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NZ Teams at World Schools Champs in Turkey

Show Profile  Jane H Posted: 20 April 2015, 8:31 AM  
First race for our teams are overnight tonight.
They have all had a week training at nearby maps.

Follow teams on facebook at


Website for results this week is

Show Profile  Jane H Posted: 21 April 2015, 6:57 AM  
Gold for NZ! In Junior girls Grade.

Bronze in Junior Boys Grade.

5 NZers on the podium over all grades.

Girls, Junior (Havelock North High School)
1 Jenna Tidswell
4 Bianca Kirk
5 Olivia Wolland
7 Alex Miller
8 Aishlin McIntyre

Girls, Senior (Napier Girls High School)
6 Georgia Creagh
27 Georgia Massie
37 Olivia Beckman
42 Harriet Holt
45 Susan Eatson

Boys, Junior (Napier Boys High School)
3 Bayley Stephens-Ellison
15 Jonty Anderson
23 Seb Ayson-MacFarlane
29 Nick Wright
44 Callum Hinton

Boys, Senior (Napier Boys High School)
28 David Rawnsley
55 Tom Edwards
58 Fraser Geddes
75 Max McMurray
78 William MacDonald

Show Profile  Jane H Posted: 21 April 2015, 7:28 AM  
The Junior Girls team from Havelock North High School have done a record-breaking feat of all finishing under top 10.

Their coach, Steve Armon, was coach of the first NZ team to compete at any World's School Championship event, in 2008 in Edinbrugh. He identified back then that a high fitness level of team members would play a strategic role in obtaining success at the Worlds Championship events.

Since October the girls have been training hard. Last night their months of effort paid off.

Most in HBOC acknowledge that students in the Pukekohe High School Junior Girls Orienteering Team would have been a strong team to represent NZ at these 2015 World O-Champs. In their absence the junior girls from Hawke's Bay have stepped up to bring home gold for NZ.

Show Profile  Jane H Posted: 24 April 2015, 7:20 AM  
The Junior Girls Team were announced World School Champions after the middle distance racce results.

No school team could catch up to the Havelock North girls team after their stunning performance in the first race.

That means Jenna Tidswell will return on the plane with TWO GOLD MEDALS clinking together - only Tim Robertson knows what that sounds like.

Show Profile  Jane H Posted: 24 April 2015, 7:28 AM  
And its 3x Golds for NZ .... Sebastian Alyson-MacFarlane was in the winning relay team at the Worlds. His gold makes this the most successful Worlds Schools Championship for NZ.

Seb is a member of the Napier Boys High School Junior Boys team. He joined the team in Feb - a late replacement for a fellow student who pulled out due to injury. What a story he'll have for his kids.

Show Profile  Rolf Posted: 24 April 2015, 9:21 AM  
He is rather young to have kids?

But I am sure they will be very proud.




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