June 24, 2006 - Rendija West, regular + relay

 We had a beautiful day and 62 participants at yesterday's O' meet. Several family groups went out on white and yellow courses as did a number of newcomers to the sport. This was the first time we offered a relay option, where orienteers could team up in teams of three to participate together. Two teams signed up, in the yellow/orange/green category, and i think they'll all tell you that being part of a team was fun. We'll offer a relay now and then at meets, and hope more people join the fun.

As always, it takes a lot of people to make a successful meet, and i am extremely grateful for all that helped in put on this meet. Course setters were Colm Connaughton, Judy Opsahl, and Robert Schwartz, who--get this--came all the way from Amarillo, TX, taking a day and a half off from work, to set, field check, and hang controls for the orange course. Vetters were Colm Connaughton, Dave Scudder, Bill Donahue, Andras Libal, and Tami Martinson. Tami and Bill Donahue helped with registration, Dave Barfield, Tami, and Robert Schwartz helped with finish results, and Dick Opsahl handled start and finish times. Colm Connaughton, Dave Scudder, Robert Schwtrtz, Laura Hlinik, and Damian Swift and Rick Kraus picked up controls. A million thanks to you all.

Several new members joined at the meet. From Albuquerque Dave Karberg, the Trevor and Rose Thomas family, and the Norman and Linda Smith family. We welcome you all and are looking forward to seeing you at future meets, both in Los Alamos and Albuquerque. From Los Alamos, Ken and Laura McClellan and David Barfield renewed their memberships and we're delighted to have them continue to be part of our club.

--Judy Opsahl

White: 2.2 km, ?? m
Place Runner Time
1 Mike Hertrich, Jeanne Bridge, and Kyle Wheeler 1:09:17
2 Bruno Goncalves 1:10:15
3 Norman Smith party 1:56:23
  Rosemary Hurt party DNF
  Marcie Stillwell family DNF
  John Clark DNF
Yellow: 3.3 km, ?? m
Place Runner Time
1 Rick Kraus 52:00
2 Antonya Jandatek & Amy Bartlett 1:03:13
3 Taylor, Moore, Fletcher party 1:11:32
4 Tami Martinson (relay team #2) 1:18:39
5 The Partin family 1:19:22
6 The Heilkoop family 1:41:18
7 Ishani Roy & Dennis Tolkunov 1:46:30
  Laura Hlinik (mispunched)
  Greg and Natalie Johnson (relay team #1) DNF
  Carol Brevik DNF
Orange: 4.1 km, ?? m
Place Runner Time
1 Robi Mulford 1:14:35
2 Andras Libal (relay team # 1) 1:38:55
3 Rick Kelley 1:42:56
4 Ken and Laura McClellan 2:10:40
5 Moss Aubrey (relay team #2) 3:12:29
Brown/Relay Green: 4.0 km, ?? m
Place Runner Time
1 Colm Connaughton (relay team #1) 54:40
2 Robert Schwartz 1:20:46
3 David Karberg (relay team #2) 1:46:35
Green: 4.7 km, 195 m
Place Runner Time
1 Damian Swift 1:20:30
2 David Scudder 1:36:26
3 Garth Reader 1:49:15
4 Bill Donahue 1:57:55
5 Jim Anderson 2:25:44
6 Kirill Igumenshchev 3:32:00
7 Jerry Boyd 3:38:32
  Deb Werenko party DNF
Relay team totals
Place Team Time
1 #2 6:16:43
  #1 DNF

DNF - did not finish, one or more controls missed out.