Following the Head of the River regatta at Grafton the Lower Clarence Rowing Club members from Maclean High School stepped up for another day of racing last Sunday week against strong competition.
In the WU16 age group it was a clean sweep for Clara Samms who won her division of the single scull and was 1st in the double with Stephanie Hutton then Samms and Hutton teamed up with Hope Baker and Kate Behn to win the quad scull race. Hutton was also 3rd in her single scull race. Kirilly Maxwell and Elissa Metcalfe came 2nd in the WU16 double. It was the last regatta for Samms, Hutton, Maxwell and Metcalfe in the WU16 age group. The four girls came 2nd in the WU17 quad which is the age group they will compete in next year.
In the MU15/16 double Declan Hickey and Lachlan Maxwell were 3rd.
Logan Bolton and Ben Young were 2nd and 3rd respectively in the MU17 single scull. Bolton and Bradan Cooper (Grafton) won the Mhcp double scull with Michell Johns and Blake Palmer (Murw) 3rd in the same division. Ben Young and Andre Kendall were 3rd in their division.
Gemma Dane continued her dominance in the Women’s Open by winning the single scull, 2nd with Nikita Kean (Lism) in the double scull and joined up with Candice Jagoe, Kean and Andrea Brushett (Lism) to win the WO quad. Dane and Kean also won the Whcp double. 3rd in the WO quad was the crew of Maneesha Davis, Georgie Dobbin, Eryn Hammond and Amie Inmon.
For the Master rowers Candice Jagoe won her division of both the single scull and the double scull with Joanne Meehan. The Women’s Master crew of Keryn Saunder, Jagoe, Meehan and Clare Millist had a tough race but came home the winners in their quad scull. In the WM four the composite crew of Meehan, Millist, Gaye Pullyn (Murw), Michelle Grimes (Murw) and Mandy Steel (cox) came 3rd.
For what was a very full on weekend I would like to thank the coaches, Harold Kratz, Betty Bogdanek, and Keryn Saunders for their time and effort put into the rowers.
Also thank you to the parents for their help and to Joy Hailes for keeping us straight and safe on the water for which we are grateful.