Western & Hills Orienteers are assisting at the SOS series.
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.
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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.
Club team results for State League events 10/11 at Wingelo and Belanglo 7/8 July
1st Barry Hanlon M80A (1); 1st Janet Morris W80A (1); 1st James McQuillan M35A (5); 1st Karen Langan EOD Moderate (5); 1st Robert Bradley M45AS (3); 2nd Matt Hackett M40A (3); 2nd Lynn Dabbs W65A (2); 2nd Niamh Cassar W16A (2); 4th Kevin Williams M70A (4); 8th Barry Pearce M75A (8).
1st Barry Hanlon Men 80A (1); 1st Janet Morris Women 80A (1); 1st Dan Smith Men 35AS (4); 1st Robert Bradley Men 45AS (5); 1st Lynn Dabbs Women 65A (2); 1st Matt Hackett Men 40A (2); 1st James McQuillan Men 35A (3); 2nd Niamh Cassar Women 16A (2); 2nd Nerise McQuillan Women 35AS (3); 3rd Karen Langan EOD Moderate (6); 8 Barry Pearce Men 75A (8).
A WHO Team 21 strong 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.
News Briefs - click on a topic to find out more. . .
Photo highlights from our Metro League event at Ropes Creek • WHO at the NSW Champs 2018 • Training Day 2018 • WHO at the first SSS event for 2018 • 2017 WHO Cup Results • WHO was at the 2017 NSW Sprint Championships • WHO at the Australian Championships 2017 • Cunning Running #3 • President Ian congratulates our High Performance and OY Team • Cunning Running #2 • 2017 Middle & Long Champs • Metro #2 at Ropes Crossing • Southern Highlands Forest Challenge • Moonlight Madness at Ermington • Cunning Running #1 23 April • 2017 Training Day • Metro 1 2017 • WHO at the 2017 SSS Final • WHO at SL1 & 2 • WHO on Chatswood's Streets (March 22) • WHO at West Pennant Hills (March 15) • WHO was at the first bush event of 2017 • Snippets from the 2016/7 Summer Series • Some WHO results from the Sydney Sprint Series • Sydney Sprints #6 • Sydney Sprints #5 • Sydney sprints #4 • Hunter Valley Xmas 5-Days • Western Summer Series Final • WHO Cup 2016 • Award achievements 2016
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.]
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).