Folsom Town Scramble

Dec. 9, 2017

By Dwight Freund
Event Director

Well, third time's a charm. After two previous rainy attempts at this event, we finally had nice sunny crisp weather, and a consequently large turnout: 41 teams and 101 participants.

The task of scoring the results was complicated by the disappearance of two signs during the week required for printing, between setting the course and running it. I decided it would be fairest just not to count those controls, numbers 6 and 12. Penalties for wrong answers were also waived for a couple of ambiguous controls (note to self: If the letter is C, don't give a choice of G; if O, don't use D as well.)

There were 10 enthusiastic teams of NJROTC high-schoolers from Stockton, and six of these teams were in the top-10 finishers; rather astonishing. We encourage them to continue to come to our events and further develop their skills.

The top individual runner was as usual Roy Malone, who also came in earliest, but somehow misidentified a bear as a lion. Second was Ryan Zahner, who also had one hastily misidentified answer.

There were some minor complaints from one of the homeowners in the area. Note to self: be sure to emphasize to participants the importance of staying to public areas and not straying onto private property in such urban meets; runners who have only done wilderness courses should restrain their eagerness to do cross-country travel, and stick to roads and trails when not clearly in park lands. It is, of course, infeasible to mark all such areas "out-of-bounds" on the map.

Note: Controls 6 and 12 were not counted, due to disappearance of signs. Late penalty was 5 pts/min.

1. LHS #10 (David Perez, Angelo Ayala, Zain Guen)​​​​​ 250 pts.
2. LHS #7 (Dylan Hunter, Jordan Evangelista, HectorJaimes)​​​ 250
3. LHS #6 (tie) (Isaac Lee, Brandon Farrell, Joshlyn Hinks)​​​​ 250
3. LHS #5 (tie) (Eric Reyes, Joseph Martines)​​​​​ 250
5. Roy Malone (earliest finish at 11:42)​​​​​ 240
6. Ryan Zahner​​​​​​​​​ 240
7. LHS #3 (tie)​(Aiden Michelson, Mariah Stribley, Narvic Moro)​​​ 240
7. LHS #4 (tie) (Joseph Patterson, Sheila Rodriguez, Enrique Evangelista)​ 240
9. Jonika, Sierrfa Lomeli​​​​​​​​ 205
10. Alan Abbs​​​​​​​​​​ 190
11. Hiram Caldera; Razo, Jose, Akash Kumar​​​​​​ 180
12. Kathy Tegtmeier, Mike Christensen​​​​​​ 180
13. Doug, Colleen, Atticus​Broomell​​​​ 170
14. Dan DeJager, Michael Johnson​​​​​​​ 170
15. Elizabeth McHugh, Kim Box​​​​​​​ 150
16. Marsha Jacobs​​​​​​​​​ 150
17. Susan Lorimer, Robert Bruns​​​​​​​ 150
18. Lola Rain, Maddy McKee​​​​​​​​ 140
19. Jennifer Kerr​​​​​​​​​ 140
20. David, Beth, Luke Hatton; Hannah, Nathan, Michael Begley​​​ 140
21. Alaina, Tim Godwin​​​​​​​​ 140
22. Danny, Deanna, Autumn Lulla​​​​​​​ 140
23. Emma, Anna, Elias Broomell​​​​ 130
24. Melissa, Will Safford​​​​​​​ 125
25. Sydney Hart-Flores, Willow and Dan Rathbun, Helena Hart​​​​ 120
26. Abigail, Chris Saiz, Jake Huntsman, D. Redding​​​​​ 110
27. LHS #1 (Shreddan Ganesh, Samantha Garcia, R. Suarez)​ (tie)​​ 110
27. Bob Seyfried, Roger Tomczak ​​​​​(tie)​​ 110
27. John, Joshua Swan ​​​​​​(tie)​​ 110
30. LHS #8 (Carlito Beauregard, Joseph Gloria, Jonica Huiles) ​​​​ 100
31. Trent, Ian Barr​​​​​​​​​ 100
32. LHS #9 (JR Trinity, Rosalie Julian Diaz, Garcia, Benjamin)​​​​​ 90
33. Thomas, Donna Baird​​​​​​​​​ 90
34. Chloe, Kaiya Brunken​​​​​​​​​ 90
35. Joyce Burrill, Suzan Shelsta​​​​​​​​ 90
36. Titus, Tim Libell​​​​​​​​​​ 80
37. LHS #2 (Zebediah Huiles, George Payne)​​​​​​ 80
38. Jennifer Perez, Mary Moua, Sarah Thao, Andrea Valenzuela​​​​ 50
39. Nataly Solis, Dawawn Nesbitt​​​​​​​​ 0
Ralph, Dan Keith, ​​​​​​​​​​DNF
Alex, D. Larkey, ​​​​​​​​​​DNF

Total Participants: 101

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