Auburndale Park & Flowed Meadow Conservation Area, Newton, MA
March 28, 2021
Meet Director: Karen Yeowell

Despite the forecast for cold drizzle, 31 families or groups (representing 93 people) signed up for some park orienteering at newly mapped Auburndale Cove and Flowed Meadow Conservation Area. There were 47 starts, with several people going out multiple times. It was really nice to talk to real people again, and the event brought in a nice mix of families, Girl Scout troops, JROTC, and a few really fast runners. And the rain nicely held off until close to the end, so only the stragglers and control picker uppers got really wet.

The map was produced as part of the OUSA Youth Mapping Program, with remote mapping by Andrea-Ingrid Schneider and on-site verification by Channon Ames, Recreation Manager for Newton Parks & Recreation. This event would not have been possible without Channon's perseverance with the Conservation Commission, fabulous laminating skills, and help with control set up and pickup. A big thank you to the Martin family (Neil, Jenn, Dashiell & Daphne), the Mühlschlegel family, and Mark O'Connell for help with hanging/picking up controls and general help throughout the event.

Apologies to those who struggled with the map download - will try to be clearer next time! Please send any additional comments or suggestions to Karen. This whole in-person but COVID-safe orienteering is still a work in progress.

Although the control flags have been removed, the laminated QR codes will remain up all week until just before sundown on Sunday April 4th, so feel free to go out and run some more in this pretty park along the Charles River.


 * = Runner who used QR-Code. Split times for QR-Code runners are online.

White
1 *Jason 2 8:20
2 *Egor & Ivan 9:56
3 *Purple panthers 12:01
4 *Jaguars 12:21
5 *HB 12:30
6 *Tom Smith 13:52
7 *Goose and Snugglesaurus 15:32
8 *Muehlschlegel‘s 15:50
9 *Christopher Shannon 17:03
10 *E 18:18
11 *Marc Tanner 19:20
12 *Thomas & Friends 20:59
13 *Corena Larimer 21:38
14 *Space 22:52
15 *Mike Tyson 22:54
16 *Linwood girls 25:41
17 *Sari Kerr 26:43
18 Ann Stobbs 37:00
  *Jason DNF
  *Matthew Dankwerth DNF
  *E DNF
  *Banana splits DNF
Yellow
1 *Matthew Dankwerth 14:41
2 *HB 16:21
3 *Charles Machado 17:00
4 *Purple panthers 23:35
5 *Jason 25:22
6 *Marc Tanner 26:33
7 *Fat potatos 27:34
8 *Noah and Doug 31:19
9 *Donald 32:54
10 *Elaine 32:54
11 *Queen Coreen 35:34
12 *Mühlschlegel 36:56
13 *The sitting ducks and fast chickens 37:05
14 *Sari Kerr 37:09
15 *Peter Campbell 39:53
16 *Heli Carlile 41:07
17 *Team Rocket 41:26
18 *Leslie Turek 42:04
19 Harun and Hilal Albaiti 43:12
20 *Ethan Machado 43:16
21 *John Bottoms 48:26
22 *Christopher Shannon 49:20
23 *Larissa Lee 54:16
24 *Space 56:37
25 Ann Stobbs 75:00
  *Linwood gals DNF
  *Kerri Ann DNF
  *Jaguars DNF
  *E DNF
Sprint 1
1 *Mori Finlayson-Johnecheck 20:10
2 *Garrett Nelson 21:34
3 Tristan Smith 21:45
4 *Mark OConnell 25:07
5 *Yana Galukhina 25:17
6 *Charles Machado 26:36
7 *HB 27:44
8 *Karen Yeowell 31:02
9 *Charles Machado 31:24
10 *Jason 34:10
11 Caroline McIlvaine 42:00
12 Andy McIlvaine 42:01
13 Patty Moran 42:31
14 *Jakob 44:51
15 Chris Noon 47:37
16 *Muehlschlegel Family 50:12
17 *Sari Kerr 52:49
18 *Richard Shapiro 60:00
19 *Sita Hug 68:52
20 *Asha 69:01
21 *Suvi Carlile 69:23
  *D. Nimigean DNF
  *Shawn & Dylan DNF
Sprint 2
1 *Mori Finlayson-Johnecheck 21:07
2 Tristan Smith 22:08
3 *HB 24:31
4 *Matthew Dankwerth 25:56
5 Tori Campbell 26:48
6 *Mark OConnell 27:27
7 *Jenn Martin 33:25
8 *Jason 35:34
9 *Karen Yeowell 36:56
10 *Wendy Johnecheck 43:59
11 *Steve Feldman 48:27
12 *Leah and Brian 58:07
13 *Mike Tyson 63:40