NSW elites star at MSW 2022

Last Updated: Tuesday, 15 March 2022 18:01

NSW elites were very successful at Melbourne Sprint Weekend, with two first places overall and two second placings.

Big Foot siblings Ewan and Nea Shingler won M20E and W20E respectively. Ewan took out all 4 individual events and would have finished third overall if competing in M21E!

(Nea also won the knockout on the last day but a bug in Eventor showed her as a mispunch in the qualifying race.)  

Bush n Beach's Sam Woolford tied for second in M20E, and combined with Ewan and Oskar Mella (Newcastle, pictured) to win the Junior Men's relay as NSW went 1-2 in the team event.  

Alastair George (BF) had a best race placing of third in M21E but finished second overall in a reward to his consistency. With 2022 a Sprint World Championship year, this performance augurs well for Alastair's chances for making his WOC debut in Denmark. 

Erika Enderby (NC) was sitting third overall after day two but missed the knockouts because she had to get back to school on Monday.

In the public sections, Paula Shingler (BF) won W50, Hilary Wood (Central Coast) won W60 and Julia Prudhoe (CC) was third, Ross Barr (Garingal) won M70 and Warwick Selby (GO) was third, Tony Woolford (B) was third in M40, Shane Doyle (Uringa) was third in M50, and Thomas Whitehead (NC) was second MOpen.

You can see the weekend standings here and great photo albums linked via the Orienteering Australia Facebook page.

Thanks to Orienteering Victoria for a great weekend, and stay tuned for something similar in Sydney next year.