ESSG Coordinator/Event Director: Barb Sleight
Chief Start/Finish Timer: Bill Goodwin
Vetting, Control Pick-up: Pete Dady, Eric Smith, Shawn Forney, others?
Conditions for the Senior Games/Daddy-O June 16th at Green Lakes State Park ran the gamut from partly cloudy to increasingly cloudy, 70's, to heavy rain from 2 pm on.
Empire State Senior Games (ESSG) age groups are 5-year increments beginning with age 50. These ages fit into the USOF course/class structure on Green and Brown courses. However, because only a few competitors in the Senior Games are experienced orienteers, I design courses shorter than standard, and given our location at Green Lakes State Park, shorter courses are contained pretty much within the trail network making it difficult to set truly advanced-course controls and legs. This works out fairly well for the seniors and they always seem quite satisfied with their courses. This year I added a "Copper" course- 2.8k Yellow with a few Orange legs- for less experienced participants at the intermediate level.
In addition, we hold a clinic for the seniors and set a White course for practice. This year there were 14 clinic participants and 9 White Course finishers who all received gold ESSG keychain tabs.
State Senator John Defrancisco announced during the Saturday night
social at Hotel Syracuse that the 2002 Empire State Senior Games (ESSG 20th
Anniversary) will be held at SUNY Cortland.
Barb Sleight, ESSG Orienteering Director
WHITE 1.2 Km 20m 6 controls
F50+ Janine Carr, Bridgeport, 22 min. F55+ Shirley Gerow, Central Valley, 23 min. F60+ Robin Burkhardt, Central Valley, 22 min. F65+ Alice Patricia Carroll, Waterville, 57 min. F65+ Dorothy Clark, Blasdell, 57 min. F65+ Eleanor Minor, Bronx, 57 min. F70+ Esther McElligott, Suneca Falls, 58 min. M55+ Bernard Smith, hometown not listed, 25 min. M70+ Frederick Tillotson, Fayetteville, 24 min.Return to top of page or continue looking at Results: White Yellow (Copper) Brown Green
YELLOW (COPPER) 2.8 Km 75m 8 controls
F60+ Robin Burkhardt, Central Valley, 64 min. GOLD MEDALIST F65+ Shirley Hoyt, Camillus, 149 min. GOLD MEDALIST F70+ Esther McElligott, Seneca Falls, DNF(*) M70+ Frederick Tillotson, Fayetteville, 102 min. GOLD MEDALIST M70+ Richard Hoyt, Camillus, 149 min. SILVER MEDALIST *DNF = Did Not FinishReturn to top of page or continue looking at Results: White Yellow (Copper) Brown Green
BROWN 3.75 Km 120m 11 controls
F60+ Sandra Lomker, Rochester, DNF(*) F65+ Johanna Farra, Saratoga Springs, DNF(*) F70+ Verna Engstrom-Heg, Oneonta (CNYO), 140 min. GOLD MEDALIST M65+ Tom Cornell, Rochester, 85 min. GOLD MEDALIST M65+ Ron Farra, Saratoga Springs, DNF(*) *DNF = Did Not FinishReturn to top of page or continue looking at Results: White Yellow (Copper) Brown Green
GREEN 4.25 Km 150m 13 controls
F55+ Pegeann Brooks, Honeoye Falls (ROC), 122 min. GOLD MEDALIST M50+ Scott Bowen, Fabius, DNF(*) M55+ Doug Brooks, Honeoye Falls (ROC), 61 min. GOLD MEDALIST M55+ Eric Hamilton, Clifton Park (EMPO), 107 min. SILVER MEDALIST M60+ John Allen, Syracuse, 72 min. GOLD MEDALIST M60+ Bill Royall, Pruchasse, 102 min. SILVER MEDALIST M70+ Edward Stabler (CNYO), North Syracuse, 88 min. GOLD MEDALIST *DNF = Did Not Finish