Relays – It’s All Over
Our girls finished a fantastic JWOC week in the Relays. Lanita led off for the AUS 1 team, and Asha was first leg for the AUS 2 team, so they started together. They stayed together right through the first loop, hitting the spectator control 1 second apart. Lani pulled away on the short final loop, to finish in 32nd – her run was the best of all the Aussie girls. Asha was not far behind in 37th.
Both girls have a lot to be proud of. Lanita, in her last JWOC, had the best girl’s Sprint result for some years by finishing in the top 30; she came oh so close to making the A final in the middle, and she finished up with a great Relay run. Asha was very consistent all week, and has had a great experience with the promise of more JWOCs to come.
Lanita Just Misses A Final
After an excellent run in the Middle Distance qualifier, Lanita was very unlucky to miss the “A” final – the top 20 go through, and she finished 25th. Asha also ran consistently to finish 35th. The terrain was steep and complex, and every second counted. In the B final, both girls had small errors, and finished within one second of each other! Lanita was 42nd and Asha was 43rd.
Girls Complete Tough Long Distance
Asha and Lanita both completed the JWOC Long distance race, at an altitude of over 2000 meters, and with more contours than you can count (check out the maps on the JWOC website). Lanita was 82nd and Asha was 89th, both girls had clean runs and were happy with their results.
The Middle Distance qualifiers are on next (Wed), followed by the Final (Thurs), then the Relay (Fri). Follow the team’s progress live at the JWOC website and check their posts and photos at the OA Facebook page.
The Orienteering Victoria website brings you a detailed daily update.
Lanita finishes 26th in JWOC Sprint!
Lanita’s strong sprint form this year continued at JWOC, where she blitzed the second half of the race to climb from 71st at the first radio check, to 26th overall – her best ever result at JWOC! Lanita and Asha both wore GPS trackers, and it was fascinating to follow their progress in real time on the JWOC website. Asha had a variable run, doing well in the first half but making a couple of small errors near the end in the complicated arena section with its myriad of fences.
JWOC swings into action this week, starting with the Sprint on July 10. Our girls have been training in the stunning Swiss mountains – check out the photos – warning, you will be jealous of all that sunshine and scenery!
Timetable (Melbourne time):
- Sprint – 5pm to 8.30pm Sunday July 10 (Asha starts at 7.12pm, Lanita starts at 7.39pm)
- Long – 5pm to midnight Monday July 11
- Middle qualifiers – 6pm to 8.30pm Wednesday July 13
- Middle final – 5pm to 10pm Thursday July 14
- Relays – 6.30pm to 10pm Friday July 15