2018 orienteering team
The 2018-19 LRHS orienteering team celebrates its success

Christian Marrero – Mustangs ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps’ (JROTC) Orienteering Team hosted a race this weekend at Lake Manatee State Park. Over 50 LRHS cadets competed against 240 other cadets from around the state, taking first place overall as a team.

According to Orienteering USA, “Orienteering is a competitive international sport that combines racing with navigation. It is a timed race in which individual participants use a specially created, highly detailed map to select routes and navigate through diverse and often unfamiliar terrain and visit control points in sequence. Courses also can be enjoyed as a walk in the woods, with difficulty levels from beginner to expert offered at most events.”

Five participants placed this weekend:

  • Lael Dabney, senior -third place Novice Female
  • Steven Spicer, sophomore – third place Intermediate Male
  • Carli Kasten, junior – first place Advanced Female
  • Harleigh Wickwire, junior – third place Advanced Female
  • Gino Navas, senior – third place Advanced Male

This is LRHS’s fourth full season of orienteering. The program started out with only 10 cadets competing. Orienteering’s next meet is Saturday, Jan. 19 at Oscar Scherer State Park in Nokomis.

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