There were several strong performances in girls boats at Lake Ruataniwha last weekend at the SISS rowing championships, which suggests many will feature at the AON Maadi Cup in in the North Island at the end of this month.
Christchurch’s Rangi Ruru Girls’ School had a particularly pleasing regatta, winning eight gold, one silver and two bronze medals, and was the top girls’ school in Twizel.
In cool conditions, the U18 girls coxed eight event was particularly exciting, with Just over a second all that separated gold from bronze. Rangi Ruru Girls’ School won with a time of 6:51.08, with Christchurch Girls’ High School just a bowball behind in 6:51.52, and St Margaret’s College taking bronze with 7:00.93.
Rangi Ruru’s Director of Rowing, Mark Cotham said was enthused in the build up to Maadi but said there’s still a lot of water to go under the bridge and the girls will continue training hard over the next couple of weeks.
“This is a helpful check-up for us all as we look ahead to Maadi but it is business as usual until then,” said Cotham.
Rangi Ruru Girls’ School was the second placed school overall in the SISS championships, with St Andrew’s College placing first – but being co-ed, STAC entered both girl’s and boy’s races.
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Rangi Ruru Girls’ School Results:
Girls U18 coxed eight
A Sproat, I Evans, M Knight, I Carter, S McCartin, J Bell, A Summerfield, J Barclay + A Williams
A Final: placed 1st (6:51.08)
Girls U17 coxed four
I Evans, S McCartin, I Carter, A Sproat + A Williams
A Final: placed 1st (7:35.78)
Girls U16 coxed eight
A Sproat, A Calder, M Knight, C Reid, I Bell, E Stephens, A Deans, S Summerfield + H Royds
A Final: placed 1st (7:13.62)
Girls U17 coxed eight
A Sproat, I Evans, M Knight, I Carter, S McCartin, J Bell, K Boyd, A McCulloch + A Williams
A Final: placed 1st (7:06.08)
Girls U16 coxed four
M Knight, E Stephens, I Bell, A Calder + H Royds
A Final: placed 1st (7:39.64)
Girls U15 coxed eight
F Gallaway, S Vance, L Stapylton-Smith, A Calder, C Gray, S Summerfield, M Hayman, L King + S Nelson
A Final: placed 1st (7:05.25)
Girls U15 coxed four
F Gallaway, S Vance, M Hayman, L King + S Pye
A Final: placed 2nd (8:03.15)
Girls U18 novice coxed eight
M West, H Manning, R Jones, L Howden, C Taylor, A Rae, N Kilpatrick, O Noonan + D Rutter
A Final: placed 3rd (7:26.10)
Girls U16 coxed quad sculls
A Deans, C Reid, E Stephens, I Bell + H Royds
A Final: placed 3rd (7:55.59)
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