Australian Schools Championships
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Long Distance Championships - Rosenberg
Australian Schools Individual Long Distance Championships today saw good team efforts by the SA teams in all classes. Best was Joanna George 1st in the Junior Girls, her 3rd and best placing in the 3 events of the Australian Championships carnival this week. Ethan Penck, Abigail George and Dante Afnan were all the 4th Australian in the Junior Boys, Junior Girls and Senior Boys classes respectively.
Terrain was open spur gully with some rocky outcrops. For the maps and courses see the link to Route Gadget below. Course were a mix of longer legs with technical sections of short legs in the rockier areas.
And the results here:
Joanna George on the podium
Australian Schools Sprint – All Saints School
Consistent team efforts by both the senior and junior girls
teams, with the best placed being Joanna George (continuing her great form in
the carnival) 2nd overall in Junior Girls, and Meredith Norman 3rd
Australian in the Senior Girls. Some disappointment in the senior boys with
both Angus Haines and Dante Afnan mis-punching, leaving newcomer Rohan Jackson
as our only finisher in the senior boys class.
For the course maps and some GPS routes
Joanna and Meredith were both later named in the Australian Schools Honour team.
Meredith Norman 3rd Australian in Senior Girls Sprint
Australian Schools Relay - Macquarie Wood
The final schools championship event was the relay held on a map with pine forest, some thickets and rocky outcrops enabling the course planners to set some technical sections and longer legs with route choice.
The senior boys made up for yesterday's mis-pinches with a 3rd place overall, 2nd Australian team, with great runs by all team members - Dante Afnan, Rohan Jackson and Angus Haines. Dante came back on the 1st leg in 4th place, newcomer Rohan Jackson put in a great effort on the second leg to keep the team in 4th. Angus Haines made up 2 places and was with the ACT at the spectator control, but could not hold them off, finishing 3rd overall. Our other teams felt the pressure of the overall week, with Senior Girls 4th Australian team, Junior Girls also 4th Australian team. In the junior boys the second team with reserves Oscar Johnston and Leith Soden running with Toby Cazzolato finished just ahead of the first team.
Results are here - https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/ResultList?eventId=4492&groupBy=EventClass
Senior Boys team on the podium at the relays