Top Girls School at SI Rowing Champs
An awesome outcome for Rangi Ruru Girls’ School at last weekend’s South Island Rowing Champs at Lake Ruataniwha.
Rangi Ruru won five gold and three silver medals at the champs, and Director of Rowing, Mark Cotham says there is still plenty of work to do before the Maadi Cup in late March / early April.
“Maadi is the rowing event of the year and so whereas this is a pleasing result preceding that, it’s also a good way to see where we need to improve,” he says.
Cotham says Christchurch schools provide very strong competition in rowing events and in fact that has become even more intense in recent years.
“Rowing is an ‘all or nothing’ commitment,” he says. “The hours the squads put in are significant especially as the rowers still have their academic goals to achieve as well as hours of training before and after school, in weekends and holidays.”
Mark Cotham says the squads will continue, “business as usual” and “heads down” in the weeks leading up to the Maadi Cup.
Full list of results
GU19 8+ GOLD
Alice Sproat, Izzie Evans, Sophie McCartin, Bella Carter, Millie Knight, Jayne Barclay, Imogen Bell, Claudia Reid and Amber Williams
GU17 8+ GOLD
Alice Sproat, Izzie Evans, Sophie McCartin, Bella Carter, Millie Knight, Jemima Bell, Kate Boyd, Claudia Reid and Amber Williams
GU17 4+ GOLD
Alice Sproat, Izzie Evans, Jemima Bell, Bella Carter and Amber Williams
GU16 4+ GOLD
Millie Knight, Emma Stephens, Imogen Bell, Anneka Calder and Hilary Royds
GU15 8+ GOLD
Lauren Staplyton-Smith, Anneka Calder, Charlotte Gray, Sam Summerfield, Francesca Gallaway, Lily King, Sophie Martin, Sam Vance and Sophie Nelson
GU16 8+ SILVER
Arabella Deans, Anneka Calder, Imogen Bell, Emma Stephens, Cassa Cottrell-Bone, Sam Summerfield, Izzy Inkson, Milly Dickie and Hilary Royds
GU16 4+ SILVER (second crew)
Lauren Staplyton-Smith, Sam Summerfield, Charlotte Gray, Sam Vance and Sophie Nelson
GU15 4+ SILVER
Sophie Martin, Claudia O’Shannessey, Holly McCarron, Grace Mathews and Lucy Johnson
2 February 2017