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NZ School Orienteering Team Wins 3 Years in a Row

Show Profile  fraser Posted: 29 September 2005, 1:54 PM  
New Zealand Orienteering Federation

Thursday 29 September 2005

New Zealand School Orienteering Team Wins 3 Years in a Row

New Zealand has won Southern Cross Junior Challenge, a competition between the New Zealand schools team and the Australian States schools teams, for the third successive year.

On Tuesday the NZ team went one-two in two of the individual events. Scott McDonald (Karamu High School) took out the junior boys ahead of Toby Scott (Glendowie College), while Lizzie Ingham (Samuel Marsden Collegiate) led Kate Rea (Chilton St James) by just under a minute in the senior girls. Heather Harding and Lachlan Dow, both of the ACT, were the leading Australians.

In the senior boys James Sheldon, snatched the lead from Rob Fell at the last possible moment, while Simon Jager (Mt Roskill Grammar) also came in late to give the New Zealanders third place. New Zealand looked like they might take out the junior girls for most of the day through Rachel Goodwin (Iona College), but Krystal Neumann came in late to give the Queenslanders a second win, with Claire Darvodelsky completing the placings.

In the Relays yesterday (Wednesday) New Zealand were first or second in all four classes, taking out the two girls’ event. They looked set to make it three out of four again before a late mistake on the last leg of the senior boys let Queensland through for the win there. By then, though, New Zealand was so far in front overall that even a disqualification could not have stopped them.

Southern Cross Junior Challenge final points: NZ 61, Qld 49, Vic 39, Tas 36, NSW 35, ACT 34, SA 19, WA 11

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  Neil K Posted: 29 September 2005, 8:07 PM  
Lets not forget, Te Puke boy Daniel Scott who recently moved to Queensland. He was in the winning senior boys team and was named in the Australian Honour Roll!!!

To bad he'll be running for NZ in 07...




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