Meet location: Silver Lake

Date: April 1, 2007

Director: Lew Kidder

Meteorologists’ predictions for Sunday, April 1, were uniformly gloomy. Rain would be widespread with a high probability of thunderstorms by mid-afternoon. Instead, it was a gorgeous day, mid-60’s, and not a cloud in the sky. So much for a more exact science.

Eventually, a crowd of nearly 100 thumbed their noses at the forecast and found their way to the main parking lots at Silver Lake. Most prominent – and by far the most enthusiastic – were 23 members of the Pathfinders, a troop of scouts from the downriver area. Dividing themselves into five groups, they got some basic instruction in map reading and set off to tackle the Yellow course. The Eaglettes proved to be the day’s fastest learners, finding all six controls and completing the 3.1k course in 83:12.

Other highlights included Kevin Keating’s first-ever solo competition (resulting in a very close second on the Orange course), two generations of Voits (Mark was second on the Red and Sebastian fourth on the White), two generations of Keatings (father Mike was second on Green), and three generations of Newmans. Two generations of Heinonens were out and about, but only father Juha was officially entered. He was fastest on the Red course, however (to no one’s surprise).

Results:

Red: 7.2 km, 14 controls
 1 Juha Heinonen69:32
 2 Mark Voit80:05
 3 Al Newman90:00
 4 Rick Waldo99:13
 5 Alex Izzo101:08
 6 Boris Avdeyev108:18
 7 Finn Knudsen114:30
 8 Tom Lee143:58
 9 Laurent FournierOE
 10 Steve & Terri KaczorOE
 11 Marsha & Gary HarringtonOE
Green: 4.7 km, 10 controls
 1 Anas Orfali82:21
 2 Mike Keating83:00
 3 Jess & Carl93:06
 4 Karen Loeffler & Maureen Emaus97:34
 5 Katie Francis & Todd Emaus97:55
 6 Alex Brown98:54
 7 Oleg Koptelov98:55
 8 Megan Donahue99:00
 9 Chuck Newman103:50
 10 Hilary Witbrodt, Aaron & Damien118:15
 11 Bob Climie138:50
 12 Dave Wiechmann161:05
 13 GL Teams (Kayla Mitchell, Andrea Staley, Greg Farmer)204:10
 14 Dori & Jeff WatersOE
Orange: 3.9 km, 8 controls
 1 Andrey Koptelov52:40
 2 Kevin Keating53:00
 3 Polina Koptelova60:10
 4 Dave Homan & Ann Bradley76:55
 5 Jennifer Smith85:22
 6 Angela Schmorrow & Lowell Zuckerman86:45
 7 Pam Kittel & Robert Messer95:20
 8 Jeremy SwirsleyOE
Yellow: 3.1 km, 6 controls
 1 Dave Homan & Ann Bradley52:52
 2 Andrew Callendar & Carson Maynard60:10
 3 Bill Girardin60:35
 4 Joel Livingston & Keith Rushton61:35
 5 Justin Sutton & Cherie Chang78:45
 6 Pathfinders (Eaglettes)83:12
 7 Pathfinders (The Ladies)86:30
 8 Pathfinders (Oakwood Neos)92:00
 9 John & Mikala Rioux93:10
 10 Trailblazers103:34
 11 Pathfinders (SWZ)128:00
 12 Pathfinders (G’s)OE
White: 2.6 km, 5 controls
 1 Petronik #2 (Katie & Paul)35:40
 2 Petronik #1 (Andy & Ann)37:30
 3 Trailblazers (4)44:30
 4 Sebastian Voit54:35
 5 Zekic & Newman clan (6)62:30



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Modified April 25, 2007, by Robert Messer.