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Southern Cross Junior Orienteering Challenge

Show Profile  fraser Posted: 27 September 2005, 11:52 AM  
New Zealand Orienteering Federation

26 September 2005

Southern Cross Junior Orienteering Challenge

The New Zealand Secondary Schools team will be competing in the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships in Sandstone Valley, Tasmania. The Individuals is being held tomorrow (27th) and the relays on Wednesday (28th September).

Running concurrently with the Australian schools championships is the Southern Cross Junior Challenge, which is a competition between the New Zealand team and the seven Australian teams. In the individuals and the relays the first team in each class scores 8 points, the second team 7 points, etc, down to eighth position which scores 1 point.

New Zealand has won all three Challenges since its inception in 2003. The last Challenge was held in Auckland in January this year.

The members of the NZ team are:
Junior Girls
Claire Dinsdale, Samuel Marsden Collegiate, Wellington
Rachel Goodwin, Iona College, Hawkes Bay
Kate Morrison, Napier Girls High School
Nicola Peat, St Cuthberts College, Epsom

Senior Girls
Lizzie Ingham, Samuel Marsden Collegiate, Wellington
Tessa Ramsden, Wanganui High School
Kate Rea, Chilton St James, Lower Hutt
Georgia Whitla, Riccarton High School, Christchurch

Junior Boys
Aari Barrett, Hastings Boys High School
Scott McDonald, Karamu High School, Hastings
Ben Reidie, Nayland College, Nelson
Toby Scott, Glendowie College, Auckland

Senior Boys
Simon Jager, Mt Roskill Grammar, Auckland
Sam McNally, Te Puke High School
Thomas Reynolds, Westlake Boys High School, Auckland
Jack Vincent, Havelock North High School

Manager: Derek Morrison
Assistant Manager: Julie Smith

Show Profile  mark Posted: 27 September 2005, 2:04 PM  
inception in 2003?

Wasn't there a Southern Cross Junior Challenge in 1994?

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 27 September 2005, 2:13 PM  
Fresh from across the Tasman... and now official

Awesome results across all the grades!:

SB 7.4 Km/240 m
1 James Sheldon UGQ 47:59
2 Rob Fell NEV 48:49
3 Simon Jager AK 50:41

4 Jack Vincent HB 52:42
5 Daniel Stott SOQ 53:04
6 Thomas Reynolds NW 53:23
11 Sam McNally ROC 55:37

SG 5.4 Km/145 m
1 Lizzie Ingham WOC 40:33
2 Kate Rea HV 41:24
3 Heather Harding BSA 42:19

18 Georgia Whitla PP 55:47
Couldn't find Tessa in the list anywhere :S

JB 4.9 Km/140 m
1 Scott McDonald HB 28:30
2 Toby Scott AK 30:29
3 Lachlan Dow BSA 32:34

7 Ben Reidie NL 34:04
18 Aari Barrett HB 37:36

JG 4.6 Km/120 m
1 Krystal Neumann ENQ 34:04
2 Rachael Goodwin HB 35:38
3 Claire Darvodelsky BFN 36:30

4 Nicola Peat CM 37:27
15 Claire Dinsdale WOC 45:06
19 Kate Morrison HB 45:46
19 Thea Richardson URN 45:46

This message was edited by Martin on 27 September 2005, 9:02 PM

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 27 September 2005, 2:20 PM  
Hopefully results above are right.

Juniors' results from Tassie champs, that is such an intricate map! Can't wait to join them for a few races

M17-20E
7 Sam McNally ROC 70:28
W17-20E
4 Tessa Ramsden RKO 60:56
9 Lizzie Ingham WOC 66:47
M16A
2 Thomas Reynolds NW 38:40
4 Simon Jager AK 40:35
5 Andrew Peat CMO 42:19
8 Jack Vincent HB 45:52
23 Ben Reidie NL 61:45
W16A
6 Rachael Goodwin HB 48:05
8 Nicola Peat CM 51:36
10 Claire Dinsdale WOC 53:01
14 Georgia Whitla PP 57:34
W17-20A
4 Kate Rea HV 64:27
M14A
1 Toby Scott AK 29:42
2 Scott McDonald HB 30:59
Aari Barrett HB DNS
W14A
1 Kate Morrison HB 30:30
2 Jaime Goodwin HB 32:27
13 Emily Dinsdale WOC 48:03

This message was edited by Martin on 27 September 2005, 3:22 PM

Show Profile  Andrew M Posted: 27 September 2005, 3:42 PM  
Hey some excellent results, congrats to Lizzie and Scott, 1st place in Aussie Schools Champs is a great achievement.

Show Profile  addison Posted: 28 September 2005, 1:11 PM  
Relay Results
(not offical)

1st Junior Girls
2nd Junior Boys
1st Senior Girls
2nd Senior Boys

Sounds to me like trophies coming home!

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 28 September 2005, 1:53 PM  
1st.. Junior Girls (kate, rachel, nicola) went out on last leg 3min up, finished 6min ahead

2nd.. Junior boys (ben, toby, scott) moved up from 4th to 2nd on last leg.

1st.. Senior girls (lizzie, kate, tessa) led the whole way.

2nd.. Senior boys (tom, jack, simnon) were 1st after leg 1, 2nd after leg 2, finished 2nd.

Great results for the 3rd year in a row!

This message was edited by Martin on 28 September 2005, 5:43 PM

Show Profile  onemanfanclub Posted: 28 September 2005, 4:20 PM  
Awesome!!

Show Profile  Ellmo1769 Posted: 28 September 2005, 4:36 PM  
Is that the order they ran in?? How come Scott didn't run the relay??

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 28 September 2005, 4:46 PM  
Thats the right order for junior girls, Simon ran 3rd leg in senior boys, don't know the rest. Scott did run, mybad.

Show Profile  Neil K Posted: 28 September 2005, 5:12 PM  
Amazing Results, Such a consistantly high standard.
These are the best results ever! and It would be close to a NZ victory even if all the states combined!

Show Profile  Andrew M Posted: 28 September 2005, 6:09 PM  
Some awesome results, great to see the girls dominating. My apologies to previous cohorts of girls, but it has been a while since such a convincing set of results have been posted.

Hopefully a couple of juniors can peak for Aussie Champs next weekend. Would be great to scare a few of the Aussies ahead of JWOC '07. Hopefully both senior girls and boys relay teams can stick together for the next 2 years til JWOC.

Show Profile  addison Posted: 28 September 2005, 6:23 PM  
This is awesome. Our depth is growing in our sport, thanks to the hard work by many committed orienteers out there in certain clubs who have really focused on promoting school orienteering and helping these school kids come through the system. Congratulations must be put to these people also.

I may add that it is my belief that WE need to help this group of committed juniors reach their potential in time for JWOC 07. JWOC in oz is going to be our best chance ever, and its right on our backdoor. Lets not say "if only" after it or "what if". Lets say "we did" or "congratulations".

Let me be the first to offer myself to the cause. I will do anything for this group that is within my powers to see them reach high levels in JWOC in oz and beyond. Lets see some others man up, we can all do our part.

Show Profile  Greg Posted: 28 September 2005, 7:00 PM  
And what are you going to do Simon, man up?

Awesome results guys and girls, love seeing the Aussies getting beaten in their own terrain (any time, any terrain)

This message was edited by Greg on 28 September 2005, 8:03 PM

Show Profile  Martin Posted: 28 September 2005, 7:29 PM  
Now thats what I like to see...
Overall Results: 1. New Zealand

don't forget our currently injured athletes who are aiming for '07 aswell, may they recover soon after 16-18 months out

This message was edited by Martin on 28 September 2005, 8:31 PM

Show Profile  Neil K Posted: 28 September 2005, 9:16 PM  
Hey Simon and others, Now that the Job has been done in Australia this year, I'll get you to focus your minds forward. I'm currently putting together a plan of attack for JWOC 07 Australia.

So if you have any ideas, are a person who is willing to "Man up" or even knows what "manning up" would mean in this context. Please let me know.

Cheers
Neil


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