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Orienteering is a cross-country style race where runners locate control points over unfamiliar terrain using only a map and a compass.  It is an endurance race of generally 4 to 6 KM at the varsity level and taking the best runners 45 to 50 minutes to complete.  Runners use only a detailed map and compass to navigate unfamiliar terrain against the best teams from around the country.  Hillgrove cadets have won 4 of the past 6 State Championships (2018, 2020, 2021, 2023) having recently won the State title in Newnan, GA in Dec. 2022.  They are also the two-time defending National Champions having won the event in both 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) and 2022 (near San Jose, CA).  They will attempt to defend their national title this year in Rutledge, GA as teams from across the nation will make their way to GA for the March 2023 competition.