Concordia dominates at State Orienteering Championships

Sunday 22 Jul

The Queensland Schools Orienteering State Championships in Brisbane from 29-31 July saw 85 well-trained students come together from 38 Queensland schools to show off their finely tuned navigational skills.

There were 53 competitors from the dominant Darling Downs Region, who easily won the event and the City vs Country Cup.

Congratulations to the 11 students from Concordia Lutheran College who represented the Darling Downs at the Championships.

William Cox, Kiara Madden, Fletcher Denny, Grant Eldridge-Hayes, Timothy Noll, Tyla Parker, Jackson Reimers, Aidan Stone, Alex Wright, Hamish Denny and Flynn Eldridge-Hayes earned 91 points for their region and Concordia finished the weekend as the equal winners of the Champion School Award alongside St Ursula's College.

The students competed in a Sprint Event, a Bush Relay Event as well as Individual Long Distance Bush events.

Orienteering encourages perseverance and develops problem-solving skills and resilience.

The following students received medallions for their performances with several of our students narrowly missing out on a place.

Alex Wright - 2nd in the 11 Years Boys Sprint Event

Kiara Madden - 1st in the 13 Years Relay Event & 2nd in the 13 Years Individual Long Distance Event

Aidan Stone - 1st in the 13 Years Individual Long Distance Event