2017 New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships

Last week 19 Baradene girls travelled to Masterton to compete at the Orienteering Nationals. Following three very successful days, we are proud to announce that Baradene has been awarded:

  • Top Girls School in New Zealand (Y9-13). All of the 10 girls competing in these age groups contributed to our overall success and saw the squad secure the top school title for the first time. It is over all Secondary age grades and extremely hard to win as requires depth over all age groups.  We were trailing Diocesan School in points going into the last day so needed a huge effort from our girls in the relays and they didn’t disappoint as the results below show. Special mention must be made of Penelope Salmon, who came 1st in all 3 junior events.
  • 2nd placing for our Year 7/8 team in their competition. This was a contribution from our 9 Year 7/8’s competing and is another great success and indicative of good things to come.

Our top 15 placings at the Championships were:

Sprint event

Y7/8 – Rachel Duston – 3rd, Harriet Burrell 14th
Junior – 1st Penelope Salmon
Intermediate – Chelsea Oliver – 3rd, Lucy Burrell – 5th, Anna Duston – 8th
Senior – Charlotte Carter – 8th

Long Course

Y7/8 – Rachel Duston – 10th
Y7/8 Standard – Laura Fisher – 2nd, Krista Vesty-Scott – 3rd, Ruby Nathan – 4th, Harriet Burrell – 6th, Aliana Henderson 11th
Junior – Penelope Salmon – 1st
Intermediate – Lucy Burrell – 2nd, Anna Duston – 6th, Petra Buyck 12th


Y7/8 – 2nd (Harriet Burrell, Aliana Henderson, Ruby Nathan)
           3rd (Rachel Duston, Laura Fisher, Krista Vesty-Scott)
Junior – 1st (Penelope Salmon, Ana Vincent, Grace Wilde)
Intermediate – 1st (Lucy Burrell, Anna Duston, Chelsea Oliver)
Senior – 3rd (Charlotte Carter, Emma Managh, Michaela Managh)

We say a huge thank you to coach, Hayley Smith, manager, Rachel Buyck and parent helpers, Sarah Fisher and Paul Salmon for all they contributed to this trip.