Waggaroos regain momentum in Interclub at Connorton

Post date: Jul 30, 2017 11:54:27 AM

Waggaroos had a good 39:26 points win in the Interclub Orienteering Challenge against Albury last Sunday and after 6 events leads 125:104.

The very well attended event attracted almost 60 people including a good turn out from Albury that ensured a heathy point score for both clubs. It was conducted at Connorton just south of Wagga using courses modelled on those used at the recent Australian 3 Days. The numerous rock features challenged most people and some recorded times much slower than usual.

Briohny Seaman and Deb Davey gave Waggaroos a good start finishing first and second on the 5.1km Hard course. Albury’s Matt Flower prevented a clean sweep in this class finishing third ahead of Waggaroos John Oliver. This gave Waggaroos a useful 14:6 lead for the day.

Albury hit back hard in the 3.6km Hard course with Liz Wood and Helen Robinson filling the first two places. Waggaroos junior Jack Janetski did very well in the complex terrain to finish in third place. When Anthony & Imogen Metcalfe finished fourth ahead of Albury’s Bill Krautz & Vera McCluskey. Waggaroos held a narrow 3 point lead.

It was on the 3.0km Moderate course that Waggaroos gained ascendancy. Trent Seaman, Brendan Judd, Cameron McDougall and Wes Campbell filled the first four places ensuring a Waggaroos win.

Waggaroos rounded the victory off with Tom & John Janetski finishing ahead of Albury’s Michelle & Lucy Wilson.

Wagga now has a healthy 21 point lead ahead of Event 7 which will be conducted near Yackandandah of 6 August.

In the OY: Ryder Seaman was handicap winner for the day just ahead of his mother, Briohny.

Iain Crossett is still holding a good lead ahead of Wes Campbell.