The Australian Schools Sprint and Day of the Goldfields challenge produced some memorable racing and great spectator experience. All that after many changes in the lead up to the event because of saturated ovals and the like. The Australians turned the table on the New Zealanders in all four Schools competitions with wins from Nea Shingler in senior girls, Alvin Craig in senior boys to make it a NSW double. In the Juniors it was a different story with Liana Stubbs from Tasmania pipping the New Zealanders by 5 seconds in the closes race of the day and Euan Best winning the boys also for Tasmania.
Great racing all around and Victoria and ACT also got students on the podium in the ASOC contest while NZ managed 6 placings in the Open competition. A shout out to the Dent brothers Elye and Hayden for a second and third place in ASOC junior boys. Mikayla Cooper and Ewan Shingler “got the chocolates” in the longest Goldfields race while Selwyn Sweeney and Serena Doyle picked up the B course.