Seneca Creek

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Seneca Creek 2022

QOC's meet at Seneca Creek State Park (MD) on September 26, 2022 turned out to be a busy and beautiful day, thanks to our volunteers and lots of runners. We had 271 starts (!), with a number of runners having come back for a second map they enjoyed the first so much. That is the most in the records I've seen for a local event. Almost 100 of the starts were JROTC from four clubs. Simultaneously, John Cummings and his team led Junior Training.
The Seneca Creek park manager checked in with us early and made sure we knew how to contact her should we need her assistance.
The day promised to be rainy in the afternoon with a good chance of thunder and lightning, but turned out to be sunny much of the day and a great running temperature -- mostly in the 70s (F). The storms went north of us and we had only brief rain. Refreshing. The vegetation was robust and the ground generally dry. We had a few hiccups, as normally occur, and people provided some effective and rapid problem-solving.
Thank you to all who volunteered at the meet at Seneca Creek. It would not have succeeded without your willingness, competence, creativity, and overall cheerfulness. (Did you know you get a point for each time you volunteer?) This is the list I have of all those who volunteered: Please tell me if you if you know of anyone I may have missed.
Peggy Dickison -- course designer and course setter extraordinaire, for what I heard were fun courses and for handling the whole process herself
Amy Louden and Valerie Meyer - E-punch and liaison with NROTC starts
Valerie Meyer and Roger Meyer - map printing and sealing
Suzanne Izzo and Amy Louden -- Event set-up
Harry Jones - Check-in and steadfast helper throughout the meet
Jason Hataye, Meilynn Hataye, and Sharmagh Yepremian - also on check-in. Meilynn deserves special kudos for being the youngest volunteer and showing obvious competence at it.
Dasa Merka and Alex Merka -- setting QOC and OUSA banners
Kathleen Lennon - sorting and organizing kit boxes
Greg Palardy, Diane Mukharjee, David Levine, Christopher Puin, and Zach Kuder -- beginner instruction
Ted Good for clean-up and packing, and all-around help and education through much of the meet
Michael Dickey, Rob Field, Patrick Field, Paul Hession, David McIntire, Glenn Pastel, Jared Silk, and Jens Wira making up a strong control pick-up team, and who generally led me through my first time managing that.
Dan Lathrop certainly deserves a shout-out; he stopped his course and returned to registration to alert us to a misnumbered control. That was an important and responsible interruption for him and he helped us make the day more enjoyable for the many runners who followed (not to mention avoided e-punch problems).
I'd like to give a general shout-out to Craig Shelden and Greg Lennon for answering my many questions, undertaking extra tasks, and providing moral support. For those who have not directed a meet yet, know that they will not abandon you through the learning process. I appreciated also that they and Don Fish checked in with me during the meet. I appreciate the QOC community and all of you who make the extra effort to support this fantastic club.
See you in the woods,


Course Length: 2.1 km

Course Climb: 40 m

Number of Controls: 8

1Colby PastelQOC29:29
2Jeff Withee29:55
3Caleb ColemanHuntingtown NJROTC30:48
4John Morgal & John & John34:21
5Carol HowellQOC37:49
6Charles Howell38:14
7Olivia Nickel45:03
8Vivian Nickel45:12
9Harry JonesNVSO49:16
10Ninely Murphy & JamesQOC49:53
11Daniel Fobes & AndrewQOC58:26
12Dominic BuffaliniHuntingtown NJROTCMP (31:34)


Course Length: 3.1 km

Course Climb: 80 m

Number of Controls: 11

1Colin LaveryLoudoun NJROTC20:55
2Maya SeguraLoudoun NJROTC23:45
3James PartlowTJ Patriot NJROTC23:46
4Aiden BarreraTJ Patriot NJROTC24:01
5Kathryn HomaLoudoun NJROTC24:27
6Christopher Withee26:01
7Michael Du PlessisLoudoun NJROTC26:35
8Lars Wexler & kyle & KLQOC27:50
9Lincoln Kelley & Easton PorterLoudoun NJROTC28:37
10Molly Graham & Gianna KearneyLoudoun NJROTC29:18
11Jonah RosenLoudoun NJROTC29:23
12Brandon Camacho & Connor QuinnLoudoun NJROTC30:27
13Jason Hataye & MeilynnQOC33:16
14Jaden GillespieLoudoun NJROTC33:41
15Ethan BogerLoudoun NJROTC33:45
15Octavian AshfordLoudoun NJROTC33:45
16Matt FriedrichsUSNA34:52
17Liberty LandavereLoudoun NJROTC34:53
18Maddy Jimenez & Cason KelleyLoudoun NJROTC35:10
19Beau Blakeney & Logan deLadurantayeLoudoun NJROTC35:15
20Liam SmithQOC35:46
21Dylan JohnsonLoudoun NJROTC36:03
22Maya SeguraLoudoun NJROTC36:21
23Gianna KearneyLoudoun NJROTC36:24
24Blake BrobstLoudoun NJROTC38:43
25Mark Giardina & Andrew MasseyLoudoun NJROTC38:50
26Mary Homa & Fallon MurphyLoudoun NJROTC38:56
27Brett EideHuntingtown NJROTC39:22
28Julinana HuffmanHuntingtown NJROTC39:43
29Daniel RosenLoudoun NJROTC40:19
30Michelle Fish & SeanQOC41:02
31Shea JonesLoudoun NJROTC41:10
32Colin LaveryLoudoun NJROTC42:05
33Jeff Withee42:20
34Shannon FordQOC42:58
35Kellie Biesecker43:12
36Nizar Awad & Tucker BoosLoudoun NJROTC45:42
37Dale Morey & PoQOC49:16
38Hannah EdwardsTJ Patriot NJROTC53:40
39Shatrevia WhitfieldTJ Patriot NJROTC53:59
40Colby PastelQOC54:03
41Jordan WilsonLoudoun NJROTC54:27
42Will HorningQOC54:50
43Marissa HuffmanHuntingtown NJROTC55:14
44 Gaithersburg M & Samuel Wilson & Juan CastilloGaitersburg NJROTC56:00
45Sophia CorderoHuntingtown NJROTC56:02
46 Gaithersburg J & Naomi Hafer & Katie Hernandez & Lydia WestGaitersburg NJROTC56:53
47Melisande Smith & Brent57:32
48Benjamin LierniLoudoun NJROTC57:50
49 Gaithersburg K & Edwina Lynch & Rachel Mendoza & Ruben RosenblumGaitersburg NJROTC59:05
50 Gaithersburg H & Dante Ogle & Steven Magana Lopez & Fadia SeckGaitersburg NJROTC59:25
51Vivian Nickel61:12
52John Wehner & Stacy61:29
53Susan CrouseQOC63:52
54Gavin EmbreeTJ Patriot NJROTC64:36
55Daquan ShanksTJ Patriot NJROTC64:40
56Amy LoudenQOC64:48
57 Gaithersburg I & Alexa Abarca & Nubian Lloyd & Andrea LeivaGaitersburg NJROTC64:58
58 Gaithersburg E & Timothy Brewer & Michael Santos & Ricky SantosGaitersburg NJROTC65:15
59 Gaithersburg F & Henry Moreno & Kelly Gonzalez & Joshua MartinezGaitersburg NJROTC66:23
60Laura TurbeQOC67:36
61Keith Wheeler & Neve & Flora68:23
62Brady Doyle & Jordan WilsonLoudoun NJROTC68:36
63Matthew Wilson & Maxwell & RoseQOC69:15
64Sharmagh YepremianQOC71:08
65Sarah Komm & Debra & Gary & EthanQOC73:18
66Anish NagalaLoudoun NJROTC74:02
67Isabelle Foster74:07
68Michael Manteuffel & Marie & GiannaQOC76:11
69Allison Gershon81:16
70Simona SirbuQOC81:29
71Nathan Stoll & Erica & Kai83:55
72Greg Carter & Kyla & MaddieQOC90:01
73Melissa Diemand & Jarrod & Willem90:07
74Xiaofang Hataye & KeiraQOC103:58
75John Silva & SharronQOC137:29
76Dee-Dee Mercado HernandezLoudoun NJROTCMP (64:00)
76Ihanna ArceneauxLoudoun NJROTCMP (105:12)


Course Length: 5.2 km

Course Climb: 115 m

Number of Controls: 13

1Christopher Withee41:24
2Gage BubbTJ Patriot NJROTC46:53
3Francesco DaviesTJ Patriot NJROTC48:54
4Jayden SuarezTJ Patriot NJROTC49:08
5Noah RileyTJ Patriot NJROTC49:18
5Luke BeaupreLoudoun NJROTC49:18
6Jennifer Harnage53:18
7Andrew Komm54:00
8Elijah StoneTJ Patriot NJROTC64:12
9Gregg Schwieterman & Caiden65:45
10Andrew McCorisonUSNA68:22
11David Walker70:13
12Sean FishQOC70:32
13Lexie BrownQOC72:46
14Easton PorterLoudoun NJROTC73:48
15Lincoln KelleyLoudoun NJROTC73:50
16Maddy JimenezLoudoun NJROTC74:04
17Brady DoyleLoudoun NJROTC77:01
18Molly GrahamLoudoun NJROTC78:50
19Liberty LandavereLoudoun NJROTC78:56
20Michael MillerTJ Patriot NJROTC79:29
21Adam M HeifetzQOC82:17
22Tyler JonesLoudoun NJROTC82:44
23Justin BrownQOC84:59
24Parker Nevenglosky & DawnQOC85:22
25Gary SmithQOC85:47
26Christopher Owens & NathanQOC85:55
27Dylan JohnsonLoudoun NJROTC87:28
28Mary HomaLoudoun NJROTC87:33
29Fallon MurphyLoudoun NJROTC87:37
30Brandon CamachoLoudoun NJROTC92:13
31Patrick O'SheaQOC93:10
32Carole TeolisQOC93:28
33Daniel BrennanQOC94:00
34Zachary HoughtonQOC97:17
35Ava PietrzakLoudoun NJROTC99:07
36Sara Wheeler & Ben99:37
37Kathryn HomaLoudoun NJROTC100:06
38David Simpson & Justin & AlexQOC100:26
39Andrew Massey & MarkLoudoun NJROTC104:00
40Faith BaldersonHuntingtown NJROTC108:02
41Kayla FreemanHuntingtown NJROTC108:11
42Mark Biesiada108:50
43Philip Walsh & Jeff109:07
44Justin Levine & OghaleQOC112:35
45Anna Padlan112:45
46Javaz HuntingtonQOC116:01
47Debbie PedersonQOC126:35
48Sue Hale & Amy126:52
49Craig SheldenQOC130:12
50Alison KranzLoudoun NJROTC131:27
51Serge GloukhoffQOC132:47
52Julie Brown & Kelly137:17
53Krysta Waters & Curran152:00
54Charles EdwardsQOC160:34
55Rashann DuvallQOC160:36
56Suzanne SheldenQOC164:18
57Diane MukherjeeQOC172:02
58Dee-Dee Mercado Hernandez & DebbieLoudoun NJROTCDNF
58 Gaithersburg C & Ian Hafer & Landen LiGaitersburg NJROTCDNF (74:15)
58Daniel RosenLoudoun NJROTCDNF (96:34)
58 Gaithersburg A & Braulio Amores & Aanika Arjumand & Maren LewisGaitersburg NJROTCDNF (109:40)
58 Gaithersburg D & Kevin Salmeron & Arle VillegasGaitersburg NJROTCDNF (109:45)
58 Gaithersburg B & Jordan Baker & Eduardo RamirezGaitersburg NJROTCDNF (110:11)
58Anish NagalaLoudoun NJROTCDNF (117:06)
58Charles GregorskiQOCDNF (189:10)
58Blake BrobstLoudoun NJROTCMP (70:55)
58Jonah RosenLoudoun NJROTCMP (95:44)
58Logan deLadurantayeLoudoun NJROTCMP (97:13)


Course Length: 3.3 km

Course Climb: 85 m

Number of Controls: 9

1Christopher Withee29:26
2Carlos Rodriguez-FierroQOC41:51
3Daniel LathropQOC42:22
4Ethan BogerLoudoun NJROTC44:40
5Jaden GillespieLoudoun NJROTC44:45
6Octavian AshfordLoudoun NJROTC45:00
7Reiko RagerQOC53:52
8Mark LundbladQOC56:30
9Kristina LundbladQOC56:34
10Benjamin LierniLoudoun NJROTC74:35
11Mark MurphyQOC75:08
12Christopher PuinQOC75:57
13Alexander HoughtonQOC77:35
14Nizar AwadLoudoun NJROTC80:56
15Boyan OnyshkevychQOC86:59
16April Marrone & Jose99:18
17Maggie PrudenQOCDNF
17Beau BlakeneyLoudoun NJROTCDNF (83:00)
17Luke Kovacs & TylerQOCMP


Course Length: 4.7 km

Course Climb: 120 m

Number of Controls: 11

1Alex MerkaQOC52:44
2David DohertyQOC56:46
3Tom StratQOC59:41
4Samantha WalkerQOC60:32
5Carlos Rodriguez-FierroQOC61:53
6Kathleen LennonQOC64:19
7Franklin FishQOC71:48
8Greg LennonQOC72:02
9Katie Bleau & MaxQOC75:50
10Robert BriberQOC77:48
11David RagerQOC83:15
12Helen DohertyQOC89:00
13Chun BleauGAOC89:49
14Mary SnieckusQOC93:18
15Paul HessionNVSO94:51
16Richard BriggsQOC98:04
17Casey MotonQOC102:40
18Martin HoughtonQOC105:13
19Valerie MeyerQOC110:16
20Joe Baird127:53
21Grahm Copenhagen144:12
22Suzanne IzzoQOC164:05
23Andrew Sfekas & Ellen & TaliaQOC171:18
24Christina MacLaughlinQOC188:56
25Jason NisslyQOC189:08
26Lindsey Foss & BasantDNF
26Dagmar MerkovaQOCDNF
26Virginia DeBonsQOCDNF (56:10)
26Kim Jepsen & RikkeQOCDNF (101:07)
26Karen RobillardQOCDNF (163:02)
26Turkmen OzerolQOCMP (74:36)
26Cecilia LandersQOCMP (140:34)


Course Length: 6.1 km

Course Climb: 185 m

Number of Controls: 14

1Ken WalkerCSU56:21
2Adam SmithQOC57:04
3Katerina ZambranaQOC65:49
4Tom NolanQOC67:34
5Nadim AhmedQOC68:07
6Tommy LaneQOC70:30
7Tom WellsQOC70:52
8Rowan MendenhallLoudoun NJROTC72:17
9Alan CrouseLoudoun NJROTC77:03
10Luke BeaupreLoudoun NJROTC77:11
11Bill JohnsLoudoun NJROTC77:17
12Gavin WeiseQOC78:26
13Joseph LusbyUSNA80:02
14Michael Du PlessisLoudoun NJROTC80:18
15Justin GreenQOC80:57
16Ryan Lowe81:01
17Nick Pinon81:04
18Max AhmedQOC84:28
19Thomas O'DonnellQOC85:39
20Christopher SilvaQOC87:40
21Jennifer FauthQOC87:46
22Andrew BruceLoudoun NJROTC87:53
23Andrew WilsonLoudoun NJROTC90:08
24Aidan SalesHuntingtown NJROTC93:21
25Logan AbbottHuntingtown NJROTC93:33
26Parker HartgeHuntingtown NJROTC93:35
27David McIntireQOC95:02
28Mihai SirbuQOC95:08
29John CumingsQOC96:19
30Frantisek BrabecQOC97:01
31John OrganekQOC99:01
32Christopher ZbrozekQOC100:54
33Lydia AndrewsQOC102:03
34Jody LandersQOC108:37
35Michal JarnikQOC110:37
36Francis HogleQOC113:14
37Bruce ZeidmanDVOA119:36
38David LevineQOC136:36
39Steve CampQOC144:16


Course Length: 7.3 km

Course Climb: 185 m

Number of Controls: 18

1Matt SmithQOC77:05
2Dennis DohertyQOC82:03
3Ed White83:11
4Jared SilkQOC88:01
5Patrick FarleyQOC116:51
6Erik GrunerQOC117:46
7Ted GoodQOCMP (69:38)


Course Length: 8.8 km

Course Climb: 260 m

Number of Controls: 22

1Glenn PastelQOC91:12
2Jens WiraQOC93:50
3Michael DickeyQOC106:33
4Rob FieldQOC112:47
5Martins JonassQOC114:30
6David PrudenQOC116:45
7Patrick FieldQOC120:15
8Howie WeinsteinQOC132:45
9Benjamin RobertsQOC134:35
10Bela MorganQOC135:09
11Brock MorganQOC135:27
12Matthew KnightQOC140:57
13Greg PalardyQOC162:53
14Chanvicheka OukQOCDNF
14Heather Walsh & TomQOCDNF (238:49)

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).