Mason Neck

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Reminder! Our next event is Sunday, May 11 at Maryland's Patapsco SP McKeldin area, and in addition to the regular, day-of registration for white, yellow, orange and brown courses, there is a special Mass Start event - the 'Spring Tumble' - at noon for advanced orienteers. Registration for the Spring Tumble is now open (until Friday midnight) via the event webpage, and it's the only way to guarantee getting a map - so if you're a green, red or blue course runner, sign up now!

This was a wonderful spring day at Mason Neck with lots of sun and the temperatures reaching into the mid/upper 70’s by the end of the day. We had an excellent turnout with 154 starts on a full complement of courses designed by Gary Smith and Karla Hulett. The area received lots of rain earlier in the week leading to some concerns about mud on the course, but that was not the case. The only lingering effects the rain had resulted in the marshy areas ending up being much larger than depicted on the maps. Based on the stories I heard from some of the competitors, anyone attempting to use a marsh as a reference point probably discovered that wasn't such a great idea. If anything, that was a good lesson to take away from this event.

As with all of our events, volunteers are key to their success. Many thanks to the following volunteers: Registration – Brooke Burinton, Paul Hession, and Gary Smith; Beginner Instruction – John Baker and Jim Chaplin; E-punch – Amy Louden, Valerie Meyer, and Mary Snieckus; and Control Pick-up – John Baker, Eddie Bergeron, Rae Ann Hicks, Mihai Sirbu, Gary Smith, and Howie Weinstein.

Jess Lowry, David Stapleton, and the Mason Neck State Park staff were very supportive of our event. The main parking area became filled not only with QOC participants but other park users as well. This caused some participants to begin parking in non- designated parking spots. The staff was more than understanding and did not cite these cars. Rather, they only issued warning notices. Additionally, they undertook parking duties by directing cars to the authorized overflow parking areas. This was a tremendous help and an unexpected point (to both the Mason Neck staff and QOC personnel) that needs to be coordinated at future Mason Neck events.

Overall, it was a great event and we all look forward to returning.

Mark Hicks, Meet Director


Course Length: 1.7 km

Number of Controls: 7

1Patrick HessionQOC26:30
2Malachi CoadyQOC28:36
3Lisa Wood & Russ McCabeQOC42:22
4Brad Payne & NoraQOC50:32
5Lily PayneQOC50:40
6Evan Emily WirzburgerQOC55:17
7Kristina LundbladQOC55:31
8Mark LundbladQOC56:22
9Masha Tsvetkova-AlbarelliQOC59:20
10May Joy GrenierQOC78:46
11Justin Rader83:45
12Austin MalinMP (106:59)


Course Length: 2.4 km

Course Climb: 5 m

Number of Controls: 9

1Patrick FieldQOC29:04
2Timo&Heidi-Maria Muikku35:14
3Maarit & Heta-Em Kuusijarvi & Muikku36:35
4Maggie PrudenQOC37:57
5Mei-An Nolan & NeungQOC52:25
6Paul HullingerQOC54:36
7Hristina PeevaQOC57:17
8Charlie FieldQOC60:10
9Sean Brown & Tobin Alexis Sam63:16
10David FrankQOC73:00
11Courtney SheldenQOC73:51
12Anthony Vortherms & Rachel OlekQOC77:20
13Michael Bianchetta & Chris BianchettaQOC81:39
14Alexander Houghton & MartinQOC101:13
15Zachary Houghton & MoonQOC101:16
16Family MarksQOC114:52
17Emelia Lundblad114:53
18Matt McQueen & group123:58
19Colin Griffiths & Gary Cathy136:41


Course Length: 4.7 km

Course Climb: 40 m

Number of Controls: 10

1Dennis DohertyQOC51:47
2Scott SharpQOC57:25
3Mary SnieckusQOC65:36
4Paul HessionQOC68:56
5Susan Dilbeck & Anne QuinleyQOC77:12
6Stephen Doherty79:47
7Diana AleksievaQOC85:18
8Maggie PrudenQOC87:51
9Alexis MerkaQOC88:18
10Porter Johnson102:54
11Jacob BlycherLoudoun Co HS NJROTC105:01
12Iva ZichaQOC105:24
13Rhoddy McKownQOC108:22
14Tyler Johnson112:26
15Samantha Fien & Jordan Bleck113:27
16Christine KuryQOC118:01
17Mike Taggart & Sly Taggart120:07
18Brooke PurintonQOC121:38
19Robert Hart Family128:37
20Lee ToddQOC133:36
21Hanna Gaskin144:57
22Tim Klein Helen & Alice HoneywellQOC155:15
23Jason EngstromDNF
23Jennifer Werner & Amy BucciDNF
23Joe Klopfer & JeremyDNF
23Ken Harrison & Owen & AlokQOCDNF
23Paul HullingerDNF (33:48)
23John Davis & JudyDNF (63:14)
23Cheryl WilsonQOCDNF (106:37)
23Sara LopezDNF (131:07)
23Kim FieldQOCMP (93:59)
23Jacob FieldQOCMP (98:10)
23Louis Novack & groupQOCMP (169:52)


Course Length: 3.9 km

Course Climb: 20 m

Number of Controls: 8

1Amber TomasQOC32:22
2Joseph WhiteQOC45:55
3Ron PontiusQOC51:38
4Rob FieldQOC53:24
5Dagmar MerkovaQOC59:19
6Boryana Emmy Ev PeevaQOC75:15
7Nicholas GrenierQOC93:19
8Pavol Popovic & Rachel Freedman109:48
9Daniel SheldenQOC135:05
10Craig SheldenQOC135:16
11Suzanne SheldenQOC135:56
12James ChaplinQOC165:11
13Sara LemanskiQOCDNF (69:54)
13Chris HemusQOCDNF (98:37)
13John BlaisdellQOCDNF (121:39)
13Pam & Mike DvorskyDNF (137:47)
13Pat McNeillyQOCMP (71:44)
13Jim Logan & Sidney SachsQOCMP (141:27)
13Gary SmithQOCNC (64:57)


Course Length: 6 km

Course Climb: 60 m

Number of Controls: 11

1Nadim AhmedQOC63:19
2Diana ToddQOC72:55
3Tom StratQOC79:30
4John WirzburgerQOC83:01
5Jody LandersQOC99:42
6Jared SilkQOC103:03
7Patricia MaceQOC106:42
8Frantisek BrabecQOC106:55
9Lydia AndrewsQOC108:02
10Nicole Fink & Richard Fetter & Michael Burrowbridge114:26
11Petya AleksievaQOC114:34
12JP LandersQOC118:25
13Bill WrightQOC119:37
14Josh BlausteinQOC141:46
15Mark MaceQOC146:27
16Ben BloschockQOC157:18
17Andrew Sharp Andrew DanceQOC157:39
18Dan Tam DoQOC161:11
19Amy LoudenQOC169:45
20John LandersQOC170:33
21Rae Ann HicksQOC185:50
22Ken FerrisQOC193:25
23Don FishQOCDNF
23Matthew KnightQOCDNF (75:17)
23Brian FisherQOCDNF (79:24)
23Liz NotterQOCDNF (89:23)
23Jeremy GillespieLoudoun Co HS NJROTCDNF (125:45)
23John VincentPatuxent HS NJROTCDNF (157:15)
23Michael FurstDNF (171:50)
23Brody SlusherLoudoun Co HS NJROTCDNF (191:41)
23Rob BriberQOCMP (146:58)


Course Length: 7.3 km

Course Climb: 50 m

Number of Controls: 14

1Tom NolanQOC72:18
2Mihai G SirbuQOC88:33
3Jan MerkaQOC90:49
4Thomas CochraneQOC91:48
5Daniel QuinnQOC95:21
6Derek LeVasseur107:49
7Leah Blasiak107:54
8Howie WeinsteinQOC108:05
9Tom WellsQOC124:07
10Heidi OnkstQOC134:44
11Brian & ScottQOC135:56
12Paul WeberQOC160:14
13Alex TuckerLoudoun Co HS NJROTCDNF (127:40)
13Mark BaughQOCDNF (137:58)
13Jennifer Strohecker & JohnDNF (194:24)
13Neal AttfieldQOCMP (95:52)
13Kathryn MichelsQOCMP (185:15)


Course Length: 9.4 km

Course Climb: 45 m

Number of Controls: 15

1Eddie BergeronSVO59:19
2David ShepherdRed Roos Australia60:19
3Jon TorranceQOC82:23
4Jay GelmanQOC83:12
5Dave PrudenQOC95:05
6David OnkstQOC100:07
7Videlin AleksievQOC100:15
8Michael BerryQOC102:28
9John BakerQOC112:52
10Tom O'DonnellQOC122:48
10Erik GrunerQOC122:48
11Peggy DickisonOK124:19
12Bryan GarmanQOC126:30
13Eugeny Tcipnjatov127:21
14Francis HogleQOC127:59
15Dustine ReppuhnQOC141:30
16John OrganekQOC166:03
17Sean Sarokas173:04
18Matt WilsonQOC178:16
19Matt JonesLoudoun Co HS NJROTCDNF (89:47)
19Lewis HartQOCDNF (131:29)
19Chris AmmonQOCDNF (140:52)
19Mary Foster & Sam MarchiDNF (193:16)
19Aaron LinvilleQOCMP (199:06)

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).