The College was represented by 13 athletes, all trained under Head of Rowing, Peter Jansen, who was proud of the efforts the team delivered.
“Over the week, the team performed credibly, reaching five A finals, two B finals and one C final,” says Peter. “All athletes went on to compete in a finals event.”
Off to a good start, the Boys Novice Under-18 quad placed sixth in their A final. Two athletes from this quad also teamed up to place fourth in their B final.
Also pleasing was the performance of the Girls Under-17 double. The girls reached an A final and then teamed up to win the B final of the Girls Under-18 Pair oar event.
Over all though, it was the Senior Boys team who championed the day, wining gold in the Boys Under-18 coxed quad in spectacular fashion. After trailing behind a high-rating Hamilton Boys High School crew for much of the race, the King’s quad showed their class and patience with a withering burst of speed, overtaking the Hamilton crew in the last 250 meters of the race. Two of this crew then combined with two Under-17 athletes to win the silver medal, behind a polished Saint Peters College crew.
“This was a very successful event for King’s College and the medal count per athlete was among the highest of all schools competing,” says Peter.
Boys Under-18 quad sculls – Gold
Boys Under-17 quad sculls – Silver
Boys Under-18 double sculls – 5th
Boys Under-18 Novice double sculls – 6th
Girls Under-17 double sculls – 8th
Boys Under-18 Novice double sculls – 4th
Girls Under-18 pair oar – 1st
Boys Under-17 single sculls – 2nd