Swanson Rd

RouteGadget and splits on both WinSplits and Attackpoint are all online for this event.

We had beautiful weather for orienteering at Swanson Road. It was warm but not too warm. A gentle breeze helped to keep the sun from warming things up too much. The nice weather probably contributed to the large increase in the number of participants this past weekend (161 starts) over last year’s event (98 starts). Roughly half of the participants were QOC club members. Patuxent (28) and Herndon (10) High Schools NJROTC programs combined provided a large number of the non-QOC participants.

Big thanks to everyone that pitched in and helped to make this event work:

Dwight Johnson, Suzanne Izzo, John Landers, Ioana Fleming, Jay Gelman, and Don Fish got everyone registered and handed out maps and clue sheets. Ioana Fleming also helped by adding streamers to a section of the white course that was a little thicker than one usually finds on that level course.

Jeff Haskell and Diana Todd provided instruction to beginners.

Jeremy DeBons helped direct parking.

Jon Torrance, Tom Nolan, Iliana Shandurkova, Lacho Iliev, Videlin Aleksiev, and Dave Levine picked up control flags and punch boxes after everyone was out of the woods.

Valerie Meyer, Amy Louden, Dan Do, Dave Onkst, and Karla Hulett got everyone started with e-punch, collected their results and made sure that everyone was back safe and sound before we packed up and hit the road. Thanks also to Amy for bringing home-baked cookies.

Thanks also go out to Mike Newman for helping to pack up the club's gear and supplies at the end of the day.

- Dave Levine, Meet Director

It should be added that, though he wasn't present at the event, Dan Quinn deserves thanks for his course setting labours as well. This despite some issues with the courses, including a significant portion of the white course taking people through some unusually unpleasant vegetation for a beginner level course, at least a couple of controls that seem to have been slightly misplaced and at least one control in a Bermuda Triangle-ish part of the northeast fringe of the map where the contour base Dave Linthicum worked from didn't come close to fully representing the reentrants arrayed along a slope and he didn't lavish as much effort correcting them as he did in the more central areas of the map. These issues weren't entirely unanticipated - on Sunday morning before the start window opened another member pre-ran the Green course while I vetted all of the white, yellow and orange controls then ran Red early in order to try to catch any problems before they affected large numbers of people - but our efforts to address them obviously weren't sufficient. I don't want to write a novel about what we may do to avoid problems like this going forward but please accept my assurances that measures it would be reasonable to take to ensure course quality at our local events are a live issue the club leadership will be discussing and my apologies if your orienteering experience at this event was negatively affected.

- Jon Torrance, QOC President


Course Length: 2.4 km

Course Climb: 25 m

Number of Controls: 9

1Marc BlanquartQOC31:31
2Daniel SheldenQOC48:03
3Emilia Lundblad62:04
4Carol Howell & Anna71:11
5Alexis MerkaQOC79:41
6Brian Fleming & MartinQOC93:18
7Adam Kemper & Kathryn Miranda & Danielle95:32
8Nicole AleksievaCVOC99:48
9Nathaniel Coston132:10
10Rachel SanchezPatuxent HS NJROTC218:21
11Kristina LundbladDNF (83:38)
11Mari LundbladDNF (83:41)
11Nicole LennonQOCMP (63:31)
11Max AhmedQOCMP (63:35)
11Barbara SaffirQOCMP (85:07)
11Linda CrittendenMP (91:05)


Course Length: 3 km

Course Climb: 55 m

Number of Controls: 9

1Austin BristowPatuxent HS NJROTC34:37
2Scott SharpQOC37:20
3Dylan SmithPatuxent HS NJROTC37:55
4Marc BlanquartQOC38:16
5Chris McGrath39:44
6Lyric OakesPatuxent HS NJROTC43:11
7Valerie MetzCAOC43:49
8Daniel SheldenQOC47:40
9Richard SanchezPatuxent HS NJROTC50:26
10Diana AleksievaCVOC51:12
11Devin LambertPatuxent HS NJROTC54:16
12Iva ZichaQOC55:01
13Patrick TierneyPatuxent HS NJROTC55:35
14Michael BianchettaQOC56:36
15Janet FrawleyPatuxent HS NJROTC62:06
16William Schork & Team Riley CATDVOA68:38
17Tom Stansfiled & Irene KennedyQOC68:50
18Barbara SaffirQOC72:10
19Debra UrsinyPatuxent HS NJROTC74:36
20Joe & Jason Huesman78:49
21Matt Mattice Family82:51
22Derrick SlaughterPatuxent HS NJROTC85:21
23Angel StrotherPatuxent HS NJROTC89:41
24Philip Song94:37
25Mark Beckman & Julia Maya LukeQOC99:07
26Richard Briggs & JulianQOC100:44
27 Hebral Family & MaianaQOC107:09
28Emmanuelle Guerre & Emilie and MaximeQOC107:10
29Anne HebralQOC108:17
30 Murray Family & family of 4DVOA112:46
31Abigail Camp & Skilar RichardsonQOC125:36
32Grp 5 Posturel-BodelleDNF (164:53)


Course Length: 3.4 km

Course Climb: 70 m

Number of Controls: 10

1Rob Briber70:11
2Don FishQOC80:43
3Braden BlonshinePatuxent HS NJROTC89:10
4Shawn RidenourPatuxent HS NJROTC92:43
5Jeffrey Greger98:06
6Tyler WeathersPatuxent HS NJROTC105:41
7Mark Baugh & MasonQOC106:18
8Charles Fletcher & Margaret108:33
9Dave PettyQOC111:53
10Megan HansenPatuxent HS NJROTC117:16
11Joneil & Joey AngelesQOC127:37
12Trish StratQOC131:33
13Steve Camp & Kim CookQOC131:55
14John VincentPatuxent HS NJROTC139:59
15Craig Shelden & Suzanne CourtneyQOC154:48
16Sherry SterlingQOC157:13
17Monique Beaudoin & Stephanie & Lisa & Shelley178:39
18Lisa BeckQOC245:34
19Carol Howell & AnnaDNF
19Malik Mason & Adrienne & RichardDNF
19Karla HulettQOCDNF (91:25)
19Lee ToddQOCDNF (115:42)
19Andrew SzaboQOCDNF (143:00)
19Christian WithersPatuxent HS NJROTCDNF (150:05)
19Gillian Ghanekar & AlQOCDNF (171:23)
19Allison MaxwellHerndon HS NJROTCDNF (173:53)
19David Abram & AngeloDNF (211:58)
19Mynai Abram & KyreeseQOCDNF (228:20)
19Marc BlanquartQOCMP (96:44)
19Gary Shuls & KendraMP (201:05)
19Nathan McElroy & CortQOCMP (225:34)


Course Length: 4.6 km

Course Climb: 70 m

Number of Controls: 10

1Jan MerkaQOC58:40
2Jean-Philippe HebralQOC66:29
3Edward EnsonQOC104:38
4Robert BurgessPatuxent HS NJROTC106:53
5Don AmesQOC116:34
6John LandersQOC117:40
7Jeff HaskellQOC124:06
8Eva MatveevaQOC142:09
9Paul WeberQOC143:59
10Dwight JohnsonQOC145:17
11Brett SidelingerQOC147:33
12Joshua HuntPatuxent HS NJROTC151:57
13Dan DoQOC156:27
14Michael FrawleyPatuxent HS NJROTC160:15
15Halley PattesonPatuxent HS NJROTC173:20
16Calvin KlapperPatuxent HS NJROTC175:25
17Romain Guerre & AntoninQOC199:01
18Sidney SachsQOCDNF
18Pam DvorskyPatuxent HS NJROTCDNF
18Mike StepanekDNF
18Suzanne IzzoQOCDNF
18Mike NewmanQOCDNF
18Alex DownesQOCDNF (114:33)
18Ray Collings & RayDNF (115:42)
18Aaron SzaboQOCDNF (123:32)
18Andrew SharpQOCDNF (126:16)
18George CrittendenQOCDNF (142:24)


Course Length: 6.6 km

Course Climb: 140 m

Number of Controls: 15

1Tom NolanQOC90:49
2Greg LennonQOC116:25
3Jeremy DebonsQOC123:20
4Tom WellsQOC126:12
5Tom Delaney132:44
6John SawykoQOC136:34
7William Work & Stephanie Tapscott139:25
8Dagmar MerkovaQOC145:37
9Ricardo FabilaPatuxent HS NJROTC150:47
10Andrew MetzCAOC156:29
11Gary SmithQOC158:27
12Bruce MetzCAOC164:18
13Scott Smedile & Brian166:20
14Marshall WilkinsHerndon HS NJROTC185:24
15Travis LangtryHerndon HS NJROTC211:22
16Zack TershakHerndon HS NJROTC245:07
17Amy LoudenQOCDNF
17Noah DixonPatuxent HS NJROTCDNF
17Nyall MeredithQOCDNF
17Jody LeachPatuxent HS NJROTCDNF
17Artur IntsonsQOCDNF
17Patricia MaceQOCDNF
17Jay GelmanQOCDNF (62:54)
17Kathleen LennonQOCDNF (93:13)
17Billy AllabandDVOADNF (137:51)
17Chris GeisHerndon HS NJROTCDNF (162:09)
17Mark MaceQOCDNF (170:07)
17Garrett UrsinyPatuxent HS NJROTCDNF (170:11)
17Kevin SullivanHerndon HS NJROTCDNF (194:12)
17Sean SullivanHerndon HS NJROTCDNF (195:50)
17Alastair YoungHerndon HS NJROTCDNF (201:40)
17Troy LeBlancPatuxent HS NJROTCDNF (205:47)
17Clay WilkinsHerndon HS NJROTCDNF (211:25)
17Kenneth JagersHerndon HS NJROTCDNF (217:32)


Course Length: 7.5 km

Course Climb: 145 m

Number of Controls: 18

1Lacho Iliev67:08
2Ken Walker JrCSU72:54
3Ted GoodQOC86:01
4John GoodwinUNO90:46
5Tom StratQOC92:21
6Jon TorranceQOC93:51
7Videlin AleksievCVOC95:10
8Iliana Shandurkova99:28
9David OnkstQOC100:27
10Nadim AhmedQOC105:57
11Peggy DickisonOK115:22
12Bryan GarmanQOC128:10
13Tom O'DonnellQOC137:09
14Erik GrunerQOC137:12
15Jeremy KinsellQOC164:30
16John BakerQOC171:45
17John MillerQOC183:24
18Eddie BergeronSVODNF (63:08)
18Corinne PorterQOCDNF (111:39)
18Neal AttfieldDNF (153:39)
18David WallQOCDNF (182:38)

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).