On course: Ashley Nankervis competing in the Tasmanian middle distance championships in St Helens.The final selection events for the Australian team to contest the world orienteering championships in August in Sweden were hosted by Orienteering Tasmania at StHelens.
The junior world championship team named after the national Easter events isrepresented by three Tasmanians, Zoe and Anna Dowling and Jarrah Day, of Hobart.
More than 40 elite seniors and juniors competed in the National Orienteering Leagueevents. A further 100 contested the all-ages Tasmanian middle distance championships.
Rachel Allen, of Hobart, caused an upset by winning the middle distanceW20E course by three minutes ahead of junior world team representatives Anna and ZoeDowling. On Sunday, Zoe was the clear winner after a mishapwhich had Anna late for her start and Allen mispunched.
Victorian up-and-coming junior Aston Key won both events in the men’s 20E.
Ashley Nankervis, from Launceston’sEsk Valley Club, placed second in the Tasmanian championships in men’s 20E and on Sunday the minor placings were reversedwith Jack Neumann ahead of Nankervis in second place.
In the senior fields, the women’s 21E in the Tasmanian championships with a winning margin of 90 seconds to Natasha Key, of Victoria.Sunday’s tough 8.2km course saw Jo Allison, of theACT, shine with a margin of 10 minutes over Key and Aslinn Prendergast.
In the men’s 21E,Brodie Nankervis was less than a minute behindthe winner Simon Uphill, of South Australia.
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