Queenslanders shine in Melbourne Sprint Weekend

by Linda Burridge

Queenslanders shine in Melbourne Sprint Weekend

Eighteen of Queensland's elite orienteers travelled to Melbourne for the Melbourne Sprint Weekend. The MSW comprised a series of six exciting sprint orienteering races over the three days. The races were on predominantly campus terrain, but there was one bush event. The four Saturday and Sunday races doubled as Round 1 of Orienteering Australia's National Orienteering League (NOL) and was also the Australian selection trials for the World Orienteering Champs (WOC), Junior World Orienteering Champs (JWOC) and World University Orienteering Champs. There was an exciting knock-out sprint competition for elite classes on Day 3.

Queenslanders performed extremely well. The highlight performances for each event were:



Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Race 4


Simeon Burrill 7, Riley de Jong 8





Krystal Neumann 9

Krystal Neumann 4

Krystal Neumann 4

Anna Sheldon 10

Krystal Neumann 2


Grant Reinbott 9 Ryan Gray 10

Grant Reinbott 7 Daniel Gray 9

Tom Garbellini 9

Grant Reinbott 3

Blake Reinbott 7


Ellie de Jong 3


Ellie de Jong 9

Ellie de Jong 9


Wendy Read 1

Su Yan Tay 1

Wendy Read 3

Wendy Read 4

Su Yan Tay 3



Lance Read 7




Race 5: Su Yan Tay 2, Daniel Gray 4, Sam Garbellini 5, Tom Garbellini 7
Race 6: Su Yan Tay 1

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