Patapsco Valley State Park, MD

Results are posted below as well as on Attackpoint.

It was a challenging day for orienteers who braved the blowing cold rain, mud and rising water throughout the Patapsco park. In spite of such weather conditions, we still had 70 start entries on challenging courses designed by Ted Good. We have even welcomed several groups who decided to try orinteering for the first time and the Costello family who joined our club.

Thank you to all the volunteers who made this meet run smoothly in spite of the weather. To our surprise, the control pick and final packing was done during a heavy snow fall and pretty much everybody agreed that we won't complain for a while about hot days once they actually come.

Without the volunteers the meet would not happen: Iva Zicha, Kathrin Herbeholz, Florance Tan and Jinny Szabo processed the registration while Alexis Merka handed out maps; John Baker and John Landers helped us with packing and meanwhile the controls were picked up by Tom Nolan, Ted Good, Alexis Merka, Mihai Sirbu, Jon Torrance, David Levine and Jan Merka. Valerie Meyer and Shirley Tan ruled the computers and the epunch table.

We are affraid that while trying to hang on the canopies and maps some names of helpers may have been missed but we definitely appreciate any helping hand, especially on a day like yesterday.

Jan Merka and Dagmar Merkova, meet directors


Course Length: 2.9 km

Course Climb: 70 m

Number of Controls: 11

1Steve Gunn & Jean Harris81:40
2Suzanne Hughes & Margo Young & Sue Faibisch105:31
3Jason Mah & Mah FamilyDNF


Course Length: 3 km

Course Climb: 100 m

Number of Controls: 14

1Ross BrinsonQOC47:39
2Mark MaceQOC49:55
3Diana AleksievaQOC55:52
4Mary SnieckusQOC93:07
5Klara Dobiasova & Klara JR & Lucie & Tomas Dobias99:27
6Andrew Szabo & Joshua KimQOC100:06
7Alec Thurman & Chris Keck115:46
8Guthrie Quill & AndrewQOCDNF
8Miroslav Honzak & Dominic & CaraQOCDNF (82:05)


Course Length: 4.65 km

Course Climb: 185 m

Number of Controls: 14

1Michael Rodrigues & JasonLinganore NJROTC83:19
2Kelly SingerDNF (20:16)
2Troy BreedenLoudoun Co HS NJROTCDNF (101:45)


Course Length: 4.2 km

Course Climb: 215 m

Number of Controls: 9

1Jared Silk & Steve & JoeQOC65:14
2Petya AleksievaQOC86:40
3Lydia AndrewsQOC91:49
4Don FishQOC91:56
5Chris HemusQOC98:49
6Alex HughesLoudoun Co HS NJROTC102:21
7John VincentPatuxent HS NJROTC131:12
8Shannon Costello137:56
9Mike NewmanQOC140:48
10Amy LoudenQOCDNF


Course Length: 5.6 km

Course Climb: 225 m

Number of Controls: 10

1Greg LennonQOC68:59
2Jody LandersQOC75:24
3Gary SmithQOC78:06
4Heidi OnkstQOC81:55
5Rob BriberQOC84:48
6John SawykoQOC84:55
7Jack LogansmithQOC89:12
8Christiana LogansmithQOC89:39
9John LandersQOC89:44
10Brody SlusherLoudoun Co HS NJROTC93:31
11Kirk KalianLoudoun Co HS NJROTC95:19
12Jeremy GillespieLoudoun Co HS NJROTC95:34
13Mark BaughQOC95:45
14Erin JenkinsQOC108:38
15Joseph WhiteQOC109:53
16Ben BloschockQOC123:32
17Steve CampQOC124:30


Course Length: 7.9 km

Course Climb: 375 m

Number of Controls: 15

1Bryan GarmanQOC82:31
2Daniel QuinnQOC83:34
3Videlin AleksievQOC92:23
4Nadim AhmedQOC93:15
5Ryan StasiowskiQOC98:46
6Mihai G SirbuQOC100:13
7Jon BertheussenQOC100:16
8Tom WellsQOC106:34
9Matt JonesLoudoun Co HS NJROTC107:25
10Michael StasiowskiQOC107:40
11Tom NolanQOC114:17
12Michael BerryQOC114:34
13John BakerQOC124:21
14Jonathan Burnham125:15
15John MillerQOC126:37
16Leah Blasiak126:45
17Doug Maiwurm157:36
18Keg GoodQOC178:41
19David LevineQOC190:39
20Kim JepsenQOCDNF
20Mark BeckerQOCDNF
20Peggy DickisonOKDNF (85:25)


Course Length: 10.9 km

Course Climb: 495 m

Number of Controls: 19

1Eddie BergeronSVO77:34
2Jon TorranceQOC109:14
3Victor LinQOC122:06
4Francis HogleQOCDNF
4Shane HagermanQOCDNF
4Jeff HaskellQOCDNF (117:23)

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).