What a beautiful day in the Catalinas! Twenty-one orienteers ignored the threat of rain and were rewarded with perfect weather for running the three courses set by Jeff Coker with the help of his wife, Nancy. Thanks to both of you for your hard work.

One competitor described the long course as "diabolical," and apparently the medium course was also challenging, with second-place team Lost in the Woods (Mike Cagle and Diane James) out for more than three hours. Amazingly enough, they still volunteered to retrieve a couple tricky controls on their way down the mountain. Thank you!

Thanks also to  meet directors Mike and Valery Thompson, who did all the preliminary work and also helped with registration, timing, scoring and control retrieval; Nancy Coker, for hanging the last controls and putting water on the course Sunday morning; GeeGee Larrington, who was great company and organized and helped with control retrieval; and John Pascal, who also helped retrieve controls.

I had a great time working registration and timing, and getting to know a few club members. I'm also glad I had the chance to retrieve a few controls myself and take in the glorious views.

Hope to see you all again next year.


Long Course (5.9 km, 300 m climb, 13 controls)

1M Don Fallis 1:50:42
2M Jeff Brodsky 2:12:04
3M Paul Hoyt 2:21:48
  Team Drahovzel (Rudy D and Steven Armentrout)   DNF


Medium Course (3.9 km, 185 m climb, 11 controls)

M1 John Pascal 1:39:33
F1 Claudia Rickel 1:42:30
T1 Peter Hutter and Sharon Bohjanen 2:07:35
T2 Lost in the Woods (Mike Cagle and Diane James)  3:14:30
  Larry Lamb REC


Short Course (2.3 km, 100 m climb, 9 controls)

     The Neills (Douglas, Thor and Leo)                        REC
  Mike Thompson REC
  Gee Gee Larrington REC
  Andrea Babic and Vince Soto REC
  John Rickel REC