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McDowell Nature Preserve (Results)

October 2, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00

Price: $10.00

Our 21/22 orienteering season got off with a bang at the October 2nd McDowell Park meet. The weather was great and well over 100 people competed.

This was our second season not having a designated Meet Director for McDowell so the event was done by “committee”. Walter Siegenthaler designed the course and verified all the control locations.
Dan & Jeannette Davis hung all the Red, Green, & Orange controls with Walter & James Sisk coming early on Saturday morning to put out the White & Yellow controls. James Sisk taught Beginner classes and Jeannette Davis handled check-ins, starts, & finishes. At the end of the day, we had super control pick-up volunteers with Walter, James, David Alexander, Keith Andrew, and Dave making short work of it.

JROTC deserves a special shout-out as this was their first time handling their own check-in, starts, finishes, & time keeping. John Davis from Crest High School volunteered to get the ball rolling with other instructors and students stepping in when needed. JROTC got the job done!

McDowell is a tough area with its many gulley’s, dry ditches, and reentrants. Mapping has been difficult there and even though the current map is quite good – it’s not perfect. This, combined with still heavy green growth contributed to fairly slow times along with DNF’s & OT’s. There was some discussion on the placement of Control 116 and it was finally decided that it was somewhat misplaced (is that like being “almost pregnant”?). This doesn’t happen often but it can occur even though control locations are typically vetted twice.

The next meet is November 6 at Kings Mountain State Park, Lake York side. David Alexander is Meet Director and he is looking to take us into some areas of the park that we haven’t used for several years. The club site will be in the horse barn area of Camp York which can be tricky to find
so pay attention to our directional signs.

Also be aware that the park charges an entrance fee so be on the lookout for the ticket kiosks. Register soon as we are expecting another large turn out.

Here are the results of the meet:

1Piedmont HS NC-955, 253:48
2Chapman AFJROTC 261:21
3Chapman AFJROTC 363:48
4Crest HS JROTC 364:39
5Mooresville NJROTC 370:05
6Mooresville NJROTC 175:16
7Mooresville NJROTC 486:35
8Jason Hancock88:16
9Jason Hancock88:19
10Crest HS JROTC 190:01
11Ardrey Kell MCJROTC 5100:59
12Chapman AFJROTC 5106:53
13Ardrey Kell MCJROTC 4110:01
14Crest HS JROTC 2130:58
Millerno time
Mooresville NJROTC 2?
Mooresville NJROTC 5?
Piedmont HS NC-955, 1DNF
1Piedmont HS NC-955, 368:45
2Barry Shoemaker93:53
3Chris Shoemaker93:54
4Piedmont HS NC-955, 694:13
5Piedmont HS NC-955, 596:42
6Piedmont HS NC-955, 497:35
7James F. Byrnes HS 4107:58
8James F. Byrnes HS 6110:53
9Deanna Ferrell122:57
10Andrew Ferrell122:59
11Jason Floder123:01
12James F. Byrnes HS 2124:13
13Mooresville NJROTC 7129:23
14Mooresville NJROTC 6130:02
15Crest HS JROTC 4136:24
16Crest HS JROTC 5138:10
17James F. Byrnes HS 8140:38
18Susan Donaldson142:43
19Cathy Barry142:44
20James F. Byrnes HS 5143:07
21Chris Greth146:04
22James F. Byrnes HS 9146:38
23James F. Byrnes HS 11149:26
24Ardrey Kell MCJROTC 3171:21
James F. Byrnes HS 1DNF
James F. Byrnes HS 3DNF
James F. Byrnes HS 7DNF
James F. Byrnes HS 10DNF
James F. Byrnes HS 12DNF
James F. Byrnes HS 13DNF
1Mike Perrott124:00
2Ardrey Kell MCJROTC 2125:27
3Brandon Wawak132:58
4Evan Wilkoff136:57
5Abbie Przywara137:04
Mooresville NJROTC 8?
Anita EdgemonDNF
Barry WheelerDNF
Henry GarrettDNF
James MurrayDNF
Lewis TagerDNF
Matt GunstraDNF
Phyllis TarrantDNF
Mooresville NJROTC 9DNF
Mooresville NJROTC 10DNF
Frank GiancarliOT
Jennifer DeBerryOT
Stephen StrungisOT
1Samuel + Dave Andrew126:53
2Anthony Williams136:41
3Coni Chamley144:52
4Mark Chamley144:52
5Pierre Ortiz144:52
6Verun Tahiliani144:52
7Tom Hibbert178:06
Mooresville NJROTC 11?
William JamesonDNF
Geoff HartMP
Claudia HastingsOT
Hannah SchratzmeierOT
Stephanie VilaOT
Ardrey Kell MCJROTC 1OT
1Sergei Zhyk63:29
2Aliisa Harjuniemi120:09
3Lowie van Staveren157:43
4Tod Creech168:05
Rick VogelDNF


October 2, 2021
10:00 to 12:00
Event Category:


Dan Davis
Walter Siegenthaler
James Sisk


McDowell Nature Preserve & Park
15222 York Rd
Charlotte, NC 28278 United States
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(704) 588-5224


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