24 Mar 2022

Thursday 24 March 2022

The rowing team was action at the North Island Secondary School’s Championships (NISSC) which took place at Lake Karapiro from the 11th – 14th March. 

220324 Jack Mitchell And Callan Ogilvie

Jack Mitchell and Callan Ogilvie. Credit: rowing.pictureshow

The boys raced on Friday (heats) and Saturday (finals). This regatta was cancelled last year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it was great to be in a position once again, to race against the best crews that the North Island has to offer.

Baxter McGillivray and Callan Ogilvie came away with a well-deserved bronze medal for their effort in the Boys U17 double scull and Jack Mitchell finished third in the Boys U18 single scull, earning himself a bronze medal. The boys achieved a total of 7 A finals and two B finals which was fantastic result given the challenges faced this season.

A finals

3rd - U17 double scull (B. McGillivray and C. Ogilvie)

3rd - U18 single scull (J. Mitchell)

6th - U17 coxed quad (F. Eadie, T. Cryer, J. Compain, M. Acland and L. Kidd)

6th – U18 double scull (J. Mitchell and C. Ogilvie)

7th - U16 coxed quad (L. Upton, A. Shannon, J. Compain, B. McGann and N. Poppelwell)

7th – U17 single scull (B. McGillivray)

8th – U16 double scull (J. Compain and A. Shannon)

Unfortunately, water conditions took a turn for the worse for the girls heats on Sunday. A number of King’s crews were in action in the morning and battled the tough conditions before racing was postponed and eventually called off. The U17 girls quad of L. Willman, J. Kearns, J. Dryden, K. Lorch-Church and E. Todd had a solid row which would have seen them advance through to the A final had racing continued.

Racing resumed on Monday and with a slightly different format to what we are normally used to at Lake Karapiro. No heats and finals. Fastest time across all divisions wins! All the girls crews had another opportunity to put their best foot forward which resulted in the equivalent of 5 B final placings, with notable performances from the U16 and U17 coxed quads who placed 9th and 10th in their respective events.

The U16 girls quad was K. Lorch-Church, J. Dryden, A Alston, T. Macleod and E. Todd.

Overall, some good performances from the King’s College crews across the 4 days racing!

Brendan Boreham 
Head of Rowing 

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