Victoria win team titles at Australian Championships

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Victoria won both of the overall team titles being contested on the final weekend of the Australian Championships carnival. Both are contested across the full range of age classes: the Orienteering Australia Shield at the Australian Long Distance Championships, and the Xanthorrhoea Trophy at the Australian Relays.

Victoria were convincing winners over New South Wales in the OA Shield, but the relays were a closer-run thing, with the Victorians only edging out NSW by two points. The ACT were third and Queensland fourth in both competitions.

Final scores were:

OA Shield: Victoria 77, NSW 48, ACT 44, Queensland 36, Tasmania 25, SA 15, WA 11.

Xanthorrhoea Trophy: Victoria 21, NSW 19, ACT 16, Queensland 13, Tasmania 11, WA 10, SA 9.