Orienteering: Napier Boys' nail world champs medals


Napier Boys' High School athletes won medals at the World School Orienteering Championships in Portugal at the weekend.

Jackson Plumpton won bronze in the junior boys' long-distance race. His schoolmates Fraser Geddes and Reuben Sweetapple were ninth and 11th respectively, the NBHS juniors taking silver behind Portugal on overall rankings after the middle and long-distance races.

Callum Herries was the best of the NBHS starters in the senior boys' long-distance race with a 10th. Devon Beckman was 15th and their team finished fourth.

Napier Girls' High School's senior and junior teams finished eighth. Georgia Creagh was the best of the juniors with a 12th and Brianna Massie the best of the seniors with a 16th.

NBHS juniors started the long-distance race in second place overall, after the middle-distance race at Algarve on the south coast. Sweetapple was the best Kiwi in the junior middle-distance race, fourth equal. His teammates, Will Tremain and Plumpton, were eighth and ninth respectively.

Beckman was the best NBHS senior runner with a 10th and Hamish Allen was 18th. Massie was 14th in the senior girls' middle-distance race and Creagh the best of the Kiwi juniors with a 20th.

Their teams were fifth and eighth respectively going into the long-distance race.

- HAWKES BAY TODAY

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