The Victorians were clear victors in the
Schoolgirl’s Coxed Four, maintaining an impressive lead from start to finish so
secure the National Title in a time of 7:46.02.
The crew of Stella Fulton, Vicki Powell,
Anna Fairbairn-Calvert, Sarah Mair and Clara Toohey have significantly raised
the bar in the Schoolgirl division after putting forward an outstanding display
that would have had their coach, Bill Gribble, beaming with pride.
PLC Perth’s Rebecca Duke, Jessamy Burton,
Kate Mannolini, Emily Mantle and Elinor Scott took out the Silver medal with
the Girls from Gennazzano sitting no more than half a boat length behind to
claim the Bronze.
In the Schoolboy Coxed Four, Campbell
Gullock, Sam Ballantyne, Tom Hunt, Sebastian Walsh and Matthew Haberfield
fought back from a slow start that saw them hunting the Scotch Oakburn crew of
James Brient, Chrish Hughes, Samuel Francis, William Thompson and James Dixon-Douglas
down the course.
With just 0.71 of a second separating the
two crews in the final 500, Haberfield commanded his crew to surge in one last
attempt to overpower their strong competitors, pushing them into the lead and
over the line in first place to clock a time of 6:51.31.
Racing continues with the Open Club Double
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