Results

Day 1 Results

  • By class: [HTML] [PDF]
  • By course: [HTML] [PDF]
  • On Attackpoint: [URL]
  • On Winsplits by course: [URL]
  • On Winsplits by class: [URL]
  • QOC RouteGadget:[URL]

Day 2 Results
  • By class: [HTML] [PDF]
  • By course: [HTML] [PDF]
  • On Attackpoint: [URL]
  • On Winsplits by course: [URL]
  • On Winsplits by class: [URL]
  • QOC RouteGadget:[URL]

Combined Results

Event Photos

Q3 Meet Summary

Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC) hosted the US 2017 Classic Champs, QOC’s Quinquagenary at Quantico (Q3), on November 11-12, 2017. The event was held in two training areas aboard the Marine Corps Base, Quantico on newly mapped terrain. The weather was almost perfect for this time of year; a little chilly in the morning, but warming up during the day to ideal running conditions. Despite the rain in the area the previous week, the competition area was reasonably dry. The competitors described the terrain as fast and very runnable. We had 327 starts on the first day of the competition and 310 starts on the second day. Competitors participated from throughout the U.S. and from several foreign countries including Finland, the Czech Republic, and Spain. There were competitors in almost all age classes running courses that ranged from 2.1 km (White) to 11.1 km (Blue) in length. 

The fastest competitors for the men were both from Europe. Johan Backman, Finland, and Luis Nogueira, Spain, both finished the Blue Courses on Saturday and Sunday in under an hour each day. Another Spaniard, Violeta Feliciano, recorded the fastest times on the women’s Red course on both days. Congratulations go out to our fastest U.S. Classic Championship male and female competitors. Eric Bone of Cascade Orienteering Club had the best combined time for the men, Saturday (11.1 km) and Sunday (10.2 km), with a total time of 2:10:21. Alexandra Jospe of Cambridge Sports Union had the fastest time on both days for the women, Saturday (8.8 km) and Sunday (8.4 km), with a combined time of 2:20:16. Coming in second and third for the men were Greg Ahlswede of Delaware Valley Orienteering Association and Boris Granovskiy of Quantico Orienteering Club. Placing second and third for the women were Tori Borish of Cascade Orienteering Club and Pavlina Brautigam of Western Connecticut Orienteering Club.

The numerous volunteers from QOC and the Lorton Volunteer Fire Department provided outstanding support and all competitors returned safely with only a few minor scrapes. As Meet Director, I was ably assisted by the MCB Coordinator, John Baker, Courses Chief, Jon Torrance, the Finish and Timing Chief, Valerie Meyer, the Logistics Chiefs, Karla Hulett and Gary Smith, the Registrars, Aaron and Laura Linville, the Publicity Chiefs, Greg and Kathleen Lennon, the Volunteer Chief, Heidi Onkst (who, with her husband, David, also handled the starts), and the Financial Chief, Vic Culp. Special credit goes to our mapper, Francis Hogle, who spent countless hours preparing the maps for the previously unmapped areas, and the course designers, Tom Strat (Saturday) and Riley Culberg (Sunday). Tom Strat was also the map drafter.  Jody Landers, QOC President, and the QOC Board provided outstanding support and encouragement during the lengthy planning for the meet. Donita Hines and her team from Lorton VFD graciously filled a last-minute need for EMS support. 

I want to thank all the competitors who came to Quantico to help us celebrate our 50th Anniversary in one of the earliest venues of orienteering in the U.S. The sport of orienteering has experienced amazing growth in this area since it was introduced here by the Marines in 1967 and QOC continues to be one of the most active clubs in the U.S. If you are in the area, please join us at one of our local events held in either Virginia, Maryland or D.C. Visit Quantico Orienteering Club for an event schedule.

Bill Wright, Meet Director






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