Interschool championships

Joanna Maynard of St Brigids Middle Swan in the lead.
Joanna Maynard of St Brigids Middle Swan in the lead.

Almost 1000 students recently converged at the Kalamunda park for Orienteering WA’s interschool championships to compete on courses ranging from 1.5km-6km, armed with a map and compass.

St Brigids Middle Swan and Bunbury Cathedral Grammar schools won and retained shields.

Experience 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 third.

Toby Field from Oberthur Primary School impressed the crowd, completing the 2km Boys 10 Years course in just over 10 minutes.

Oliver Martin (Peter Moyes Anglican Community School) won the Boys 15A category (3kms) with a time of 26m 12s and Cameron Duncan (Perth Modern) took out the Boys 16A (3.6km) in 30m 28s.

Among the girls, Jessica Madden (Sorrento Primary School) won Girls 10 Years with 13m 57s, and Michaela Maynard (St Brigids Middle Swan) was first in Girls 12 Years (2.6km) in 24m.