Liberty Quest 2 hour Score-O

September 1, 2019

Event Directors – Mike Minium, Peyton Torres-Cruz, Ethan Powers


Thanks to all volunteers who helped with this event, especially Laura Powers, Lisa Goecke, Peyton-Torres-Cruz, Ethan Powers, Mahlon Page, Braydon Reiboldt, Maliki Clarkston.


Thanks to Union County Development Corp for historical information and Liberty Town Council for approving the event!  Special thanks to Lebowski Screen Printing and Tees (513-523-TEES) of Oxford Ohio, for providing a Miami University Sherpa fleece jacket as a prize!


            The first Liberty Quest orienteering race had 25 participants, ranging in age from 4 to 77.  Questers received a detailed map of Liberty with 25 marked locations, and a list of 25 questions to be answered.  At each location, if you looked carefully, you could find the answer to the question for that location.  Many of the questions concerned trivia from Liberty’s storied past, of course including a question about General Burnside (answered from a historical marker on the town square).  Others took participants to the Union County Foundation, the American Legion, the VFW, the Waterworks, the Depot Museum and the Post Office, as well as to various churches, restaurants, and other public buildings.  Several temporary “historic markers’ were also strategically placed around town, giving participants an opportunity to learn local lore about other famous folks with Liberty connections including broadcast legend Bob Jenkins, artist and soldier Jay Hall Connaway, poet Joaquin Miller, and of course Mary Alice Smith (the original inspiration for Little Orphan Annie).


            At 10:00 sharp, runners and walkers spread out across the town in search of their answers.  They had a two hour time limit in which to return to the starting point by the UCHS tennis courts, with a penalty of losing one answer per minute if they were late.  While not all of them managed to get to every point, 8 runners managed to visit all 25.  The course was won by local High School freshman Peyton Torres-Cruz, who completed the course in an astounding 58 minutes.  He was followed 5 minutes later by Tom Svobodny of MVOC, then several other local high school runners, with Priscilla Kelley posting the first female finish in 1:08.  Several UCMS students also had fantastic finishes, with middle school girls Julie Goecke, MacKenzie Carter, and Autumn Cantrell finding 23 of 25 points, closely followed by OCIN’s 77 year old Claire Dell with 21.


place  score time                age group     name                                      club


1          25        0:58:20          M 13-16          Peyton Torres-Cruz           UCHS

2          25        1:03:20          M 60-69          Tom Svobodny                   Miami Valley Orienteering Club

3          25        1:08:38          M 13-16          Ethan Powers                     UCHS

4          25        1:08:52          F 13-16          Priscilla Kelly                       UCHS

5          25        1:09:18          M 17-20          Mahlon Page                       UCHS

6          25        1:10:23          M 13-16          Braydon Reiboldt               UCHS

7          25        1:25:05          M 13-16          Wyatt Isaac                          UCHS

8          25        1:39:25          F 40-49          Mary Jo Reiboldt

9          23        1:50:02          F 13-16          Julianna Goecke                UCMS

9          23        1:50:02          F -12               MacKenzie Carter              UCMS

9          23        1:50:02          F -12               Autumn Cantrell                 UCMS

12        21        1:55:00          F 70+              Claire Dell                             Orienteering Cincinnati

13        17        1:52:30          F 13-16          Renee Bauer

13        17        1:52:30          F 13-16          Megan Bauer

13        17        1:52:30          M -12              Aaron Bauer

13        17        1:52:30          F 50-59          Stephanie Bauer

13        17        1:52:30          M 50-59          Steve Bauer

18        14        1:46:07          F -12               Chloe Hoog                         UCMS

18        14        1:46:07          F 60-69          Shari Hoog

20        10        1:31:30          F -12               Melanie Goecke                  Liberty ES

21        9          1:29:00          M -12              Teratin Goecke                   UCMS

21        9          1:29:00          F -12               Lilly Goecke                         Liberty ES

23        5          0:54:00          M -12              Aiden Dannaker                  Liberty ES

23        5          0:54:00          M -12              Lochlan Dannaker

23        5          0:54:00          M 40-49          Brian Dannaker


results of previous OCIN QCARS event (Eden Park, August 24, 2019)

results of previous school event (UCMS, August 28, 2019)

results of previous OCIN event (St Patrick’s Park, August 31, 2019)

results of next OCIN event (Miami Univ Natural Areas, Sept 28, 2019)


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