Three year 9 girls are turing heads in the orienteering world, after they came away from the North Island Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships with an award.
Despite limited orienteering experience, Waiuku College’s Millie Thompson, Charlize Aicken and Beanie Rattrie came away with the small school section from the event, where the three girls’ aggregate score topped the leaderboard for the category.
Millie also placed second in the long course event.
Sports co-ordinator Judith Coe said it was a great achievement.
“To win that was pretty special.
“To have that team of three to come through for years to come is fantastic.”