PWF Happyland Night-O

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Saturday, March 26 saw the return of night orienteering to QOC after a 3-year hiatus due to COVID. On a cool, but dry, evening (after a day that had a repeating sequence of sun, snow, and rain) at Prince William Forest Park Happyland, we had a good turnout with 91 starts, including 25 groups. Vido Aleksiev’s courses were challenging (mostly due to deadfall) but well-received. We had great support from a number of volunteers. My co-Meet Director, Tim McCormick was ever present, helping with set-up, parking, registration, and even a short course run. Debbie Pederson, Jody Landers, and Charles Carrick assisted with parking. Cecilia Landers also assisted with registration. And of course, our ever- faithful time-keeping, epunch crew of Amy Louden and Valerie Meyer were there to handle starting and finishing chores. A special thanks to Amy for arriving early to set up and staying (very) late to make sure the late participants arrived safely (45 minutes after course closing) – and for the Famous Amy (not Amos) cookies. Thanks also to Greg Lennon who stayed late in case a search team for the overtime orienteers was needed. The Night-O controls were picked up on Sunday morning by Paul Hession, John Baker, Vido and Diana Aleksiev, and Gary and Ginny Quam. A special thanks to all you Marylanders (and Northern Virginians) who endured the terrible traffic to get there. Oh, did I mention the deadfall?
Bill Wright & Tim McCormick, Event Directors


Course Length: 2.5 km

Course Climb: 95 m

Number of Controls: 12

1Evgeni PeevQOC64:14
2Boryana PeevaQOC77:30
3Ava Balderson77:44
4Miloh Embry & Scout Troop 160784:27
5Jasper Embry & Scout Troop 160784:30
6Christian Embry & Scout Troop 160784:33
7Connor Shannon & Scout Troop 1707 & Barrett & John & Petyon & NathanQOC93:03
8Amy LoudenQOC97:33
9Kayla Freeman98:21
10Faith Balderson98:30
11John Grantz BSA Troop 20 & Matt & Claire & Sarah99:58
12Cecilia LandersQOC100:39
13Miroslav HonzakQOC103:58
14Seneca Honzak & Genevieve & Juliette & KieraQOC105:17
15Claire WinchesterQOC112:15
16Geoff Wilson & StephanieQOC112:29
17Timothy McCormickQOCDNF
17Sharmagh YepremianQOCDNF
17Ninely MurphyQOCDNF
17Sydney DixonQOCDNF (34:09)


Course Length: 4 km

Course Climb: 120 m

Number of Controls: 12

1Justin Brown & LexieQOC73:17
2Lydia AndrewsQOC78:32
3David McIntireQOC85:57
4Aidan Sales & Javier107:18
5Darren Boczar & CarolQOC107:27
6Reiko Rager & SilasQOC112:59
7Richard ChamberlinQOC116:11
8Donnie CornellQOC116:12
9Tavia SullensQOC117:59
10Nicole AleksievaQOC119:49
11Kevin LearyQOC125:45
12Logan Abbott129:44
13Noah Perez129:54
14Adin Fitzgerlad129:57
15Victoria Etter & Maggie & Skylar & DebbieQOC137:28
16John Baker & AlinaQOC140:28
17Vladimir Jirinec & GabiQOCDNF
17Ellen Marcus & Andrew & TaliaQOCDNF (128:16)
17Ivana Nemcova & MartinDNF (140:26)
17Debbie PedersonQOCDNF (141:07)
17Katerina Zambrana & Dominik & VincentQOCDNF (143:14)
17Jana Arias & MathiasDNF (143:32)
17Veronika Zim & DidiDNF (144:08)
17Radka Herndon & VeronikaDNF (144:35)
17Ivana Kitts & Zachary & Zara & EastonQOCDNF (147:13)
17Martina Moutawakkil & Rayan & Zaky & DanaDNF (148:56)
17Sherry Outen & MalachiQOCDNF (153:51)
17Rashann DuvallQOCDNF (159:30)
17Shay SmithQOCDNF (159:35)

Short Advanced

Course Length: 5.1 km

Course Climb: 160 m

Number of Controls: 12

1Diana AleksievaQOC73:23
2Martins JonassQOC80:26
3Greg LennonQOC87:01
4Alex MerkovaQOC94:04
5Justin GreenQOC95:53
6Jan MerkaQOC96:32
7Ted GoodQOC100:09
8Will ChesarekQOC102:40
9Nadim AhmedQOC112:01
10Matt SmithQOC113:21
11Paul HessionQOC120:30
12Neal AttfieldQOC135:01
13Scott SharpQOC135:06
14Heather Phelps & TomQOC145:39
15Shanna SorrellsQOCDNF
15David RagerQOCDNF
15Tom WellsQOCDNF
15Howie WeinsteinQOCDNF
15John CumingsQOCDNF
15Jennifer WernerQOCDNF
15Balogun BorieQOCDNF (87:24)
15Dominik HonzakQOCDNF (104:27)
15Christopher SilvaQOCDNF (152:02)
15Sarah Sorenson & Matthew & MarthaQOCDNF (155:35)
15Jody LandersQOCDNF (157:58)
15Nancy Harris & TaraQOCDNF (186:03)

Long Advanced

Course Length: 7.9 km

Course Climb: 270 m

Number of Controls: 15

1Aaron LinvilleQOC154:19
2Logan BargerQOC163:15
3Jay GelmanQOC164:42
4Greg ProutyQOCDNF
4Mary FosterQOCDNF
4Joseph BarrettQOCDNF (89:46)
4Samuel McAleeseQOCDNF (102:34)
4Bela MorganQOCDNF (110:12)
4Brock MorganQOCDNF (110:21)
4Davy DeArmondQOCDNF (110:22)
4Brien Mackendrick & MikeDNF (110:36)
4Mark Thomsen & TereseaQOCDNF (142:13)
4Travis SiehndelQOCDNF (157:40)
4Doug SilkQOCDNF (161:41)
4Allen WagnerQOCDNF (161:48)
4David GedneyQOCDNF (176:15)

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).