Queensland and ACT tie at Australian Schools Championships

blair2006 Archive

Queensland and the ACT have tied for the overall title at the 2006 Australian Schools Championships.

The event came down to the two senior relays. The ACT won both, leaving Queensland in a position where they needed a second and a third to win outright, and two thirds or a second and a fourth to tie. Simon Mee went through the spectator control in fourth, a minute behind South Australia, but took third at the second last control to bring the Queensland boys in third. When Bridget Anderson brought the girls in second it looked as if Queensland had taken the title outright, but then Tasmania (who were second across the line, but initially disqualified) were reinstated after an upheld complaint, relegating the Queenslanders to a tie.

New Zealand won the Southern Cross Junior Challenge comfortably for the fourth straight year. They also supplied the senior boys’ individual winner through Thomas Reynolds. The other individual winners were Heather Harding (senior girls) — for the third time in four year — Krystal Neumann (junior girls) for the second straight year, and Oscar Phillips (junior boys).

Other team placings: 3 Tasmania, 4 NSW, 5 Victoria, 6 SA, 7 WA.