Mason Neck

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It would be hard to have a more perfect meet; great weather and a brand new park, the map courtesy of Quantico’s own, Tom Strat. There were 117 starts. I guess the rest of you had Mother’s Day duties. Otherwise, I don’t understand why you weren’t out here. The Mason Neck staff was fantastic. I’d heard from Tom how pleasant they were to work with, but the courtesy and flexibility they showed us on meet day was something that we don’t always see from park staff.

The park is beautiful. Marmie and I regularly kayak and hike there, and the map suggested that most of the woods were open. But many orienteers struggled with the lack of relief. Face it, we’re spoiled here in Quantico land, with all those steep ridges and reentrants. This will be great practice. Many thanks, Tom, for making this happen.

We weren’t the only people in the park that day, and we set up next to the playground and picnic area, so we were pretty visible. At least two couples dropped by to see what all the fuss was about, and both loved the idea. One couple left with literature while the other went off on the Yellow course with a baby in a carriage. Tom’s Yellow course involved a fair hike off trail, yet they were quite enthusiastic when they finished. Hopefully we’ll see both couples again.

These meets don’t work without lots of support. Jim Chapman and Bill Vienna helped Marmie at registration. Valerie Meyer, with the assistance of Amy Louden and Dan Do, worked her magic at the e-punch table. And what some people don’t realize is that at the end of the day, when everybody is hungry and tired, and can see only a meal and shower in their future, there are still bags in the woods that have to come in. Thanks to Jon Torrance, Ted Good, Greg Lennon, and Sam Listwak for going back into the woods to collect the controls.

- Van Anthony (Event Director)


Course Length: 1.5 km

Course Climb: 10 m

Number of Controls: 7

1Jordan Wilhelm-Wenzel & Matt ArnoldLoudoun County HS13:50
2Kaliyana Haering & Niels17:21
3Suya Haering & Niels17:29
4Johanne Skjaevestad & Hannah Van GorderQOC19:56
5Max Lennon & Zach RevoQOC20:00
6Shirley Tan22:09
7Aidan DolanQOC31:27
8Finn DolanQOC31:37
9Leatrice Lee32:01
10Brenda LaRochelle & Ashely & CourtneyQOC38:25
11Mary Mitchell & Stepehn Michael & Allen Joeph Maureen40:20
12 Neung & w/ Nolan groupMP (25:25)
12Jordan Wilhelm-Wenzel & Janet Wilhelm-WenzelLoudoun County HSNC (12:52)


Course Length: 2.5 km

Course Climb: 20 m

Number of Controls: 9

1Jeremy GilliespieLoudoun County HS32:20
2Vemund BorgeQOC41:29
3Baxter HamiltonQOC41:31
4Kaliyana Haering45:27
5Suya Haering45:44
6Tom Korn65:48
7Dorothy Miller & James & Amaya71:39
8Thomas & Parker O'Keefe83:38
9Iva Zicha83:44
10Shirley TanMP (81:32)
10Max Lennon & Zach RuvoQOCNC (32:37)
10Jordan Wilhelm-WenzelLoudoun County HSNC (32:56)
10Matthew ArnoldLoudoun County HSNC (34:11)


Course Length: 3.3 km

Course Climb: 25 m

Number of Controls: 12

1Ragnhild Skjaevestad44:30
2Addie NolanQOC49:37
3Laudeir GomesQOC52:34
4Ryan Silk & Jared Silk59:13
5Esben JepsenQOC61:45
6Scott MabryQOC70:00
7Michael GodfreyQOC71:56
8Amy LoudenQOC76:44
9Alexander Burt92:47
10William BryantQOC97:56
11 Moran Men & Michael Chris & Connor BrennanQOC103:06
12Lauren Ware & Chris Riesenman & Karolyn HallQOC105:34
13David Turk & Rebecca Robinson106:05
14 Moran Women & Laurel SHelby Tess & SophieQOC107:12
15Don AmesQOC107:41
16Kristi Orcutt & Harlan WilliamsQOC111:05
17Sherry SterlingQOC139:38
18Dwight Hood184:36
19 Adams & Jonathan Joseph & Maddy SusanDNF
19Stephen McFarland & MichaelQOCDNF (116:30)
19P.J. & Jackie HoganDNF (154:56)
19Peggy DickisonOKNC (40:36)


Course Length: 4.3 km

Course Climb: 25 m

Number of Controls: 11

1Jan MerkaQOC52:14
2Anne JepsenQOC69:34
3Henry GodfreyQOC72:00
4Nate & Alyssa Liefer78:17
5Linus HamiltonQOC79:58
6Mike FordQOC80:22
7John GodfreyQOC84:04
8Daniel HartnettQOC85:22
9Edward EnsonQOC91:16
10George McAleese & Sam & Katherine MillerQOC103:45
11Jim ChaplinQOC125:03
12Josh BlausteinQOC182:22
13Timothy KaufmanLoudoun County HSDNF (120:38)
13Jonathan TaylorLoudoun County HSDNF (127:25)
13Kristopher FortierLoudoun County HSDNF (150:08)
13Neal PolzinMP (101:16)


Course Length: 6.3 km

Course Climb: 55 m

Number of Controls: 12

1Tom WellsQOC76:29
2Greg LennonQOC83:31
3Bill ViennaQOC88:16
4Kathleen LennonQOC90:24
5Ladka Neuhauserova93:55
6Tim GilbertQOC96:28
7Kim JepsenQOC97:00
8Michelle SvobodaQOC101:31
9Patricia MaceQOC121:44
10Sherry Timmerman & HOC133:03
11William Schaefer & Lisa NovinsQOC140:50
12Joseph WhiteQOC142:03
13Thomas & Karen Osterhoudt165:03
14Dan DoQOC167:05
15Nyall MeredithQOC169:40
16Elliott HamiltonQOCDNF
16Lars-Erik BorgeQOCDNF
16Mark BaughQOCDNF
16Brian DolanQOCDNF (75:16)
16Jeremy DebonsQOCDNF (105:40)
16John BakerQOCDNF (131:19)
16Tyler AndressLoudoun County HSDNF (145:56)
16Jim FaberQOCDNF (146:03)
16Alexandra SiessQOCDNF (155:24)
16Nadim AhmedQOCNC (68:42)


Course Length: 7.5 km

Course Climb: 70 m

Number of Controls: 15

1Bjorn SkjaevestadQOC70:53
2Mark WalmsleyQOC72:28
3Tom NolanQOC82:03
4Tony GarmanQOC82:22
5Paul Carson & HOC88:50
6Sam ListwakQOC112:34
7Mark MaceQOC116:58
8Heidi OnkstQOC135:32
9Ryan HannaQOC147:01
10Bryan Shipley & Katie CarrollDNF (127:20)
10Virginia StrattonQOCDNF (147:47)
10Gary SmithQOCMP (172:05)


Course Length: 9 km

Course Climb: 80 m

Number of Controls: 20

1Jon TorranceQOC68:06
2Nadim AhmedQOC82:20
3Ted GoodQOC83:42
4Dave PrudenQOC95:59
5Jon PiferQOC96:04
6Victor LinQOC97:47
7David OnkstQOC97:57
8Tim GoodQOC102:55
9Peggy DickisonOK120:51
10Dagmar MerkovaQOC135:05
11Erik GrunerQOC162:56
12Valerie MeyerQOC176:06
13Benjamin Roberts198:20
14James SalterDNF
14Charles CarrickQOCDNF (143:50)
14Tom StratQOCNC (100:18)

Abbreviations: DNF = did not finish, MP = mispunch, NC = non-competitive (usually 2nd course or course setter/vetter), OT = overtime (more than 3 hours or returned after course closing time).