WOC 2009 – Sprint Qualification News and Photos

A morning of mixed results for the Australian team as only one of three women qualified for the World Orienteering Sprint Distance final. Kathryn Ewels displayed her current strong running form placing 9th in her heat, 2m15secs behind the heat winner, Helena Jansson (SWE).

Kathryn

Competing at her first WOC, Shannon Jones ran very well in the first part of the race, making only a few hesitations. But one error on a control in thick vegetation towards the end of her race has, disappointingly for Shannon, seen her qualify in 16th place, one spot out of the finals.

Shannon SQ

Hanny began her race confidently, running fast and remaining focused, but some hesitations and loss of confidence in the green caused problems for her on the course. She pushed hard all the way through to the finish, showing her running strength and speed. Clearly disappointed at not qualifying for the Sprint, Hanny remains very composed and positive for the relay and long final later in the week.

Hanny SF