Lowell Observatory - Results
Saturday, September 10, 2016


Saturday, September 10th was a warm and sunny day in Flagstaff, AZ, perfect for enjoying the open woods and historic telescopes on a new map at Lowell Observatory. There were two courses to run. A 1.9k sprint, with 30m of climb, that toured the history and structures of the Lowell Campus, and a 5.1k classic course, with 80m of climb, that explored the surrounding ponderosa pine forest. Twenty-one people, including a group of Boy Scouts, took part in the forest course, and 14 took part in the sprint. Additionally, 10 people took the beginers clinic, taught by Ron Birks and Kevin Adams.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in this event, and a special thanks to those who helped with the event. Alison Crocker for helping in the map making proces, placing controls, directing the meet, running the timing table and retrieving controls. Kevin Adams for helping to haul equipment and run the beginers clinic. Matt Zeilman for helping to set up/tear down equipment and run the registration table. Ron Birks for map making instruction, hauling equipment, setting up/tearing down and running the beginners clinic. Gary Hickey for helping with setting up/tearing down.


Course Setters: Tom Allen
Meet Directors: Tom Allen, Alison Crocker
Bag Hangers: Tom Allen, Alison Crocker
Water Station Setup: None
Equipment Hauling: Kevin Adams, Matt Zeilman, Ron Birks
Setup/Tear-down: Alison Crocker, Gary Hickey, Matt Zeilman, Ron Birks
Registration Table: Matt Zeilman, Tom Allen, Ron Birks
Timing Table: Tom Allen, Alison Crocker
Beginners Clinic: Ron Birks, Kevin Adams
Control Retrieval: Tom Allen, Alison Crocker, others
Tabulating Results: Tom Allen

Classic Course Summary

Classic Course Statistics  
Straight-Line Distance (km) 5.1
Climb (m) 80
Total Participants 21

Classic Results

Name Size Category Time Category
Team Members
1 Ron Birks 1 M 0:43:22 1
2 Erik Ringes 1 M 0:50:45 2
3 Lee Magnusson 1 M 1:09:00 3
4 Katie Williams 1 F 1:11:50 1
5 Gary Hickey 1 M 1:14:33 4
6 Derrick Beracy 1 M 1:25:10 5
7 We Made it to Nationals 3 TX 1:35:12 1 T. J. Kuhn, Molly Kuhn, Nia Young
8 Sacha Churny 1 F 1:43:45 2
9 David Thompson 1 M 1:59:25 6
10 Joshua Velez 1 M 2:37:35 7
11 Paul Willcox 1 M 2:43:07 8
12 Troop 499 8 T 3:14:56 2

Sprint Course Summary

Sprint Statistics  
Straight-Line Distance (km) 1.9
Climb (m) 30
Total Participants 14

Sprint Results

Name Size Category Time Category
Team Members
1 Ron Birks M 0:15:41 1
2 Derrick Bercy M 0:29:13 2
3 Gary Hickey M 0:36:33 3
4 David Thompson M 0:37:50 4
5 Blubbering Narwhales TM 0:56:08 1 Trevor Thompson, Carter Thompson
6 Tisha Taylor F 1:04:33 1
7 Lost Boys TM 1:10:45 2 Owen Davis, Carver Oberly, Eugene Brousseau, Martin Brousseau
8 Bruyn TM 1:17:08 3 Bill Bruyn, Will Bruyn
9 Craig Joyner M 2:12:56 5