U.S. University Team Results

2010 World University Orienteering Championships:

July 18-24, Borlaenge, Sweden

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2010 WUOC Team

Front, L-R: Holly Kuestner, Hannah Burgess, Tori Borish, Alison Campbell, Team Leader Samantha Saeger
Back, L-R: Jordan Laughlin, Brendan Shields, Leif Anderson, Keith Andersen, Kevin Culberg

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U.S. University Team:

 
Hannah Burgess, USMAOC Leif Anderson , RMOC
Holly Kuestner, COC John Hensley Williams, GAOC
Tori Borish, COC Brendan Shields, CSU
Alison Campbell, DVOA Keith Andersen, USMAOC
  Jordan Laughlin, USMAOC

Alternates

Lori Huberman, CSU Kevin Culberg, USMAOC


Team Leader:


Samantha Saeger

 

After a model event on July 19 to see representative terrain, the University team began competition with the WUOC Long on Tuesday, July 20.

Results for the U.S. runners
(with winner's time for comparison)

Long - Tuesday, July 20
Women's course: 7.66 km / 235m climb / 12 controls
Men's course: 11.99 km / 390m climb / 17 controls

Place

WOMEN

Place

MEN

1. 1:00:09 Sara Lüscher (SUI) 1. 1:11:16 Mattias Merz (SUI)
65. 1:29:50 Holly Kuestner 74. 1:40:44 Leif Anderson
71. 1:35:05 Hannah Burgess 93. 2:08:30 Brendan Shields
77. 1:42:00 Tori Borish 99. 2:22:18 Kevin Culberg
87. 2:01:03 Alison Campbell 100. 2:26:04 Keith Andersen
Canadian results
Women: Carol Ross (41. / 1:17:07)
Men: Robbie Anderson (79. / 1:43:29), Will Critchley (87. / 1:53:57), Eric Kemp (91. / 2:02:13), Jeffrey Teusch (98. / 2:21:49)

Samantha's comments: Great job to everyone today! The terrain here is difficult both physically and technically. The soft ground and high blueberry bushes make it tiring to run and the bland terrain makes it very hard to relocate. All of our athletes put together the best race they could today and are looking forward to the sprint tomorrow, which will be a mix between urban and park.


Sprint - Wednesday, July 21
Women: 2.61 km / 50m climb / 17 controls
Men: 3.28 km / 60m climb / 20 controls

Place

WOMEN

Place

MEN

1. 13:30 Amelie Chataing (FRA) 1. 13:59 Jerker Lysell (SWE)
67. 17:41 Tori Borish 67. 17:56 Keith Andersen
72. 18:10 Alison Campbell 74. 18:29 Brendan Shields
73. 18:32 Hannah Burgess mp Jordan Laughlin
       
Canadian results
Women: Carol Ross (46-tie. / 16:01)
Men: Robbie Anderson (63. / 17:35), Eric Kemp (78. / 20:37)

Middle - Thursday, July 22

Women's course: 3.99 km / 255m climb / 14 controls
Men's course: 4.9 km / 290m climb / 16 controls

Place

WOMEN

Place

MEN

1. 30:05 Radka Brozkova (CZE) 1. 30:48 Mattias Merz (SUI)
57. 43:17 Alison Campbell 79. 43:46 Leif Anderson
68. 45:40 Hannah Burgess 86. 46:03 Brendan Shields
87. 1:01:04 Holly Kuestner 89. 46:46 Jordan Laughlin
91. 1:02:56 Tori Borish 103. 59:23 Kevin Culberg
Canadian results
Women: Carol Ross (54. / 42:15)
Men: Robbie Anderson (81. / 44:45), Eric Kemp (85. / 45:44), Will Critchley (97. / 52:23), Jeffrey Teusch (99. / 53:39)

Samantha's comments: Today was the middle distance. These woods were arguably more open, but there was a lot more climb. The women had 4km and 255m and the men had 4.9km and 290m.

Tomorrow is the last day and it's the relay. In past years there have been 4 people in a WUOC relay team, but this year the teams are only 3 people. We have members on 4 different teams.

USA Team 22 is Jordan running first leg, Brendan running second and Leif running third. Kevin and Keith are on a North American team with Jeff Teutsch. They are Team 44, also known as COMB-4. Keith is leading off, followed by Jeff and then Kevin. On the women's side we have US Team 213 led by Holly, followed by Hannah and anchored by Alison. Tori is on team 237, COMB-4. Niamh O'Boyle from Ireland leads this team, followed by Janeta Turka from Latvia and then anchored by Tori.

The men's relay starts at 10:00 and the women's starts at 10:15. Mixed teams will be starting during this time as well.


RELAY

Men
Leg 1 - 8.2 km / 375m climb / 20 controls; Leg 2 - 8.2 km / 375m climb / 20 controls; Leg 3 - 8.26 km / 375m climb / 20 controls
1. 2:02:01 Sweden
2. 2:02:47 Czech Republic
3. 2:04:39 France
24. 2:41:59 USA – Jordan Laughlin, Brendan Shields, Leif Anderson
25. 2:45:52 Canada – Robbie Anderson, Eric Kemp, Will Critchley

Women
Leg 1 - 5.74 km / 265 m climb / 16 controls; Leg 2 - 5.74 km / 265m climb / 16 controls; Leg 3 - 5.75 km / 265m climb / 16 controls
1. 1:49:04 Switzerland
2. 1:51:55 Finland
3. 1:52:05 Czech Republic
20. 2:47:37 USA – Holly Kuestner, Hannah Burgess, Alison Campbell

Samantha's comments: Thanks for the support everyone! The relays went well today, with the highlight being the U.S. men's team beating Canada :) Go USA!

Last update: July 23, 2010