14 Nov 2017

Tuesday 14 November 2017

On Saturday 4 November the King’s College Rowing club performed with distinction at the annual Bennett Shield regatta held at Lake Pupuke, Auckland. Racing over 900 meters, the Club achieved positive results with Peter Jansen leading the club as the new acting Head of Rowing. 

Rowing Bennett Shield

 

The girls squad, with direction from Crew Coaches Brendan Boreham and Ella Marr, performed well and displayed courage and enthusiasm in their preparation and racing. Their performances in this first regatta have now put them in good positioning for the rest of the season.

Off to a great start as well were the Girls novice team and Under 17s double sculls, with both crews coming second in their first races of the season.

The Boys novice team and boys Under 15s performed well, with this regatta also their first. Guided by Crew Coaches Henry Morrow and Sebastian Eggermont, the groups enjoyed their first taste of competitive rowing.

The Senior Boys squad, made up of eight athletes, showcased their many years of training with an excellent display of good rowing. This group won all Under 18s and Under 17s sculling events and earned three top placings in selected open club events.

“It was a fantastic day and I am looking forward to the rest of this season's racing,” says Peter Jansen.

Bennett Shield results:

1st Placings:

-          Boys Under 18 Quad sculls,

-          Boys Under 18 Double sculls, 

-          Boys Under 18 Single sculls (1st and 2nd Divisions),

-          Boys Under 17 Quad sculls

-          Boys Under 17 Double sculls.

2nd Placings:

-          Mens Open Coxless Sculls,

-          Mens Open Double Sculls,

-          Boys Under 18 Double Sculls,

-          Boys Under 18 Single Sculls,

-          Boys Intermediate Double Sculls,

-          Girls Under 17 Double Sculls,

-          Girls Novice Double Sculls,

-          Boys Novice Quad Sculls,

-          Boys Under 15 Octuple Sculls,

3rd Placings:

-          Mens Open Double Sculls,

-          Boys Under 18 Single Sculls (1st and 2nd Divisions),

-          Boys Under 17 Double Sculls,

-          Girls Under 17 Double Sculls,

-          Girls Under 18 Quad Sculls,

-          Boys Under 15 Octuple Sculls,

-          Boys Under 15 Quad Sculls,

4th Placings

-          Boys Under 18 Single Sculls,

-          Girls Under 18 Double Sculls,

-          Girls Club Singles (1st and 2nd Divisions),

5th Placings

-          Boys Under 18 Singles,

-          Boys Under 15 Quad Sculls,

6th Placings

-          Mens open Double Sculls,

-          Girls Under 18 Singles,

-          Girls Under 17 Quad Sculls,

7th Placings

-          Boys Under 16 Quad Sculls.

 

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