Amarina Nhaynes from Liston won the long course orienteering event at Leyburn on Sunday.
Amarina Nhaynes from Liston won the long course orienteering event at Leyburn on Sunday. Liz Bourne

Liston win at Leyburn

LISTON orienteer Amarina Nhaynes showed the best form of her career to win the long course orienteering event in the Leyburn State Forest on Sunday.

The Leyburn event attracted 30 competitors from the host club Bullecourt Boulder Bounders (BBB) and visitors from Inglewood and Toowoomba.

Nhaynes won the five-kilometre event after finishing the course, which included 15 check points, in one hour, 10 minutes.

A student of the Stanthorpe State High School, Nhaynes will compete in the Queensland Schools Orienteering Championships on the Southern Downs this weekend.

The championships have attracted 75 students from as far north as Maryborough.

Cherrabah was the venue for the last state championships on the Southern Downs about five years ago.

BBB publicity officer Liz Bourne said this year's championships had reverted to a weekend due to a lack of support for orienteering as a recognised school sport.

“The state competition is being run this year by Orienteering Queensland but was previously run by different regions of school sport,” Bourne said.

Championship action is at Leslie Dam on Saturday and Applethorpe on Sunday.

Spectators welcome to Camp Leslie from 10am Saturday for individuals events and relays from 2pm.



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