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ELDERLY ENTRANT – Nesta Leduc approaches a control.

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ROCK ON – Peter Embacher approaches a control.

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SPRINT TO THE FINISH – Aven Scheck, front, and Eila Blattmann at the last control.

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AT THE END – Coach Beatriz Sanguino, from Portugal, finishes her run.

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STRETCH RUN – Carl Turcotte at the end of his race.

Middle Distance Yukon Orienteering Championships take place

The nice weather held out for the first of three events forming the Yukon Orienteering Championships Wednesday.

By freelancer on June 14, 2022

The nice weather held out for the first of three events forming the Yukon Orienteering Championships Wednesday.

Forty-seven members came out for the Middle Distance event on the War Eagle map. This is one of the most technically-challenging maps in the Whitehorse area – kudos to everyone who came out for the event to give it a try.

Carl Turcotte, one of our Orange Squad juniors, was the only male to finish the Short Advanced course – excellent work Carl! Bien fait!

Pia Blake, Team Canada member, and Beatriz Sanguino, our coach from Portugal, toughed it out on the Long Advanced course for the women, with Pia getting the fastest time. Pia almost bested Forest Pearson, who had the fastest time overall on the Long Advanced course.

Thanks to Sabine Schweiger for helping with registration, and Pia, Beatriz, Sara Neilsen and Brian Forsyth for helping pick up controls after the event.

Craig Brooks and Judith van Gulick helped with the background IT 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

Novice (12) 2.0 km 40 m 12 C

1 8 Erik Embacher 17:00

2 24 Carl Embacher 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/Linden Scheck/Cronmiller 41:53

10 34 John Thompson 42:53

11 31 Barbara Scheck 42:55

12 32 Fischer Scheck 43:16

Intermediate (11) 2.4 km 30 m 9 C

1 30 Jeremy Johnson 26:25

2 18 Declan Wise 38:25

3 5 Peter Embacher 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 Adv 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 Adv Men (4) 3.5 km 140 m 14 C

1 37 Forest Pearson 42:03

2 21 Benoit Turcotte 1:04:03

3 20 Darren Holcombe 1:12:33

4 1 Bob Sagar 1:34:56

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

1 38 Emilie Stewart-Jones 1:00:01

2 13 Virginia Sarrazin 1:01:02

3 25 Lara Melnik 1:20:34

4 39 Julianna Scramstad 1:24:09

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

5 14 Sabine Schweiger 1:26:37

41 Judith van Gulick mp

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 Beatriz Sanguino 56:16

–Submitted by Erik Blake

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