Nicholas Pails (right) and Warwick High teacher Doug Wilson.
Nicholas Pails (right) and Warwick High teacher Doug Wilson. SCOTT THOMPSON

Warwick High orienteering success

ELEVEN Warwick State High School students have made the Darling Downs team to contest the Queensland Orienteering State School Championships.

Fifty-two students from schools on the Darling Downs competed in the regional trials on Tuesday at the Charlie’s Gully map area near Cherry Gully at Dalveen.

The Warwick High students selected in the regional team are Bryce Doro, Josh Day, Nicholas Wall, Michael Washbourne, Hugh Hoyte, Naomi Mauch, Emma Pails, Caitlyn Payne, Jemima Wixted, Catie Harrison and Alison Burrill.

The Darling Downs team was selected on the basis of results on a scatter course where the students had to cover a number of controls in the order of their choice.

In the afternoon, the orienteers had a stagged start as they aimed for their best possible time on a course where the controls were in a set order.

The state championships are on the Southern Downs. The first day of competition is July 24 at Leslie Dam. Orienteers from all Queensland school regions in the south-east and wide bay areas will then move to Applethorpe the next day for the final championship day.



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