JWOC Middle Final

With no Australian juniors in the A finals, the main interest for the Oceania region was in a trio of New Zealand girls in the A final. Early leader Aebi Bettina of Switzerland was eventually overtaken, ending in 5th place with 2 compatriots in 4th and equal 5th. Final placings were

1. Tov Alexandersson     SWE   23.24
2. Britt Ingunn                 NOR   23.42
3. Ida Bobach                 DEN   23.59

55. Georgia Whitla         NZL     32.18
56. Angela Simpson       NZL     33.04
59. Kate Morrison         NZL     35.14

A Final MAP – 3.1 m 15 controls

In the boys final, the late starters eventually took the running times to below the 30 minutes, closer to the expected winning time of 25 minutes.  Results were

1. Dlli-Markus Taivaninen  FIN  26.21
2. Phillip Sauter                 SUI   27.00
3. Ulf Forseth Indgaard     NOR  27.39

A Final MAP – 4.1 km 19 controls.

Both courses covered the complex rocky terrain in the south of tha map area.

All Australian girls competed in the B final, with their results suggesting they were more confortable in the technically challenging area than in the qualification event.

Results of the B Final (2.8 km, 12 controls, winner 24.23)

4. Belinda Lawford    27.29
6. Krystal Neumann   28.40
7. Bridget Anderson   28.46
9. Aislin Prendergast   29.48
15. Sarah Buckerfield 32.58
21. Lilian Burrill          35.49

The boys again found the terrain challenging.  Those in the B Final (3.3 km, 16 controls, winner 22.08) were placed as follows

28. Josh Blatchford  29.47
31. Callum Fagg       30.10
44. Oscar Phillips      32.37
53. Lachlan Dow       33.05

In the C Final (2.8 km, 11 controls) placings were

28. Leon Keely         26.51
with Max Neve being a DSQ.

JWOC concludes on Saturday afternoon with the relays at Val Canali.

For full Results see the JWOC website