From our Event Director, Don Fish: The green was really green, the ticks were voracious and unfortunately a few of the advanced level controls went missing, but none of that deterred QOC's intrepid orienteers from enjoying a fine day in the woods at Greenbelt National Park.

The weather was agreeable and everyone seemed to enjoy the great courses designed by first time course setters Jay Gelman and Will Schaefer, graduates of Francis Hogle's 2014 course setting clinic. Everyone should remember that these courses were designed back in January when there was much less green in the woods and the ticks were either sleeping or dead. Our event was delayed by over 40 days by various circumstances, so don't blame them for the fact that even the best route choices were a bit thorny. When the courses were laid out it was a much friendlier park.

I'd like to thank my volunteers for all of their effort to help stage a great event. It really does take a lot of hands to do this nearly every weekend, so if you haven't yet had the pleasure of helping out, contact the meet director of one of our upcoming events and tell them you want to volunteer. It's a fun way to meet a bunch of nice folks and your help will be both needed and appreciated.

So thanks to Valerie, Amy and Mary for their usual great job on the computers. Sarah Fish, Sandra Roberts, Mihai Sirbu, Jr., Suzanne Izzo, Elliott Hamilton and Tom Smerling for setting up and processing participants through the registration system. Control pick up was speedily handled by Sean Fish, Anne and Kim Jepsen, Daniel and Craig Shelden, Frantisek Brabec, Tom Smerling, Tom Wells and Dan Quinn. Thanks to the various experienced orienteers who helped the newbies find their way out into the woods for the first time. They all reported back that they enjoyed their experience very much. Also thanks to Iva Zicha for loading both the meet kit and all of the controls into her truck for delivery to those that need them for next week's event.

Finally, I want to especially thank Mihai, Jr. who came to observe how we stage a meet and got thrown directly into the fire. He worked tirelessly for several hours and was a very great help. He will be a first time Meet Director at the University of Maryland meet on May 3rd and it would be really nice if members would contact him and volunteer to help him out at that event. It's the right thing to do!

And from our Results Guru Valerie Meyer: Results are posted below. There were three controls which went missing during the event, affecting three courses: Green (1 control), Red (2 controls) and Blue (3 controls). The results below show the elapsed time with the time between the affected controls removed (times between controls was "voided"). Times for splits on AttackPoint and RouteGadget will reflect the actual elapsed time since these programs do not handle the whole voided control thing very well, especially since it isn't technically allowed under Orienteering USA rules. I have decided to go with voiding the controls here since some people had the advantage of knowing that the controls were missing by the time they went out on their course, while others spent over an hour looking for the control(s). I hope everything still enjoyed their time in the woods, albeit it a bit frustrating at times, and please, make sure you checked for ticks! :) Valerie


Course Length: 1.8 km

Course Climb: 25 m

Number of Controls: 8

1Jason Eshleman24:15
2B BSA Troop 776 & Bill & Will & Steven & Stevie25:03
3E BSA Troop 776 & Ned & Will & Shane29:53
4C BSA Troop 776 & Scott & Nick & Thomas & Parker31:43
5Wyatt Dubayah & Ralph35:08
6Sophie Prell35:30
7Paula Hayes & BetsyQOC35:50
8Nicole AleksievaQOC41:04
9Antonios Eleftherion47:31
10Daniel HeimgartnerQOC51:37
11Mark WoodQOC71:57
12Claudia RMP (34:29)
12Maggie & Phineas BillingtonQOCMP (40:22)


Course Length: 2.3 km

Course Climb: 40 m

Number of Controls: 10

1Gerson MonjarasQOC21:00
2David Gatz26:23
3D BSA Troop 776 & Jody & Hunter & Liam & Nick32:49
4Robert Herschbach & Michael37:39
5Robert HiderQOC39:02
6 Stiteler Family44:20
7Sara LandersQOC49:57
8Mark & Trish Rehert53:07
9Ananijs Belovs57:37
10Ingrid Mercer57:49
11Marit DavisQOC59:05
12Earl Sneeringer & Stephanie & Ginger & XavierQOC60:02
13Jonathon Kopecky & Lydia Chen61:13
14Ratka Herndon & Veronika & Dominik & MurdonQOC68:10
15 Rangel Family & Friends70:44
16Lisa Novins & lisa & evelynQOC86:53
17May Joy GrenierQOC115:18
18Mihai G SirbuQOCNC (17:51)


Course Length: 4.1 km

Course Climb: 90 m

Number of Controls: 13

1Josh BascomQOC57:50
2Chris Plano58:04
3Valerie MeyerQOC64:24
4Michael Chester67:46
5Diana AleksievaQOC71:18
6Mary ThompsonQOC72:22
7Daniel LathropQOC76:03
8William Cowan77:01
9Geoff NelsonQOC87:29
10Michelle JenningsQOC92:34
11Richard Fulton & Catherine & Garrett93:32
12Robert Hart & Bob & CecilQOC94:27
13 Leap Orienteers100:10
14A BSA Troop 776 & Joseph & Joseph100:59
15Paul Sherlock Family & JamesQOC101:07
16John HoerlQOC103:51
17Courtney SheldenQOC104:54
18Sean FishQOC105:04
19Shannon Costello & ColleenQOC109:15
20David Gatz114:19
21Iva ZichaQOC115:02
22Mark & Caroline CancianQOC115:07
23Richard Briggs & Julian & Georgia & JuliaQOC115:24
24Pat KeimSVO119:42
25Pavol Popovic & Rachel & Marta & MikaQOC124:58
26David AlexanderQOC125:38
27Cecilia LandersQOC133:38
28Andrew SzaboQOC135:51
29Candy Hagerman & Chris & LynnQOC140:20
30Sharon Metcalf & AndrewQOCDNF
30Hayes PaulaDNF
30Court ZabelQOCDNF
30Karla HulettQOCDNF (98:02)
30Melaina SharpeQOCDNF (139:37)
30Sara LopezQOCMP (74:42)


Course Length: 4 km

Course Climb: 90 m

Number of Controls: 8

1Dennis DohertyQOC54:35
2John LandersQOC60:21
3Matt Sweeney62:52
4Helena Mora-JensenQOC63:27
5Matt Holman65:28
6Scott SharpQOC66:36
7Kelly SingerQOC67:15
8Ben & Stephanie Swanson73:30
9Edward EnsonQOC76:04
10Josh BlausteinQOC78:35
11Adam SzaboQOC78:59
12Gerson MonjarasQOC85:23
13Josh BascomQOC87:20
14Chris HemusQOC87:29
15Aaron SzaboQOC89:57
16Brian Sweeney90:14
17Mary SnieckusQOC92:10
18Hanna GaskinQOC93:39
19JP LandersQOC93:45
20Daniel SheldenQOC101:12
21Amy LoudenQOC104:18
22Michael DvorskyPatuxent HS NJROTC110:22
23KC Dowdell Family & SaraQOC110:49
24Suzanne IzzoQOC164:11
25Carole TeolisDNF
25Suzanne SheldenQOCDNF (69:17)
25Tom SmerlingQOCDNF (83:19)
25Pam DvorskyPatuxent HS NJROTCMP (83:18)


Course Length: 6.2 km

Course Climb: 165 m

Number of Controls: 10

1Nicholas Grenier & 1:10:25QOC47:05
2Mihai G Sirbu & 1:18:15QOC50:41
3Tom Wells & 1:31:51QOC56:52
4Tony Warner & 1:28:31QOC57:05
5Cash Costello & 1:24:31QOC59:12
6James Billington & 1:35:45QOC62:08
7Franklin Silva Netto & 1:38:10QOC64:51
8Frantisek Brabec & 1:44:11QOC66:57
9Bill Vienna & 1:59:36QOC68:11
10Jody Landers & 1:40:06QOC68:21
11Rob Briber & 1:46:12QOC68:56
12Alan Oprsal & 1:41:11SMOC73:25
13Nathan Kearney & 1:42:08QOC74:20
14Jan Zicha & 1:50:08QOC76:57
15Billy Allaband & 2:13:38DVOA77:40
16Don Davis & 1:44:02QOC78:37
17Anne Jepsen & 1:43:08QOC79:02
18Gary Smith & 1:50:11QOC80:02
19Patricia Mace & 1:53:09QOC80:10
20Mark Mace & 1:56:03QOC83:23
21Craig Shelden & 2:10:43QOC83:47
22William Grubb & 2:35:18QOC91:30
23James MacDougall & 3:20:28QOC100:00
24John Vincent & 2:54:40Patuxent HS NJROTC103:14
25Steve Mones & 2:48:59DVOA113:25
26Petya Aleksieva & 2:49:00QOC118:05
27Li-Chung LiuQOCDNF
27Amanada NovotnyDNF
27Brian Fisher & 1:08:26QOCDNF (68:26)
27Dan Tam Do & 1:50:49QOCDNF (110:49)
27Erin Jenkins & 2:20:27QOCMP (87:41)


Course Length: 7.3 km

Course Climb: 210 m

Number of Controls: 13

1Eugene Tsypnyatov & 1:35:26QOC57:39
2Kim Jepsen & 1:30:25QOC58:05
3Howie Weinstein & 1:44:50QOCDNF (92:54)
3Daniel Quinn & 2:14:30QOCDNF (109:32)
3Ben BloschockQOCMP
3Steve CampQOCMP


Course Length: 9.1 km

Course Climb: 245 m

Number of Controls: 16

1Videlin Aleksiev & 1:43:32QOC62:17
2Edward Rangel & 1:43:5266:25
3Nadim Ahmed & 2:02:42QOC67:03
4Adam Smith & 1:43:05QOC73:05
5Charles Carrick & 2:30:24QOC89:33
6Shane Hagerman & 2:33:38QOC90:15
7Greg Palardy & 2:39:33QOC98:40
8Gregory ShuckQOCDNF
8Andrew KesnerDNF
8Michael Wood & 2:32:53DNF (88:15)
8Benjamin Roberts & 1:52:44QOCDNF (112:44)
8Mark Becker & 2:55:08QOCDNF (116:00)

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).