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A-Meet Wrap-up

Despite the terrible weather, hundreds of people had an exhilerating, fun two days at the Club's first national A-meet since 1998, as evidenced by the letter posted on the MNOC web site.

We'd like to congratulate Kathy Bullard and Stefan Spirgi who were the top Club finishers in the World Ranking Event, in 2nd and 4th place, respectively.

Top finishers for the 2-days of A-meet included:

Name Place Course Class
Bev Hartline   1st   Brown   F50+
Sarah Klaben   1st   Brown   F-18
Kevin Teschendorf   1st   Red   M40+
Eugene Backiev   1st   Green   M-18
Jane McIntyre   2nd   Green   F35+
Kathy Bullard   2nd   Red   F-21+
Matthew Ashley   2nd   White   M-10
John Klaben   2nd   White   M-12
Charlie Shahbazian   3rd   Red   M45+
Stefan Spirgi   3rd   Blue   M-21+
Rachel Ashley   3rd   Green   F35+
Elena Backiev   3rd   Green   F40+

Too many Club members to thank individually volunteered to help during this meet. But special notice should go to our Club President Carl Larsson who set the courses both days. Carl spent many hours designing the 14 courses used over the two days. He also visited each control site several times, scouted out the various approach views to ensure the competitors would not be confused by unmapped detail, and then test-ran each leg of each course by different routes. As a result, the Club received excellent reviews from all, despite the inclement weather on both days.

Other volunteers who did outstanding service for the Club included Registrar Michael Collins, Starter Rachel Ashley, T-shirt designer and Intercollegiate Director Dave Macaulay, Equipment Director Viktor Nikolenko, Consultant Mike Minium, Awards Marie Larsson, and all you guys who helped with child care, pre-running and control pick-up in the driving cold rain after running your courses.

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