M-A Freshmen Win Bronze Medal at U.S. Interscholastic Championship in Orienteering Schools & Kids, posted by Manfred Kopisch, a member of the Menlo-Atherton High School community, on Apr 22, 2009 at 7:37 pm Manfred Kopisch is a member (registered user) of Almanac Online
During the 2008/9 season the Menlo-Atherton High School team beat last year’s champion Monta Vista High School from Cupertino and won the Bay Area Interscholastic Championship in Orienteering.
Last weekend 62 teams from around the country participated in the U.S. Interscholastic Championship in Orienteering, which took place in West Point, NY.
Philipp Kopisch and Daniel Kopisch, freshmen from M-A competed with 505 participants from April 17-19. Their Varsity team finished in third place, so that Philipp and Daniel returned with bronze medals from West Point.
Posted by Manfred Kopisch, a member of the Menlo-Atherton High School community, on Apr 23, 2009 at 11:00 am Manfred Kopisch is a member (registered user) of Almanac Online
In orienteering, "the thinking sport", you use a map and compass to navigate a course through unfamiliar terrain. This can be done as a competitive cross-country race or as a leisurely walk in the woods. People of all ages enjoy orienteering either as individuals or as a family or group going out on the course together.