King’s Rowers succeed at Karapiro

Last weekend our King’s rowers headed down to Lake Karapiro for their first hit-out over 2000m, the Karapiro Club Regatta.

Boys U18 Four Edited

Thankfully the weather was very kind to our teams and the strong winds of the previous two weeks had abated. In the Saturday heats, our rowers were entered in forty-two events, making sixteen A finals and twelve B finals; an impressive feat.

In the Sunday finals, they attained eight podium finishes, including four firsts, three seconds and one third. 

Results

First place:

U18 Four – Daniel Williamson, Sam Cummins, James Hall, Harrison Elliott, Max Brady

U18 Pair – James Hall, Daniel Williamson

U18 Quad – Tom Hall, Luke Shannon, Lachie Dixon, Matt Caro, Zandi Sutcliffe

U16 Quad – Tom Hall, Harrison Elliott, Luke Shannon, Sam Brewer

Second place:

U18 Double – James Hall, Sam Cummins

U16 Quad – Tom Ludbrook, Keegan Greig, James Archibald, Max Smith, Zandi Sutcliffe

U16 Double – James Archibald, Keegan Greig

Third place:

U16 Single – Tom Hall (Luke Shannon was fourth and Max Smith was fifth)

Special mention goes to the crew of Gracie O’Leary, Brittany Bodie, Livvi Silverman, Sarah Dolan and Eve McCallum who put in a tremendous effort and finished fourth in the A Final of the Women’s Novice Quad.

Head of Rowing, Nick Lloyd believes that the performance of the entire squad is very encouraging.

“It is reassuring to know that we are definitely on the right track," he says. "We now look forward to our final regatta for the term in two weeks time, the Christmas Regatta, which is also at Lake Karapiro.”