Full SI event at CSU
Post date: Feb 5, 2018 3:06:01 AM
Joannah McDougall and Stuart Young were the winners of event 6 in the Waggaroos Summer Series Orienteering.
Conducted around Charles Sturt University a score event format was used with competitors having a choice of a 30 minute or 45 minute time limit. Instead of having to find the answers to questions, the SportIdent timing system was used, combined with OR software which calculates both the competitors time and the number of points earned (and any penalties for late returners!)
Deb Davey set an intricate course with 25 controls spread around the campus and a total score of 590 points. The main challenge was working out the best route around and between the various buildings.
Junior orienteer Joannah McDougall excelled on the 30 minute course managing to reach all controls with 45 seconds to spare and scoring the maximum 590 points. She won comfortably from Wes Campbell (430) and Melanie Bradley (390).
On the 45 minute course four participants scored the maximum 590 points and all did it well within the 45 minute time limit. Indeed all would have safely completed the 30 minute course.
Stuart Young’s time of 19:14 was the fastest and he was declared the winner ahead of Briohny Seaman and Cameron McDougall who just edged out John Oliver for third place. Roylene Stanley went close to joining the group scoring an excellent 570 points.
Event 7 will be held in the Kooringal area starting at 6pm from the park on the corner of Sherwood Ave and Kilpatrick St.