Lakeland third in Yvette Baker Trophy for orienteering

First published in Sport The Westmorland Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A PARTY of 27 Lakeland juniors made the long journey to Wiltshire to compete for the Yvette Baker Trophy in the National Club Junior Championships.

Consistent performances by boys and girls over four courses in Collingbourne Woods on Salisbury Plain were good enough for LOC to take third place.

Calum Mitchell had a fine run to record fastest time on the Yellow course for 100 points and Daisy Fletcher-Cooney scored 99 as second girl on the Orange.

With the best nine scores counting, others making up the successful team were Alex Foster and Jack Caine, fourth and sixth boys on Yellow; Ben Nicholl and Harry Scott, fourth and seventh boys on Orange; Katie Wright and Lois Jefferson, fourth and sixth girls on Green and Will Rigg, fourth boy on Green.

The Yvette Baker Trophy is the premier junior team competition for clubs in England and Wales and is named after Britain’s first World Orienteering Champion, Yvette Baker.

Bristol were winners with 885 points, with West Midlands club Octavian Droobers second with 875 and Lakeland third with 871.

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