Balls Bluff

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This year's event at Balls Bluff Park was met with perfect weather for running in the woods and 268 starts (an increase of about 100 compared to last year!) composed of a good number of QOC members as well as several high school NJROTC groups (Governor Thomas Johnson, Calvert, Patuxent and Loudoun County).
A special thanks to the Loudoun County High School NJROTC cadet volunteers and parents who helped us run the event; Patrick Farley who designed the courses; Amy who set up and efficiently handled the large volume of participants as they flowed from registration to their starts; Mary Snieckus, Jon Torrance, John Janke, Valerie Meyer and Amy Louden, who comprised the results team; Dr. Melinda Carper, Ed.D., principal of Ball’s Bluff Elementary School who let us use the school’s parking lot for our runners; and Charles Carrick who, with Patrick, managed last minute map changes due to unexpected complications.
- Bill Johns, Meet Director
P.S. As you may have heard, at 9am on the morning of the meet an encounter with a private land owner forced us to eliminate several controls from all courses (other than the yellow course) and physically remove them from the property in question. We then had to hand-update all the course maps. If you set out on your course with an uncorrected map and as a result got some unwanted extra exercise futilely hunting for the removed controls, we'd like to apologize and offer you a refund of your entry fee (just contact us with the details).


Course Length: 1.7 km

Course Climb: 55 m

Number of Controls: 5

1Susan & Nate BeuapreLoudoun Co NJROTC35:33
2Malachi CoadyQOC36:31
3Neala CoadyQOC38:56
4Matthew YarboroughLoudoun Co NJROTC40:37
5Alexander Novikov41:13
6Eavan CoadyQOC42:00
7Seneca Honzak45:05
8Juniper Bremner47:58
9John & Kira Cumings & Chloe54:09
10Jonathan & Ethan Tolend71:32
11Jonathan Ashley77:58
12Kyla MooreLoudoun Co NJROTCDNF
12Yvonne VinePatuxent NJROTCMP (106:31)


Course Length: 2.4 km

Course Climb: 145 m

Number of Controls: 9

1Emma SchrinelLoudoun Co NJROTC29:11
2Luke McMullenLoudoun Co NJROTC31:07
3Keg GoodQOC33:17
4Bryceson SaraviaCalvert NJROTC35:47
5Matthew JiangCalvert NJROTC36:50
6Gregg SessoCalvert NJROTC39:02
7Abigail KaplowitzPatriot NJROTC41:17
8Edgar TrellesCalvert NJROTC43:31
9Debbie FugateQOC45:32
10Ken FugateQOC46:19
11Damien HondaCalvert NJROTC46:22
12Jordan WorthyCalvert NJROTC48:05
13 Loudoun Cadet 1Loudoun Co NJROTC48:31
14 Loudoun Cadet 2Loudoun Co NJROTC48:35
15Yusuf NoorPatriot NJROTC48:52
16Cole ChristensenCalvert NJROTC48:55
17Chris AlvaradoLoudoun Co NJROTC51:02
18Johnnie PfalmerLoudoun Co NJROTC55:14
19Madyson JonesCalvert NJROTC55:21
20David GrayCalvert NJROTC56:36
21James ReevesCalvert NJROTC57:12
22Hunter KlotzCalvert NJROTC58:22
23Dakota ClaytonCalvert NJROTC61:06
24Andy Bennett61:30
25Chyll CortezCalvert NJROTC62:10
26Timor Novikov63:59
27Chloe & Kira Cumings66:43
28Erik & Elliott GrunerQOC68:00
29Jenita ShresthaCalvert NJROTC69:33
30Ron MorrisPatuxent NJROTC70:03
31Christian KlausLoudoun Co NJROTC73:25
32Spencer VerhalenLoudoun Co NJROTC73:32
33Luke OliverQOC74:28
34Joe Gabrielli75:02
35Arien Myslenski76:20
36Becca MorrisPatuxent NJROTC80:21
37Mackenzie TreadwayPatuxent NJROTC80:22
38Lillyan SusallaPatuxent NJROTC80:30
39Victor VinePatuxent NJROTC80:45
40James Holt95:22
41Emma SwearingenCalvert NJROTC99:42
42Michael BianchettaQOC100:16
43Karen ButlerQOC103:03
44Katerina ZambranaQOC106:10
45Valentina TsypnyatovaOther107:07
46John Novak109:49
47Dave & Ragan O'Brian111:25
48Larry & Luke Shapiro111:27
49Molly AndersonPatriot NJROTC118:08
50Brandon AddradeLoudoun Co NJROTC120:25
51Jason Hataye137:52
52Vineeta George & John143:05
53Jeff GodowskyLoudoun Co NJROTCDNF (56:26)
53Emily SchumacherLoudoun Co NJROTCDNF (68:34)
53Emily HennardLoudoun Co NJROTCDNF (69:59)
53Lost ParentsDNF (73:43)
53Lily SutherinPatriot NJROTCDNF (113:20)
53Amy LoudenQOCMP (88:40)
53Christian PattersonCalvert NJROTCMP (120:27)
53Miren Ahedo & 2nd courseLoudoun Co NJROTCNC (24:00)


Course Length: 4 km

Course Climb: 205 m

Number of Controls: 14

1Alexis MerkaQOC42:41
2John CumingsQOC50:14
3Trevor GravesCalvert NJROTC53:30
4Dylan JonesPatriot NJROTC55:41
5Duncan SanteereCalvert NJROTC56:16
6 Penn Dominik EzrQOC59:25
7Aidan LevijaCalvert NJROTC61:18
8Luke BeaupreLoudoun Co NJROTC61:52
9Natalia Novikova65:37
10Vasily Aushev65:38
11Samantha WalkerQOC67:57
12Daniel LopezPatuxent NJROTC69:01
13Colby WhitePatriot NJROTC71:43
14Jonathan BlankQOC75:48
15Arthur CantrellQOC78:04
16Miren AhedoLoudoun Co NJROTC79:27
17Maggie PrudenQOC80:03
18Tyler CunninghamPatriot NJROTC80:36
19Oleg VolonsevichQOC81:39
20Caleb ParkinsPatriot NJROTC83:11
21Justin BlankenshipPatriot NJROTC84:07
22Colleen NoahPatriot NJROTC90:01
23Josh BuchananLoudoun Co NJROTC93:49
24Ayden BeckerQOC97:58
25Chip BeckerQOC98:18
26Karen Groner98:40
27Luka RoderickLoudoun Co NJROTC99:08
28Daniel YoungLoudoun Co NJROTC99:10
28Caleb GrahamLoudoun Co NJROTC99:10
29Fred ClareyLoudoun Co NJROTC100:45
30Jon & Griffin AshleyQOC103:08
31Ericka GiggeyCalvert NJROTC103:46
32Chris GiggeyCalvert NJROTC104:46
33Lewis FaulkQOC105:23
34Ryan ParkerCalvert NJROTC106:21
35Hannah SmithCalvert NJROTC108:29
36Jeff RivasCalvert NJROTC110:14
37Aidan LundbergCalvert NJROTC112:33
38Jeremy MorganPatuxent NJROTC112:49
39Joshua PickerallPatuxent NJROTC113:22
40Max & Mattie Propp & Felix113:37
41Jana & David RobinsonQOC115:48
42Christian GiannosLoudoun Co NJROTC118:27
43Radka HerndonQOC122:42
44Howell DesiertoQOC123:05
45Heather Niemela124:00
46Zachary Houghton125:56
47Alexander Houghton125:58
48Noel PockeyCalvert NJROTC127:22
49Constantin Vasilyev136:30
50Kevin PeckCalvert NJROTC150:18
51Vinod Kumar153:17
52Jim Sargent153:33
53Alexandra Caryl168:53
54Jeff HermanoffDNF
54Nolan HutchisonLoudoun Co NJROTCDNF (117:56)
54Aidan LongLoudoun Co NJROTCDNF (118:03)
54Beatri BennettQOCDNF (123:06)
54Austin EglyPatuxent NJROTCDNF (125:03)
54Lexi EglyPatuxent NJROTCDNF (126:05)
54Jeff ElderDNF (138:35)
54Ella BruceLoudoun Co NJROTCDNF (158:31)
54Katelyn O'DeaLoudoun Co NJROTCDNF (158:32)
54Ian InmanPatuxent NJROTCMP (69:14)
54Ezra CohenMP (92:03)
54Jo Jo WalzLoudoun Co NJROTCMP (150:40)
54Lou NovakQOCMP (168:03)


Course Length: 3.7 km

Course Climb: 190 m

Number of Controls: 13

1Greg Whelan49:03
2Greg LennonQOC53:03
3Chris ZbrozekQOC55:33
4Gabriel Du PlessisLoudoun Co NJROTC56:26
5Mary SchmidtPatriot NJROTC58:02
6Russ DamtoftQOC58:17
7Kathleen LennonQOC58:18
8Antonio RoblesLoudoun Co NJROTC59:05
9David DohertyQOC60:06
10Keg GoodQOC60:48
11Timmy FaberLoudoun Co NJROTC64:17
12Mckenna FlintPatriot NJROTC69:11
13Kris BeecroftQOC69:25
14Bob FawcetttQOC70:47
15Michael PerkinsQOC72:50
16Anthony CurtisCalvert NJROTC72:54
17Ethan ChandlerLoudoun Co NJROTC73:40
18Halie HartCalvert NJROTC74:08
19Joe PastelQOC77:53
20Vanessa LightfootPatuxent NJROTC81:13
21Mark MaceQOC83:14
22Kelly CoulbyCalvert NJROTC83:45
23Andrew KeirnQOC83:46
24Mary SnieckusQOC84:19
25Osmery GarciaCalvert NJROTC86:23
26John VincentPatuxent NJROTC86:38
27Matthew Skowronski87:21
28Robert BleacherCalvert NJROTC88:38
29Kimberly FieldQOC89:22
30Stephen DohertyQOC90:12
31Edward EnsonQOC90:23
32David McIntire90:27
33Jenna LierniLoudoun Co NJROTC90:30
34Helen DohertyQOC91:46
35Pam DvorskyCalvert NJROTC93:57
36Elina DesiertoQOC103:33
37Don AmesQOC108:13
38Gabby NathanPatuxent NJROTC118:29
39Nathan TenniesQOC121:42
40Judy CritzerQOC121:55
41Cecilia LandersQOC122:48
42Ben BloschockQOC125:21
43Paul CollinsonQOC154:49
44Mike DvorskyCalvert NJROTC155:50
45Beth Ann StasiowskiQOC194:27
46Karla HulettQOCDNF (78:26)
46Thomas BlankQOCDNF (91:55)
46Richard BriggsQOCDNF (111:38)
46Greg ProutyMP (106:51)


Course Length: 4.9 km

Course Climb: 305 m

Number of Controls: 12

1Adam RemsbergPatriot NJROTC49:47
2Glenn PastelQOC52:31
3Max JankePatriot NJROTC55:37
4Addie NolanQOC57:47
5Ethan MillerPatriot NJROTC57:57
6Austin GiggeyCalvert NJROTC58:37
7Elina BretonHVO58:58
8Martins JonassQOC59:16
9Patrick McNealNEOC59:51
10Cody MooreCalvert NJROTC60:05
11Nate BeardmoreCalvert NJROTC60:32
11Nicholas SchmidtPatriot NJROTC60:32
12Tom NolanQOC65:34
13Ryan ClowerPatuxent NJROTC65:54
14Patrick FieldQOC65:55
15Alexis MerkaQOC67:42
16Robert FieldQOC70:16
17Adin FreeseLoudoun Co NJROTC70:18
18Dennis DohertyQOC71:44
19Broadrick ButtsCalvert NJROTC72:22
20Justin GreenQOC73:38
21Jared SilkQOC73:54
22Joseph LusbyPatuxent NJROTC74:43
23Dagmar MerkovaQOC76:53
24Cordell HansenQOC76:56
25Dylan BishopPatuxent NJROTC78:27
26Joseph PickerallPatuxent NJROTC78:57
27Phillip WadsworthQOC79:11
28Tom StratQOC80:59
29Paul HessionQOC81:03
30Dominic ReynoldsCalvert NJROTC81:37
31Christion HuntPatriot NJROTC83:43
32Tyler BoulaisCalvert NJROTC84:19
33Mike CostasPatuxent NJROTC87:42
34Bill WrightQOC87:52
35Jody LandersQOC90:18
36Tom WellsQOC91:18
37Aidan BruceLoudoun Co NJROTC92:22
38Gary SmithQOC94:58
39David RagerQOC102:55
40Kim JepsenQOC107:34
41David SimpsonQOC119:26
42Josue BringasPatriot NJROTCMP (91:26)


Course Length: 5.7 km

Course Climb: 325 m

Number of Controls: 13

1Will HubschLAOC48:51
2Rick OliverQOC58:20
3Matt Cymanski68:25
4Caleb RexroadLoudoun Co NJROTC77:39
5Rob FieldQOC78:15
6Tom BruceQOC80:05
7Aaron Linville80:20
8Jan MerkaQOC81:41
9Gavin WeiseQOC89:36
10Dave ConnollyQOC93:30
11Matt HolmanQOC100:34
12Neal AttfieldQOC111:51
13Inigo AhedoQOC133:26
14Sarah SorensonQOC143:30
15Don FishQOC165:16
16Hideharu TanakaQOC165:29
17Karen KohanowichQOC187:28
18John OrganekQOCMP (119:29)


Course Length: 7.6 km

Course Climb: 390 m

Number of Controls: 15

1Joseph BarrettQOC56:34
2Zack KuderPatriot NJROTC70:52
3Jon TorranceQOC72:52
4Michael WoodQOC80:42
5William ChesarekQOC80:48
6Alex SuarezPatriot NJROTC81:37
7Corey CutshallPatriot NJROTC82:09
8Eugene TcipnjatovQOC83:48
9Dave PrudenQOC85:44
10Howie Weinstein116:22
11Ben RobertsQOC118:59
12Mary Foster129:36
13Will DunlapQOC138:36
14Francis HogleQOC159:35

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).