Orienteers compete in championship sprint distance – Yukon News

The Yukon Orienteering Association used the Takhini North map for this year’s championship sprint distance on June 15.

This urban map offers a fun combination of roads, narrow paths and playgrounds. Many areas are off-limits due to private property, making route selection a fun challenge. Due to record snowfall this winter and rain in the days leading up to the event, orienteers on the advanced and expert courses had the added challenge of navigating a lake near the sports field.

A total of 54 people came for the sunny evening. The goal for a sprint distance is for the winning time to be around 15 minutes and many orienteers have achieved this.

The juniors did well on the novice course with brothers Erik (13:52) and Carl (16:52) Hire placing first and second. Oliver Kralish-Seguin (16:53) needed just an extra second for third place. The intermediate course was won by junior Declan Wise (2:00 p.m.). Peter Embacher (16:45, junior) came in second, and new orienteers Evan, Riley and Shelley Cyre placed third with a time of 24:10.

Julianna Scramstad won the advanced course in 15:31. Junior Finn Pearson (17:06) placed second and Virginia Sarrazin (18:57) came third. The expert course was won by Benoit Turcotte (15:25) and this summer’s coach Beatriz Sanguino (15:36) didn’t need much more time for second place. Jeremy Johnson (17:03) placed third. Special mention to the only junior on this course – Carl Turcotte finished the course in 25:54.

Many thanks to Forest Pearson for his mentorship. Thanks also to Craig Brooks, Sabine Schweiger, Beatriz Sanguino and Sara Nielsen who helped with registration and taking orders.

Full results:

Novice – 1.3 km and 10 controls

Erik Embacher 13:52

Carl Hire 16:52

Olivier Kralisch-Seguin 16:53

Sawyer Peterson 17:23

Noah Thompson 19:45

Lise Klein, Jasper Klein and Maud Henaff 25:45

Linden Cronmiller, Derek Cronmiller and Justine Scheck 32:23

Sheila Merkley 34:13

Elvira Knaack and Maura Glenn 1:03:38

Intermediate – 1.4 km and 11 controls

Declan Sage 14:00

Pierre Hire 16:45

Shelley, Riley and Evan Cyre 24:10

Richard Vanderkley and Rowena Beckett 27:01

Mac Clohan 34:53

Karen Archbell 39:56

Ev Pasichnyk 39:56

Gwen Hogan 40:07

Advanced – 1.8 km and 13 controls

Julianna Scramstad 15:31

Finn Pearson 17:06

Virginie Sarrazin 18:57

Martin Slama & Desiree Coad-Broeren 19:38

Lara Melnik 19:56

Sheri Hogeboom 21:34

Rachel Moser and Evan Wise 21:44

Ian Turcotte 22:23

Deb Kiemele 24:48

Craig Brooks 32:00

Daryl Kenney 34:19

Kristina Gardner34:20

Nesta Leduc 37:23

Expert – 2.4 km and 17 controls

Benoit Turcotte 15:25

Beatrice Sanguino 15:36

Jeremy Johnson 17:03

Darren Holcombe 19:27

Barbara Scheck 21:12

Afan Jones 21:51

Rima Khouri 24:00

Sabine Schweiger 23:37

Carl Turcotte 25:54

Bob Sagar 30:57

Doug Hitch and Marianne Ang 1:10:10

Erik Blake MP

Forest Pearson (not competing due to mentorship) 14:57

— Report provided by the Yukon Orienteering Association

Contact Stephanie Waddell at [email protected]

Dino J. Dotson