Orienteering: Judy Opsahl wins U.S. title

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By Mike Cote

Los Alamos residents Dick and Judy Opsahl were among the big winners in their respective classes at the United States Classic-Distance Orienteering Championship.

The orienteering event was held Aug. 9-10 near Laramie, Wyo.

Judy Opsahl took the 2008 national championship for women 70-74 at the event. Meanwhile, Dick Opsahl, finished third in the men’s 75-79 age group.

Participants in the championships this year ranged in age from 10 to 85-plus.

The Opsahls are founding members of New Mexico Orienteers (NMO), the only orienteering club in New Mexico affiliated with the U.S. Orienteering Federation.

NMO will hold its next meet Saturday in Los Alamos. All NMO meets are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.nmorienteers.org on the Internet, or call Judy Opsahl at 662-9404.