RESULTS, GERMAN RIDGE, 27 MARCH 2010
The day dawned bright and clear, and stayed that way throughout the meet--a perfect day for some of the best orienteers this side of the Mississippi! We had a great turn out. Over 100 orienteers made the trip. A special thanks to the group from the University of Louisville, and also to the JROTC instructors from Apollo High School, Hopkins County Central High School, Madisonville North Hopkins High School, Warren East High School, and Harrison High School for bringing their JROTC cadets. You guys are the main reason OLOU meets continue to be so successful.
The German Ridge forest still suffers from the massive ice storms a few years ago. The trails are mostly clear, but the fallen trees and limbs make for tough going throughout the park. The course setters tried to avoid the worst areas, but it's impossible to avoid it all. The advanced courses were shortened accordingly, but we'll shorten them even more next year. That said, some pretty good times were turned in.
"Whimpy" was used to describe the Red course prior to the meet. However, it's doubtful that would be the adjective most would use to describe it after running it. Mike Minium from OCIN led the pack with a respectable time of 77:47. Shelly Pennington was the quickest lady around the Red in 107:16.
Kevin Huff, a former cadet from Warren East High School, was first around the Green course in 90:07. Dakotah Hogan from Hopkins Central was the quickest cadet in 102:02.
The Brown course was just too long for the condition of the forest. There were seven runners attempting the course, and only three finished it. Allie Littlepage from Hopkins Central came in first in a time of 141:00.
There were a large number of runners on the Orange course, and the winning times were very close. Bruce Moore from OLOU led the pack in 65:12. Johnathan Brittain from Madisonville North Hopkins was the quickest male cadet in a time of 66:45, followed closely by Aaron Storie from Warren East in 67:26. Elisha Merideth from Warren East was the quickest female cadet around the Orange in 79:06. Ashley Cruse from Warren East was the next female cadet in a time of 95:14. Catherine Shelton, a teacher at Apollo High School, was the quickest female (non cadet) in a time of 89:59.
There was also a large turnout for the Yellow course. The group from the University of Louisville made up a good percentage of the runners, and they did very well. Eric Wright, the group's instructor, was quickest around the Yellow in 54:56, followed by Jason Bewley, also from U of L in 55:46. Leland Cox, from Harrison High School, was the first cadet to finish in a time of 61:00. Summer Kellems, from Harrison High School, was the quickest female in a time of 87:34.
There were only 5 runners--all cadets--who attempted the Sprint course. Guess everyone was worn out from their first course! Dakotah Hogan, from Hopkins Central, was the quickest male around the course in 26:14. Elisha Merideth, from Warren East, was the quickest female in 40:29.
The complete listing of orienteers and their times are below.
|Joshua San Migel||AHS||179:32|
|Ben & Kurt Greenlee||OLOU||196:15|
|Frank Smith & Megan Filback||151:14|
|Catherine Shelton||AHS (teacher)||89:59|
|Tatiana Krivokhighina +3||OLOU||127:31|
|Fools on the Hill (3)||OLOU||128:25|
|Ethan Pool & Aaron Rafferty||AHS||165:28|
|Eric Wright||U of L||54:56|
|Jason Bewley||U of L||55:46|
|Daniel Serke||U of L||56:02|
|Brian Atchley||U of L||56:05|
|Megan Thomas & Daniel Polter||58:14|
|Richard Tronzo||U of L||61:51|
|James Doncaster||U of L||61:52|
|Andre'a Wyche||U of L||61:58|
|Tiffany Belcher & Patrick Bowers||65:20|
|Ash Kinser||U of L||67:05|
|Bill Kinser||U of L||67:05|
|Tim & Amanda Vellotla||77:15|
|Michael Bauer||U of L||80:00|
|Devon Scott||U of L||80:10|
|John McCarthy||U of L||81:39|
|Carolyn Lamka||U of L||84:47|
|Simone Washington||U of L||84:47|
|Pat & Alex Dalrympe||91:18|
|Mary Kate Lindsey||U of L||98:29|
|Brad Atzinger||U of L||98:29|
|Alex & Tim Fields||DNF|
|Jennifer Baker||U of L||DNF|
|Robin Clifton||U of L||DNF|