Sydney International Rowing Regatta – Australian Championships
Success for MHS!
Crystal Piper (and former students Gemma Dane and Leah Saunders) competed at the 2017 Sydney International Rowing Regatta (Australian Championships) Monday 27th March - Sunday 2nd April 2017. They achieved the following results:
Women's Under 19 Single Scull - B Final, 7th place with a time of 9:06.02
Women's Under 19 Four - Bronze Medal with a time of 7:00.79
Women's Under 19 Quad Scull - Bronze Medal with a time of 7:27.93
Women's Under 23 Lightweight Single Scull - A Final, 7th place with a time of 8:21.97
Women's Under 23 Lightweight Double Scull - Bronze Medal with a time of 7:48.04
Women's Under 23 Lightweight Quad Scull - Bronze Medal with a time of 7:04.4
Crystal Piper and Gemma Dane
Women's Open Double Scull – Silver Medal with a time of 7:23.52
Women's Open Pair – A Final, 4th with a time of 7:36.92
Women's Open Coxed Eight – A Final, 5th with a time of 6:34.08
Women's Open Interstate Eight – Silver Medal with a time of 6:11.14
Women's Open Coxed Eight Sprint (500m) – Gold Medal with a time of 1:29.65
Both Crystal and Gemma competed in a total of eight races each to reach the final in all of the races in which they were entered. Both competed in composite crews comprised of girls from a number of different clubs, which made training preparations for the Australian Championships a challenge.
Congratulations to both Crystal and Gemma for achieving a third placing in the country in two events each.
Crystal and Gemma had previously both been selected for the North Coast Academy of Sport 2016 – 2017 Rowing Program.
Leah Saunders is a current elite athlete. She has represented Australia at numerous World Rowing Championships. Most recently, on March 17th this year, Rowing Australia selected Leah as a member of the Women's Sculling Squad for the 2017 Senior Rowing Team – World Rowing Cups 2 & 3.
MHS has a longstanding proud history of excellence in Rowing at a school, state, national and international level. This is thanks to the many excellent teachers, coaches and community volunteers (especially Lower Clarence Rowing Club) who have given their all to enabling the students of MHS to excel at the highest possible level.
Keen to row? Want to know more? Speak to Miss Jagoe, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Rowe at MHS or the visit the Lower Clarence Rowing Club.
Miss Candice Jagoe
Gemma Dane (left) – Women's Under 23 Lightweight Double Scull Bronze Medal recipients
Gemma Dane (second from right) – Women's Under 23 Lightweight Double Scull Gold, Silver and Bronze Medallists
Gemma Dane (second from left) – Women's Under 23 Lightweight Quad Scull Bronze Medal recipients
Crystal Piper (second from left) – Women's Under 19 Quad Scull Bronze Medal recipients