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2018 Australian Championships Carnival Highlights

henrySaturday 28th September - 7th October 2018

It’s been a busy time in South Australia with the Australian Middle Distance, Relay, Sprint and Long Championships plus the Australian Schools Championships (Sprint, Long & Relay) and to top off the Carnival the SA Middle Distance Championships.

The first weekend, based at Renmark on the Murray, had two great complex terrain with erosion gullies and sandy red river banks. Plus, a double school campus for a fast-paced sprint on a flat course.

Australian Middle Distance Championships results include these fine performances to kick off the carnival;

M/W10N, 1st Rohan Braid
W10, 2nd Amy Dufty
W21AS, 1st Daisy McCauley
W40A, 3rd Ceri Pass
W45B, 3rd Marlize Bosman
WEasy, 1st Sasha Eves
W65A, 1st Carol  Brownlie
W65AS, 1st Jenny Komyshan
M12A, 1st Eckart Bosman
M35A, 2nd Paul Dowling
M45A, 3rd Craig Dufty
M45B, 3rd Jaco Bosman

With over 60 West Australians travelling the Australian Relay Championships had some great team performances from the West Aussies on the complex terrain. Some highlights included;

W55AS 1st Anthea Feaver, Rosalie McCauley , Jenny Komyshan
W65A 2nd Jan Fletcher, Lois West, Carol Brownlie
M21E 3rd Henry McNulty, Andries Swart, Craig Dufty

The Australian Long Championships explored the hills and pine forest of Mt Crawford east of the Adelaide city with the crowning performance of the day Henry McNulty taking first place in M21 Elites by over 7 minutes. The first WA man to claim the title in 20 years. Other WA podium places:

M/W10N 2nd Rohan Braid
W10A 2nd Amy Dufty
W21AS 3rd Daisy McCauley
W40A 3rd Jen Graham Taylor
W45B 1st Marlize Bosman
WEasy 1st Sasha Eves
W65A 2nd Carol Brownlie
M14A 3rd Aldo Bosman
M21E 1st Henry McNulty
M45A 2nd Craig Dufty
M45B 1st Jaco Bosman

Rocks, rocks, and more rocks were the order of the day at The SA Middle Distance, similar to some WA farm maps and many sandgropers enjoyed the last event! Henry again was able to hold off a strong field to take 1st place. The other WA place getters were:

M/W10N 3rd Rohan Braid
W10A 1st Amy Dufty
WEasy 1st Sasha Eves
W21AS 1st Daisy McCauley
W40A 2nd Caeri Pass
W55A 3rd Anthea Feaver
WEasy 3rd Juliette Jarrett
W65A 2nd Carol Brownlie
W65AS 3rd Jenny Komyshan
M10A 3rd Lachlan Braid
M12A 3rd Liam Dufty
M14A 3rd Aldo Bosman
M21E 1st Henry McNulty
M35A 1st Paul Dowling
M45A 2nd John Toomey
M45AS 2nd Paul Jarrett

Add in the three days of the Australian Schools Championships at which the WA schools team acquitted themselves well and ended up ahead of the Tasmanian’s and it was a very full week of events. There will be a full report on the Schools Championships and the WA team adventures in the next issue of O Xpress.

The results and all associated splits and maps can be found on the SA Orienteering website

https://www.sa.orienteering.asn.au/2018-australian-championships-results

Lots of Photos via the 2018 Carnival Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/2018auschamps/

and on the Orienteering WA Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/OrienteeringWA/

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