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M-A Freshmen Win Bronze Medal at U.S. Interscholastic Championship in Orienteering

Original post made by Manfred Kopisch, Menlo-Atherton High School, on Apr 22, 2009

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.

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Posted by uninformed
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Apr 23, 2009 at 10:45 am

What is Orienteering?


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Posted by Manfred Kopisch
a resident of Menlo-Atherton High School
on Apr 23, 2009 at 11:00 am

Manfred Kopisch is a registered user.

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.


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