Patapsco Glen Artney

What a spectacular day! Course results can be seen below as well as on Attackpoint. Don't forget to enter your course into RouteGadget as well.

Next event: Wheaton Regional Park, *Saturday*, March 14.

Finally! The weather decided to cooperate and allowed the Glen Artney / Hilton meet to go ahead. The first controls were set mid-February; however, the event was cancelled twice (and the Greenbelt event in turn postponed because of concerns for impact to the terrain there) before this event could be held on March 8. We were concerned about the condition of the terrain with melting snow, slush and potentially swelling streams. Fortunately, this did not deter too many orienteers - there were 115 starts, including 18 runners on the UltraLong course where the slush surely added another 5 km of extra exertion for completing the course. It is fair to say that all runners were extra challenged, but we hope everybody had a good time and enjoyed the good weather.

Volunteers: Thank you all! Esben and Rikke Jepsen for help with setup in the morning; Valerie Meyer and Amy Louden, our reliable team of e-punch gurus, who were aided by Mary Snieckus and Tori Campbell; Diana Todd for handling beginner’s instruction and Dan Tam Do, John Landers and Helena Mora-Jensen for staffing the registration table. Finally, thanks to the control pick-up crew: Tom Nolan, Jody Landers, Kathleen Lennon, Greg Lennon, Don Fish, John Baker and Jack Logansmith who had his debut with this task and was thanked by loading him up with 9 controls.

The repeated delays meant that Mike Newman and MD VP Tom Nolan had to work double time to secure, re-secure and cancel permits from the park and the community college, and Greg Lennon almost had to update the website and UL registration on a daily basis as new storm fronts rolled in. This work is often invisible to the rest of us, but here it is: thanks!

Honorable mention goes to Steve Camp and Bill Grubb who volunteered (had it been necessary) to pick up controls after one of the cancellations.

Three new members joined QOC at the meet - welcome to Gregory Shuk, Jack Anderson and Peter Knapp. We look forward to seeing you at future meets.

Finally, on behalf of QOC, we would like to thank Kathryn Arnold, Event Scheduler for CCBC and Joe Vogelpohl, Park Assistant Manager for Patapsco Valley State Park for their help in making this event possible.

See you out there!

Anne & Kim Jepsen, Meet Director/Course Designer

White

Course Length: 2.1 km

Course Climb: 75 m

Number of Controls: 10

PlaceNameClubTime
1Anna CampbellQOC26:47
2Patrick HessionQOC53:10
3Matt VierowQOC58:20
4Peter CampbellQOC58:46
5Trish StratQOC68:05
6Nicole AleksievaQOC76:26
7Daniel HeimgartnerQOC87:06
8May Joy GrenierQOCDNF
8Phinneas B & w/ momMP (89:42)


Yellow

Course Length: 2.9 km

Course Climb: 115 m

Number of Controls: 11

PlaceNameClubTime
1Stephen Mang32:40
2Daniel Brizuela & CarolinaQOC46:47
3John VierowQOC61:41
4Diana AleksievaQOC63:57
5Magali Lamarre70:41
6Courtney SheldenQOC87:21
7Adam & Caleb HeifetzQOC92:57
8Peter & Chris KnappQOC98:05
9Florence TanQOC99:45
10Adam Kemper & KathrynQOC101:18
11Coby LanderQOCDNF (80:40)
11Julian Briggs & JuliaQOCDNF (85:53)


Orange

Course Length: 5.1 km

Course Climb: 240 m

Number of Controls: 15

PlaceNameClubTime
1Stephen Mang63:44
2Mary ThompsonQOC112:00
3Daniel LathropQOC114:32
4Jack LogansmithQOC129:15
5Alexis MerkaQOC149:01
6Ryan Collins & Lucy172:58
7Vic CulpQOC187:05
8Jeff Haskell Grp 5 & Max & Quinten & Nolan & JerryQOC188:57
9James BillingtonQOC190:34
10David AlexanderQOCDNF
10Court ZabelQOCDNF
10Jeffrey LanderQOCDNF (137:49)
10Paul & Jean BroomeDNF (160:11)
10Hannah Collins & SeanDNF (162:56)
10Daniel SheldenQOCDNF (165:04)
10 BSA Troop 1983 & Ben & Paul & ChrisDNF (165:26)
10Pat KeimSVODNF (174:03)
10Stephen MeyerMP (168:14)


Brown

Course Length: 4.7 km

Course Climb: 200 m

Number of Controls: 12

PlaceNameClubTime
1Peggy DickisonOK57:26
2Adam SmithQOC59:44
3Nicholas GrenierQOC60:58
4Cash CostelloQOC65:28
5John BakerQOC70:36
6Paul HessionQOC75:41
7Kathleen LennonQOC77:11
8Helena Mora-JensenQOC81:21
9William GrubbQOC92:47
10Shannon Costello94:54
11John LandersQOC95:51
12Kelly SingerQOC97:05
13Robert HartQOC98:31
14Mary SnieckusQOC98:52
15Patricia MaceQOC106:10
16Bryan SingerQOC107:48
17Jeffrey KronenwetterQOC110:13
18John VincentPatuxent HS NJROTC126:01
19Gregory ShuckQOC126:06
20Dan Tam DoQOC130:24
21Richard BriggsQOC130:52
22Eva MatveevaQOC133:42
23Craig SheldenQOC144:08
24Dwight JohnsonQOC145:18
25Steve MonesDVOA149:26
26Lydia AndrewsQOCDNF (76:28)
26Don FishQOCDNF (90:16)
26Tim CholkoQOCDNF (126:21)


Green

Course Length: 6.2 km

Course Climb: 270 m

Number of Controls: 15

PlaceNameClubTime
1Jon CampbellQOC68:31
2Nadim AhmedQOC92:16
3Tony WarnerQOC98:24
4Jon PiferQOC109:46
5Sam ListwakQOC109:50
6Jody LandersQOC112:13
7John RosickyQOC116:42
8Tom StratQOC120:40
9Frantisek BrabecQOC120:51
10Christiana LogansmithQOC129:19
11Tom WellsQOC138:55
12Julia SchmerbergQOC150:32
13Nathan KearneyQOC156:19
14Amy LoudenQOCDNF
14Esben JepsenQOCDNF (100:53)
14Tom NolanQOCMP (84:08)
14Greg LennonQOCMP (95:24)
14Rob BriberQOCMP (107:24)
14Mark MaceQOCMP (168:06)


Red

Course Length: 7.5 km

Course Climb: 345 m

Number of Controls: 17

PlaceNameClubTime
1Thomas CochraneQOC98:56
2Videlin AleksievQOC100:19
3Steve CampQOC137:46
4Ben BloschockQOC214:13


Blue

Course Length: 10 km

Course Climb: 405 m

Number of Controls: 19

PlaceNameClubTime
1Bryan GarmanQOC105:34
2Ted GoodQOC118:58
3Norbert LinkeQOC120:24
4Jan MerkaQOC143:27
5Francis HogleQOC203:07
6David LevineQOC248:44
7Jack AndersonDNF (122:04)


UltraLong

Course Length: 16.1 km

Course Climb: 610 m

Number of Controls: 27

PlaceNameClubTime
1Jon TorranceQOC181:40
2Jeff DickeyQOC214:42
3Victoria CampbellQOC223:11
4Jesse Tubb224:15
5Matt WilsonQOC231:03
6Travis SiehndelQOC231:05
7Victor LinQOC236:14
8Dagmar MerkovaQOC238:12
9William SchaeferQOCDNF (143:23)
9Michael BerryQOCDNF (157:09)
9Charles CarrickQOCDNF (222:57)
9Bobbie VerdegaalQOCDNF (230:57)
9John MillerQOCMP (214:16)
9Michael StasiowskiQOCMP (223:03)
9TJ HoffQOCMP (229:03)
9Michael DickeyQOCMP (229:08)
9Glen GibsonQOCMP (230:24)
9Zach DetweilerQOCMP (233:17)

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).