Introducing our World Orienteering Champions!

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The St Cuthbert’s Junior Girls Orienteering team, comprising of Pippa Dixon, Ellie Evans, Olivia Power, Zara Stewart and Sofia Toes, took out Gold in their division at the World Schools Orienteering Championships in Otepää, Estonia!

Leading up to the competition, our orienteering team spent the school holidays training in Finland and Estonia, which started on 30 April 2019. During this time, they even had the opportunity to meet the President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid.

Strong performances in the Long Distance race had the team sitting in third place, with Zara taking first place overall and Olivia Power placing 12th individually.

The team’s outstanding results in the Middle Distance race, including first place for Zara Stewart and 7th place for Sofia Toes, elevated the team to first place overall.

We can’t wait to catch up with the World Champions and their coach Liz Parsons when they return home to New Zealand.