Yukon Mid-Range Orienteering Championships take place

The good weather continued for the first of three events forming the Yukon Orienteering Championships on Wednesday.

By freelance on June 14, 2022

The good weather continued for the first of three events forming the Yukon Orienteering Championships on Wednesday.

Forty-seven members came for the Mid Range event on the War Eagle map. This is one of the most technically challenging maps in the Whitehorse area – congratulations to everyone who came out for the event to try it out.

Carl Turcotte, one of our Orange Squad juniors, was the only man to complete the short advanced course – great job Carl! Well done!

Pia Blake, a Team Canada member, and Beatriz Sanguino, our coach from Portugal, held out on the advanced long course for women, with Pia posting the best time. Pia nearly beat Forest Pearson, who had the fastest overall time on the Long Advanced course.

Thanks to Sabine Schweiger for her help with registration, and to Pia, Beatriz, Sara Neilsen and Brian Forsyth for helping with taking orders after the event.

Craig Brooks and Judith van Gulick helped with background computing and promotion.

Pl tno Name B Club Time

Veteran (1) 1.4 km 30 m 8 C

1 28 Envira/Maura Knaak/Glenn 59:36

Beginner (12) 2.0 km 40 m 12 C

1 8 Erik Hire 17:00

2 24 Carl Hire 20:10

3 9 Sawyer Peterson 20:15

4 23 Noah Merkley 21:41

5 11 Sheila Merkley 21:53

6 100 Sara Neilsen 29:11

7 10 Eric Thompson 36:53

8 29 Leign-Anne/Eila Baker/Blattmann 38:58

9 33 Aven/Tilleul Scheck/Cronmiller 41:53

10 34 John Thompson 42:53

11 31 Barbara Czech 42:55

12 32 Fisher Scheck 43:16

Intermediate (11) 2.4 km 30 m 9 C

1 30 Jeremy Johnson 26:25

2 18 Declan Sage 38:25

3 5 Peter Hire 48:13

4 16 Bob+Emily/Joan Nishikawa/Stanton 52:02

5 35 Deb Kiemele 52:03

6 7 Riley + Shelley Cyre 1:04:26

7 15 Nesta Leduc 1:17:24

8 6 Ev Pasichnyk 1:21:47

9 27 Karen Archbell 1:21:48

10 26 Gwen Hogan 1:22:04

12 Craig Brooks dnf

Short Advanced Men (4) 2.5 km 75 m 10 C

1 2 Carl Turcotte 1:20:45

36 Phineas Pearson dnf

22 Doug Hitch dnf

4 Martin Slama dnf

Long Advanced Men (4) 3.5 km 140 m 14 C

1 37 Pearson Forest 42:03

2 21 Benoit Turcotte 1:04:03

3 20 Darren Holcombe 1:12:33

4 1 Bob Sagar 1:34:56

Short Advanced Women (9) 2.5 km 75 m 10 C

1 38 Emily Stewart-Jones 1:00:01

2 13 Virginie Sarrazin 1:01:02

3 25 Lara Melnik 1:20:34

4 39 Julianna Scramstad 1:24:09

Short Advanced Women (9) 2.5 km 75 m 10 C

5 14 Sabine Schweiger 1:26:37

41 Judith van Gulick Member of Parliament

42 Sheri Hogeboom dnf

3 Kris Gardner dnf

40 Rachel Moser dnf

Long Adv Women (2) 3.5 km 140 m 14 C

1 19 Pia Blake 47:25

2 17 Beatrice Sanguino 56:16

–Sent by Erik Blake

Dino J. Dotson