[Empire Orienteering Club]

Saratoga Spa State Park
September 12, 1998

The Fall 1998 season opened up at Saratoga Spa State Park on September 12. Once the golf course, SPAC, and the hotel areas are removed, the map is pretty small. What it lacks in size, though, it more than made up for in interesting terrain. An extensive trail network wended its way through a landscape filled with gullies, streams, and steep hillsides.

This was only the second meet that I directed on my own, and my first try at designing a red course. It took longer than expected to plan and put together, but it was gratifying to see so many people show up and enjoy it. The good weather (except for a few minutes of sprinkles) only made it better.

In addition to the people thanked in the Meet Director's notes, I'd like to thank members who helped on the day of the meet: Jon Beatty came early to set up the registration area and help run the show. Phil Hawkes-Teeter, Eric Hamilton, and Nancy Allen helped me pick up the controls afterwards.

Whether they came to WIN, enjoy the PLACE, or just decided to SHOW up, everyone seemed to have a good time. (Rumors to the contrary, EMPO members were not able to win money by playing "Pick 4" to guess the winners of each course. No exactas or trifectas either. The meet director apologizes to all those who confused our meet with the nearby horse track.)

-Rich Ruh

White Course
10 controls, 1.9k, 45m climb
Kris Geist 0:29:00
Marci Kolyvek Group 0:32:00
Sean Wolfe 0:37:00
Juan Quiroz Group 0:50:00
Linda Rose Group 0:59:53
Laurie Traver 1:09:00
Yellow Course
11 controls, 3.0k, 66m climb
BJ Todd 0:50:00
Kathleen Rose Group 0:51:28
Bryan Sweet 0:56:20
Larry Turner Group 1:46:00
Orange Course
14 controls, 4.1k, 93m climb
Matt George 0:47:38
Kevin Matocha 0:51:31
Rick Kline 0:57:48
Marty Hawkes-Teeter 1:01:55
Ben Stowell 1:12:15
Michael Woolery 1:20:30
Sue Hawkes-Teeter 1:35:50
Bill Jameson Group HFA
Brian Rose HFA
Red Course
16 controls with map exchange, 5.9k, 165m climb
Phil Hawkes-Teeter 1:00:02
Grant Staats 1:00:52
Laszlo Kolyvek 1:01:46
Steven Sweet II 1:05:49
Eric Hamilton 1:19:59
Greg Tryson 1:20:03
Janet Tryson 1:22:52
Steve Sweet 1:29:03
Nancy Allen 1:52:52
Andrew Streett 2:10:20
Norm Lathrop Group 2:12:23

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