Mason Neck

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The weather forecast for Mason Neck had become increasingly ominous in the 24 hours prior to our event, with a high probability of thunder storms predicted for the afternoon of the 15th. In the event, the thunder storms did not materialize, although a rapid temperature drop in the morning, gusty winds and a period of rain did generate raw conditions at the registration site. But for runners on the courses (144 course starts,) the wind had little effect and conditions for orienteering were very favorable during most of the day. Moreover, the April date and unusual weather patterns this winter/spring meant none of the deer flies and pollen that have sometimes made Mason Neck a trying experience and also meant that visibility-impeding foliage was still minimal. All in all it was an excellent day for orienteering.
Jon Torrance's thorough revision of the Mason Neck map and his course design received many compliments, as did Bob Turbyfill's Zero to Orange intensive orienteering instruction with a dozen of his students taking on the white and yellow courses with us on Sunday (today).
A hearty thanks to all the volunteers who put on the meet: Paul Collinson and Michelle Jennings on set-up; Rae Ann Hicks, Bill Vienna, Helen Doherty, Warren and Sandy Preston on registration; Mark Hicks, Dennis Doherty, and Rick Oliver on beginner instruction; and on control pick-up, Matthew Knight, John Organek, Dasa Merkova, Bill Wright, Tavia Sullens, and Steve Doherty.
Thanks especially to Mark and Rae Ann Hicks for lending their tent-canopies to the club for this event, as they have so many times in the past. We certainly needed them today.
We also need to recognize Valerie Meyer for jumping in to execute e-punch operations at the last minute when Amy Louden, who was scheduled to run the e-punch station at Mason Neck, came down with pneumonia. Get well soon, Amy!
Finally, we appreciate the support that QOC received from the crew at Mason Neck State Park in planning and executing this event.
Charles Carrick,
Meet Director


Course Length: 2.6 km

Course Climb: 35 m

Number of Controls: 11

1David McCombsFUMA17:41
2Zech Griesmyer42:26
3Douglas Raineaelt & Nathaniel & William43:01
4Matyas MinarQOC48:46
5Jeffery HughesQOC50:58
6Ulysses SomQOC52:30
7Robert Lines54:59
8Nicole AleksievaQOC61:19
9Trenton EastwoodCalvert NJROTC62:32
10Sarah Pulice & Belen & Chloe63:32
11Emma SwearingenCalvert NJROTC71:16
12Christanne Allen72:17
13Soren Swanson & Stephanie92:17
14Bact Gray & Cristine Dixon & Aaron Johnson116:00
15Rebekah Lawrence & Eva & GabeQOCDNF (25:48)
15Brian Hoffer & BastianDNF (89:26)
15Christina BarbuckMP (79:55)
15Xavier Chaperon & AidenMP (89:04)


Course Length: 3.1 km

Course Climb: 35 m

Number of Controls: 13

1David McCombsFUMA23:25
2Sam LoustaunauQOC33:51
3Inara GranovskiyQOC40:29
4Gabby NathanPatuxent NJROTC44:45
5Michelle JenningsQOC47:55
6Douglas Raineault & Nathaniel & William50:45
7James Shipley53:51
8Jeffrey Hughes56:13
9Zech GriesmeyerQOC56:58
10Samantha WalkerQOC58:55
11Helena Shipley63:30
12Robert Lines70:05
13Josephine Shipley72:48
14Howell Desierto81:47
15Michael BianchettaQOC84:29
16Landon HosierCalvert NJROTC88:11
17 Team Laura & Pepper leading themQOC92:49
18Christopher Nelson & Alexandria92:53
19Esther Shipley98:15
20Patrick Hession & did not downloadQOCDNF
20Jonas LawrenceQOCDNF
20Emma SwearingenCalvert NJROTCDNF (61:41)
20Joy Berge & Abby & Emma & VirginiaQOCDNF (93:27)
20Lily Forrester & Libby & NancyQOCMP (78:43)
20David FrankQOCMP (90:26)
20Trenton EastwoodCalvert NJROTCMP (111:24)


Course Length: 4.8 km

Course Climb: 55 m

Number of Controls: 12

1Patrick Field56:03
2Caleb WithersPatuxent NJROTC91:50
3Tavia SullensQOC96:18
4Jan ZichaQOC103:57
5Peter Nelson & Pete and boysQOC112:38
6Maggie PrudenQOC118:12
7Jasmine Pham & Justin127:20
8Vincent MartinQOC131:53
9Stefan LobuglioDNF
9Sharon MetcalfQOCDNF
9Steve Van WinkleQOCDNF
9Sandra RobinsonQOCDNF (86:12)
9Kory HornQOCDNF (102:19)
9Keira Bennett & ValyDNF (104:08)
9Timothy Bennett & Andy & KonaDNF (104:20)
9Sean Conroy & RebekahDNF (110:28)
9Karen ButlerDNF (144:53)
9Louis NovakDNF (160:18)
9Mark ThomsenQOCMP (86:00)
9Joshua Montero & RobertMP (88:45)
9Rylan BenderPatuxent NJROTCMP (110:18)


Course Length: 4.6 km

Course Climb: 45 m

Number of Controls: 13

1Martins Jonass46:24
2Jillian DohertyQOC52:41
3Helen DohertyQOC56:21
4Stephen DohertyQOC58:05
5Allison BrownQOC58:45
6Tegan MortimerQOC64:23
7Robert FawcettQOC64:57
8Mark MaceQOC65:36
9Richard BriggsQOC67:27
10Florence TanQOC67:59
11Ben Swanson71:54
12Petya AleksievaQOC77:27
13Sarah SorensonQOC78:11
14Edward EnsonQOC79:31
15Daniel LathropQOC80:32
16Mike DvorskyCalvert NJROTC81:09
17Rae Ann HicksQOC83:17
18Pam DvorskyCalvert NJROTC83:42
19Don FishQOC86:21
20Craig SheldenQOC87:30
21Elina Desierto90:28
22Mary SnieckusQOC97:17
23Jonathan Newmark103:13
24Richard SanchezPatuxent NJROTC108:34
25Pete McLaughlinQOC126:23
26Tom SmerlingQOC139:06
27Judith CritzerDNF
27Warren PrestonQOCDNF (107:18)
27Sidney SachsQOCMP (96:13)


Course Length: 5.8 km

Course Climb: 50 m

Number of Controls: 16

1Jan MerkaQOC51:57
2Nadim AhmedQOC52:32
3Tom StratQOC57:10
4John LawrenceQOC57:35
5Tom WellsQOC57:52
6James Moffett58:07
7Mark HicksQOC58:44
8Heidi OnkstQOC66:33
9Anne JepsenQOC67:07
10Paul HessionQOC67:18
11Sam ListwakQOC68:14
12Bill WrightQOC74:47
13Matthew KnightQOC76:08
14Wendy WQOC76:49
15Alexis MerkaQOC77:56
16Bill ViennaQOC78:21
17Alex HartCalvert NJROTC89:28
18Michelle SvobodaQOC89:58
19Doris LeeQOC94:30
20Patrick FarleyQOC97:00
21Rob BriberQOC98:22
22Paul CollinsonQOC101:16
23John VincentPatuxent NJROTC113:27
24Lisa & David SimpsonQOC118:16
25Steve MonesQOC132:18
26Gary SmithQOC132:23
27Keg GoodQOC136:15
28Kelly CoulbyCalvert NJROTC148:04
29Chris Berge & RussellQOCDNF (93:40)
29Dennis DohertyQOCMP (60:22)


Course Length: 7.5 km

Course Climb: 65 m

Number of Controls: 18

1Ken Walker JrCSU53:09
2Peter NelsonQOC58:03
3Rick OliverQOC65:24
4Petr MinarQOC72:47
5Videlin AleksievQOC73:36
6Joshua SanchezPatuxent NJROTC77:04
7Kim JepsenQOC80:19
8Diana AleksievaQOC82:18
9Rob Field86:11
10Dagmar MerkovaQOC88:34
11John OrganekQOC110:11
12Daniel LucianiQOC110:29
13Andrew MasonCOC114:06
14Jared SilkQOC124:01
15Peggy DickisonOKMP (83:08)


Course Length: 11 km

Course Climb: 75 m

Number of Controls: 23

1Turner LeighLoudoun Co NJROTC73:31
2David PrudenQOC110:36
3Jesse Spangler120:37
4Ben RobertsQOC157:48
5Paul NelsonQOC199:51

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).