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Pontiac Lake O-Meet
November 4,  2012
Meet Director
: Rick Waldo

Quite a few scout and family groups swelled the number of competitors to about 130 -- by far the most I’ve had attend one of my meets. Weather was nice, but chilly, about 40F, with almost no wind and mostly cloudy skies. The advanced courses used a lot of the glacial deposits terrain south and west of the campgrounds. The woods were open from the leaf fall and were mostly very runnable. I tried to avoid ‘green areas’ as much as possible, but there were some thicker vegetation areas on the courses here and there.

There were 27 red runners which is the most in any of our local meets in my memory. Ian Smith won Red in 62 minutes with Ali Crocker 6 minutes behind. Tom Svobodny, Igor Guskov and Jens Christiansen also had fast times on this course. Go to Route Gadget to follow Ali, Igor, and Jens’ routes. My apologies to the few red runners who either had to reuse maps from previous runners, or had to copy the red course onto green course maps. If anyone wants a clean pdf file of the course send me an e-mail.

Oleg Koptelov, meet director for next week’s meet at Peach Mountain (check the online schedule, this is a new addition to the schedule), won the Green course. Jess Franklin won Orange just edging out Katrin Schille. Michelle Green, Team Slane (3), and Karen McKeachie were not far behind. Bob Climie finished first in Yellow in a close race edging out Annika Schille, with David and Patrick only 2 minutes behind. Young Katerina Svobodny expertly and handily won the White course.

Many people helped out at this meet. I especially want to thank Scout Leaders Chas Miller and Joe and the boys from Troop 123 out of Rochester. They helped with various setup chores, registration, and also built the campfire which was appreciated by many. My wife Mary Beth also helped at registration (and brought oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies, and hot chocolate). Jess Franklin stepped in to oversee registration when Mary Beth went to Office Max to copy more maps.

Gary Harrington and Dennis Elston helped put out controls. Dennis helped with many other setup chores. Ian Smith, Ali Crocker, Oleg Koptelov, Matt Johns, Alan Baljeu, Alan Oprsal and Tom Svobodny picked up controls. Very special thanks to Alan Oprsal and Oleg who stayed right to the “locking of the gates” with me.

Lost and Found: Children’s green gloves with “J. Rioux” written on them were left behind. Send me an e-mail and I will get them to you.

Splits can be viewed here.

1
Ian Smith 62:26
2
Ali Crocker 68:20
3
Tom Svobodny 72:17
4
Igor Guskov 75:17
5
Jens Christiansen 77:58
6
Cooper Green 97:51
7
Tony Misovski 100:41
8
Alan Oprsal 104:22
9
Mike Li 111:12
10
Alex Izzo 120:58
11
Lew Kidder 126:03
12
Joe Chemler 128:55
13
Matt Johns 129:33
14
Al Newman 132:26
15
Liam O'Sullivan 142.90
16
Ati Tislerics 172:09
17
Ian & June Somerville 173:33
John Jones OE
Jin Weitzman and Phil Schrader OE
Brian Warner OE
Shane Brezee OE
Zandra Inman OE
Chris Cataldo OE
Scott Evingned OE
Roger Rush OE
1
Oleg Koptelov 99:35
2
Bob Waddell 111:35
3
Charles Newman 121:57
4
Mark Warner 128:04
5
Elena Yudovina 134:28
6
Brian Halliwill 141:34
7
Alan Baljeu 160:48
Bob Waddell OE
Dennis Elston OE
Orange, 14 controls, 3.7K
1
Jess Franklin 75:13
2
Katrin Schille 76:17
3
Michelle Green 79:21
4
Team Slane (3) 82:09
5
Karen McKeachie 85:18
6
Jim & Julie Tischler 103:40
7
Jason Pasinetti 104:11
8
Ken and Annie Lemieux 107:57
9
Michael Chmutov 108:45
10
John & Mikala & Three Kids 127:53
11
Mike, Evan and Alex 131:18
12
Dick Fortune & Judy Weinburger 135:45
Team Schmidt OE
Yellow, 9 controls, 2.8K
1
Bob Climie 49:26
2
Annika Schille 50:12
3
David & Patrick 52:38
4
Troop 123 Group 2 62:34
5
Bill Girardin 65:10
6
Nancy & Micah Resnick 72:31
7
Cathy and Mary 72:36
8
Anton Karnoup 80:21
9
Tammy Birgit (4) 84:34
10
Lynn and Rich Sirko 85:26
11
Tom and Ruth Piesik 118:03
12
Stealth Boys (7) 120:22
13
Solarites (3) 129:00
14
Lynn + 4 150:19
15
Ninja Waffles (6) 168:39
Troop 123 Group 1 (Colin, Andrew Max) OE
White, 8 controls, 2.1K
1
Katerina Svobodny 44:03
2
Jim & Julie June 56:09
3
Oklandsteiner Group (6-1/2) 59:58
4
Pitt Group (4) 116:17
Sanders Group (4) OE
Laura and Kelly OE
Any mispellings or mistakes are entirely the fault 
of not being able to read my own handwriting (cold fingers!).