, Abraham Valencia

Sprint 2 Results

Name Size Category Time Category
Team Members
1 Kyle Seifullin 1 Rec Rec 1
2 Gary Hickey 1 Rec Rec 2