Waggaroos big win in first Interclub

Post date: Mar 22, 2017 11:34:11 AM

Waggaroos had a solid win in the first of the Interclub Challenge Events against Albury last Sunday. In the Interclub Challenge points are awarded according to placings on each course for an equal number of participants from each club.

The event was conducted at 9-Mile Hill, an open bush land reserve near Albury, which has interesting contour detail created by former quarrying activities overlaid with some challenging rocky terrain. Courses crisscrossed the three main hills in the area and emphasised the need to navigate by the coarse contours rather than try to work out all the intricacies of the diggings and rocks.

Waggaroos did the damage on the 4.5km Hard Course by having four orienteers finish before the first Albury orienteer. Briohny Seaman had a great run whipping around the course in a very quick 37.02. This was more than 4 minutes ahead of second placegetter Rod Gray from the Eureka Orienteers in Ballarat. Waggaroos Lachlan Billett, Debbie Davey and John Oliver then finished in quick succession just ahead of Albury’s Leigh Privett appeared. Waggaroos won the course 26.10.

Albury’s Peter Mousley then won the 3.1km Hard course easily from club mates Rick Armstrong and Hugh Cameron. Dale Clegg was the only Waggaroo representative on this course and finished fourth so Albury took the points for this course 2.1.

Waggaroo Iain Crossett powered around the 2.9km Moderate course to win quite comfortably, finishing almost 8 minutes ahead of Albury’s Willinck family groups who filled the minor places.Kath Oliver, the second Waggaroo on this course, finished in seventh place which meant the points on this course were shared 5 all.

On the 2.2km Easy Course 7 year old Waggaroo Ashleigh Crossett had a terrific run to finished 2 minutes ahead of 10 year old Nick Mousley from Albury to secure a 2.1 point advantage for this course and give Waggaroos a resounding 34.18 win for the day.