Orienteering Australia is pleased to announce the following team to participate in the World Orienteering Championships in Trondheim, Norway in August:
Men: Julian Dent, Dave Shepherd, Simon Uppill, Rob Preston
Women: Shannon Jones, Grace Elson, Jasmine Neve, Anna Sheldon, Vanessa Round, Kathryn Ewels
with races as follows:
Sprint: Julian, Simon
Middle: Julian, Simon, Dave
Long: Dave, Robbie
Relay: Simon, Dave, Julian
Sprint: Shannon, Grace, Jasmine
Middle: Grace, Vanessa, Jasmine
Long: Shannon, Kathryn, Anna
Relay: Grace, Vanessa, Kathryn
The team features first-timer Robbie Preston who, at the time of this posting, is minutes away from winning the multi-day XPD adventure race in Cairns. Anna Sheldon returns to the team after several years absence.
Ian Meyer has been named as reserve for the men’s team and will replace any of the selected runners should they withdraw prior to WOC. Any withdrawals from the women’s team will be filled from within the team.
Note that in view of his nomination to be a member of the team, Robbie Preston withdrew from his position as a selector and played no part in the selection process. While being involved in basic organisation and administration of the team in his role as Manager High Performance, Robbie will also not be involved in any substantive financial, performance and selection decisions/issues impacting on WOC.