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CSU Club sprint

posted 16 Jul 2016, 03:47 by Alex Davey
Hannah Billett and Briohny Seaman were the winners at the Waggaroos sprint orienteering event conducted at CSU last Sunday.

Although the distance in a sprint orienteering course is much shorter than normal, it is generally held in an area with considerable detail that allows numerous short legs with many changes in direction. Debbie Davey set some excellent courses that zig-zagged in an around the many buildings on the CSU campus. Concentration became paramount towards the end of the course which also involved some hill climbs.

Following a good run in the Gold Coast marathon last weekend Briohny Seaman was the fastest around the 2500m Course. Lachlan Billett, celebrated his selection in the NSW Schools Orienteering team with an excellent second placing about 30 seconds off Briohny’s hot pace. Alex Davey was third and John Oliver finished fourth.

Dale Clegg finished mid-field but was fast enough to win handicap honours for the day just ahead of Lachlan.

Times were a bit slower but competition was much closer on the 1800m Course. Hannah Billett did enough to win just ahead of Iain, Ashleigh and Eloise Crossett. Charlie Cheesley was in the mix but had to settle for third place with Clare Jessup finishing fourth.

Harriet Priest was the sole participant on the 1200m Course.

The next event will be at 10 am on Sunday 24 July near Gerogery. This will be Event 7 of the Interclub Challenge against Albury. Follow the orienteering signs from Five Mates Bridge.

Results:

Long Hard: 2500m

1 Briohny Seaman               WRN     17.22

2 Lachlan Billett                   WRN     17.56

3 Alex Davey                       WRN     19.07

4 John Oliver                       WRN     20.48

5 Trent Seaman                   WRN     22.28

6 Dale Clegg                        WRN     25.28

7 Ian Jessup                        GON     26.25

8 Julie Gooding                    WRN     26.41

9 Amanda Billett                  WRN     31.35

10 Charlotte Priest               WRN     32.04

11 Kobe Priest                     WRN     40.27

Short Hard: 1800 m

1 Hannah Billett                   WRN     30.19

2 Crossett Family                WRN     31.07

3 Charlie Cheesley               WRN     31.34

4 Clare Jessup                     GON     33.33

5 Kath Oliver                        WRN     44.20

Easy: 1200m

1 Harriet Priest                    WRN     17.56

 

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