Mason Neck

RouteGadget and splits on WinSplits are online for this event.

When we left our house around 8 am it was very foggy and the wind-shield wipers were in use all the way til Mason Neck. Though orienteering is seldom cancelled due to inclement weather, we were a bit bummed and our hopes for a great turnout were not high. However, as we pulled into Mason Neck the rain subsided and a couple of hours later the sun came out and made it a great day for orienteering after all.

The courses, designed by Bjorn Skjaevestad, were challenging in an almost flat landscape. Some used longer routes than normal to navigate the long stretches, others took the opportunity to run longer courses than normal due to the lack of incline.

We had quite a few beginners and both Bjorn and Jon were teaching map reading, use of compass and general orienteering skills. One eager participant arrived 09:15 to make sure he got his place in the beginner training. Others stayed out and barely got to the controls before they got collected. Lots of great attitude and persistence!

All in all we had 143 starts and 63 additional runners – 206 people participating in total. Not bad for a day that started out misty and damp!

The events was run by the following amazing volunteers: Amy & Valerie (e-punch/start/finish/time tracking), Johanne, David & Cathy (Registration). In addition, we had a wonderful photographer at the last control [Kattis] AND Gary, Kathleen and Greg who always lends a hand with a smile. Thank you to all of you and all others who lent a hand not mentioned by name. It is hugely appreciated.

Regan Skjaevestad “Meet Director” Mason Neck 2013


Course Length: 1.7 km

Course Climb: 35 m

Number of Controls: 7

1Alexis MerkaQOC24:49
2Colin LuersenQOC26:24
3 Kauzlick Family & Ryan & Katia & Makayla & Joshua &Madison33:15
4Matt & Carrie RatcliffQOC37:03
5Scott Sharpe Paul Jordan39:47
6Ole & Vivi Jepsen52:01
7 Mamillapalli Family & Pavan & Pramod & Anusha63:39
8Marc BlanquartQOCNC (13:51)


Course Length: 2.1 km

Course Climb: 45 m

Number of Controls: 7

1 Arlington Aerials & Rebecca & Einar & Katya21:50
2Regan SkjaevestadQOC29:20
3Brian Fisher & SaraQOC30:27
4Simeon Peeva & Lyuben PeevaQOC32:40
5Alexandria FujisakiQOC35:12
6Mariyan PeevaQOC44:29
7Shirley TanQOC46:24
8Florence TanQOC50:03
9Nicole LennonQOC50:24
10Matt Ratcliff & Carrie53:46
11Paul Jordan & Scott Sharpe54:35
12Gene Suzuki & Jason54:54
13Laura Suzuki & Leah56:45
14Evgeni & Hristin PeevaQOC62:18
15Robert Bryant Katherine Stehle & Maureen Bobish & Chris Bobish62:33
16 Team Pickles & Nolan & Mary & Nate & Tess66:53
17Brooke Purinton & Allison Bourke & Aaron Dehne68:06
18David Frank68:23
19Mary Snieckus69:44
20Marit Luersen & ColinQOC73:44
21 Team Pincho & Ani & Grace & Sophie & Abigail & Laurel & Jaime82:25
22Cassie & Jack SweetQOC82:59
23Michael Monaghan & Matthew & Thomas83:33
24Kea Benton & Ben & SamQOC87:30
25Jennifer Dooley107:30
26Anthony Nichols & Matthew108:17
27 Mamillapalli Family & Pavan & Pramod & Anusha111:08
28 Schwieterman Family & Gregg & Oliver & Caiden128:11
29Emmy PeevaQOCMP (91:33)
29Marc BlanquartQOCNC (23:51)


Course Length: 3.3 km

Course Climb: 90 m

Number of Controls: 10

1Baiba Berzina37:47
2Stephen Key43:40
3Marc BlanquartQOC45:10
4James Porto58:47
5Mark BaughQOC61:29
6Michael & Mike Kidd63:54
7Courtney SheldenQOC67:34
8Diana AleksievaQOC67:42
9 Herberholz FamilyQOC68:06
10Daniel SheldenQOC70:02
11Craig SheldenQOC70:27
12Suzanne SheldenQOC70:47
13Iva ZichaQOC78:31
14William BryantQOC89:58
15Matthew DiddenQOC93:28
16Ethan & Carter Greis & BSA Troop 1882100:08
17Brett Sidelinger & Dina SadekQOC102:53
18 Smith Family & Brian & Alisa & Nathan & Caleb115:56
19Robert Didden126:08
20William TierneyQOC129:51
21Jacob FieldQOCDNF (66:59)
21Michael McDonaldDNF (107:29)
21Steven Sexton & Abigel & Eszter & CatherineDNF (113:00)
21Bryan Exley & Carter & Julia & ToneyQOCDNF (137:13)
21Kim FieldQOCMP (64:56)
21Lisa BeckQOCMP (81:29)
21Richard BriggsQOCMP (95:57)
21Patrick Field & CharlieQOCMP (99:00)


Course Length: 3.8 km

Course Climb: 85 m

Number of Controls: 8

1Dylan O'DonnellQOC55:54
2John LandersQOC59:59
3Rob FieldQOC62:38
4Matthew JonesLoudoun County HS NJROTC62:55
5Bill WrightQOC66:23
6Sidney SachsQOC66:27
7Josh BlausteinQOC77:16
8Anne JepsenQOC85:00
9Esben JepsenQOC87:01
10Edward EnsonQOC91:40
11Lisa NovinsQOC98:28
12Boryana PeevaQOC109:12
13Michael BianchettaQOC143:52
14Linda TelloQOCDNF
14Dwight JohnsonQOCDNF
14Don AmesQOCDNF (78:18)
14Deborah DoyleQOCDNF (93:44)
14Bob LuersenQOCDNF (106:19)
14Steve CampQOCDNF (148:56)
14Lydia AndrewsQOCMP (85:54)
14Christina YoungQOCMP (94:46)


Course Length: 5.7 km

Course Climb: 130 m

Number of Controls: 10

1Daniel QuinnQOC53:37
2Greg LennonQOC64:00
3Kathleen LennonQOC82:28
4Addie NolanQOC82:52
5Heidi OnkstQOC83:04
6Gary SmithQOC84:34
7Jared SilkQOC86:36
8Brian FisherQOC87:22
9Frantisek BrabecQOC90:47
10Jody LandersQOC93:41
11Ron EnsonQOC96:07
12Tim Van VrankenQOC107:21
13Sam ListwakQOC117:05
14George CrittendenQOC123:08
15Brian PreedanonQOC126:34
16Amy LoudenQOC137:09
17Chris HemusQOC143:48
18Elias Cabrera & Phillip Griammanco & Bryan Ryman144:19
19Jack LogansmithQOC144:57
20Rob Briber146:15
21Christiana LogansmithQOC148:51
22Patrick FarleyQOC220:28
23Tom WellsQOCDNF
23Don FishQOCDNF (100:01)
23Mark BeckerQOCDNF (141:15)
23Andrew SharpQOCMP (114:24)
23Howie Weinstein & Miriam GlaserQOCMP (128:08)


Course Length: 7.1 km

Course Climb: 175 m

Number of Controls: 14

1Kim JepsenQOC70:15
2Howie WeinsteinQOC70:27
3Tom NolanQOC81:13
4Neal AttfieldQOC85:27
5Tony GarmanQOC89:40
6Jon BertheussenQOC93:45
7Mark MaceQOC109:19
8Mike Berry & Mary ThompsonQOC130:20
9Dan DoQOC137:49
10Paul WeberQOC154:12
11Rory WelchQOCDNF (128:01)


Course Length: 9.3 km

Course Climb: 210 m

Number of Controls: 15

1Eddie BergeronSVO58:39
2Jon TorranceQOC71:23
3Nadim AhmedQOC74:57
4Jay GelmanQOC76:51
5David OnkstQOC79:59
6Jan MerkaQOC91:27
7Johan AstromQOC94:02
8Ryan StasiowskiQOC111:21
9Erik GrunerQOC114:30
10Tom O'DonnellQOC114:38
11Videlin AleksievQOC115:10
12Dagmar MerkovaQOC118:34
13John BakerQOC130:57
14Charles CarrickQOC154:18
15John OrganekQOC215:52
16David LevineQOCDNF (238:14)
16Ted GoodQOCMP (82:26)

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).