Patapsco Granite

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The groundhog got it right this year: we had an early Spring which was enjoyed immensely by 230 orienteers who hit the woods at QOC’s Patapsco Granite meet Saturday, March 9. People from far and wide came out to enjoy the challenging courses set out by course designer Jan Merka. Everybody seemed to have a great time, including a quite a few happy dogs who had energy remaining for some romping in the meadow after completing the course with their humans. Thank you to the St. Alphonsus Rodriguez church for the use of their parking lot. It turned out to be the perfect location.

As with any QOC event, volunteers are the main ingredient for a successful meet. Helping with set-up was John Billingslea and Beth Benzinger. Charo Bishop, Luisa Bishop, Iona Fleming, John Spain, Doug and Kris Oursler, and Don Davis were on the front lines handling registration. Elliott Hamilton and Mike Newman instructed new orienteers on all the basics. Amy Loudon, Jon Torrance and Andrew Bishop covered ePunch duties for the day, overcoming a dead battery with extra long extension cords to make sure everybody got their results. Controls were retrieved by Jody Landers, Doug and Kris Oursler, Johan Aström and Kim, Anne and Esben Jepsen. The crew was quite relieved to see Kim bring back with his controls one way-overdue orienteer! Thank you from all thirsty orienteers to Jan’s daughter Alexis for helping to bring the water to the water controls.

Alex Bishop
Meet Director


Course Length: 2.3 km

Course Climb: 100 m

Number of Controls: 6

1Marc BlanquartQOC34:46
2Michael RodriguesQOC53:14
3Alexis MerkaQOC54:01
4Kathrin Herberholz & Lucienne54:17
5Barry Fortune & William57:53
6Cole Eicholtz & Jacob Kempske & Blake Eicholtz60:00
7Stephen Nurre & Courtney & Nicholas & ElizabethQOC67:52
8Julia WellsQOC94:21
9Olivia WellsQOC94:23
10Samantha Sheridan & Justin & Jakey113:26
11Cathy AttfieldQOC117:33
12Anne GonnellaSVO139:50
13Teri Squnier139:56
14Jason EshlemanDNF


Course Length: 3.3 km

Course Climb: 120 m

Number of Controls: 8

1Marc BlanquartQOC41:01
2Sean Walsh & EthanQOC50:53
3Chris Hobbs & JedQOC63:55
4Jack SprenkleQOC65:41
5Gregory ManQOC65:46
6Andrew SzaboQOC70:45
7Florence TanQOC75:15
8Jeffrey & Tammy KronenwetterQOC98:30
9Nicole LennonQOC117:25
10Mark BeckmanQOC117:42
11Dee Reeb & Debbie Shaffer118:13
12Alan Penczek & Madeline Yates120:21
13John Spain & Clare125:57
14 Pack 702 BQOC137:47
15 Pack 702 C150:01
16 Les Stallions166:11
17 Pack 702 AQOC172:15
18Dwayne Carr & Colin & EthanDNF (66:20)
18Rajiv Shah & Rohit & NeelDNF (114:28)
18Morgan FranklinMP (135:18)
18Frances Correa & Zac UfnarMP (197:23)


Course Length: 3.7 km

Course Climb: 135 m

Number of Controls: 10

1Doug & Kris Ann Oursler50:44
2Marc BlanquartQOC52:13
3Mike Berry & Mary ThompsonQOC63:28
4Dana Moen70:04
5Stephen CoffinQOC77:40
6Stephanie CoffinQOC78:42
7Shannon Costello & Kelly Singer79:12
8Jeffrey KronenwetterQOC82:10
9Bryan Singer & Cash Costello89:57
10Lisa NovinsQOC90:32
11Diana AleksievaQOC94:15
12Christina Fink & Jon96:07
13Iva ZichaQOC98:10
14Michael SwisherQOC101:45
15Julia Briggs & Richard & Julian & GeorgiaQOC103:02
16Earl Sneeringer & StephanieQOC104:46
17Devin Stewart & Kimberly Mitman106:10
18Lee ToddQOC106:33
19Susan Miltenberger107:29
20David Greenberg & Peter- Campbell -Ben & Nancy - Zach - SandyQOC108:14
20Kathy UrbanDVOA108:14
21Leigh Billeaud & GregQOC121:46
22Amy LoudenQOC132:57
23Michael Press & HarrisonQOC135:50
24Zavh Austensen & Blake136:54
25Adam Gross & JHU OutdoorsQOC138:01
26Richard Fulton Family138:11
27Daniel Birzak & Ava & Karl138:43
28Lillian Nguyen & Anya & Kai & Elliza140:19
29 AML & JCA143:56
30Ken Dahl & Marilyn157:55
31Adrian Crofts & Will- Joe- Nick & & Jenny167:46
32Kattis AstromQOCDNF
32Lisa BeckQOCDNF (147:40)
32Daniel LathropQOCMP (66:47)


Course Length: 4.7 km

Course Climb: 245 m

Number of Controls: 12

1Don DavisQOC66:06
2Julie KeimSVO67:45
3Rob Briber68:57
4Ron EnsonQOC69:39
5Linus HamiltonQOC73:59
6Rob WilkisonDVOA74:02
7Mark MaceQOC80:39
8Mark BaughQOC84:44
9Edward EnsonQOC89:40
10Esben JepsenQOC96:13
11Paul RuchlinQOC96:15
12Mike Stepanik98:41
13Anne JepsenQOC100:20
14Steve MonesDVOA103:26
15Dana Moen106:32
16Florin Tencariu & Helen HoneywellDVOA111:05
17Eva MatveevaQOC111:23
18Ben Haeffele & Juleen LamQOC116:56
19George SchinkQOC122:07
20David UrbanDVOA122:11
21Dwight JohnsonQOC128:46
22Christina Young & Reed SchuylerQOC129:46
23Marit DavisQOC137:24
24Carol FinkDVOA139:27
25Brad Millick & Nathan Leong139:47
26Mike NewmanQOC140:34
27Steven Jones147:43
28Tim Van Vranken & Elly & Maggie162:17
29Crystal Allard & John BabbQOC166:25
30Beth Ann Stasiowski & Don and JakeQOC176:37
31Michael Doyle179:36
32Erin JenkinsDNF (154:00)
32Adam Heifetz Family & Gary SepulvadoDNF (203:47)
32Suzanne IzzoQOCDNF (207:12)
32Brett KutscherMP (115:04)


Course Length: 6.6 km

Course Climb: 265 m

Number of Controls: 15

1Greg LennonQOC82:20
2Jody LandersQOC83:20
3Brian FlemingQOC88:18
4John SawykoQOC92:00
5Diana ToddQOC94:51
6Jared Silk & RyanQOC98:16
7Brian FisherQOC99:01
8Sam ListwakQOC109:05
9Bob FinkDVOA109:42
10Billy AllabandDVOA114:44
11Jack LogansmithQOC142:29
12Justin Jones147:46
13William Woodford & ElaineQOC155:36
14Frantisek BrabecQOCDNF
14Ochal Meghan & Erik de GuzmanDNF (181:22)


Course Length: 7.2 km

Course Climb: 335 m

Number of Controls: 18

1Daniel QuinnQOC72:58
2Jon PiferQOC90:18
3Eugene Tsypnyatov101:54
4Kim JepsenQOC103:34
5David LevineQOC133:51
6Wendy Alberg & Anne Louise GockelDNF
6David WallQOCDNF (110:13)
6John BakerQOCDNF (111:07)


Course Length: 8.4 km

Course Climb: 375 m

Number of Controls: 19

1Eddie BergeronSVO57:06
2Jon TorranceQOC64:14
3Johan AstromQOC69:32
4Zac BarkerDVOA74:25
5Joel FordQOC86:29
6Andy BaconQOC87:48
7Videlin AleksievQOC89:49
8Jay Gelman & Will SchaeferQOC92:19
9Dave PrudenQOC99:26
10Charles CarrickQOC99:28
11Ryan StasiowskiQOC100:40
12Victor LinQOC106:10
13Neal AttfieldQOC111:29
14Michael StasiowskiQOC126:38
15Dagmar MerkovaQOC148:50
16Shane HagermanQOC150:59
17Rory WelchQOC171:31
18John Billingslea & ElizabethDVOA199:36

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).