Two Gold, Two Silver and Two Bronze Medals

King’s rowers attended the penultimate regatta of the season, the North Island Secondary Schools Championships, on Lake Karapiro on Friday, 6 March to Sunday, 8 March. 

The weather conditions were excellent for the heats on Friday, but soon deteriorated, causing the cancellation of a number of semi-finals on Saturday afternoon.  Fortunately the conditions improved sufficiently by Sunday, to allow a full and uninterrupted day of finals.

All of the rowers acquitted themselves well in their respective heats and semis, with nine crews making it to an A final and three to a B final.

In the A finals, six medals were attained: two gold, two silver and two bronze.

Boys U15 Quad

  • Gold Medal – King’s No. 2: Liam Avery, Sam Cummins, Grayson Gaze, Hunter Gaze, Harrison Elliott
  • Silver Medal – King’s No. 1: Hunter Coldham, James Hall, Lachie Cook, Rory Archer, Tom Spillane

Boys U15 Octuple

  • Gold Medal – King’s No. 1: Hunter Coldham, James Hall, Lachie Cook, Sam Cummins, Grayson Gaze, Hunter Gaze, Rory Archer, Tom Spillane, Harry Lee

Boys U18 Quad

  • Silver Medal – King’s No. 1: Nick Yan, Tom Brown, Ollie Maclean, James Witters, Matt Ganley

Boys U18 Double

  • Bronze Medal – King’s No. 1: Tom Brown, Ollie Maclean

Boys U15 Double

  • Bronze Medal – King’s No. 2: Hunter Gaze, Grayson Gaze

We now commence final preparations for the Maadi Cup Regatta, which will run from Monday, 23 March to Saturday, 28 March, again at Lake Karapiro. 

Needless to say, there is a good feeling in the camp; we are all looking forward to what will hopefully be a very productive and rewarding finale.

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