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Your Club's 13 strong team for State League #13 Kahli’s Rocks West and State League #14 Ophir South, 18-19 August took several of the top placings:

At Kahli's Rocks there were 5 firsts: James McQuillan M35A; Robert Bradley M45AS; Barry Hanlon M80A; Janet Morris W80A; Nerise McQuillan W35AS. Seth Sweeney took 2nd place in M14A. Matt Hackett M40A and Jacinta Braidwood W12A placed third in their divisions.

On the following day in sub-zero temperatures our team had a repeat performance. 5 firsts: James McQuillan M35A; Robert Bradley M45AS; Barry Hanlon M80A; Janet Morris W80A; Nerise McQuillan W35AS. Seth Sweeney again in 2nd M14A. Matt Hackett M40A and Jacinta Braidwood W12A also repeating their thirds. Very consistent results

The Club wishes to congratulate our high-performance team for their successful weekend out west.

Next Club Event - September 2

NSW Secondary Schools Championships at Wianamatta Regional Park, Ropes Crossing.

Click here to view the schools flyer. . .

There are exciting public open divisions held in conjunction with the schools events.Click here for details. . .

SOSWestern & Hills Orienteers are assisting at the SOS series.

More details can be found at: and our SOS Calendar page.

Club high achiever at Wahroonga

Niamh Cassar was our best club performer at Garingal's Ultra Sprint event last Sunday, 15 July, at Wahroonga Park.

Niamh led the field of 16 runners in the Junior Women's division with a top time of 26:01. Eleven minutes ahead of Merle Nieman in second place at 37:02. Congratulations Niamh!

Just announced today, Tuesday 17 July: Niamh Cassar has been selected in to represent NSW in the Junior Girls Schools team for the Australian Championships in South Australia during the September-October school holidays. The other members of the Junior Girls team are Mikayla Enderby (NC), Iida Lehtonen (GO), Nea Shingler (BF). Reserves: Julia Barbour (BF), Louise Barbour (BF). Full details of the state team can be found on the ONSW website.

[Click on the logo to go directly to the Sydney Metropolitan Turkey Trot website.]

July 1, Cherrybrook/Westleigh

Short event runners line up in near freezing temperature in the park behind Apple Tree Scouts, Cherrybrook. Results and splits are available on the Turkey Trot website and Eventor. Photos and maps can be found on Facebook.

Organiser: Karen Langan. Planner and event director: James McQuillan. Technology: Tim Perry and the IT Team.


A 21 strong WHO Team competed at the SOS term final

The Sweeneys were the highlight performers on the Cumberland Forest map in the School Divisions:

Long Line Open: 1st James McQuillan 25:51. Long Line High School: 1st Selwyn Sweeney 26:02; 2nd Niamh Cassar 29:18; 3rd Seth Sweeney 30:08. Short Line High School: 1st Selwyn Sweeney 16:42. Short Line Primary: 3rd Shay Sweeney 34:41.

Congratulations team.

A flashback...
from the latest "WHO News"...

New South Wales produced the winning relay team in the Junior Boys Class. L to R: Andrew Macken, Andrew Hill, Geoff Davis.

[From "The Australian Orienteer" November 1994.]

Honour Team

For the first time an Australian Honour Team was named, a common practice in Australian school sport competitions where all states are represented. The Honour Team is awarded medallions by the Australian School Sports Council and recognises individual performances on both days of competition. Up to four may be named in each age division. The team represents the individuals considered to be worthy of selection, were a Schools Team to be selected to compete for Australia.

Those named in the Honour Team were as follows: Senior Girls: Jo Allison (ACT), Kirsten Fairfax (Tas), Allison Jones (NSW), Emma Prime (Vic). Junior Girls: Shannon Jones (NSW), Julia Minty (ACT), Rebecca Minty (ACT), Libby Schofield (SA). Senior Boys: Damian Dawson (WA), Ben Schulz (Qld), David Shepherd (NSW), Tom Walter (ACT). Junior Boys: Gareth Candy (WA), Troy de Haas (Vic), Andrew Hill (NSW), Steven Jones (Vic).