Saturday, May 26, 2012

Eric Kemp To The Top

Canada Cup Elite Series Update

After a flurry of orienteering events in late May, including 6 Canada Cup races, Eric Kemp (OOC) is making an early push to the top of the Elite Series. Eric won both the Middle and the Long, and added a third place in the Sprint at the Ottawa O-Fest. He followed that up with a second place in the Barebones Sprint in Canmore on Saturday morning for a total score of 85 points. Eric is 20 points ahead of Thomas Nipen (GVOC), who dominated Sage Stomp completely, winning both the Middle and Long Canada Cups on the new McQueen Lake map outside Kamloops. Patrick Goeres (CdeB) moves into third place in the Elite Series after winning both the Sprint in Ottawa and in Canmore. 

For the women, Louise Oram (GVOC) extends her lead after also winning both Canada Cups at Sage Stomp. Unfortunately she suffered a pretty bad high ankle sprain in the Sprint after jumping a rope fence, forcing her to stay home from Barebones this weekend and is probably looking at almost a month of recovery. We are holding our thumbs that she will be able to come back in time for WUOC and WOC! Kerstin Burnett (YOA) and Tori Owen (FWOC) are leading the chasing pack behind Louise. Next up in the Canada Cup schedule is the Yukon Championships on June 10.

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