Victorian Nuggets dominate National Orienteering League

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Nuggets 2007_600The Victorian Nuggets have won three of the four divisions of the 2007 National Orienteering League after a tumultuous day at the Australian Relay Championships.

The women’s relay was won by South Australian JWOC star Vanessa Round, who outsprinted Cassie Trewin (ACT) in the finish chute. NSW finished 3rd and Victoria 4th.

In the men’s relay the highly fancied Victorian team took a tumble when Troy de Haas failed to punch a spectator control. This left a comfortable win the for the NSW Stingers (Julian Dent, Eric Morris & Robbie Preston) ahead of South Australia. Further down the standings it was up to Jim Russell, in Victoria’s number 2 team, to overtake Jason McCrae (ACT) in the final km to see Victoria home in the Mens National League.

The Nuggets won the Senior Men’s National League with 127 points from the NSW Stingers on 122, the Senior Women’s with 129 points from the Southern Arrows on 108, and the Junior Men’s with 81 from the Tassie Foresters on 71.  The Queensland Cyclones won the Junior Women’s title with 81 points from the Victorian Nuggets 62.