Earlier this month, Elin Schulz (7R) participated in the Queensland Schools Orienteering Championships.
Over 100 students from all around Queensland took part in three events:
1. a Sprint Distance event at Albany Creek State High School
2. a one-person Hageby Relay at Samford, and
3. a Long Distance bush event at Kurwongbah.
Elin came fourth in the Sprint event, fourth in the Hageby Relay and first in her age-group Long Distance event.
Orienteering is a competitive international sport that combines racing with navigation. Participants use very detailed maps to select routes and navigate diverse and often unfamiliar terrain quickly.
Besides needing excellent map reading skills, an orienteer needs excellent concentration and the ability to make quick decisions about the best route under pressure while running at high speed.
Results from these events were used to select the Queensland Schools Honour Team of 20 students. This team will represent Queensland at the Australian Schools Orienteering Championships scheduled to be held in September. Currently, Elin is too young to be considered for selection, but we look forward to seeing her perform in years to come.
Well done, Elin!