Patapsco McKeldin

Heavier rains fell to the south in the morning but conditions at McKeldin for this second QOC event of 2015 were actually not half bad - slightly damp leaves atop still frozen ground with at most very light rain falling during the event. Still, a certain optimistic hardiness was called for to turn up and take on some rather steep courses on a grey day - kudos to those who took up the challenge. And our apologies to the few early green course runners who, having done so, also started early enough to reach the location of their first control before it was hung - thank you for taking that in stride and apparently not letting it ruin your whole course. A lesson has been learned, one can hope, about the wisdom of not relying entirely on memory as to which controls are or aren't shared between courses when running a bit late hanging controls and deciding which ones can be left until ten minutes or so past the beginning of the start window.

As usual, the event couldn't have taken place without many volunteers - Mike Newman assisting with setup, Ben Roberts on setup, registration and keeping an eye on the parking situation, Mike Berry, Don Fish, Iva Zicha, Pat McNeilly, and Angela and Abby Furlow on registration, David Levine and Pat McNeilly on beginner instruction, Valerie Meyer, Amy Louden, Mary Snieckus, and Victoria Campbell on e-punch results duty, and Sam Listwak, David Levine, Mihai Sirbu and the whole Jepsen family - Anne, Kim and Esben - on control pickup.

Course results can be seen below as well as on Attackpoint and WinSplits. Don't forget to enter your course into RouteGadget as well.

Next event: Little Bennett Regional Park (near Clarksburg, MD), Sunday, January 25.

Dan Do (event director) & Jon Torrance (course designer)


Course Length: 2.8 km

Course Climb: 95 m

Number of Controls: 8

1Daniel Brizuela & Carolina Diller66:49
2Anna CampbellQOC70:31
3Anne Collins & Lucy80:04
4Kseniya Ulyanova & V TsypnyatovaQOC83:44
5 Sam and Nicole & Peggy & NadimQOC97:01
6Dominik HonzakQOC98:05
7Peter CampbellQOC98:39
8Daniel HeimgartnerQOC116:26


Course Length: 3.5 km

Course Climb: 170 m

Number of Controls: 8

1Diana AleksievaQOC58:26
2John AllenLoudoun Co HS NJROTC58:32
3Donald Van HookLoudoun Co HS NJROTC71:19
4Joshua CoyleLoudoun Co HS NJROTC76:53
5Sam Furlow86:25
6Florence TanQOC91:44
7Rebecca RichQOC99:17
8Iva ZichaQOC122:03
9Catherine WaltersLoudoun Co HS NJROTCDNF
9Cynthia CarabelliQOCDNF (67:33)


Course Length: 4.5 km

Course Climb: 255 m

Number of Controls: 11

1Turner LeighLoudoun Co HS NJROTC73:33
2Brian KnappLoudoun Co HS NJROTC75:57
3Alex HughesLoudoun Co HS NJROTC77:01
4Oliver AllissLoudoun Co HS NJROTC80:59
5Jim BohrerSVO81:23
6Jim Weber83:57
7Jacob BlycherLoudoun Co HS NJROTC88:06
8Shaw SmithLoudoun Co HS NJROTC89:34
9Thomas IacoponelliLoudoun Co HS NJROTC92:19
10Maggie PrudenQOC97:30
11Nathan BrandPatuxent HS NJROTC104:52
12Noah Rhodes & Ryan HelmanChambersburg NJROTC118:37
13Steve Warner & Amber LeedyChambersburg NJROTC119:28
14Mark Mammel & Isaac & LeilaQOC129:32
15Ned and Laura RennerQOC151:18
16Jack Patterson & William ReedChambersburg NJROTC152:53
17Samuel Jackson & Alex ReelChambersburg NJROTC154:23
18Kelsey Thornton & Kadence MyersChambersburg NJROTC158:42
19Dominick AltherPatuxent HS NJROTC164:11
20Pat KeimSVO167:48
21Rick MarionQOCDNF
21Jeffrey LanderQOCDNF
21Andrew AllenLoudoun Co HS NJROTCDNF (112:04)
21Coby LanderQOCDNF (113:58)
21Troy BreedenLoudoun Co HS NJROTCDNF (131:18)
21Richard Briggs & GeorgiaQOCMP


Course Length: 4 km

Course Climb: 205 m

Number of Controls: 12

1Rob WilkisonDVOA71:10
2Frantisek BrabecQOC73:07
3Mary SnieckusQOC88:04
4Jeff HaskellQOC90:46
5Cash CostelloQOC97:15
6Robert HartQOC98:22
7Shannon Costello105:21
8Don FishQOC106:19
9Rod MccrackenQOC115:32
10Eva MatveevaQOC116:05
11Jeremy GillespieLoudoun Co HS NJROTC118:36
12Kelly Singer & Bryan SingerQOC121:46
13Julia SchmerbergQOC125:09
14Morgan Franklin & Devin Mahoney128:32
15Stephanie CoffinQOC128:41
16Craig SheldenQOC146:47
17Michael Doyle188:02
18Tim CholkoQOCDNF
18Pat McNeillyQOCDNF (59:15)
18Daniel PikeQOCDNF (85:28)
18Amy LoudenQOCDNF (118:35)
18Hannah Collins & JohnMP (159:46)
18Rae Ann HicksQOCMP (170:09)


Course Length: 5.5 km

Course Climb: 280 m

Number of Controls: 17

1Tom NolanQOC72:48
2William SchaeferQOC74:27
3Mihai G SirbuQOC74:59
4David ClarkLoudoun Co HS NJROTC78:42
5Alan OprsalSMOC82:47
6John SawykoQOC83:46
7Collin ScottPatuxent HS NJROTC85:30
8Greg LennonQOC85:34
9Matt JonesLoudoun Co HS NJROTC85:42
10Greg PalardyQOC89:40
11John Rosicky91:02
12Gavin WeiseQOC95:40
13Esben JepsenQOC96:32
14Connor KlapperPatuxent HS NJROTC97:43
15Alex TuckerLoudoun Co HS NJROTC100:39
16Anne JepsenQOC101:13
17Tom WellsQOC102:37
18Mark HicksQOC106:25
19Petya AleksievaQOC119:43
20Jared KalinsPatuxent HS NJROTC119:50
21Steve CampQOC121:18
22Ross BrinsonQOC121:22
23Austin BristowPatuxent HS NJROTC121:31
24Gary SmithQOC121:53
25Patrick FieldsLoudoun Co HS NJROTC123:10
26Robert RichQOC127:11
27Brody SlusherLoudoun Co HS NJROTC128:59
28Ryan Collins129:14
29David LevineQOC131:52
30Sara LemanskiQOC149:36
31Devin LambertPatuxent HS NJROTC179:05
32John VincentPatuxent HS NJROTCDNF (47:31)
32Andrew GillespieLoudoun Co HS NJROTCDNF (95:17)


Course Length: 7.2 km

Course Climb: 365 m

Number of Controls: 22

1Ted GoodQOC73:50
2Videlin AleksievQOC77:54
3Amber TomasQOC79:17
4Daniel QuinnQOC87:26
5Victoria CampbellQOC94:25
6Kim JepsenQOC112:04
7Benjamin RobertsQOC115:10
8Adam Ake115:19
9Ben BloschockQOC163:56
10Eugene TsypnyatovQOCDNF (81:19)
10Zac UfnarQOCDNF (89:16)


Course Length: 8.8 km

Course Climb: 460 m

Number of Controls: 23

1Ryan StasiowskiQOC90:10
2Dave PrudenQOC105:24
3Michael BerryQOC112:49
4Michael StasiowskiQOC121:02
5Charles CarrickQOC133:52
6Travis SiehndelDNF (120:12)

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).