RMOC member Maiya Anderson recently competed at the Component Command Air Ramstein Orienteering Championships in the UK.
RMOC member Maiya Anderson recently competed at the Component Command Air Ramstein Orienteering Championships in the UK. The event, which was hosted by the Royal Air Force Orienteering Association at RAF Halton, is a competition between various CC-Air member Air Forces. Countries represented this year included the UK, USA, Poland, Estonia, Netherlands, and Belgium.
Maiya represented the US Air Force along with Cristina Luis (Tucson Orienteering Club) and Eric Fitzpatrick. Maiya is one of the swim team coaches at the US Air Force Acacemy. Cristina is an HC-130 navigator at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson. Eric had never orienteered before, although he has adventure racing experience.
On the Classic course, Maiya placed 5th overall among female competitors. Cristina was 2nd overall.
Maiya, Cristina, and Eric weren't able to compete "officially" in the Relay since they didn't have a full team of three women and four men. However, Maiya and Cristina had the fastest time on the women's portion of the course.
Eric, Maiya & Cristina:
Maiya at the Relay:
Cristina (L) and Maiya (R) with two members of the UK team: