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Kings Mountain State Park (Lake Crawford)
April 14 - 10:00 to 12:00Price: Free
From the Meet Director – Mr. Dan Davis:
For our April Meet, we returned to Lake Crawford for the first time since 2015 and we had a fine Saturday for orienteering. While trees are starting to leaf out, the woods were still clear so movement was not restricted by undergrowth.
Lake Crawford does not have terrain with lots of nooks and crannies for challenging control placement, so I tend to make some legs longer to reach the proper level of difficulty. It does have hills and some felt the pain. We had some developing runners, especially among the JROTC units that came out and we certainly saw an example of Swedish skill with Erik’s outstanding performance on Red.
On Green, first place honors go to a lady we don’t see much lately, Allmuth (Curly) Perzel. Curly is one of the higher ranked female orienteerers in the USA. There was good competition on Orange with some of our more skilled JROTC cadets. First place was taken by Nathan Linardi, currently the M16 National Champion. We hope to see the Yellow and White runners advancing to the next level in the 2018 – 2019 season.
I can’t say enough about my assistants at this meet. My wife, Jeannette, and my Sister-In-Law,
Sylvia took care of Registration. Don Christensen and my brother, Dick handled Start/Finish.
Walter Siegenthaler volunteered to pick up Red & Green controls after the event was over and
Rick Vogel and his group got most of the rest. I think I may have left someone out so if I did,
thank you very much too. I think this was the first time Jeannette and I were able to get away
from the park before sundown. A special thanks to Jeannette and Don who spent several days
tramping the woods with me, picking out control locations, initially marking the points with
ribbons and later hanging the controls.
I want to congratulate Richard Stuart for his integrity. Richard is a skilled orienteerer and had a
great time on Green. However, after he got home and reviewed his route, to his dismay, he
realized he forgot the last control so he contacted me and asked that he be disqualified.
Forgetting that control really didn’t impact his time to any great extent as it was just off the
path to the Finish but he forgot about the control and felt he should make that known. So for
you younger orienteerers, let this be a teaching point. There are lots of things to think about out
there. Richard’s error is not uncommon. Some of my less than spectacular incidents include
starting without my map; loosing my punch card at an A Meet which cost me a first place, and
loosing my map on the course. It is said that orienteering is a thinking sport and some of that
thinking includes more than just picking out the best route.
See you next season,
RESULTS OF THE MEET
|Team 5 BHS||17:00|
|Team 3 BHS||25:00|
|Team 1 BHS||26:00|
|Team 2 BHS||29:00|
|Team 2 LHS||32:00 (tie)|
|Team 4 BHS||32:00 (tie)|
|Team 4 LHS||61:00|
|Team 4 CHS||65:00|
|Team 1 LHS||92:00|
|Team 5 LHS||108:00|
|Team 1 CHS||40:00 (tie)|
|Troop 925 Team 2||47:00|
|Troop 925 Team 1||65:00|
|Pepper Ann||71:00 (tie)|
|Team 3 LHS||86:00|
|Gavin (Wren HS)||51:16|
|Michael (Mallard Creek HS)||61:32|
|Bailey (Wren HS)||68:48|
|Body (Wren HS)||73:13|
|Team 6 LHS||107:00|
|Eric (Wren HS)||114:00|
|John (Wren HS)||115:00|
|Ruiz (Vance HS)||OT|