Night-O and Sprint Race


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	The Night-O at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park only attracted 18 competitors. Shawn
Smith managed to run the course after having competed in an 8-hour adventure race in
Brown County, IN earlier in the day. (His team finished 7th out of about 30 teams). John
Thomas also competed in that adventure race. He helped out during the meet and stayed
around to help pick up controls afterwards.

	Louis Smith and his granddaughter Brianna took first in the race, largly because they
found the 75 point and the 70 point controls that had eluded most of the other competitors.
They were 2 minutes late and were given a 10 point penalty. Dan Mattingly finished second with
413 points. Dan also finished 2nd in the Sprint.

	Jim Carter, the Meet Director, had earlier set out the course by himself but he was
helped at the registration table by Paul Vice and Alison Ewart. Paul is on the injured list
due to a bike wreck earlier in the month.

Many thanks to Jim for directing this event. He did so at my urging, which is why I drug
myself out onto the course after a long day. I'm sure I would have been exiled from the
club if I had not shown up. -Shawn


Louis and Brianna Smith		  525		2 minutes late
Dan Mattingly				  413	
Chad Elder				  393	
Steve Socha				  360	
Shawn Smith				  310	
Mike Minium				  268	
Jim Farrell and Micah		  243	
Jacob Copler				  190	
Bill Edwards				  178		1 minute late
Jeff, Mary and Noah Hamilton	   87		3 minutes late


	We only had 6 individuals compete in the Sprint. Mike Minium drove down from
Cincinnati and turned in a very fast time on the 2.5km course. The 30 points that Mike
took home from this event will move him to 28th in the national sprint rankings. Dan
Mattingly was 2 minutes back, followed closely by Steve Socha. Dan will move to 67th on
the national list while Steve moves to 119th.  
	Mary Hamilton, Louisville's first female sprint competitor, finished 6th overall. She
got 30 points for this race (as the first female) which will open her in the National Sprint
rankings at 122nd on the Female list.
	Between the Sprint and the Night O, we held a very short club meeting. We discussed
current mapping projects - Seneca Park and the possibility of mapping Lapping Park (Clarksville),
George Rogers Clark Park (Louisville), and Mt. St. Francis (Floyds Knobs). We had a volunteer
(Paul Vice) agree to direct a Sprint course at the Deam Lake Canoe-O on August 8th. Mike
Moser is the director of the Canoe-O. This will be the last Sprint of the season in Louisville.
We discussed having a Wednesday Sprint Series this fall. The Indiana club is also having a
series of sprint races this summer.


Course length - 2500m
Controls - 15

Mike Minium  		15:53
Dan Mattingly 		17:55
Steve Socha 			18:18
Louis Smith 			19:55
Jim Farrell 			23:35
Mary Hamilton		25:24 (1st Female)
Jeff and Noah Hamilton 	33:50	

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