St Cuthbert’s College orienteers travelled to Cambridge to join over 400 other students competing in the National Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships on July 21 – 23. The Middle School Team was 13 strong, and in the Sprint event took out 8th, 9th and 10th places for Pippa Dixon, Sophia Wood and Zara Stewart respectively.
The Long Distance event was held at Wharepapa on spectacular and steep farmland dotted with ignimbrite boulders and cliffs. Once again St Cuthbert’s collected 8th, 9th and 10th places as well as 11th in the Championship Grade, for Madeleine Hill, Peyton Leigh, Zara Stewart and Sophia Wood. Jaime Lewis showed fine navigation and speed to win the Standard Grade.
The highlight on the final day was 2nd place in the Relay for Sophia Wood, Peyton Leigh and Zara Stewart, which helped secure an overall 2nd team placing in the Year 7 and 8 Top School Competition, an improvement of two places from the North Island Champs earlier in the year.
Well done girls!