Relay started 20 minutes ago. Last year we had live updates from people with smartphones from the event center. Any luck we'll have that again today?
Yes please! The thousands of adoring fans from around the world want to know!
I think Boris is saying that every hair on his body is an adoring fan...
Fourth leg runners are on the course. First place leads are pretty secure for CSU, CSU and SMOC (4, 8, 12). Only other info I know for sure is OK and QOC are 2 and 3 in the 8 point race
4 point race update: DVOA running in second, Cascade in third. Fourth leg runners are in the woods
Miami Valley pulls out the 12 point win!
CSU wins the 4 point race!
OK is second 8 point team
Cascade takes third in the 4 pt race
Miami Valley 2nd and RMOC 3rd in 12 pt category
Correction: OCIN was second 12 pt
Like watching Wimbledon (FC) on teletext.
FYI, CSU four point team was Ian, Alex, Ali, and Kenny. CSU eight point team was Izzy, PG, Biggins, and Mikkel. Four point race was pretty close, Ian got a lead of maybe two or three minutes over Speedy, Nate closed the gap to Alex to about a minute and a half, Ali upped the lead to a minute and three quarters vs Clem, and Kenny and Wyatt ran about same. Cascade was not far behind in third after a fine closing run by Eric.
Congrats to CSU, CSU and Miami Valley!
Congrats to SMOC, too. Who made up that team?
Why is Izzy running for CSU?
Aw man, congrats to CSU. Sounds like it was close.
I think with Ian running for CSU, there weren't enough left for a full NEOC team. A different question is why Balter ran with CSU rather than DVOA, even on a partial team?
If I read Oleg's log right, SMOC was Oleg Koptelov, Roddy Wares, Al Newman, and Rick Waldo.
Yes, that is correct. He did that.
Sounds like CSU are the Yankees. They develop their own talent, and then steal more talent from other clubs.
We´ve got (too) many clubs like that in Sweden too...
Ultralong results --
1. Eric Bone (despite breaking something in hand/wrist early in course)
2. Mikkel Conradi
Can't remember 3rd.
1. Alex Jospe
2. Peggy Dickison
3. Barb Bryant
Pouring rain, trails underwater, treacherous muddy hillside, excellent organization.
Overall a fine day.... :-)
I believe Justin Bakken from MN was 3rd. And Sergey Longvin (sp?) had the fastest time by 6-7 minutes.
By the way, the whole weekend was really fun. I've not been the biggest fan of the terrain around Cincinnati, but the night-O' was excellent, ditto the relay yesterday, and today, well, you wouldn't feel right without doing a bunch of near vertical descents and ascents through their reentrants at some point during the weekend.
Thanks to Mike Minium and his crew for the latest in a long string of A meet productions.
Well done Peggy and Barb - but where were all the F21´s?
Ali didn't start, lingering cold and a lot of travel in the next few days, so her medical staff (Bill Pullman, very legit, and me, very bogus) said absolutely she should not run. And that was before we realized it was pouring out. Wise decision.
Sam's in Sweden, Sandra is pregnant, Hannah's defending the country, Cristina is in Norway, Angelica was taking care of the home front, Izzy was running (and winning) F20.
But still, congrats to Alex on her first individual US Champs (outside of ski-O), to Peggy who has now probably won F21 medals over a 25-year period, and to Barb for her first medal ever in F21.
Yes, a great run for Justin Bakken, ahead of Nikolay, Wyatt, and Clem. Very remarkable runs for Eric and Mikkel. It is noteworthy that Serghei Logvin didn't race on Friday or on Saturday, first one a conscious decision, second one due to missing the start stuck in traffic north of the border. Still, Serghei's 10-minute or so winning margin is impressive, and he ran the whole race by himself, navigating mostly cleanly ahead of the train.
With Ali not running, the Red course was still won by an F21, Iliana Shandurkova of Halden SK and Team Bulgaria who pulled away from Greg Balter on the last three legs.
After posting I started to count on my fingers and realized that the rest of the F21 WOC team was elsewhere (or having a cold), which I can understand. There should be a whole lot more state side though to back up the best...
True. And one of the reasons we've now got a full-time junior coach (and junior development coach). So hopefully there will be a lot of progress over the next year or two or three. Erin has really got his act together. Still needs a lot of help from individuals and clubs to really make things happen.
Agreed - sounds really good that Erin has got things going on the junior front :)
the latest in a long string of A meet productions
For the record, this was the 21st or so A event under Mike's direction in some (usually principal) role (16 × Flying Pig, the 1994 Caesar Creek, the 1996 U.S. Individual Champs, the 1998 Convention, and the 2006 Frozen Pig being the rest). There were also the World Police and Fire Games but they weren't open to the general public.
Yeah, thanks! It was an awesome weekend :)
Great organization, some nice extras, very well done.
It always is. You can count on it with the folks from OCIN.
Well worth the drive from the Great White North. Thanks to Mike, Cedarcreek and all the other amazing volunteers!
It took some time, but I edited the relay export splits file into something that resembles a normal course csv, and was able to import it into attackpoint. I duffed the part where I change the name to something like "US_Relay_Champs_2012_Green", but it *is* showing up as just "Green" on Dec 1, so that's not bad.
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