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Cockatoos Juniors Leading at Half-way Point

Both Canberra Cockatoos junior teams are leading at the half-way point in the 2018 National Orienteering League. The Junior Women have a substantial lead over SA Arrows by 77 points to 50, with TAS Foresters a close third on 49 points. The Junior Men are currently on 65 points leading Victoria on 57 and SA Arrows on 38. In the individual divisions Aston Key continues to dominate the Junior Men while Tara Melhuish keeps her lead in the Junior Women.

Victoria is leading both Senior Teams’ divisions from the Canberra Cockatoos. In the Men’s division, Victoria has 61 points just five ahead of the Cockatoos. The margin is much greater in the Women’s division, with Victoria on 71 points to the Cockatoos 65. In the individual divisions, Simon Uppill (SA Arrows) won all four events at Easter pulling away from Brodie Nankervis (TAS Foresters) in the Senior Men’s division. Cockatoos Matt Doyle, Matt Crane and Martin Dent are third, fourth and fifth. The Senior Women’s division is much closer with Tash Key (Victoria) holding a narrow lead over Easter winner Belinda Lawford (CBR Cockatoos).

The points table is available here and some photos from Day 3 of the AUS 3-Days of the Cockatoos are here. The next races will be in the Bendigo region over the weekend of 19-20 May. They will be the final races before the Australian Boomerangs team to contest the World Orienteering Championships is announced.