Event Report : Be Active 2013 WA School Orienteering Championships
Almost 1,000 students enjoyed sunshine in the bush at Jorgensen Park, Kalamunda at Wednesday’s School Orienteering Championships. Electronic punching and timing was used for the first time at the Championships, made possible by a tremendous effort from OAWA volunteers to get the timing chips ready and distributed.
There were some outstanding performances, including Toby Field from Oberthur Primary School completing the 2.0km Boys 10 Years course in just over 10 minutes, Oliver Martin (Peter Moyes Anglican Community School) winning Boys 15A (3.0kms) in 26:12 and Cameron Duncan (Perth Modern) taking out the Boys 16A (3.6kms) in 30:28. Amongst the Girls, Jessica Madden (Sorrento Primary School) won Girls 10 Years in 13:57, and Michaela Maynard (St Brigids Middle Swan) was first in Girls 12 Years (2.6kms) in 24:00.
Individual and Pairs Results
Congratulations once again to St Brigids Middle Swan and Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School, who retained their Champion School Trophy Shields. In the Primary competition, Frederick Irwin Anglican School and Oberthur Primary School were level pegging with St Brigids over the 10 Yrs and 11 Yrs age groups, but the extra experience of St Brigids, with their 12 Yrs students running in their 3rd or 4th Championships, told in the end. Next year should be closer!
Experience also counted in the Secondary contest, where the 15A and 16A classes gave Bunbury Cathedral the win over All Saints College with first-timers Quinns Baptist College a close 3rd.
On this page individual students may draw their route around their course, or if they carried a gps the route can be downloaded. If other students on the same course have drawn their route choice, these can be compared, and because the program is linked to the results, a virtual 'race' can be replayed.
Thanks to all the schools for participating, and to their teachers for their support and enthusiasm for the event. Thanks also to all the wonderful Orienteering Western Australia members who volunteer their time, and to the event sponsors Healthway.