Jun 10 2011 by Mike WIlson, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
A BUMPER 230 pupils took part in the 23rd Ayrshire school orienteering championships at Auchincruive.
Mapping success was the cry of the day with some very fast times over very challenging and interesting courses.
A little disappointment was that only nine primary and four secondary schools throughout Ayrshire took part.
Ayrshire Orienteering Club thank Greg Davidson, the estate manager of the Scottish Agricultural College, for the use of the facilities and the beautiful and safe setting.
Thanks also to Chris Carlyle, chairman of South Ayrshire Sports Council, for financial support towards the medals and for presenting the prizes and seeing what orienteering is all about.
Carrick Academy won all the team classes in the secondary S1/2, 3/4 boys and girls and the most entries shield. The small schools Dolphin House Trophy went to Fisherton Primary.
Results: P4/5 boys ‘A’ 1.9k, 15m: 1 D. Stark (Gargieston) 12:00; 2 R. Yorston (Gargieston) 15:44; 3 W. Stewart (Dundonald) 23:04.
P4/5 girls ‘A’ 1.9k,15m: 1 G. Kruse & R.Davidson (Fisherton) 20:17; 2 Lauren Mitchell (Gargieston) 20:38; 3 C. Speirs & L. MacLean (Gargieston) 20:40.
P6/7 boys ‘B’ 2.4k, 20m: 1. G. Bone & F. Knox (Gargieston) 15:10; 2 R.Fitzpatrick (Gargieston) 18:01; 3 J. Duncan (Kingcase) 18:24.
P6/7 girls ‘B’ 2.4k, 20m: 1 M. Grant (Gargieston), 16:24; 2 M. Lyons & S. Neilson (Kingcase) 20:56; 3 A. Campbell (Gargieston) 21:02.
S1/2 boys ‘C’ 2.8k, 40m: 1 T.Condy (Marr) 21:18; 2 T. Nichol (Prestwick) 23:47; 3 A. McCulloch, C.Jamieson (Carrick) 32:50.
S1/2 girls ‘C’ 2.8k, 40m: 1 H. Brown, K. Barclay (Grange) 34:50; 2 S. Harkness, B. Milligan, L.Smith (Carrick) 41:18; 3 C. Donnachie, K. Jones, C Blane (Carrick) 42:23.
S3/4 boys ‘C’ 2.8k, 40m: 1 D. Veitch & E. Andrew (Carrick) 26:57; 2. A. Nichol (Prestwick) 28:14; 3 C. Smith, S. Barrie (Carrick) 33:12.
S3/4 girls ‘C’: 2.8k, 40m: 1 R. Baird, C. Bryan (Carrick) 29:57; 2 A. McFadzean, E. Lawrie (Carrick) 50:19; 3 C. Mackie, A .Price (Carrick) 75:47.